Our second event, "Wavey Weekends: The Late Check-In", was hosted on February 23, 2019. It was a success. The event was named after thexwave's EP, "The Late Check-In", which was released that next day at 12 a.m. The purpose of these events were to create an environment where artist can step out of their shell, and feel safe to share their art. So many locally based artists we are surrounded by and not enough environments where they can go to escape. It was time that we had a space for those things.
This time around, we decided to do something a little different. We brought along artists who had a designated set time to perform some of their personal hits. The idea was to mix an open mic, with a bit of a concert styled portion of the show. It was a success. We rented out a workspace located in Alameda, Ca called "The Phoenix". Taking on a new space in a city so close to the heart of Bay Area was important, and bringing in the vibes the correct way to honor the city.
Originally the venue's capacity was at 65, but after checking the numbers we had over 100 people attend our event. The event was Dj'ed by a Milpitas native, who goes by the name Dj Asthmatc. He brought amazing energy to our show and knew exactly what to play to get the crowd moving. We also had Life of A'shon, Vallejo, Ca born, who is a major supporter of our movement and what we are trying to do flew from Dallas, Tx to perform. Along with Virtuoso3, and Knstalgia, who made her debut premiere here with us.
We are looking forward to hosting more events like this and uniting our communities. Each time we host an event, we are aiming to do more. In loving memory of Nipsey Hussle, "Dedication, Hard work, plus Patience". Good things take time, and
Preserving culture, and highlight artists who are in our surrounding communities is important to us. We are always seeking to connect with new artist, so if that is is you please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We care about your vision.
Strive for better, stay motivated, stay safe, and STAY WAVEY.
All photos provided were Shot by Mohommed (@officialmojomedia)
Above are performers who came out to share their passions with us that night. We are proud to bring all of these artists into a space, and hope they continue to lift their voices up.