Opening the show at Whammy was Emily Edrosa. Fresh off an album put out at the end of last year, Emily, guitar in hand, brought a raw and emotionally confronting tone to get the crowd in our feelings. The lighting silhouetted her against an empty stage, showcasing her vulnerability and solitude. The vocals were enticing, coupled with sweet, rocky guitar melodies, and spats of yelling.
Jazmine Mary was the midliner for the show. Jazmine didn’t fail to bring the big-time emotional vibes. It was loud, sonically overbearing, revealing their emotions. Jazmine ended their set with a set of vulnerable, self-entitled ‘diddies’—about visiting the graveyard of a dead friend or admitting to feelings that you’re too afraid to say. Downright incredible.
Kane Strang was finally up. With their on-brand echoey vocals, and guitar blown out to be so full and encompassing, we watched and waited with baited breath. It wasn’t until the drums kicked in that the atmosphere shifted and the entirety of Whammy became drowned out. Loud and wavy, lit by purple lights and jammed together like sardines, the crowd fell into rhythmic sways. It was sincere but had an edge, with breakdowns rocking the floor. Song highlights were “Warping in the Sun,” “Happy to Perform,” and “Scarlet King Magnolia,” all of which are available to stream. 8.5/10. It’s alt-rock to send you to another dimension.