Starline Social Club PresentsADDISON GRACESYDNEY ROSELEANNA FIRESTONEThursday Sept 22 2022 – Doors @ 7pm$18 adv // $22 dosAll Ages——– Creativity radiates from every fiber of Addison Grace’s being. Whether she’s writing her next indie-pop heartbreaker, decorating her bright yellow car with flowers and vines, experimenting with her bubbly, androgynous fashion sense or making goofy jokes about being young and queer, Grace is eager to share the contents of her heart with the world. The 20-year-old, Utah-based singer/songwriter (who is non-binary and uses all pronouns) was always singing throughout her childhood, and she later learned to play the ukulele after some inspiration from YouTube musicians like Dodie, Conan Gray, Tessa Violet, Cavetown and Chloe Moriondo. In her mid-teens, Grace began covering these artists and writing her own songs, and she shared clips of each on Instagram and YouTube, quickly gaining a loyal following. A few years later, she started a TikTok account, initially just to watch videos and entertain herself, but soon after, she began creating her own content, showcasing many facets of her sunny personality. To her surprise, her TikTok audience exploded, quickly ballooning to over 3.5 million followers, all eager to watch her play a snippet of music, make self-deprecating jokes about her feelings or simply dance freely in her outfit of the day. Grace was drawn to the music of Dodie and other YouTubers because she also saw herself as a shy, artsy teen, and like many of them, she grappled with questions about her sexuality. After realizing that she was bisexual, Grace found catharsis in sharing her experiences online, as well as in her music. Her first single “Sugar Rush” was about her attraction to a girl who only saw her as a friend, and it explored her fear of being outcast for her sexuality. Another song “Honeysuckle” is a celebration of her self-love journey, which she cleverly shrouded in a third-person narrative. Recent single “Party Killer” is her most visceral and playful track yet, displaying her feelings of inadequacy, while also depicting herself as the murderer at an innocent get-together gone horribly wrong. Grace’s sound is rooted in sweetly-sung indie-pop, though her sonic palette changes just as often as her clothes, hair and makeup do. With subtle hints of folk, rock and R&B, her songs have a light flutter to them, enlivened by tuneful strums, diary-like lyrics and a youthful, expressive glow. Grace has worked with producers like Robin Skinner (Cavetown, mxmtoon, Chloe Moriondo), Elie Jay Rizk (Mazie, Spill Tab) and Jake Aron (Solange, Grizzly Bear), and she was joined by Pete Robertson (Beabadoobee, Clairo) on her newest single “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” (out on May 7). The upbeat, dynamic song is a repudiation of the common character trope that demotes whimsical, interesting women to mere sidekicks of their boring male partners. Though Grace creates art as a coping mechanism and a mode of free expression, she also hopes her content helps people understand themselves more intimately, much like other young creatives did for her. No matter if she’s filming herself styling her curled pixie cut or breaking into an angsty acoustic cover of one of her favorite songs, she wants people to feel a moment of comfort or if nothing more, simply take a breath and smile.
Starline Social Club PresentsWOOSUNGMoth EP Showcase**NOTE** – VIP Ticket holders can bring gifts to the show but sending to the address below would be preferred:Woo Sung Kim2106 W. Artesia Blvd #1008Torrance, CA 90504Woosung will not be able to accept gifts at the show. Thanks for the support!Sat June 4, 2022 – Doors @ 7pm$25 adv // $30 dos // $200 meet & greetAll Ages——WOOSUNG is a Korean-American musician, singer, songwriter, and composer, best known for being the vocalist and electric guitarist of South Korean band The Rose. Debuting in 2017 with the soft-rock hit “Sorry,” The Rose was named one of the “New K-Pop Artists to Watch” by Billboard. They subsequently broke into the top 10 of Billboard’s “Next Big Sound,” “World Digital Song Sales” and “World Albums” charts with the EPs, Dawn and Void, the latter of which also hit #1 on the U.S. iTunes’ K-Pop Albums chart, solidifying the band’s dominance as one of the fastest accelerating artists across the internet. As the frontman of The Rose, Woosung made his solo debut in 2019 with the EP, Wolf, and its title single, “Face,” quickly racking up nearly 20 million views on YouTube. In 2020, Woosung lent his vocals to the original soundtrack of award-winning K-drama series, Itaewon Class. A multifaceted performer, Woosung released his debut feature-length album, Genre, in December of 2021 and has an upcoming EP, Moth, set to be released this spring via Transparent Arts. He is currently on the North American tour as the opening act for the legendary South Korean hip hop group Epik High. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Instagram: @iwoosung – 1.2M
Starline Social Club and DJ Dials Present:DUA SALEHSAM AUSTINSAROMAJENSETFriday May 6 2022 – Doors @ 8pmEarly $20 // Advance $25 // Day of Show $3018+———————–It’s tempting to describe Dua Saleh as a natural. An artist who only began recording music two years ago isn’t supposed to sing with such infectious bravado and haunting gloom. Yet to say Dua, who identifies as gender non-binary and goes by they/them pronouns, has arrived fully-formed on their first ever EP project titled Nūr – (pronounced “noor” – meaning “the light” in Arabic). They may have just decided to try songwriting, but they’ve spent their life working across divisions: borders, mediums, identities, and protest lines.Dua Saleh grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota’s Rondo neighborhood. It was there, in a black cultural center of the Midwest with a once-thriving soul and jazz scene, where Dua became obsessed with music. From the sounds of their home country of Sudan streaming from a satellite specialty channel, to the jazz-scat singers of the 1940s, to R&B and hip-hop of the early 2000s, to dancehall and afro-beat, everything was fair game for Dua. Writing poetry provided an escape from a rigid home life as open mic nights became a refuge to build community and a sense of self. During college Dua received recognition for their poetry, started to build confidence in their voice and became more comfortable on stage. By graduation, their poems started to sound more like lyrics.When Dua Saleh posted their first musical attempt on the internet, it was a fun experiment to show friends. Almost immediately, the Twin Cities scene took notice. One of them was the producer Psymun (Future, Young Thug, Juice WRLD, Corbin fka Spooky Black), whom Saleh was a fan of but didn’t know shared the same hometown. The pair struck up a chemistry, which led to Psymun executive producing Nūr. The EP includes “Kickflip”, a playful bop that Saleh wrote gazing out their window after waking up restless at three in the morning with a melody that had to get out. “Albany” is more impressionistic, flipping a dark memory of loneliness and heartache into cathartic vocal harmonies that take on a hymnal quality as they build layer upon layer.It’s Dua Saleh’s fluidity – of sound, of form, of self-presentation – that makes them so enlivening. Their vocal range is elastic, floating from an elegant purr into an unvarnished, guttural growl, and then back again at a moment’s notice. Their writing can be dreamy, but more often plumbs the soul, pricking deep with a poet’s precision and showing the scars that remain. With a life that’s been charted across continent and conflict and an early adulthood spent pushing back against myopia and dogma, Saleh doesn’t resist traditional classifications as much as they transcend them. Their music is in conversation with their African ancestry and the future possibilities of the diaspora in a way that collapses the distinctions between global, local, personal and political. To listen to Dua Saleh is to hear, in real time, someone fight for the right to define themselves for themselves.