Presented by Bowery Boston
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets on sale Fri. 6/22 at 10AM!
Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box Office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM.
Please note: this show is 18+ with valid ID. Patrons under 18 admitted if accompanied by a parent. Opening acts and set times are subject to change without notice. All sales are final unless a show is postponed or canceled. All bags larger than 12 inches x 12 inches, backpacks, professional cameras, video equipment, large bags, luggage and like articles are strictly prohibited from the venue. Please make sure necessary arrangements are made ahead of time. All patrons subject to search upon venue entry.
Eighteen-year-old Ethan Snorek, best known as breakout electronic artist and producer Whethan, captured critical and public attention after his innovative tracks began streaming in the millions on Soundcloud in 2016. In the intervening year and a half, Whethan has established himself as a one of the hottest up-and-coming producers and released a collaboration with Dua Lipa, “High” (on the “Fifty Shades Freed” soundtrack) “love gang” (ft. Charli XCX), “Savage” (ft. Flux Pavilion & MAX), and “Good Nights” (ft. Mascolo) (namesake of the 2018 42-city “Good Nights” North American headline tour). The Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based producer has toured arena stages supporting The Chainsmokers and stood out as a solo performer during festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, as well as at Coachella’s DoLab & Heineken House. This spring, Whethan will wrap the European leg of the “Good Nights” tour (this time co-headlining with Louis the Child) to return to the Coachella stage.
The Philippines and suburban Maryland aren’t exactly R&B or dance music hot beds, but they didn’t need to be for Antonio Cuna aka Sweater Beats to ingest both genres and spit out an exciting hybrid, melding the sensuality of contemporary R&B with the immediacy of dance music. Born in the Philippines, Cuna moved to Maryland, adapting to his new environment by engaging with music and skate culture. But it wasn’t long before R&B entered the picture, first as an obsession and later, while Cuna was at university in New York, as a creative outlet. Growing up in the 2000s, it’s no surprise that Cuna’s heroes include R&B producer mavens like Pharrell and Timbaland, as well as French dance music behemoths Daft Punk, but it’s how he’s filtered those influences into the ingenious sonic aesthetic, a sound equally fitting both the festival stage and bedroom play, that makes Sweater Beats such an unavoidably intriguing project.
Since bubbling up in the dance world with the premiere of his debut single “Mlln Dllr” on Annie Mac’s Radio1 show, Sweater Beats has constantly pushed the limits of his own sound. With support from the likes of Diplo, Omarion, and JoJo, plus tours with artists like Chance the Rapper, Flume and Chet Faker, the producer has clearly caught the eye some of a wide variety of tastemakers. Featured by the likes of Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Boiler Room and The FADER, Cuna has also received admiration from music journalists the world over, drawing almost universal praise from disparate outlets. With countless collaborations, mixes, and remixes, on top of a constant touring schedule, Cuna has garnered a reputation for his incessant work rate and willingness to push his sound into new and uncharted territory. And that’s part of the reason why Cuna connects with his fan base on such a visceral level, eschewing traditional industry methods for his own unique, intimate manner of going about business.
Very few artists have truly been able to adapt to the constantly evolving electronic music landscape. Fewer have been able to organically rack up over 5.5 million plays, blow the internet away on both original content and remixes, gather support from some of the biggest players in the industry, and make an appearance at the legendary Coachella Music Festival. Still, even fewer have managed to do all of these things before their 18th birthday. Andrew Luce, a Bay Area native, has shown the talent of performers twice his age, making waves with a distinct and well-executed sound design that consistently employs a powerful low end. Whether you’re dancing on the floor or trying to impress that special someone back at home, Luce has you covered. It’s time you get familiar.