Welcome back to What’s Up Wednesday, your weekly source for entertainments news and all things SLE. Have you seen our new “What’s Up Wednesday” video series yet? Click here to check it out! We’ll post a new video every (you guessed it) Wednesday! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you never miss an episode. Scroll down to see all of the hot SLE shows coming your way this Memorial Day Weekend!
Vanilla Spice @ Blue Martini
Wednesday May 24, 2017. Band starts at 8:00 p.m. 21+ event
Vanilla Spice, a locally-based 90’s hip hop cover band, will perform at Blue Martini in Phoenix as part of “True Blue Ladies Night,” which features half price drinks for ladies all night and $5 Tito’s cocktails for all guests. The band will perform at Blue Martini from 8 to 11 p.m. every Wednesday, all summer long.
FKJ @ Livewire
Thursday May 25, 2017. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. All-ages event
Parisian producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Vincent Fenton, known by his stage name French Kiwi Juice, or FKJ for short, is known for blending electronic house music with smooth organic beats to create his own signature sound. His work has since received millions of views on various media streaming services and online platforms. At only 24 years old, FKJ is recognized as one of the most influential musicians in the French electronic house music scene. His first full-length album, the self-titled, “French Kiwi Juice,” was released in March of this year, and has since received praise from critics and consumers across the globe. FKJ is probably best known for his colorful rhythms and one-of-a-kind improvisation tactics that characterize his concerts. To purchase tickets, or for more information please visit LivewireAZ.com.
Living Room Live feat. Vanilla Spice @ W Scottsdale
Every Thursday. Doors at 9:00 p.m. Ages 21+ event
W Scottsdale will be in full swing this Thursday with a performance by Vanilla Spice in the Living Room. For more information please visit, WScottsdaleTickets.com. For VIP table reservations, contact VIP@Triyar.com or call 602.405.0099.
Allie Teilz @ W Scottsdale
Saturday May 27, 2017. Doors open at 12:00 p.m.
Nationally acclaimed DJ and fashion designer, Allie Teilz has performed at many star-studded events, including official parties for the Grammys, Golden Globes, Emmys and Vanity Fair. At only 22 years old, Teilz has deejayed alongside many Hollywood mainstays, including Thom Yorke, Arcade Fire, Radiohead and M83. She’s also opened for Frank Ocean, Haim and Lorde. In late 2016, Teilz expanded her career into fashion when she launched her affordable luxury suit line which provides “rock and roll swagger” for men and women alike. Teilz showcased her latest collection at this year’s Scottsdale Fashion Week and deejayed during her runway show. For more information please visit, WScottsdaleTickets.com.
Eli Young Band @ Livewire
Saturday May 27, 2017. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. 18+ event
Eli Young Band got its start as the acoustic duo Eli & Young, when Mike Eli and James Young began making music together while they attended the University of North Texas. They added Chris Thompson and Jon Jones to the group and became the Eli Young Band, releasing their debut, self-titled album in 2002. They released their sophomore album, “Level,” in 2005 but found mainstream success in 2009 following the release of their album, “Jet Black and Jealous,” which contains the hit singles, “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” and “Drunk Last Night.” The album reached the No. 5 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and that same year the received an Academy of Country Music Award nomination. They have released two more albums and an EP since then, and this summer, they released their new album’s first single, “Saltwater Gospel.” To purchase tickets, or for more information please visit LivewireAZ.com.
Speaker of the House @ W Scottsdale
Sunday May 28, 2017. Doors open at 12:00 p.m.
Dylan Orvell, known by his stage name, Speaker of the House, got his start in 2015 by crafting remixes of popular tracks by Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo, The Chainsmokers and others. His work garnered millions of hits online and captured multiple HypeMachine No. 1s. His breakout hit, a remix of Dada Life’s “One Last Night on Earth,” has surpassed over 20 million plays across Spotify and SoundCloud. In 2016, Speaker of the House performed at many major music festivals including Coachella, Hangout, Groove Cruise, Camp Bisco and Moonrise. He also opened for the Chainsmokers on their “Friend Zone” tour. For more information please visit, WScottsdaleTickets.com.
That’s it for this week’s #WhatsUpWednesday! Join us next week for another inside look at some of the Valley’s hottest live concerts. Tickets to ALL shows can be purchased at SLETickets.com.