BMI will proudly present up-and-comers turning heads in the bustling southeast and east coast pop/rock music scene Thursday, June 26 at Smith’s Olde Bar (1578 Piedmont Ave NE) in Atlanta. The show is open to the public, with doors opening at 7 p.m.; advance tickets are $8, while admission at the door will be $10. Co-sponsors of the showcase include Paste magazine, Gibson/Epiphone, Ketel One Vodka, Oskar Blues Brewery's Dale's Pale Ale, 92.9 Dave FM and Glaceau Smart Water.
7:30 p.m. Emma White (Baltimore, MD)
19 year-old Berklee College of Music student Emma White’s pop-savvy vocals and sugary groove ooze unabashed hope and undeniable promise.
8:00 p.m. Zachary Kale (Atlanta)
On his May 30 release Only Chance, blues-tinged singer/songwriter Zachary Kale infuses his moody pop with intense southern swagger.
8:50 p.m. Hightide Blues (Atlanta)
Reverent southern rockers Hightide Blues deliver radio-friendly tunes with charming bravado; the showcase will serve as the album release party for their second EP Love Come Easy, available June 21. The recent winners of 92.9 Dave FM’s Searcharoo contest, Hightide Blues also nabbed a Saturday slot at Bonnaroo on the Sonic Stage at noon.
9:50 p.m. Golden (Atlanta)
Golden offers breezy, jam-band spiced pop that prompted PerformerMag.com to happily dub the quintet’s sound “reminiscent of late 70’s era Steely Dan.”
10:45 p.m. Aslyn (Atlanta)
Sultry pop chanteuse Aslyn recently released a comprehensive four EP set, dubbed The Grand Garden, and will offer a brand new album comprising more of her winsome compositions soon.