Mikky Ekko performs at Union Stage on April 13, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Mikky Ekko — widely known for “Stay,” his 2013 ballad duet with Rihanna — wasted no time Friday night letting the Union Stage crowd know that he was there to rock. Let’s mother f@#ing party!
The alternative music veteran began his set of Sirius XM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour with “Moment.” The up-tempo song of the Advance Copy EP will appear on Fame, his forthcoming sophomore album on Interscope Records. Continuing the energetic vibe, Mikky performed “What’s It Like Now” and “Not the One.”
Jack Froggatt fronts Mansionair at Union Stage on April 13, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)
Australian indie-electronic trio Mansionair brought a heavy dose of atmospheric harmony to Union Stage Friday night. The third stop of the Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour, featuring Mansionair (@Mansionair), Mikky Ekko (@mikkyekko) and NoMBe (@NoMBeMusic), was a showcase of what’s next for alternative music.