Yaya Bey

Last week at Elsewhere, Yaya Bey (and her opener Saint Mela) brought the good vibes and got the crowd groovin’, blending her R&B set together with elements of funk, house music, neo-soul, and even a couple rap verses. The recent Tiny Desk performer kept us all captive for her entire time on stage. Despite admitting she has been battling the symptoms of long Covid and needing to stop momentarily at times, she gave an incredible performance that gave us chills long after we had left the venue.


Often referred to as your favorite band’s favorite band, Sparks has been electrifying crowds around the world since the early 1970s. Last month, we got to see them put on a truly legendary show at the iconic Beacon Theater. With a discography dating back over fifty years and a setlist from over fifteen projects, there truly was something for everyone.

The Rural Alberta Advantage

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When we spoke to The Rural Alberta Advantage before their show at Bowery Ballroom, they said their biggest hope was for the crowd to leave feeling “emotional, whether it’s their first show or not.” And while it was the groovement’s first time seeing them, it certainly won’t be our last.

The Soul Rebels

New York turned into New Orleans as The Soul Rebels brought the funk to Brooklyn Bowl the first night of their weekend-long residency. 

Tea Eater

On the fourth and final night of their residency at The Broadway in Brooklyn, Tea Eater brought the house down with an electric set that certainly turned some heads. This was our first time catching Tea Eater live, and it definitely won’t be our last.

King Hannah

In 2017, Hannah Merrick and Craig Whittle were waiters in Liverpool. Five years of collaboration later, the duo have released multiple projects and built a serious fanbase in the alternative space. We were lucky to chat with them before their show at Baby’s All Right in July, where they performed their debut album for an American audience for the very first time.