JMSN

Emerge Impact + Music presents ...

JMSN

CYN, Michael Blume, Opia

Sat, April 7, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

Las Vegas, NV

This event is 21 and over

JMSN - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
JMSN
Hailing from Detroit, Michigan - JMSN has emerged on the international stage as one of the music industry’s most sought-after performers and producers.

On January 31, 2018 - JMSN unveiled the next chapter of his sound evolution with the track, “So Badly.” The single was released on his self-founded label, White Room Records.

JMSN has built a reputation for himself through his unforgettable live performances and his trademark sounds, garnering nods from R&B/Soul legends, such as Puff Daddy, Usher, and founding member of The Commodores, Thomas McClary. JMSN’s impressive talents have been tapped by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Game, Mac Miller, J. Cole, Tyga, Ab-Soul, Kaytranada, Ta-ku, and many more.

In 2017, JMSN completed tours of North America, Europe, and Asia in support of his album, Whatever Makes U Happy. JMSN kicks off 2018 with a sold out performance in Warsaw, Poland before making his debuts in Russia, Japan, and Mexico.

For more information visit iamjmsn.com.
CYN - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
CYN
I knew her when she was just a girl with a resume on Armitage Ave -- when you see her, you'll know -- her blonde hair swarming around her like a halo as she walks through the city's streets, turning in between pedestrians, cars, and sips of coffee.

Cyn came from the middle. The middle class. The middle of the country. The canyon between Chicago and her suburban Michigan roots is astounding, considering how naturally she fits in this puzzle. She describes her upbringing as being very average -- her parents earned an average income, the average amount of children, the average divorce, the all American thing four generations forward. She came from the everyfamily where education and hard work is expected. Her creative pursuits were often dismissed by their Midwestern sensibilities. The improbabilities were said so often, however her ambition was not born from wanting to be like everybody else. She wanted it, and continues to work for it. So, her songwriting was something magical that provided an escape for her. When she was singing and writing, no longer was she just average, in the middle, in suburban Michigan. Indeed this voice of hers has brought her out, and across the world. She doesn't feel ashamed of wanting to be known any longer.

When she is in the galleries of the Art Institute, flying to Los Angeles, or islanding in Greece, her middle class upbringing seems like another planet away. However, she's still a grounded girl, as sweet as the day she first arrived, a virgin to this world. The intelligence in her eyes still shines brightly and invitingly to whoever has the blessing to run into her. She prioritizes culture of all forms, from all corners of the city, and all corners of the world.

Cyn writes to cynthasize and make sense of this world whirling around her. She writes prayers for kids like us. She wears her emotions outwardly and unabashedly. Through her voice, you can hear her speak of transition, comfort, love, and moving on. Her writing and her music is her escape and her therapy. The rawness of her sound lead her into successful collaborations with Galamatias, JERMS, and others in the music community in Chicago, Los Angeles, and the greater part of this planet. Her reliance on her faith has led her to the recording of her E.P. in L.A. slated for a 2017 release.

The all American girl can accomplish anything, really. I see it in the way she walks and the way she talks. Wherever she goes, I assure you, all eyes are on her.

- Shea Rogers
Michael Blume - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Michael Blume
With an unbridled passion and soul-baring rawness, Michael Blume has been captivating listeners around the country. His debut EP When I Get It Right teems with honeyed vocals, soulful scatting and thoughtful, socially conscious lyrics that are both personal and universal. Fans find solace in his unabashed honesty and intrigue in his tenacious commitment to remaining true to himself. Selling out multiple live shows, including New York City's famed Bowery Ballroom, he enchants audiences with confessional and inspirational performances. With a musical background rooted in a cappella, Blume effortlessly produces complex vocal arrangements that showcase his comprehensive musicianship and perfectly complement his stellar range. Whether backed by his stripped-down, acoustic 5-piece band or his signature 11-piece band, his live performance shines.

Released in July 2016, When I Get It Right has garnered major acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, ABC, Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk, Hilly Dilly, Popdust, OkayPlayer, PopMatters and more. Perfectly showcasing his unique mix of R&B, neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, and electronica, Blume blends unparalleled vocal prowess with evocative lyrics.

"Manufactured Love" was the first single which Blume independently released in July 2015, an intimate and impressive first taste of what was to come. The song found fans on its own, spending 6 weeks on Spotify's US and Canadian Viral 50 Chart and eventually claiming the #1 spot on its Alternative R&B chart. It was also included on Spotify's "Fresh Finds" playlist. Additionally, Apple Music featured the project on the cover of iTunes as a "New Artist" to watch.

His second single "Colors" premiered via Hilly Dilly, and led him to be favorably compared to Frank Ocean by Pigeons & Planes. "I've learned quickly to trust my process and my journey -- especially in the upside down world of the music industry. 'Colors' is a song about faith in myself, trusting my abilities and my path," explains Blume.

From the rousing hip-hop inspired verses in "Relationships," to the velvety crooning of "High Frequency," to the very personal "How High" which reflects on Blume's experience growing up as a gay man, and the self-aware, upbeat "The Same," Blume's records are intensely emotional, radiating the undeniable energy of his live performances.

"When I Get It Right is a collection of stories and perspective from my first chapter in New York City. I like to share vulnerable and honest work -- I think this kind of sharing facilitates conversations around topics we don't always like to talk about. I think embracing the uncomfortable works to propel us to a more just community that is filled with love and equality," says Blume.

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Blume excelled in school and attended Yale University. He majored in Latin American studies and lived in Brazil, becoming fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He was planning on a life of academia until his last year of school, when he joined a prestigious on-campus a cappella group. They toured the world, performing in 35 countries, when Blume had an epiphany.

"I love singing and I love traveling, and I realized this is what I need to be doing for a living," He says. "I had what I describe as a 'second coming out' -- I came out as an artist."

He moved to New York City to pursue his dream, keeping his a cappella roots apparent in his rich vocal arrangements. His style combines his academic background with the buttery vocal runs of classic soul artists like Aretha Franklin, the in-the-pocket rhythms of 90s hip-hop and R&B, and the lyrical approach of songwriting greats like Paul Simon. Michael is fearlessly vocal about advocating against social injustice and crafts lyrics that explore his own Queer experience as well as materialism, race relations, and youth identity.

With a sound that is difficult to categorize but easily relatable, Blume offers something for everyone. As Khaya Lee of Earmilk put it, "Holistically, Blume is a vulnerable, flamboyant artist with a heart-wrenching story to tell. If he released a song where he was rapping, he would have been a white rapper. If he had released a song scatting over his Neo-Soul backing band, he would have been a Neo-Soul artist. Blume is and does all of these things."
Opia - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Opia
Opia is an indie electronic group consisting of Cole Citrenbaum (vocals/guitar), DJ Stanfill (vocals/keys), and colorthought (producer). The band formed after meeting at Yale University in 2016 and launching the viral hit "Falling". "Falling", which was recorded in a dormitory studio, quickly rocketed to the top of Hype Machine and Spotify's Viral Charts. In July 2017, Opia released their debut EP Faded, which garnered support from Spotify New Music Friday, BBC Radio 1, TIME Magazine, and more. Last year, the band, which tours as a two-piece live set, completed full US tours supporting Marian Hill and Whethan. Recently, Opia featured on singles with Ekali (OWSLA), Louis Futon (Foreign Family), and Whethan (Atlantic). The group are currently finishing writing and production for more original music set for 2018.
Venue Information:
Bunkhouse
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101