The city of Austin’s hip-hop, R&B, and pop communities are finding themselves in a renaissance period, garnering more notoriety and opportunity within the city limits. In appreciation of these artists’ creativity, hard work on their craft and building the scene from the ground up, KUTX’S The Breaks is presenting ‘Love Lockdown’ on Friday, Feb. 15 at Empire Control Room.
The event is focused on the R&B and pop and will feature homegrown talents that are making a substantial impact on the scene and its respective sound. The lineup includes Austin-raised soul singer Alesia Lani, who combines a soulful voice with electric performances; Dallas-native Harry Edohoukwa, whose caliber of onstage emotion and insightful lyrics takes fans on a rhythmic journey; Austin360 January Artist of the Month Lesly Reynaga, who blends catchy beats with powerful lyricism; pop powerhouse Parallelephants; rapper/producer Malik; and Venezuelan DJ Joaq.N.
The event will be hosted by Austin’s #1 hip-hop and R&B radio show, The Breaks, who have selflessly merged both national and homegrown acts on their Saturday night radio show. The hosts, Confucius and Fresh, not only want to highlight the hottest artists in the city, but also to bring various pieces of our community together, uniting in appreciation of Austin’s vibrant music community.
Committed to the advancement of our music community, Love Lockdown will donate 25 percent of each ticket sale in benefit of Boys & Girls Club of Austin, aimed at helping fund after school programs for Austin’s youth and future. Additionally, for each ticket sold, two trees will be planted in Madagascar through The Eden Reforestation Project.
The event will also feature drink specials for the evening celebrating the music and The Breaks, curated and featuring Treaty Oak Distillery spirits.