Hosted by Yhang Quintero in Riverside, Niki Dawson's album, Janus Killed Hera, finally came out and we had the absolute pleasure of hearing her perform it live! INCREDIBLY dope voice and stage presence, and just an overall energy when she steps into a room. If you're an r&b / soul fan, I couldn't recommend it enough. As she started her second song, I already pulled out my phone and saved the album.
Not to mention, one of my favorite bands, Stank Sauce, opened up and DJ Mas Appeal was spinning all night throughout the sets. Dos Vatos Tacos was set up and serving tacos all night (the jackfruit with the guava hot sauce was the winner for me). Manifest Distilling and Marlyn & Barrel kept the thirst quenched as well.
Overall - an incredibly dope party that brought some of my favorite Jacksonville creatives together for a night - many who were just now being introduced to Niki Dawson. Bravo!
To hear the album on Spotify >> link