Three rocking women hit the stage at Union East Atlanta Village tonight. Jawbreaker Entertainment‘s Women of Rock provided a showcase of female fronted electric bands. All proceeds from tonight’s show were contributed to the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Tonight’s artists included Kali J, Lauren Jordan and Cinematic.
Kali J showed the crowd tonight that she is on steady ground after her shift from singing country music to singing pop music. The woman with the sweet southern accent rived up the crowd with acoustic covers of some hard hitting tracks like “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap, “Move Bitch Get Out Da Way” by Ludacris, “Need Me” by Rhihanna and “Electric Feel” by MGMT. When I asked her which album she would love to cover on stage, Ed Sheeran’s X was her response. If one is to pick an album you may as well dream big and pick one that hit number 1 in fifteen countries. Dreaming big seems to be second nature for Kali J.
“If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough” – Kali J
Kali J is a powerhouse on stage that feels like so much more than just her and a guitar. She quickly looped together background music and sounds before each song to make her feel like more than a solo artist. This gave her a bigger than life feel as she got the crowd onto the floor to dance and sing along.
Next on stage was Lauren Jordan. I got to hear Lauren Jordan during a solo performance earlier this year at Big Ketch in Roswell, Georgia. Hearing her tonight, backed by guitars and percussion, was quite the treat. She opened with a cover of Blind Melon’s “No Rain” and then tore into her single “Non Rock Star Vibe.” Before she hit the stage, I forgot to check in and see what type of tea she sipped before tonight’s show. What ever tea it was it it put her into the perfect state of mind to woo the crowd with her voice. You can hear more of Lauren Jordan on her 1,000 Miles and Hour EP or catch her when she is performing around metro-Atlanta.
Cinematic opened their set with my favorite song from their EP, “Love Drug.” From there is was one head banging song after another as they switched between covers and songs from their EP Beautiful Machines. Cinematic is lead by Kat Smith on vocals who puts on electrifying performance. John David Marsee on guitar, Cam Smith on bass and Jessica Lewis on drums. They left the crowd with racing hearts and panting for more as they closed with “Romantic Suicide.”
Come on out next time to rock out with the Women of Rock!