The Back Bar (SoFa District) in San Jose, CA, was rockin’ on Friday, October 9th as several emerging artists teamed up for a spectacular event hosted by KSJS. KSJS is San Jose State University’s student-run radio station and it is the hub for Bay Area underground music. Artists on the lineup included:
Iyala (formerly known as sayknowledge)
Additionally, other performers and DJs hit the stage with their respected cliques and overall, the place was lit! Artists performed exciting new music, along with some of the slappers that have been in rotation the last few months. With the size of the venue and the particular crowd that showed support for this event, the vibe was receptive and enthusiastic.
Talking to people at The Wave 2, I learned that many supporters in attendance didn’t actually know of any of the artists, yet they were still standing, leaning and rocking to the beat. The flow of energy was so contagious that by the end of the night, everyone was walking away with at least one new favorite jam.
The Wave 2 is the second of many more shows to come that will showcase current and local underground artists. To hear about similar upcoming shows, listen to 90.5 KSJS regularly for upcoming dates and venue information. Stream KSJS live here: 90.5 KSJS San Jose–Listen LIve
To attend an event like this, you are not only supporting a local venue, but local artists and real local hip hop. It takes a tremendous effort on behalf of the artists, the organizers and the crowd to make this type of show a success! Feel free to search for these artists on SoundCloud or iTunes and show some love.