Join the Academy Center of the Arts and BWX Technologies, Inc. for the second event of the Warehouse Concert Series on November 15, 2017, featuring R.LUM.R, Devon Gilfillian, and Joel Robert Kaiser!
Tickets to this event are on sale for $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 7 pm. Please note: This is a standing room concert. A limited number of chairs will be available.
R. LUM. R
ROLLING STONE dubbed him “An Artist You Need To Know,” called him “a buzzing R&B star on the rise” and described him as “a singer-songwriter armored to compete in a world dominated by trap and EDM.” NPR MUSIC singled him out as “a fast-rising, pop-friendly R&B singer whose falsetto is no joke,” the NEW YORK TIMES spotlighted him on “The Playlist,” he was the face of SPOTIFY’s “Alt R&B” Playlist for 6 months, twice hit No. 1 on SIRIUS XM’s “The Heat” and was featured in a VEVO DSCVR campaign. BILLBOARD said his sound “is simply too grandeur to confine to one genre,” COMPLEX praised his “powerful ballads” and VIBE gave in to what they described as “the sort of woozy music that triggers free-falls into feelings” (they also wrote this: “the way he hoists his mid-range singing voice to the upper rungs of notes without notice, leveled and piercing, is a treasure”). DJ BOOTH described his EP, AFTERIMAGE (PRMD) as “Gallant meets Frank Ocean on ‘Nikes’” and said that he “redefines vulnerability.”
And then he backed it all up by going on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and delivering a killer performance, which you can watch HERE.
This is an artist whose music has a sense of warmth and an undeniable soul that instantly connects with listeners. And as the stunning success of his hugely impactful lead single “Frustrated” portends, there’s much more to come. At the moment, “Frustrated” has racked up 20 million-plus Spotify streams and growing, with total streams exceeding 30 million thanks to additionally stellar tracks like “Be Honest” and “Show Me”).
We’re talking, of course, about Reggie Williams, but you can call him R.LUM.R.
Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul on his debut EP. Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of Gilfillian’s voice, the songs shine a light on a young songwriter who grew up outside of Philadelphia, absorbing everything from the R&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi Hendrix. Now based in Nashville, Gilfillian puts a personalized stamp on those childhood influences, rolling them into five original songs that showcase not only his songwriting and singing, but also his talent as an instrumentalist.
Raised by a musical family, Gilfillian grew up singing. He took up the electric guitar at 14 years old, kickstarting a fascination with classic rock and other sounds from an older generation. By the time college rolled around, Gilfillian was playing three-hour shows in a local cover band, performing songs by the Meters one minute and the Beatles the next. The gigs allowed him to explore the full range of his influences, but Gilfillian wanted to play his own music, too. With that in mind, he moved to Nashville, eager to chase down his own muse.
Released in May 2016, the self-titled Devon Gilfillian finds him stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist. He recorded the songs with a small group of friends and collaborators, tapping drummer Jonathan Smalt and slide guitarist Jesse Thompson as co-producers. Equal parts swampy, funky, and enthralling, the record finds Gilfillian planting one foot in the classic sound of his influences, with the other foot pointing somewhere new and uncharted. After all, he’s no revivalist. No nostalgia act. No retro wannabe. Instead, Gilfillian is a classic artist for the modern age, discovering new life in soulful sounds that have been making people dance for decades.
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Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:
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No outside alcohol or food will be permitted at this event.
This is a standing room concert. A limited number of chairs will be available.