On The Edge is a monthly mixed genre showcase curated by the often imitated but never duplicated dynamic duo DEA & Saint. This show is held at The Amsterdam located in the up and coming Edge district of Downtown St. Petersburg, every third Thursday of the month. This was the 6th installment of the energy fusion experiment featuring: Kyle FLowen, Blayshin, Ari Chi, and UFO Sex Scene. Each artist is given the opportunity to showcase unique talents in a spotlight of their own capturing new fans and a new appreciation for different walks of life.
Opening the showcase was Kyle FLowen a gritty, high impact wordsmith and a true St. Pete native. Offering heart and soul rolled up with some serious dro leaving you lifted. He was absolutely fearless jumping on tables and screaming at the top of his lungs until you felt not only his story but his passion. An electric way to open it up. Make sure you check out his latest project “Hi” on SoundCloud.
Mixing it up next was Blayshin a break dancing magician that uses his unique hybrid abilities to entertain masses. He dances for The Tampa Bay Rays and The Universal Zulu Nation – House of Ronin. He came out cool, calm, and collected just like a seasoned pro, rocking sunglasses and a red leather jacket reminiscent of Michael Jackson in his prime. Dj Tysonious Mink kicked a classic break beat and Blayshin owned it with precision power dance moves that left the audience awe struck and inspired! Throughout the night this B-Boy charmed his way through the crowd with one on one illusions that proved to be positively magical.
The stage then opened up for the beautiful Ari Chi an R&B/soul songstress packing a ukulele and a whole lot of attitude. Her renditions of popular songs had the crowd singing along and crying out for more from the passionate heartfelt singer. But, it was her original songs that really had people feeling grown and sexy. The hips began to sway and everyone left knowing her name!
Headlining the show and rounding it all out was none other than UFO Sex Scene an experimental rock trio making noise for “hybrids and reptoids”as they like to word it. Killer drums, precision guitar, unique instruments, and dope vocals make for a truly awesome sound. They really up the ante equipped with their own dancer known as Kele. She really dresses the part with her particular brand of art encouraging crowd participation, balloon animals, ruckus, and pure FUN!
DJ Tysonious Mink ties it all in a bow spinning live vinyl from his personal extensive library. This keeps the vibes jumping for the in-between moments so you can grab a drink and chop it up with your friends and the entertainers. Don’t be surprised if he plays a little bit of everything, he’s not your average DJ.
This event never disappoints, everyone leaves with smiles on their faces and respect for everyone involved. This 6th installment was no exception. Third Thursday at The Amsterdam On The Edge check it out!
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