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Live tonight! St. Lucia

Where: The Blue Note

When: Monday, Oct. 17. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Cost: $20 General Admission

Opener: Baio

St. Lucia. If you aren’t already familiar with them, let me get you caught up. There’s a good chance you’ve jammed out to their bright, high-energy hit singles, Elevate and Dancing on Glass. In their bio, lead singer, Jean-Phillip Grobler, explains that Dancing on Glass is “about having the faith to chase what makes you happy, even if logic and practicality tell you it’s bound to fall apart.” With over million listeners on Spotify, this electro-pop band knows how to get people in a feel good mood that keeps them coming back for more.

I discovered the band when Spotify featured St. Lucia in their “Ready For The Day” and “Morning Commute” playlists. I’m not a morning person, but on one brisk morning with caffeine in hand, I started boppin’ my head to “Elevate” as it flowed through speakers and into my life. I was hooked.

When I started listening to the rest of St. Lucia’s most recent album, Matter, I immediately thought to myself, “Am I in the ’80s or am I listening to the future of music?” In a recent interview, Grobler describes St. Lucia’s latest sound as “inspired by the RnB movement and ‘classics’ from the ’70s and ’80s.”

They even have a heart-pounding song called Physical. I’m sure Olivia Newton John is proud!


During their shows, neon lighting illuminates the crowd as bright synths and vigorous beats move the room into a sweaty, but happy, dance party.


If any part of your being is connected to young Kevin Bacon’s warehouse power dance moves, then you belong at this show.

Oh and one other thing. Arrive on time because Baio is opening. This is NOT a drill people. If you’re not familiar, make yourself familiar:


Let’s be rebels and party on a week night. See you tonight!

This post was written by Rebekah Northern, contributing writer for the Blue Note and Rose Blog.

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QUIZ: Which Jimmy Eat World song defines your life?

Where: The Blue Note

When: Sunday, Oct. 16. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Ticket Cost: $29.50 Advance / $35 Day of Show

Openers: The Hunna

Since 1993, classic American rock band Jimmy Eat World has successfully seduced their fans with relatable lyrics and killer instrumentals. It’s undeniable that their music helps you get in touch with your emotions and vocalizes exactly what you’re feeling. And if you’re a fan of classics, you know that any moment of feels would be incomplete without JEW’s famous hit “Hear You Me”.

So which  Jimmy Eat World song currently defines your life?

Click here to take a quiz!


This post was written by Alyssa Michaels, contributing writer for The Blue Note & Rose Blog

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In Khan We Trust

The other day I was talking with my roommate about classes, how I’ve developed a binge-watching addiction on Netflix and that my motivation was at an all-time low. I realized that I had reached my mid-semester slump. Like any good roommate she suggested that we go downtown on a Monday night, forget our responsibilities and just have fun. Although it was tempting, I had to be somewhat responsible and say no in lieu of my test later that week. She then suggested that we go to a concert, knowing that I couldn’t say no to that.

When I looked at The Blue Note concert schedule for this week and saw Valentino Khan was performing Saturday it was almost as if the music gods had answered my prayers. I don’t know if it was the timing, the fact that I was scheduled a morning shift that day, or that I just really love his music (or a mix of all three), but I’ve never been so excited for a concert. Here’s some reasons you should be just as excited as I am:

1. The perfect excuse to let loose. TREAT YOURSELF.everybody-dance-office-gif

2. Live music with good friends never disappoints. Whether you’re having a terrible week or a great week and just looking for something to top it off, live music with good company is always the solution.


3. Every time the beat drops I feel a sense of satisfaction and that’s a feeling you can’t pass up. You know when the music keeps building and building and building and then finally… it drops and you just look at your friend like “ohhhh my god :-)” In that moment you forget about everything but the music and it’s impossible to not love that feeling.








Here’s a song that I think defines that feeling.

P.S. It’s an amazing song in general.


4. I can skip the gym without feeling bad. Because I’ll be dancing my booty off.










5. His openers are pretty awesome and that always makes a concert 100x better. He has two openers, MedusA and Henrik the Artist. Here is a little taste of them:


Henrik the Artist:

6. And last but certainely not least, Valentino Khan is not just an EDM producer. He’s a man of many talents. He’s an A-list producer, an EDM creator and most importantly a full-time partier – he will put on the perfect show for anyone who is looking for a good time.


This post was written by Erin Curry, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.