Bay Area concertgoers lined the sidewalk outside of Social Hall SF for at least an hour last Saturday while enduring some fall showers to catch LAVA/Republic Records R&B recording artists SoMo and Stanaj. The intimate venue lent itself to a rather intimate night for fans as they watched these two heartthrobs up close and personal.
Miesa welcomed in the soggy crowd, captivating them with her vocal prowess during a brief set. After Miesa’s performance, the crowd held their ground in anticipation for Stanaj.
Stanaj is a millennial success story. Sharing his gift of song over social media has captured the attention of Hollywood celebrities and presented him the opportunity to perform with Lemaitre at Coachella this year all while helping to launch his career.
Republic reps were on hand passing out black, thick-framed Stanaj glasses like those that Stanaj wears so handsomely. Bespectacled fans, meanwhile, had all eyes on him with his smooth vocals and sweet charm. He sang songs off his debut EP The Preview and gave us a sneak peak of his upcoming album. If fans enjoyed Stanaj’s performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in October, they were luxuriating in his presence in SF.
Another social-media-star-gone-Hollywood with his YouTube channel generating more than 300 million views, SoMo offered a sizzling set under some dazzling stage lights. Devoted fans sang along, knowing SoMo’s lyrics by heart. Two lucky fans were invited onstage by SoMo to dance with him for a song, but the highlight for many was when SoMo took off his shirt.
SoMo has swagger. Stanaj has panache. Their sets had the crowd swooning. For SoMo and Stanaj fans, this show was worth waiting in the rain for.