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Shane (iamnotshane)

May 18 | Fri | 6:30 PM | $12 and up
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SHANE is a new young artist who smashes through the stereotypes that tend to define pop artists while providing the distinct possibility that his initial notoriety is only the start of a spectacular career. That promise is manifest in the remarkable video he created for "Insecure," which has garnered critical acclaim and a remarkable 11 million views across social media since its release, surpassing 4.4 million streams on Spotify. The song is taken from Sad, self-released debut EP. "Insecure" effectively encapsulates that feeling everyone has at one time or another, that sense of sadness that suggests we're somehow unworthy, all but ignored and simply damn near unappreciated. It is, in effect, a tale of triumph over doubt, victory over distant odds, and a lesson in getting the attention that's deserved when it's needed the most. "I'm interested in pop music with an unpopular message, theme or idea," the Los Angeles native explains. "I like taking an unusual message and presenting it in a popular way. Pop culture right now is all about being self-absorbed, people walk around and act like they are some kind of a god to mask their insecurity. So instead, I tried to make a song about being insecure, one that preaches the exact opposite of what our culture tells us, disguised inside a pop song." His unique point of view, as well as his hilariously talented dance moves, are clearly hitting a chord with a young audience. He has earned over 6 million streams on Spotify, 18 million views of his music videos on Facebook and Youtube combined, collected 200,000 followers on Instagram and recently had a video go viral for Valentines Day, reaching over 30 million people. Next up, Shane is working on brand-new music and taking his live show out on the road with his Funeral Tour.

Venue: Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston St Map