PHOTO SHOWCASE: Flint Eastwood Reigns Over Mercury Lounge 2/1/18

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Though small in stature when not on stage, Flint Eastwood (real name Jax Anderson) dominated the stage of NYC’s Mercury Lounge on 2/1/18 with a colossal performance. The Detroit musician blew away fans and newcomers away during her first NYC headlining show; a fact that’s hard to believe when her presence alone could fill an arena. With a lush anthemic sound paired with Motown-inspired vocals, Flint Eastwood brought an undeniable energy and talent that was as magnetic as it was intoxicating. Running around on the stage, dancing, and giving a performance that would make some rockstars hang their head in shame, it was easy to see why so many gathered to the packed venue to see her. In fact, in terms of the dancing and cheering crowd, for a large percentage of them this was not their first time seeing Jax perform; her showmanship is addictive, and I too would be sure to catch her live having now been given a taste.

With two dynamic EPs out– 2015’s Small Victories and 2017’s Broke RoyaltyFlint Eastwood delivered fan favourite singles such as “Monster” and “Push” in addition to quite a few new songs which sounded as epic as ever. With plenty of fan participation and hilarious banter, Flint Eastwood made the venue her own– transforming it into a place to celebrate, to be inspired, and ultimately to thrive. This energy reached a climax in the moments before the final song of the evening– the empowering “Queen“. Foregoing a mic to instead utilize her commanding voice with its impactful echo, Jax delivered a powerful speech to the women in the audience as she emphasized that they ARE powerful, they ARE worth it, and that the only difference between them and their idols is that they put in a hell of a lot of time to get where they are. Speaking to her own experience as a musician as well as the time we’re currently living in, she encouraged women to be loud and to politely not back down in the face nay-sayers or adversity before getting into the song– an anthem about being a queen and knowing your worth.

There isn’t a performance out there quite like that of Flint Eastwood‘s– it’s dynamic, empowering, and ultimately a force of nature that showcases the talent and charisma Jax Anderson possess. Smaller venues cannot hold what she brings to the table for long, but it’s an absolute treat to see her in an intimate setting– so dance with her and be blown away while you still can. If you however cannot catch her before the end of her headlining tour– fear not! Flint Eastwood will be opening for PVRIS through March so you’ll have plenty of chances to catch Jax in action– dates listed below. Ultimately, Flint Eastwood is an artist you do not want to sleep on– she has the talent and presence on par with the best, and ultimately proves to be the queen she says she is.

Oh, and be sure to stay hydrated– I feel like she’d want me to tell you that.

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Flint Eastwood LIVE
* – with NYDGE ^ – with PVRIS
Fri 2.2 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
Sat 2.3 – Philadelphia, PA – Coda*
Tue 2.6 – Columbus, OH – The Basement*
Thu 2.8 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt*
Fri 2.9 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI*
Sat 2.10 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club*
Sun 2.11 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry*
Tue 2.13 – Cincinnati, OH – Ballroom at Taft Theatre*
Thu 2.15 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre^
Fri 2.16 – Richmond, VA – The National^
Sat 2.17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom^
Sun 2.18 – Providence, RI – The Strand^
Wed 2.21 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom^
Thu 2.22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE^
Fri 2.23 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues^
Sat 2.24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection^
Mon 2.26 – Saint Louis, MO – Delmar Hall^
Tue 2.27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave^
Wed 2.28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada^
Fri 3.2 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre^
Sat 3.3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot^
Mon 3.5 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox^
Tue 3.6 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
Wed 3.7 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom^
Fri 3.9 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore^
Sat 3.10 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues^
Sun 3.11 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre^
Tue 3.13 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre^
Thu 3.15 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec^

Last modified: February 2, 2018