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Khalid Plays Free Show at GlassHouse

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LOCAL LOCATION: Khalid plays a free show in San Jose tonight.

LOCAL LOCATION: Khalid plays a free show in San Jose tonight.

Rising R&B star, Khalid, plays a free show at The GlassHouse in San Jose tonight. It’s first come, first serve, so be sure to queue up early at the venue—located at the corner of South Market and East Santa Clara streets in downtown.

At 19-years-old, the Georgia-born singer has already shown great promise with his smooth, bittersweet tales of all-consuming romance. Capturing the essence of high school innocence, the deft R&B songwriter concocts a succinct and catchy array of unrequited love tunes—including “Location” and “Young, Dumb & Broke.”

After being nominated for five Grammy’s on Tuesday—including Song of the Year for “1-800-273-8255,” an suicide awareness composition, which he made with rapper Logic—Khalid and Southwest Airlines announced a partnership called “On the Rise with Khalid,” which includes exclusive events, content and surprises. In addition to the Song of the Year nod, Khalid was also nominated for Best Music Video, Best R&B Song, Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album. It’s nothing to sneeze at for a guy who’ hasn’t even broken the seal on his second decade.

Tonight’s GlassHouse show, which runs from 7pm to 9pm, comes only days after his 30-minute set at Saturday’s sold-out Poptopia concert at SAP Center, featuring Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and many of today’s biggest pop stars..

Khalid first broke out with his mega-hit single, “Location.” No more than a conversation held in murmur, the track is unlike any anthem on pop radio.

There’s a certain comfort in these short songs that give solace to any teenager in distress. For a generation who build relationships through subtweets and texts, it’s hard to get a grip as they contemplate post-high school life.

There are moments on his album American Teen that take on a political tone. While we distance ourselves from the term American, here’s a guy branding it on his front cover.

It’s easy to surrender oneself to these soulful and sincere cuts. Khalid’s honest ballads are only some of more to come from this highly devoted young artist.

Khalid
Mon, 7pm, Free
The GlassHouse, San Jose

 

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