Earlier this June, The Stonegate Rock and Roll Bar in Tacoma, Wash provided an intimate setting, yet still embraced the old school rock n’ roll atmosphere. From the intricately painted floors, walls, and ceilings, to the rumbling sound system, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Monica-Crystal & The Beat Bandits, Xola Malik aka Kid Sensation, DJ Berry, and the headlining act, Shyan Selah & The Republic of Sound, felt entirely comfortable rocking the roof off with their packed performance!

The Stonegate

The Stonegate

Singer/Songwriter Stephanie Anne Johnson kicked off the evening serenading the crowd with her raw, soulful acoustic melodies.

Stephanie Anne Johnson Live at the Stonegate.

Stephanie Anne Johnson Live at the Stonegate.

 

Monica-Crystal & The Beat Bandits followed, providing their own signature vibration, full of jazz and blues, accompanied with a stunning beat.

Monica-Crystal & The Beat Bandits live at the Stonegate.

Monica-Crystal & The Beat Bandits live at the Stonegate.

Local legend Xola Malik, aka “Kid Sensation” took to the stage, and with his impressive and historical resume, spit some classic Hip Hop rhymes. You could sense his progressive ideas sifting through the audience.

Xola Malik aka "Kid Sensation" live at the Stonegate.

Xola Malik aka “Kid Sensation” live at the Stonegate.

Then, Shyan Selah & The Republic of Sound took the stage!

Shyan Selah & The Republic of Sound live at the Stonegate.

Shyan Selah & The Republic of Sound live at the Stonegate.

Shyan brings the fire when it comes to creating raw vocal tones and vivid songwriting, even more when backed by his band, The Republic of Sound. This intense, unique urban rock-soul enveloped the room!

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What made this night even more epic was when Shyan invited Xola Malik to join him on stage during “Concrete City!” These two incredibly talented men rocked a stellar performance together!

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This was one of the most captivating show I have ever been to! The talent that graced this stage was extraordinary. I was not surprised one bit that the room was packed to capacity!

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