Mo' Music SXSoGay Afterglow: Friday

A recap of Solange's Saint Heron showcase

Your faithful Mo' Music author and his amazing photographer buddy Ryan Obermeyer set out to do SXSW our way. Check us out every day this week for a recap of the night before.

As soon as I heard Solange was hosting a party at Cheer Up Charlie's, I was so there. There were rumors floating around that she'd perform, but alas she did not. She did come out to graciously introduce her Saint Heron compilation pals and say hello to the crowd. She looked as cute as always and encouraged the crowd to get as buzzed as she was.

Smiling Solange (Photo by Ryan Obermeyer)

Moses Sumney lost in the moment. (Photo by Ryan Obermeyer)

I had never heard of Moses Sumney before but was pleasantly captivated by his spacey soul music. His voice was an exquisite and flexible croon that made me sigh. The highlight of his set was a trippy re-imagining of one of my favorite tracks of last year, "Childhood's End" by Majical Cloudz.

Kelela crooning. (Photo by Ryan Obermeyer)

Hot pop upstart Kelela took the stage next to do her future-diva thing. The beats were banging, and her sultry, vocals we're in top form, especially her falsetto. She was extremely gracious and overwhelmed by the good vibes being sent her way. Her humility was really refreshing. She gets bonus points for looking totally sexy and for her killer dance moves.

Tweet looking twitterpated. (Photo by Ryan Obermeyer)

Finally, and unexpectedly, we got a sonic treat from Tweet. Why this bold, brassy star is not bigger, I don't understand. Her vocals were a divaliscious force of nature that needs to be heard. She put on a fantastic, energetic show that had the crowd moving. The show was a surprise pleasure I was glad to witness. The highlight of her show is not surprisingly a hot rendition of her big hit "Oops (Oh My)."

Stay gold, be safe, and keep checking The Gay Place for more SXShennanigans.

Keep up with all our SXSW coverage at

More Music
A to Um... With Stephin Merritt
A to Um... With Stephin Merritt
A,E,I,O,U, and sometimes Y am I doing this?

Rob Cohen, May 6, 2015

Mo' Music Monday: February 23
Mo' Music Monday: February 23
Disrespecting artistry one act at a time

Rob Cohen, Feb. 23, 2015

Plans for New SXSW HQ Unveiled at Groundbreaking
Plans for New SXSW HQ Unveiled at Groundbreaking
The 145,000-square-foot building is set to open in 2019

Reanna Zuniga, Nov. 16, 2017

Hey, SXSW, How You Doin'?
Hey, SXSW, How You Doin'?
Tech pioneers, music innovators, and a daytime fave added

Richard Whittaker, Nov. 9, 2017

More by Rob Cohen
Quickie With Cazwell
Quickie With Cazwell
Queer rapper brings his sexy, subversive act to Austin

Oct. 13, 2017

Phases & Stages
Vulnicura (Record Review)

May 1, 2015


Music, SXSW, South by Southwest, Solange, St. Heron, Moses Sumney, Kelela, Tweet, Cheer Up Charlie's, Austin, Gay

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)