We must support small and upcoming artists. This is how we continue to uplift communities, and also prevent monopolies and the normalization of every artist having to forcefully sign themselves to a major record label to be known because that kills creativity, and also increases the chances of artists being exploited, and having their freedoms limited. One way you can support small and upcoming/indie artists is to listen and stream on different streaming platforms, recommend their music, and attend their shows. You do not have to invest a lot of energy and money into it, but doing this from time to time can make a difference, help an artist feel good, and make them want to continue creating. Grieves is currently doing a music show run and you can attend one of his shows to go and show your support, and potentially be exposed to new music, making for great weekend plans for you.
A music showcase or a small music setup will not look like a concert since the scale will be smaller, but it makes for a more intimate setup and gives you a chance to follow along on their musical journey. If you happen to enjoy hip hop and are currently looking for new music and artists to listen to, you should check out Grieves. He is not a big name in the world of rap and hip-hop yet, but he is beginning to make the rounds right now, and people are anticipating new music from him. You can check out some of his older works before deciding whether or not you want to commit to attending a show he might be doing, and if you do decide to do it, we hope you have fun and walk out with more interest in his work.