Band: Boyfriend
Date: Friday, Sept. 7, with doors at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St.,
Tickets: $12, available on The Merry Widow website

The Azalea City needs to prepare for another visit from one of the most powerful divas on the Southeastern music scene. Boyfriend’s mix of hip-hop, pop and female empowerment has earned her a dedicated following across the nation.

This Crescent City powerhouse accents her music with an epic live show that has evolved into an elaborate cabaret-style production filled with costumes and choreography. The crowd should expect no mercy from Boyfriend’s verbal cunning. Her raunchy socio-enlightenment is her most powerful weapon.

While she has maintained her lyrical ideologies, Boyfriend’s performance at SouthSounds 2018 showcased a new aspect of her musical prowess. The release of the EP “Next” found her delving more into the pop side of her sound, with terrific results.

Boyfriend’s latest single, “Toast,” is her continued exploration of the world of indie pop, a skillful conglomeration of dance beats and insightful lyricism that maintains an intricate verbal flow.