Tuesday November 15, 2022 08:00 PM EST
Cost: $32.00 - $75.00,
CL Critic Matthew Warhol Recommends: Omar Apollo’s music sounds instantly classic. He is able to put that indescribable component that’s in all timeless music in his best songs. Is it the never-failing story of longing for love? Is it the influence of classic soul singers whose emotions bled from their mouth? Is it just purely great songwriting? I don’t know, but I love whatever he is able to tap into. Many of his songs, particularly the slower joints, even your grandma would love. These are wedding tunes. These are tunes that make you feel like the main character of a romcom. These are tunes everyone can find something in. — MW
From the venue:After dropping out of college only 2 weeks in, Omar Apollo, a 20-year old, first generation Mexican-American singer from Indiana, began writing and recording his own mix of jazz, R&B, funk, alternative, soul, and pop music. His parents moved to the US to give their kids a better life and the opportunity to go to college; however, Omar always knew this route wasn’t meant for him. He began playing guitar at 12 years old, but quit soon after because he got bored of only playing in church. At age 18, Omar began listening to new styles of music and fell in love with the guitar again. His biggest influences are Benny Sings, D'angelo, Los Panchos, John Mayer, Elliott Smith, Cuco Sánchez, Paul Simon, Gary Numan, and João Gilberto. Omar is going to release his debut EP this summer featuring songs in both English and Spanish.