Back in 2016, singer Maggie Rogers was introduced to many fans through a viral video featuring Pharrell Williams. While meeting with students at NYU for a masterclass, Pharrell was simply blown away by Rogers’ talents as a songwriter and artist after she performed a song that she wrote for a homework assignment and later said “tumbled out in 15 minutes.”
The video was viewed millions of times and a spotlight was put on Rogers, who has since independently released two full-length albums.
On Monday night in Charlotte, Rogers kicked off her 2023 U.S. tour at a sold-out Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre. With unseasonably cool weather, it was Rogers who heated up the night with stellar vocals and fun dance moves.
If you only knew Rogers as the shy student who was afraid to look Pharrell in the eye in that viral video seven years ago, you’d be shocked by the energetic singer who now commands attention and soaks up the spotlight.
She got into the groove early with “Want Want” and found moments to showcase her vocals and calm things down, as well. And yes, she played “Alaska,” the same song she played for Pharrell back in 2016. She’s come a long way since those days and her trajectory is only going up.
The night got started with a subdued set from Soccer Mommy, who set up an even-keeled foundation for Rogers’ performance to launch from.
Maggie Rogers setlist
Anywhere With You
Love You for a Long Time
Sick of Dreaming
Begging for Rain
I’ve Got a Friend
Don’t Forget Me
That’s Where I Am
Different Kind of World
Be sure to check out Queen City Nerve’s Soundwave, Charlotte’s most comprehensive live music listing, so you don’t miss out on any shows or concerts coming up. And hell, if you’re looking for something else to do, you can check out our events page as well, which runs the gamut of things to do in Charlotte. You don’t ever have to be bored again. You can check out more of Jeff’s pics and live reviews here.
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