Thursday, July 25, 2024

SiR: The Bad Karma Tour Zacari

Doors | 7:00 pm // Show | 8:00 pm


With the continued ever-changing and evolving landscape of R&B, SiR has remained a mainstay in the space since his debut project Seven Sundays released in 2015, followed by his HER EP series in 2016 and 2017 —HER and HER TOO – that garnered widespread praise and led to his breakout sophomore release November in 2018. He continued the momentum with the release of his critically-acclaimed classic Chasing Summer the following year in 2019 that included the RIAA Gold single “Hair Down” featuring Kendrick Lamar, “John Redcorn” and “You Can’t Save Me.” During the pandemic, SiR released one-off single “Rapper Weed” and his applauded rendition of The Isley Brothers’ “Footsteps in the Dark Pts. 1 &2.” SiR entered into the next phase of his burgeoning career in 2022 with the release of “Satisfaction,” “Life Is Good” and “Nothing Even Matters.” Fast forward to 2024 , SiR has released two more singles “No Evil” & “Karma” featuring his label mate Isaiah Rashad. SiR’s fourth album, HEAVY, shares his struggles with addiction, fame, love, and more. On the album’s ninth track, “YOU,” the singer-songwriter finds bliss with his significant other after being away from her for some time.


Singer/songwriter/rapper and mul-instrumentalist Zacari has a wide-ranging sound that can move swily from aching R&B to laid-back electronics-fused hip-hop. A feature on ‘s DAMN. took Zacari from being a relavely lesser-known arst to being connected with a chart-topping masterpiece, and from there he signed on with for the release of projects like 2019 EP Run Wild Run Free and 2021’s SOL.

Zacari was born Zacari Pacaldo and raised in Bakersfield, California in a highly musical family. He was enrolled in a school for performing arts at age eight and began learning guitar, followed by drums, saxophone, and keyboards. Aer finishing high school, he worked seasonally for three years at an Alaska naonal park, earning money to enroll in music school in Los Angeles. During his me in L.A., Pacaldo posted his own songs online and quickly began collaborang with much larger names. Through various friend-of-a-friend connecons, he went from offering saxophone session work to singing on tracks alongside arsts like , , , and . His biggest breakthrough came when he pitched “Lovely,” an original song of his own, to rap superpower . reworked the song as “Love” on his massive 2017 album DAMN. Aside from himself, DAMN. had only three featured arsts: , , and Pacaldo. Following his appearance on DAMN., Pacaldo appeared on a few songs on the soundtrack to the 2018 feature film Black Panther, another connecon to , who curated the soundtrack and album of music inspired by the film. In January of 2019 he signed on with , who released his solo EP Run Wild Run Free a few months later. Zacari’s output from there included collaboraons with , , , , , and more. He released the four-song EP SOL in December of 2021, and released standalone tracks like 2022’s “Do Beer” and “2023’s “Moons,” both joint singles with .