February 17 was a day to go down in the books. A day of good people coming together to engage with like minds. A day for indie music, art & Good vibes to spread across Birmingham. Lit House lived up to its promise on being “lit.” Syndicate lounge was packed with just under 100 people on a Wednesday night all coming together to experience something unique. Devote Holt, or ArtByTay as his artist alias, decked out a room full of his one of a kind pieces. His unique aesthetic combines childlike cartoonish images alongside an abstract use of color and shape reminiscent of KAWS. The other visual artist, Carey Fountain, took more of a left-field approach to his room combining prints alongside various sculpture pieces highlighting the power of the human perspective. The Kickback Podcast joined the vibes coming full of personality keeping the crowd entertained as the show began to start. Live performances began around 10:30 starting with Montgomery native Kudoz, who combined lyricism and wordplay alongside eclectic beats to have the crowd oohing and awing his whole set. After each set Lauren & Melo of The Kickback came out to interview each artist and give the audience insight into their artistry. 2nd to hit the stage with ATL based collective Yako Pack. Raw is not the word when describing their wild, anarchic vibe they delivered with their set. All 6 of them came prepared full of energy and controversy during their dynamic set touching on a wide range of emotions. Tuscaloosa based and ATL bred artist The PRBLMS performed next beginning with his single “Still Six-Three” paying homage to his hometown Tuscaloosa, AL. He then called Carey Fountain on stage to perform a collaboration track between the two and “Eye Gaught It,” a vibey solo track by Fountain which he co-produced. After the performance The PRBLMS ended his set calling Kudoz on stage to do the hook for their collaboration track urging the crowd to tell Kudoz to stop procrastinating and write his verse he still hasn’t gotten too yet. Last to hit the stage was Birmingham-based collective Dirty $ouf, who came deep with their full embodiment of 10+ people. Performing last, they still had all eyes on them eager to hear their high energy performance. As the night began to wind down after Dirty $ouf’s performance, there was a cypher where all the emcees in the house were open to grab the mic and let the audience grab a piece of their mind. Overall lit house was very LIT and a night to remember. We look forward to the next one. If you missed the show be sure to check out “Lit Mix 1” featuring all the #LitHouse performers HERE.