Ticket Squeeze’s Ones to Watch

Live music is back and as the world returns to normal, music-lovers are hungry for talent and the buzz of seeing a show! Here is Ticket Squeeze’s pick of rising stars to keep an eye on over the next year… Catch ‘em while they’re hot!

Alaina Castillo

Bilingual singer, songwriter, and content creator Alaina Castillo has taken the internet, and the world, by storm over the past three years. The 21-year-old artist has racked up an incredible 1.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 12.2 million likes and 1.8 million fans on TikTok, and 858 thousand YouTube subscribers since uploading her first video in 2018 and her fanbase continues to grow. With her beginnings in ASMR, her straight-up lyrics (in both English and Spanish), and her trap-influenced pop-R&B sound, Castillo has truly made her mark. Catch her on the Parallel Universe Tour this November.

Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsqueeze.com/performers/alaina-castillo

Alexander 23

Alexander 23 is an accomplished engineer and producer as well as a singer, songwriter and musician. The indie-pop artist has made waves in the industry with his heartfelt, relatable storytelling songs that showcase a huge breadth of talent and the ability to be candid without schmaltz. Ballad-focussed, but with an unconventional style, he has caused a stir amongst critics and peers alike and he’s collaborated with artists including Selena Gomez, Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler, and mxmtoon. Alexander 23 is on tour November through December – catch the buzz!

Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsqueeze.com/performers/alexander-23


With her Sailor Moon meets sci-fi style, brash lyrics, and uninhibited hip-hop flow, it’s no surprise that Ashnikko found viral fame on TikTok with her song “Stupid” featuring Yung Baby Tate back in 2019. Fast forward two years and she’s blown up, collaborating with Doja Cat, Grimes, Princess Nokia, and Kelis. Her breakout hit “Daisy” saw a video collaboration with Beats by Dre and TikTok and charted internationally, hitting the UK Top 30. Ashnikko is on the Demidevil Tour October through November.

Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsqueeze.com/performers/ashnikko

Baby Keem

The cousin of Kendrick Lamar, Baby Keem clearly got some of that family talent. Smashing onto the Top Five of the Billboard 200 with his debut album Melodic Blue, Keem has got the green light from fellow artists and collaborators like Lamar, Travis Scott, and Kanye West, and he was included on XXL’s annual Freshman Class list. Considering the huge acclaim he’s got from the hip-hop scene and the fact that it’s translated into commercial success, it’s clear we’ll be seeing a lot more of Baby Keem from now onwards. Catch him on his US tour throughout November and December.

Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsqueeze.com/performers/baby-keem


Dayglow (aka Sloan Struble) is a one-man project and live band that brings sunny, 80s-inflected indie synth-pop. Since the release of breakthrough single “Can I Call You Tonight?” (a viral TikTok hit and huge success on Spotify), Dayglow has taken the bedroom pop of debut album Fuzzybrain and taken it up a notch for recent release Harmony House. The result is something less lo-fi and more slickly produced, but that doesn’t lose the naive charm of what came before. The heady mix of nostalgia and optimism is what makes Dayglow seem timeless and destined for success. The outfit is on tour for a few dates in October and a handful of shows next spring.

Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsqueeze.com/performers/dayglow-band

Tate McRae

Having started her career as a professional dancer as a child, breakout pop sensation Tate McRae made the transition to singer songwriter via YouTube in 2017, garnering over 37 million views for her first video for her original song, “One Day”. After finding similar success with her subsequent releases, she signed to RCA Records, having been involved in a bidding war between 11 different labels. It’s no surprise that the performer was in such high demand – with hundreds of thousands of Spotify streams, several awards, and a viral TikTok hit under her belt, her electrifying contemporary pop has obviously struck a chord with fans and critics alike. You can see her on tour this December with the Jingle Ball and again next spring on her 2022 headlining North American tour.

Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsqueeze.com/performers/tate-mcrae

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