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Concert Review: Jake Wesley Rogers’ Peace Love & Pluto Tour

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Jake Wesley Rogers graced Austin’s Scoot Inn with his presence on March 2, 2023. It’s his first headline tour and yours truly was in attendance! I first saw Jake Wesley Rogers last September when he opened up for Panic! At the Disco, where I got to meet him (the photo we took is my wallpaper haha). It’s needless to say, he left a lasting impression!

The show did not go according to plan, as it was ultimately postponed due to severe weather issues. However, he did not leave his audience without a song or two. Rogers surprised his fans with acoustic versions of a handful of songs from the setlist, as we were huddled inside the bar waiting out the rainstorm. Rogers and his band gave their all in an unfortunate circumstance and made us laugh, cry, and sing from the heart. His charisma outshines that of the sun, as he taught us how to sing along to a soon-to-be-released track, and smiled watching us sing his seasoned songs word-by-word. As he stood on a piano, in the corner of the bar, I stood next to a beloved friend as I took in this moment; I felt the warmth of the crowd, it mirrored that of a hug from a longtime friend you haven’t seen in ages, as it relieved me of my sorrows. I shed plenty of tears at his closing song “Cause of a Scene,” which is the song of the century, as it’s the epitome of beauty.

As I await the rescheduled concert, I will exclusively listen to his songs, as should you! Because folks, he’s going places!

From a devoted fan, thank you, Jake :) you’ll get a full review asap!

Justice Morris (she/her) is a second-year history and Mexican American Latino Studies double major at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also pursuing a Core Texts and Ideas certificate. Justice is a passionate writer; she enjoys sharing her thoughts on the arts, life as a college student, and her cultural experiences as a Chicana woman. You can find more of her work in The Liberator, the official publication of the College of Liberal Arts.