Artist Spotlight: Sam Austins
A weekly showcase featuring local musicians.
Name: Sam Austins
Sound: Hip-hop. His first two singles — “Fiji” and “Right Here 4U” have been streamed more than 1 million times.
Musical roots: Austins’ dad is Four Tops member Harold “Spike” Bonhart and his uncle is Motown Records songwriter Barrett Strong.
Next: Austins headlines El Club, 4114 W. Vernor in Detroit, on Saturday. He’ll be joined by Detroit rising star Bevlove, 18-year-old rapper Curtis Roach and DJ duo Take A Daytrip. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10-$13.