Smart bets: Mikey Wax

Despite churning out a steady stream of upbeat piano anthems, Mikey Wax turns the diva pop star stereotype on its head. Replacing oversexed lyrics with more genuine musings, the down-to-earth singer/songwriter has amassed millions of streams and quite an impressive fan base through social media and other outlets. His songs have aired, for example, on television shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Switched at Birth” in recent years. Plus, Wax is known for playing fan-hosted house parties at stops across the nation. “We can high-five; we can sing together; I’ll call people up onstage,” he says, thrilled to host his first headlining tour. Alexis Keegan and Laura Michaels with Scott Raines open for Wax at The Altamont Theatre on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. $10. thealtamont.com. Photo courtesy of the artist

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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