Kimya Dawson is reemerging and giving the people what they want: more chances to sing along and make merry the sinister realities of today’s political and social landscape across two shows this weekend; one in Santa Cruz and one in San Francisco.
Following the devastating Oakland fire last December, Dawson scrambled together several artists for a benefit and healing event in Oakland – her first performance since pop-up and intimate show from June of that year. This weekend she is pulling double duty, and hopefully that will spell more opportunities to catch Dawson in the near future.
On Friday, June 2, Dawson will be joined by New York, NY’s one man punk rock extraordinaire, Hamell On Trial and Santa Cruz singer/songwriter Matt Ruiz for an alcohol- and drug-free safe space show at the Bike Church in Santa Cruz. Donations are encouraged, but not required.
Dawson will then take a day off before appearing at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on Sunday, June 4. Hamell On Trial will be opening the show with his loud, fast, and politically intelligent themes, while independent electronic artist Wizard Apprentice, a digital folk artist who vividly expresses her inner world using resourcefulness and honesty.
Check out this video of her December 2016 performance of the song “Tire Swing” in Los Angeles:
Kimya Dawson, Hamell On Trial, Matt Ruiz
Santa Cruz Bike Church
June 2, 2017
6:30pm, free with donation
Kimya Dawson, Wizard Apprentice, Hamell On Trial
June 4, 2017