Elohim (photo: Emily Gadd)
The first time I saw Elohim live was the same day I was moving apartments. The second I unloaded the last box, I scrambled to get to the show on time.
When the show ended, I headed home feeling so full of energy that I forgot that I had spent the entire day moving.
Almost exactly a year later I got to see Elohim again, this time at Slim’s. It might seem hard to believe that an artist who covers her face and uses a computer to communicate when she performs could be so captivating. But I know I’m not the only one who feels this way — especially after I saw a girl squeeze front and center and loudly proclaim that this was her ninth time seeing Elohim.
Elohim opened her show with “The Wave.” Other highlights include remixes of “Xanax” and a cover of Beyonce’s “Baby Boy.” Later in the show, opener Yoshi Flower came back for a performance of “Panic Attack.”
After the show, Elohim ditched her sunglasses for a surgeon’s mask and hopped down from the stage. She passed out flowers that she had brought and took pictures with fans. And as the people clamoring for her attention talked to her, she talked back.