Review: Natasha Kmeto at Swedish American Hall

Natasha Kmeto (photo: Kaiya Gordon) When Natasha Kmeto burst into a soaring cover of “Gimme All Your Love” during her San Francisco show last Wednesday night, I felt like crying. The atmosphere during the intimate performance was moving: The rain outside, the venue’s strung lights, wooden floors, and high ceiling, as well as the warm presence of both Kmeto’s mother and her wife, all made the night feel special. The Alabama Shakes cover sealed the emotional deal for me: Kmeto’s voice burst forward, I involuntarily gasped, and I left the show feeling renewed. In fact, the entirety of her performance at [...]

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Lapalux makes SF debut with Evian Christ, Kode9, Vessel, and more

Lapalux (UK) is making his North American debut following the release of his first full-length album Nostalchic, out now on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label. He will be headlining 1015 Folsom this Friday alongside Evian Christ, Kode9, Vessel, and Hyperdub DJs. The Nostalchic LP, released in March, brings a smooth, minimal R&B color to Lapalux's sparkly, lush, and slightly glitchy production palate. Female vocal features are in dreamy abundance, with contributions from Jenna Andrews, Kerry Latham, and Astrid Williamson. His San Francisco debut comes a day after his performance at the Decibel Festival in Seattle. Stream "Guuurl" below. If you slept [...]

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