Kelis – Tickets – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – June 15th, 2014

Kelis

Kelis

Son Little

Sun 6/15/14

Doors: 7:00 pm

Kelis - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Kelis
Coming off an incredibly successful SXSW showing where she took over the streets of Austin on her food truck serving dishes named after track titles from her album like Jerk Ribs, Kelis has been hailed as "a star reborn" by NPR, also receiving praise from the likes of Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Spin, Vibe, NYLON and many more. To preview what Kelis and her band will be bringing to the stage watch her perform "Friday Fish Fry", a track off the album, live at KCRW's Apogee Session in LA last month and keep an eye out for her performances on The Late Show with David Letterman the day of her release and on Conan May 1st.
Son Little - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Son Little
“Cross My Heart,” the debut track from new ANTI- signing Son Little, is a box of bonbons filled with barbed wire. Over a deceptively slinky groove – shades of 70’s Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware – the singer croons, phrases emerging from the swelter, “sex and candy,” “gonna get me some:” a lover’s plea. But the angular blues guitar lick over the top of the track is clue to a deeper, older invocation, as Son Little’s lyrics bear witness to two departed friends, and, inspired by Trayvon Martin, offer a meditation on the ease with which black lives are erased – even now, decades beyond the years when that smoky guitar line was invented. Son Little’s voice soars like a young Stevie Wonder’s as he testifies to his loss, and the “cross my heart” tag line reveals itself not as a lover’s plea, but a defiant prayer to remember the lost.
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
http://930.com