Kate Tempest

Photo courtesy of the artist Kate Tempest

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Tue., March 21, 8:30 p.m. 2017
$16.50

Location Info:

The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90026
213-413-8200
Kate Tempest lives up to her name with an angry but inspiring whirlwind of nonstop words that she spits out with hip-hop rhythms and a decidedly unsentimental worldview. The English poet isn’t waiting for her words to be discovered in a musty attic a hundred years from now. Instead, she casts out her blurry spells with a hard-driving immediacy that makes it palpably clear that now is the time to reclaim our lives from social oppressors. “We have learned nothing from history/The people are dead in their lifetimes/Dazed in the shine of the streets,” Tempest warns over a coldly funky backdrop on her timely new video “Europe Is Lost,” from her latest album, Let Them Eat Chaos. Later she surveys a barren landscape of racial injustice, environmental destruction, “tainted” language, poverty and seeming hopelessness: “Riots are tiny though, systems are huge/Traffic keeps moving.”
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