Kristeen Young, Technophobia, Nihla

Kristeen Young, Technophobia, Nihla

Photo courtesy of the artist Kristeen Young


Sun., June 18, 10 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90026
“I prepared the way for John the Baptist, then became the way for Jesus Christ ... then bore Allah between my thighs/But still I’ll never be your equal,” Kristeen Young laments, her voice fluttering in between an initially mellow weave of electronics and harmonium, on “These Are the Things I’m Not the Most,” from her upcoming album Live at the Witch’s Tit. In keeping with the singer-keyboardist’s unpredictable nature, the track suddenly shifts into a hard-rap groove as Young’s words start spilling out unrestrained, a rapid-fire declaration of identity and place, which is then consumed by a falling mountain of distorted power chords. There’s always a lot going on in Young’s mad world, from the cryptic allusions to historical and cultural figures buried in a feverish blur of lyrics to her artily theatrical yet passionate presentation.


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