photo by Marla Aufmuth

photo by Marla Aufmuth

We first came upon Kaki King’s guitar sorcery back in 2010 when she stunned a roomful of clubbers at The Middle East Downstairs. Though we’ve lost touch since then, she never stopped releasing albums, performing with artists such as Foo Fighters and Timbaland, contributing to TV and film soundtracks and delighting audiences. Last year, she released The Neck is a Bridge to the Body, a multimedia tribute to the love of her life, the guitar. This Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer extraordinaire will be performing this work around the U.S. beginning February 21 in Ardmore, PA. The show uses projection mapping in a dazzling display while Kaki spins her own magic. Here’s a taste of the sort of thing you can expect, and you can also watch her discuss her inspiration and vision. She’s definitely a hypnotic performer (even when I saw her 5+ years ago), and this promises to be a breathtaking performance.

(from her official site): “Created in collaboration with Glowing Pictures — best known for their work with such artists as Animal Collective, David Byrne & Brian Eno, Beastie Boys, and TV On The Radio — The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body lays bare The Guitar’s inner life and protean power, its incalculable possibility and perpetual presence in our deepest unconscious.”

Kaki King Tour Dates

Feb 21 – Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music Hall
Feb 22 – Vienna, VA Jammin Java
Feb 24 – Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
Feb 25 – Rochester, NY The Little Theatre
Feb 26 – Albany, NY The Egg Performing Arts Center
Feb 27 – Rockland, ME Strand Theatre – Rockland, Maine
Feb 28 – Lowell, MA Root Note Studio
March 5 – Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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