It’s All About the Lyrics: Kimya Dawson Tonight At Neumos

Some artists are catapulted into the spotlight thanks to movie soundtracks. The Shins partly have Zach Braff to thank for their rise to fame. Another recent example of such a musician is Olympia’s own Kimya Dawson, formerly of the band The Moldy Peaches.

Thanks to the movie Juno, Kimya has become somewhat of a household name. Known for her absurd yet shockingly honest lyrics, as well as her wild hair, ubiquitous tattoos and lip piercings, Kimya has an understated stage presence that commands the attention of even the most restless bar crowd. Her music sounds relatively simple, with rudimentary guitar chords and her unconventionally pleasant voice, however her folk songs are emotionally jarring and complex.

Flanked by musicians who are a little more hifi and raucous than she, Kimya will be at Neumos tonight with Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Whiz.

6/11 Aesop Rock / Kimya Dawson / Rob Sonic / DJ Whiz @ Neumos :: Doors at 8:00 PM :: Tickets are $18 :: All Ages

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