Rock & Pop


When: Fri., Oct. 6, 8 p.m. 2017

When Jennifer Lee, the L.A. Based-electronic indie artist who tours and records as Tokimonsta, first signed to Brainfeeder, the label run by forward-thinking electronic artist Flying Lotus, she didn't think it was any big deal. After all, Flying Lotus simply contacted her via iChat and informally added her to his roster. Lee's resulting 2010 debut album Midnight Menu, captures the sound of the West Coast beat scene and represents the distillation of her various influences. Lee, who grew up studying piano, draws from both hip-hop and electronica and cites acts such as Wu-Tang Clan and DJ Shadow as influences. Her latest effort, Lune Rouge, is another eclectic affair. The undulating "We Love" features percolating synths and hiccuping vocals, making it sound a bit like it could be a Tegan and Sara song. With some help from the song’s guest vocalist, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, the single "Don't Call Me" shows how easily Lee can navigate the pop world. Lee isn't touring with a band, but tonight's show should feature some cool visuals and will still be an engaging event. (Niesel)

Price: $15 ADV, $18 DOS

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