On Monday night I arrived at the Cannery Ballroom with a crew of Glasse staff eager to cover this double headliner show because, well, the more music the better. What none of us were expecting however, was how impressed we would be with the sheer talent that presented itself on stage that night. Kilo Kish’s stage presentation was an experience within itself, from the vibrations emitted from the bass, to the brightness of the colorful neon lights that filled you with energy that made you want to move your body to the beats. Having been known to do some work with rap artist Vince Staples, Lakisha Kimberly Robinson, otherwise known as Kilo Kish, creates new wave music with an alternative hip-hop influence in a refreshingly contemporary and artistic way.
The changing colors of the lights on stage seemed to line up almost simultaneously to sounds produced by the synth pad as Kilo Kish pranced around on stage and the crowd ate it up. The ethereal sounds created an atmosphere that transported us to an alternate dimension with the most illustrious spacey vibes.
Easing on to the stage just as gracefully as her music hits the ears of all who listen, Wet continued the on the ethereal sounds but with much more emotional and sentimental vibes. I have been a fan of Wet for a few years now and have always had some of their music as my designating emotional/crying songs, so I was eager to witness live what music I had thought to sound so angelic over all of these years.
Wet’s performance indeed brought tears to my eyes, much to my expectations, but more due to the sheer beauty and raw emotion displayed in the lyrics and vocals of Kelly Zutrau (lead singer), rather than actually feeling the urge to cry. As effortlessly as it looked, the band’s dreamy indie-pop sound fit right in with Kelly’s soothing and unique voice sending a wave of serenity over the crowd. From the visual aspects of the set with the simple white backdrop with glowing lights and thin layer of fog, to the relaxed riffs of the lead guitar and subtle yet present beats from the drums, being in the crowd for a show with music like that truly felt like a spiritual experience.
Written by Gabrielle Lasater
Photography by Alexandra Cole