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Kaki King rewards Montreal @ Cabaret, April 3

Posted by Paloma / April 4, 2008

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Kaki King has Montreal to thank for igniting her career, and she rewarded the city with an incredible show Thursday night. A youtube video of Kaki (Katherine Elizabeth) playing drums over looped guitar tracks at a Montreal show in October 2006 caught the attention of Dave Grohl, who, in her words, became “obsessed” with her and recruited her to play on the newest Foo Fighters record and tour with them.

When she told this story, a fan shot his hands up in the air. “It’s your video?” she asked. “Wow. Thank you. I owe you… uh… a lot. How about a big Kaki kiss?” Two notes into her set, it became clear that the petite musician deserves the “guitar god” status bestowed upon her by Rolling Stone. She did things I didn’t know could be done with a guitar. Finger-picking and fret-slapping with total concentration, she strummed, looped and spun a lush web of sound.

Her records betray her true talent — it’s not until you see her fingers flying that you realize how dextrous she is. Highlights were the thundering Pull Me Out Alive, embellished with her high vocals, and an absolutely chilling seated performance with a lap steel on Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers.

Local openers Sister Suvi pulled off a decent set despite technical difficulties with the sound. Their doppler vocals and quirky lyrics laid over Eastern sounds and tam tam beats succeeded in creating a fusion feeling that, with any luck, will land them a slot at the Jazz festival.

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Jer / April 5, 2008 at 10:11 am
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Thanks for the great video link. If you're interested in looping pedals and the like, someone just sent me this video, from Liam Finn, which is a similar sort of awesomeness.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2-EGFS4-ck

Great first review. Welcome aboard.

Jer.
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