KRISTIN KONTROL

POPSCENE and FLOOD MAGAZINE PRESENT

KRISTIN KONTROL

Wax Idols, with DJs Aaron Axelsen and Nako

Fri, August 4, 2017

9:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$15-17

This event is 18 and over

KRISTIN KONTROL
KRISTIN KONTROL
After eight years as the driving force behind internationally-acclaimed rock outfit Dum Dum Girls, Kristin stepped out from behind the pseudonym. More quantum leap than artistic pivot, she recorded her solo debut in collaboration with producers Kurt Feldman (Ice Choir, Depreciation Guild) and Andrew Miller (UUV, Hunny).

X-Communicate was released via Sub Pop in May 2016 to high critical praise.

“There are sparkly synth ballads and icy New Wave tunes, and Welchez finds her inner Kate Bush behind the microphone. But it all makes sense because the whole record is so relentlessly, meticulously catchy that it coheres in ways few albums this varied could.”—Los Angeles Times

“A collection of pulsing synths, bouncing beats and empowering vocals, X-Communicate may have seen Kristin Kontrol strip away her former image, but it’s left the singer’s sonic presence stronger than ever.”—Clash
Wax Idols
Wax Idols
'The Bay Area band fronted by Hether Fortune kept its lovingly rendered, ’80s-inclined goth-pop at a chilly remove on 2013’s breakout LP Discipline + Desire, and then delved into more personal emotions on last year’s even-better American Tragic. Now, Fortune has said, “I just wanted to make a record that was fun,” and with the blissfully romping “120 Minutes” jangle of “Everybody Gets What They Want,” she easily achieves that goal.' --Pitchfork

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com