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Kelis

Dec. 9
8 p.m.
$5 w/RSVP; $15 without
DJ, Hip-Hop, R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

Kelis isn’t trying to reproduce the mega-success that her chorus on Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Got Your Money” and her own immortal single “Milkshake” brought her, and her music is more compelling because of it. Her recent material flows with a sense of freedom. Flesh Tone, released during the same month of her divorce from Nas in 2010, was a triumphant pivot into exploratory, euphoric EDM, though she wouldn’t stay in that musical space for long. In 2014, her most recent album, Food, was another reinvention; produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, known for his indie-rock pedigree, it was simultaneously Kelis’ most expansive and intricate album, with bursting horn arrangements and even a lovely cover of Labi Siffre’s “Bless the Telephone.” She’s due for a follow-up soon, though she’s kept busy with gigs including her post as a judge on BBC One singing competition Pitch Battle. With Leikeli47, Yaeji, and DJ Sophia Eris. RSVP at www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2017/12/red-bull-sound-select-presents-twin-cities.


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