Lexii Alijai Photo courtesy of the artist


Lexii Alijai Benefit featuring Kehlani

Feb. 19
6 p.m.
Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Electro Pop, Hip-Hop

Kehlani writes alert, detailed songs about romantic convolutions, skillfully synthesizing contemporary pop’s shiny chill with the more demonstrative conventions of ’90s R&B. Her most recent mixtape, last year’s While We Wait, abounds with swoonworthy jams (“Feels,” “Love Language”), but she’s not above recoiling from a relationship in comic horror (“Too Deep”). Proceeds benefit the Lexii Alijai Foundation, set up to honor the local singer and rapper who died at the age of 21 last month. With Sophia Eris and New Black City.