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Kari Faux 6/2

Jun 03, 2019


Fresh off of the release of her latest EP Cry for Help, Kari Faux has embarked on her first US Tour to support the project. Minneapolis was lucky enough to be one of the 12 stops on this tour. Kari Faux’s performance was intimate, personal, and totally engrossing.

The night began with skillful sets from Minneapolis DJ Yasmeenah and Minneapolis artist Naél, who performed with a live band to support his breezy tunes. The final opener was DJ Osh Kosh, who did the impossible by making a transition from Aaliyah’s “One in a Million” to Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag” sound good and make sense.

Keeping in line with her personal lyrics and performance style, Kari Faux’s set design resembled one of her most personally cherished spaces: her bedroom. Performing from a pink full-sized bed in her pajamas, Kari Faux performed soulful renditions of some of her most well known songs like “Lowkey” and “In the Night Time”.  She kept the excited audience engaged in her performance for her entire 60-minute set, commenting, “I ain’t gonna lie, Minneapolis might be one of the most lit shows on this tour.” I wasn’t lucky enough to go to any of her other tour stops, but from what I saw at the Loring on Sunday night I can believe that our stop was at least top 5. It’s clear that Kari Faux’s music connects with her fans on a deep level, to the point where they know almost every lyric. Faux’s live performance adds to that connection and could make a fan out of the most clueless bystander.

By Julian Green