Claire George + Natasha Kmeto

Barboza Presents

Claire George + Natasha Kmeto

Shelf Nunny

Tuesday 11/13

8:00 pm

Barboza

This event is 21 and over

Claire George
As she readies her debut EP for release in late 2018, Claire George looks outward after years of looking in. In the early years of her career, Claire explored familiar paths as the vocalist of the SF-based band HEARTWATCH and as a topline songwriter for dance tracks. However, these well-worn trails didn’t suit her, and for the past two years the LA-based songwriter and producer has focused on developing her own sound. In 2016 Claire detached from her previous endeavors and took on a quieter life on the outskirts of Seattle to hone her craft as a producer. Writing incessantly, she impressed an athlete’s training regimen onto her songwriting with the understanding that going from competent to essential could only come through digging deeper, from finding the negative space where true heartache lays.

The resulting batch of tracks is a genre-bending pastiche of electronic and pop influences. From the shimmering “Orbits” to the insular and evocative “Where Do You Go?,” Claire’s new tracks paint a deft, impressionistic picture of the transformative power of love, loss, and growing up. Like the subjects they address, the songs are mournful and anthemic, guarded but proud. They speak to the anxious sense of losing one’s youth, while still being acutely aware of how much immaturity surrounds you.
Natasha Kmeto
Natasha Kmeto is an electronic producer/vocalist dedicated to the art
of emotional engagement. Writing, producing, and performing all her
material, Kmeto combines her sensuous voice with a dancefloor ethic,
exuding a thoughtful physicality that rewards openness and
vulnerability. Stylistically she explores the lines intersected by
RnB, soul, and dance music, built using an electronic toolkit
developed by years of discipline. She’s most at home when on stage,
singing to her fans’ hearts and playing to their bodies.
Natasha’s artistic growth has accelerated after years of hard work.
She’s at her most self-realized on her latest LP Inevitable, an album
that deals with matters of love and a newly affirmed personal outlook.
She has increasingly embraced her identity as a queer female, letting
it interweave with and inform her talents as a musician. Like anyone
undergoing the lifelong process of self-acceptance, Natasha’s growth
is expected continue in inventive ways. On her newest single release,
she delves deeper into issues of feminism and queerness: “Pour Down”
serves as an anthem for empowerment while “Free For Tonight” explores
the concept of safe space.
Natasha tours nationally out of her home base in Portland, Oregon. Her
long list of notable live performances include a 2016 national out
supporting Ghostly International artists, Beacon, a 2014 national tour
supporting TV On The Radio, gigs at Coachella, Bumbershoot,
MusicfestNW, Electric Forrest, Symbiosis, SXSW, Low End Theory, and
Decibel Festival. She has shared the stage with a number of talented
artists including Four Tet, Squarepusher, Flying Lotus, Flume,
Machinedrum, Dam Funk, Kode 9 and Shlohmo. Releases by Natasha have
been featured by many acclaimed media outlets including NPR,
Pitchfork, Spin, Fader, Resident Advisor and Rookie. Her radio
experience includes live performances on Boiler Room and KEXP, and her
tracks have been played by numerous tastemaking DJs including the
legendary Mary Ann Hobbes.
Praise for Natasha:
"As queer identity gets shoved aside with the mainstreaming of
electronic music, as if the queer community didn't fuel the genre's
formation, it's more vital than ever to have voices like Kmeto's
bringing it to the forefront. This, without question, is a record of
discovery and confusion as much as it is about the power of confidence
in understanding and loving oneself. Inevitable is a collection of
slowly ripping cords, the underlying tension manifesting on tracks as
if Kmeto must manage simmering emotions and can’t, or maybe won’t." -
Pitchfork
"We can’t recommend the album highly enough: lady sings the electro-
blues." -Guardian
“Kmeto's power comes down to the way she displays her personal life—

sexual energy, anger, pride and sadness all burn a hole right through
the club-informed music. The formula makes Inevitable feel as fiery as
it is intimate.” -Resident Advisor
Shelf Nunny
Venue Information:
Barboza
925 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://thebarboza.com