Dessa at Shadow Lounge
If you happened to be at the sold-out Doomtree show last February at the Shadow Lounge, then you’re likely familiar with the dopeness that is Dessa, Doomtree’s only female member. The multi-talented performer shines as a solo artist, entertaining the worlds of rapping, singing and spoken word with a unique flavor only Dessa can bring. Her first full-length record, A Badly Broken Code, earned praise from media outlets such as NPR and The Seattle times, and her tour in support of this album was nothing short of brilliant, drawing comparisons to a “hip-hop cabaret” of sorts.
Vibraphone, piano, viola, and stand-up bass compile the sound for her follow-up, Castor the Twin, which is said to be more organic than her previous work and “push Dessa’s lyrics forward, showcasing the imagery and narratives that define her as a songwriter and an emcee”. Having studied philosophy while in college, her lyrics examine the intricacies of the human condition with a candid, sharp approach. She has also taught seminars on feminist rhetoric and the art of the personal essay at her alma mater, the University of Minnesota. Check her out in action below:
She recently did an interview with Andy Mulkerin of the City Paper, calling it “short and weird” on her Facebook.
This show pops off Thursday, January 10th at an early hour. Doors at 6:30 and it’s over by 10. Snab your tickets here and witness the first big show at the Lounge this year!