Monday, March 5, 2012

Upcoming: Nikka Costa At Highline Ballroom, 5/24

New York, Nikka Costa is coming back to the Big Apple! Y'all know I dig this lady. If you haven't seen her live, you're missing out. You will dance, you will sweat and you will damn sure have fun.

Costa will be at the Highline Ballroom on Thursday, May 24. Doors are at 6:00PM, showtime is 8:00PM and it will cost you $18 in advance. If you wait until day of show, it'll cost you $20. You should seriously consider going if you haven't already made plans to.

Back in 2008 when I first started my blog, I wrote this about Costa ... I got hooked on Nikka's music when I fell asleep with the television on one night. I woke up in the wee hours to the video for "Like A Feather" from her then current release Everybody Got Their Something. There on my screen with a shock of fiery hair, decked out in vibrant blue and on very good terms with double-sided tape, was one funky lady with "NIKKA" flashing behind her in lights and swirling colors. I scribbled her name on the box of tissue by my bed and went back to sleep. Later that morning, I went to the store and bought the album. A Nikka fan was born.

Some years later, in stark contrast to the vibrant "Like A Feather" video, she released one for her song, "Nylons In A Rip" a while back. The song is from her most recent record, PRO*WHOA. It's done in beautiful black and white and will rock your face off. Check it out below.