I ran into soulful singer/songwriter/producer Gordon Chambers recently as he was heading to Kimberly Nichole’s late set at Joe’s Pub. “What are you doing now?” he asked. “She is fabulous, you should come!” I’m so glad I did. (Thanks for the spontaneous “date,” Gordon.) She tore it up, a fierce girl in a vintage hat and a tutu. By the time she got to her rousing covers of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and MJ’s “Dirty Diana,” the entire club was on its feet.
The Seattle native will be bringing the fierceness to Brooklyn on Saturday in a free performance at the wonderful Weeksville Heritage Center. And if that weren’t enough, her fellow Seattleite, my “Digable” crush, Palaceer Lazaro bka Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler is rolling out his latest project, Shabazz Palaces.
In homage to Charles Burnett’s “Killer of Sheep,” Shabazz Palaces’ video for “Belhaven Meridian.”
Gates open at 4pm, music begins at 6pm and films will be shown at sundown. Though the show is free, donations are welcomed.
1698 Bergen Street, between Buffalo and Rochester Avenues, Brooklyn