Jessy Lanza! A tour! Playing live dates! Concerts! Shows! Bars! Other people probably! Leaving your house! Buying expensive beer! Dancing a little but not too much! R&B! Drinking too much after an awkward interaction with your ex because of course he’d show up to this show of all shows when you were hoping to have a nice night out! Pop music! This has been a series of phrases or words followed by exclamation points that are all in some way associated with the recently announced Jessy Lanza. I’m hoping that that the exclamation points are extra convincing to those of you on the fence about attending one, two, or even maybe several of the dates. Or maybe a lil’ video embed will get you off of that there fence?
Boom. That’s her playing “Strange Emotion” off last year’s super-delightful Pull My Hair Back at a Yours Truly Session. “Wow, Taylor, that’s pretty close to convincing me to see Jessy Lanza live, but if you had a link to one of her songs in a big ole year-end mix type thing, that would really be super.” If that is somehow exactly what you’re thinking, reader, then you’re in luck, because Lanza’s track “Pull My Hair Back” made it onto side B of Tiny Mix Tapes’ own year-end Exquisite Corpse Mix in the capable hands of Rowan Savage. She’s in a DJ Rashad/Kanye West sandwich, two fellahs who I’m sure you’ll find very sufficient as musical bread.
01.15.14 - Montreal, QC - Divan Orange
01.17.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
01.18.14 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
01.23.14 - Chicago, IL - Smart Bar
01.24.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
01.25.14 - San Francisco, CA - Amnesia