By Haintso Rakouth, Rock At Night Detroit Correspondent
Venue: King Woman at El Club, Detroit, Michigan on June 2nd 2016
It’s always refreshing to attend a show in a new venue. El Club is located in “Mexicantown” in Detroit. When entering the venue you enter through the bar area. There’s chairs and tables to hang out while you enjoy a cold ice beer. The second room is where the stage is–it’s very spacious and there’s a VIP area. There’s also an outdoor patio to hang out with friends and enjoy some fresh air during a break between sets.
This was King Woman first show in Detroit. King Woman was started by frontwoman Kristina Esfandiari who used to be in shoegaze band called Whirr. In 2015, King Woman released their debut album “Doubt”, which is filled with dark lyrics about Kristina’s past, such as religious abuse.
King Woman will embark you on a dark, heavy journey– but at the end will leave you feeling relaxed and inspired. The combination of the smoke appearing throughout the set with Kristina’s intense yet beautiful vocals–plus the slow, heavy chords, and distortion–definitely makes one forget where he or she is for a while. Fans were happy to hear King Woman play “Burn”, which is one of King Woman’s most popular song regarding Kristina’s struggle with leaving religion.
After King Woman’s set, Kristina went back to the merch table to talk to fans and was appreciative that people came to see the show. The fans absolutely loved her! Catch King Woman this summer on tour with Wax Idols.
Members: KRISTINA ESFANDIARI, COLIN GALLAGHER, JOEY RAYGOZA, PETER ARENSDORF, Home Town:San Francisco
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