Kelly Lee Owens at the Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis (2021-09-16)

Welsh musician and electronic producer Kelly lee owens headlined the Fine Line Music Café in downtown Minneapolis on September 16, 2021, as part of their tour Inner song… The sequel to his critically acclaimed self-titled album.

Local musician André Broder opened the show. Broder is also in the trio Fog (not to be confused with The Fog from England), which released For real, and traveled around the world with Polica in 2016.

For the Fine Line show, Broder does strictly DJ stuff… cranks it, presses buttons and stares intently at a laptop screen. While watching DJs do their thing isn’t always the most exciting thing, but that’s not the point. The goal is to put on music to get the crowd moving… and that got the audience dancing, ecstatic and dancing.

It had been a long time since Broder returned to the stage, you can tell he seemed really excited to perform again.

Kelly lee owens started her set in total darkness, hidden under a hooded dress playing a cover of Radiohead‘s “Strange Fish / Arpeggi”.

As a movie projected onto the canvas at the back of the stage, you see Owens in his see-through dress, singing “Keep Walking”.

Jenny Hval singing “Kingsize” (vuart)

Owens finished his set with a Jenny Hval cover, “Kingsize”. It’s such a strange cover choice, because no one in America will know the Norwegian singer. We know Hval, we heard her perform this song in September 2015, but Owens’ version is technically her own song. The song is such a start that it was actually released as “Kingsize (Kelly Lee Owens Rework)”.

Remaining tour dates:

09/19 / – Portland, OR @ Holocene
09/22 / – Oakland, CA @ Starline
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
10/22 – 10/23 – Miami, Florida @ III Points Festival

Off topic, but reading about Kelly Lee Owens, I found out that when she first moved to London, she did an internship at XL recordings and ended up playing bass in The history of apple pie. In fact, we wrote about this group in November 2012 and explained how Graham coxon (Blur) was a huge fan.

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