TVD Live Shots: K.Flay, Houses, and Your Smith at Fox Theatre, 9/7

With a new album fresh from the hopper, pop artist K.Flay brought her “Solutions Tour” to Oakland’s Fox Theatre for her largest hometown headliner to date.

Your Smith kicked off the evening with some guitar and electronic wizardry to back up her solo vocal performance followed by Houses from Chicago, who delivered a mellow set that lulled the Oakland crowd into a temporary state of calm.

But that calm was short-lived because promptly at 10PM, K.Flay and her band consisting of a drummer and a bassist, climbed on top of their Q*bert inspired stage and prepared to unleash. The band tore straight into “Not in California” from the new album as K.Flay stomped atop the massive riser which changed color from white to blue.

Clearly already fans of the new material, the crowd went nuts as they sang along. Good thing too, because they were going to get a lot of Solutions as the night progressed—the whole album, in fact.

K.Flay wasn’t content to ride out the show on top of her cubist structure and made her way out front to get up and close with the screaming crowd before strapping on a guitar for “Bad Vibes.” A mini acoustic set gave everyone a bit of a break before kicking things back into gear with “DNA.”

The truly epic set ended with an encore of “Sister” and “Blood in the Cut” and heaps of confetti raining down on the crowd. Quite the homecoming for an artist who not long ago was scrapping away on festival side stages.

YOUR SMITH

HOUSES

K.FLAY

K.FLAY SETLIST
Not in California
This Baby Don’t Cry
Bad Vibes
Black Wave
Giver
Make Me Fade (Partial)
Good News
Champagne
I Like Myself (Most of the Time)
Nervous (Acoustic)
Can’t Sleep (Acoustic)
Fuck & Run (Liz Phair cover)
DNA
Only The Dark
Ice Cream
So Fast, So Maybe
High Enough

ENCORE
Sister
Blood in the Cut

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