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In her Twitter bio, Yaeji keeps it simple and vague: “i’m into it all.” Perhaps she’s referring to her various artistic hats. The electronic music artist, born Kathy Yaeji Lee, wears a bunch of those as a DJ, producer, singer, rapper, and visual artist. Splitting time between New York and Seoul, the Korean-American musician has quickly made a name for herself with four-on-the-floor house grooves accented with elements of hip-hop, R&B, and pop. While the beats stand on their own, it’s Yaeji’s breathy, bilingual vocals that bring everything together. Her vocals are “into it all” as well: They sound like whispered love letters on the synth-swaddled “Feelings Change,” nightclub sweet-nothings on the bassy banger “Raingurl,” and hip-house boasts on the entrancing “Guap.” And even when they sound tentative, don’t mistake her voice, or her performance, for unassured. “Speaking like breathing, it’s easy to say that I haven’t changed my mind,” she sings on “Feelings Change.” “I’m just doing so fine.” Read more>>> Yaeji performs at 10 p.m. at Flash, 645 Florida Ave. NW. $10–$20. (202) 827-8791. flashdc.com. (Chris Kelly)
OH AND ALSO
British goth pop act Pale Waves performs at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
Author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich talks about her new book, Natural Causes, a takedown of society’s obsession with immortality and anti-aging, at Politics and Prose at The Wharf. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.
The Falun Dafa Association of D.C. presents Shen Yun, a production that showcases 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through song and dance, at the Kennedy Center Opera House. 1:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $80–$250.
Pearl Street Warehouse welcomes Boston bluegrass band Della Mae. 8 p.m. at 33 Pearl St. SW. $15.
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