Live Review: Kari Faux at the Observatory OC

Live Review: Kari Faux at the Observatory


My second time seeing Kari Faux live was just as legendary as the first time. I first saw her in a small atrium of the Arts and Sciences building at my alma mater, American University in DC. Now, Faux has become a national legend, with her songs featured on popular TV shows like Insecure, and performing  with big names like Junglepussy and Goldlink.  

This particular set was with Mick Jenkins. Faux has a fun energy about her on stage that will turn anyone in the room into a fan. She opens with crowd favorite No Small Talk, and went on to play Supplier, both of which have been TV features. Faux is known for her “dance breaks” between songs in her set, where she will pause to dance with the audience to a popular song. It’s a fun, engaging way to break up her set, but by the time its over we are still dying to hear more from her.  

Faux is an electric performer, whose chill demeanor and bumping songs create the perfect juxtaposition for those looking to dance a little, relax, and listen to some good music by an even better performer.

Article by: Olivia Shalhoup

Photo by: Jordan Hurley