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Kawehi announces East Coast tour, Lawrence concert

After a breakout year for Kawehi, the Lawrence-based one-woman electronic band and all-around Internet sensation will kick off 2015 with a month-long tour of the East Coast, with a hometown show thrown in for good measure.

Kawehi received national attention earlier this year from publications like Esquire and Spin for her unique covers of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" and Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees," as well as for the video for "Anthem" off her EP "Robot Heart." After seeing her cover of "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson, Diddy called her "dope," which we suppose accounts for something as well.

Coming off national and overseas tours in the summer and fall, she also launched a Kickstarter campaign for her new EP, "Evolution." The campaign was funded in one day and reached more than 10 times her original goal. Kawehi plans to release "Evolution" in early 2015.

Tickets for a Jan. 23 show at the Bottleneck, which will also feature Mouth and Wrong Kata Trio, are $10 and are available at thebottlenecklive.com. Here's the tour lineup so far, with additional dates to be added:

• Jan. 9 , Cambridge, Mass., Brighton Music Hall

• Jan. 10, Fairfield, Conn., Stage One at the Fairfield Theatre Company

• Jan. 11, New York City, Bowery Ballroom

• Jan. 14, Philadelphia, Boot & Saddle

• Jan. 15, Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hall

• Jan. 17, Raleigh, N.C., Kings Barcade

Jan. 23, Lawrence, The Bottleneck

• Feb. 7, Decatur, Ga., Eddie’s Attic

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Kawehi releases first single on forthcoming EP

Kawehi's new EP "Robot Heart" is coming out later this month on July 15. Check out single "Anthem" compliments of The Music Ninja off the seven-song album.

Kawehi's new EP "Robot Heart" is coming out later this month on July 15. Check out single "Anthem" compliments of The Music Ninja off the seven-song album. by Nadia Imafidon

After a few months in the national spotlight, Lawrence one-woman band Kawehi is releasing her new EP “Robot Heart” on July 15. Best known for her innovative cover of “Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana, this album is entirely written by Kawehi and recorded at her studio in town. Get a taste of her latest with new single “Anthem” here.

The concept behind “Robot Heart” comes from Kawehi’s sci-fi influences to make music from the perspective of a female robot who wants to experience joy and disappointment like a human being. Launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, Kawehi made 10 times more than the original goal, thanks to overnight stardom in response to her viral Nirvana cover, which received worldwide attention since becoming a staff pick on Vimeo and popping up everywhere including People Magazine, Spin, Huffington Post, Elle and Esquire.

She is currently on tour, scheduled through the end of August, but if any Lawrencians want to catch her live, they will have to venture out to the Aug. 19 Botanical Gardens show in Wichita. No Lawrence gig this time around.

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