Kaki King slayed the crowd at Club DeVille just before midnight. Playing with her full band, the diminutive guitar virtuoso demonstrated how finger-picking is really done. The instrumental numbers often sounded like something you’d hear at a Pinback show, if that band had honed its chops on bluegrass and Ani DiFranco. Truly an impressive set, with a bang-up closing number: a riotous punk jam sung by its author, the Bubonics’ Sara DeCastro.
Kaki’s not the only queer to check out at the fest–other gay girl acts include Girl in a Coma, the Blow, Von Iva, Mika Miko, New Bloods, Uh Huh Her, the Cliks, Dynasty Handbag, Paradise Island, Sia, Swati, Bound Stems, MEN and Midtown Dickens.