Kinneret Concert @ Knitting Factory w/ Okayceci & Yung Juul
Last updated 01/25/24 ⚘ First posted 08/13/23
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I went to see the Kinneret concert at the Knitting Factory in North Hollywood, CA. Kinneret was preceded by two opening acts, Okayceci and Yung Juul. It was a wonderful show! (This was Thursday, April 27, 2023.)
I was first introduced to Kinneret’s music back at the first Dev Lemons concert a couple years back. (I don’t think I’ve written about that one – maybe in the future.)
Kinneret, by the way, is pronounced “kin-NAIR-et.” She has a whole song about that, as well as this crowd participation game to really get it across:
I had never heard of Okayceci before, but I was somewhat aware of Yung Juul since I follow Kinneret on social media and she and Yung Juul – real name PJ – are dating.
I got to the venue and hung around a bit, and as the crowd was forming, Yung Juul came on!
I was very entertained!
The crowd loved him and he put on a great show. It was a very good opener to the rest of the night. He was also in the back coordinating the sound and progression for Okayceci and Kinneret as they did their things too.
I absolutely loved the Okayceci portion of the show. Okayceci – real name Cecilia Valentina – came out and entranced the crowd immediately. Here’s thirty seconds of “Lonely”:
Okayceci has amazing electronic-influenced bedroom pop and I was very happy to be introduced to her songs.
I tried to follow her more closely in this video:
Such a great voice, and a great choice of an opening act, warmed the crowd up a ton.
Great sounds, great music. I’d absolutely go to a concert just for her.
As I was expecting, Kinneret came on and had an excellent set. Enthusiasm, happiness, tons and tons of energy. Absolutely blew everybody away!
Here’s a bit of Big Tornado:
After a few of her hits, she had Okayceci come back on to perform a song they did together, Falling On Me:
Very cool to see them sing together, and all three of them (including Yung Juul) on stage!
Kinneret had been traveling around the country on her All That I Know tour, and this was her very last stop. And for her last song on her last stop, she of course chose No Wind Resistance! – which is the song she’s best known for online.
Here’s her and Yung Juul performing it and then ending the show together!
What a spectacular performance – all of them – I’m very glad I went.
The Knitting Factory
I had never heard of the Knitting Factory before, but it was a pretty neat little venue. It’s a second story space, located right near the red line stop and some restaurants and bars. Very convenient.
I bought a shirt off of Okayceci and got it signed (not pictured here), and I got Kinneret’s signature in my signature jacket. (I may have gotten Okayceci’s too, I forget at the moment.)
I also learned that the Knitting Factory, or perhaps just the large stall in the men’s room, is haunted?
We later called this number and got a labyrinthian index of automated answering options. I have no idea what Sarabande Books is. The bartender had never even noticed this thing before – he had to come in and look for himself.
I was lucky enough to go to the afterparty nearby with some other fine folks I met at the concert.
I bought some drinks, danced, and played a very poor game of pool.
Fun times and a great concert!
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Written by Ethan J. Hulbert.