Although she’s been playing shows in Los Angeles forever, Nikka Costa made her first appearance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on June 12th.
Nikka and the band took command of the intimate stage and filled every inch of the venue with a mixture of funk, rock and soul. The multi-talented siren also showed she can do more than just belt out tunes and move to a groove when she got behind the drums for “Happy In The Morning.”
Even though the show was to promote her latest Stax release, Pebble To A Pearl, it was good to hear her perform “Push and Pull,” “Like A Feather” and “Everybody Got Their Something”, three gems from her 2001 release, Everybody Got Their Something.
As with all Nikka Costa shows, everyone left knowing they got their monies worth from watching a true performer. Seeing Nikka in concert is always a reminder of why I love live music. I’m especially thankful that I made it through the entire night without getting hit in the face once with a trombone.
Nikka plays another show in Hermosa Beach, CA (Saint Rocke) tonight and closes out the mini-tour on June 14th at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.