Dessa Live at Papa Charlie's Jan. 17, 2015

Dessa @ 11:00p

Transcending what we know as rap, Dessa's heartfelt and poignant poetry comes through with ferocious melodies when she's on the mic. As a musician and writer, she's been compared to Joni Mitchell, but this spoken work artist can pack hundreds of words into a single track while her acappella arrangements are delicate and expressive, full of old world harmonies. Minnesota Public Radio reports, "(Her) facility with language can be intimidating if you're not ready for it. When she talks or sings, her words come at you with a ferocity and intellectual velocity that's pretty uncommon in rap music. Her verbal prowess probably served her well as the only female member of the Minneapolis hip-hop collective, Doomtree."

Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra @ 9:30p

Tickets available at the door only