Kate Nash is a firecracker. The British artist came on our radar somewhat accidentally, pop isn’t normally our milieu. Hers is an edgy, whiplash version, and her headlining set at 9:30 Club last November was a revelation (we were there to see La Sera open). Her vigor and verve was peppered with a naughtiness that seemed more organic than most, in the vein of Lily Allen rather than Miley Cyrus.
And, while absolutely pop, her live show is a guitar-driven romp of danceable ditties, somewhat embarrassing and entirely enchanting at the same time (for the average indie rock male). She brings her irrepressible personality and lively theatrics to the Coachella Music Festival the next two Fridays, and is sure to surprise those guys only there accompanying their girlfriends. Her track “Foundations” will almost certainly feature a lady-led sing-a-long — and the aforementioned guys will love every second of it.