Karen O.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman, Karen O will release her full-length solo debut, Crush Songs, on September 9, the same day she begins a three night run at the McKittrick Hotel. It’s a small space for a star of her stature, but Karen has specifically chosen more intimate venues to showcase an album that is made up of 15 songs from her personal library, written and recorded when she was 27 and, she says, crushing “a lot.” The 250-capacity McKittrick Hotel is far better suited to the album’s stripped-back, bedroom folk than anywhere the Yeahs would play, but good luck finding a ticket.

Sept. 9-11, 11 p.m., 2014