Kimbra, or Kimbra Lee Johnson, can be pared down to her influences. Her vocal stylings are kind of Nina Simone and her over-the-top dance moves have a touch of Prince, but her crazy eyes are all Björk. The New Zealand singer is best known for collaborating with Gotye on depressing break-up/creepy stalker hit “Somebody That I Used to Know,” but her solo work is both more erratic and more striking. This year’s “Miracle,” off her latest album, The Golden Echo, sounds like electropop gone disco, and is bursting with an energy befitting the manic singer — just take a gander at the music video in which she seduces postal workers with her red hot pants. She performs tonight with Brooklyn’s own Empress Of.
Thu., Nov. 6, 9 p.m., 2014