Writer’s suggestion: If you don’t like hypnotic dance beats ricocheting between your ears long after you’ve turned them off, then you should probably stay away from cuts off Calgary native Kiesza’s debut album, last year’s “Sound of a Woman.”
But if you generally enjoy nodding your head and swaying to synth notes, then you might want to attend the rising pop star’s show at 8 p.m. Saturday in Town Ballroom (681 Main St.) when she’ll appear with Australian opener Betty Who. Already buzzed about in the U.K. on the strength of the chart-topping “Hideaway” and thumping “Giant In My Heart,” the Canadian artist has garnered coverage from music pubs like Spin and Rolling Stone; has worked with sought-after DJs including Diplo and Skrillex; and has enjoyed creative interest from Rihanna, who recorded multiple Kiesza-helmed cuts for her yet-to-be-released 2015 album.
This weekend, she’ll give Buffalonians a taste of what all the fuss is about when she rolls her pulsating dance party in the Nickel City’s Theater District.
Tickets are $22 to $25 (box office, Ticketfly).
– Michael Farrell