Kimya Dawson show cancelled

by Sarah Harper

The Kimya Dawson concert scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5 has been cancelled. The Cedar released this statement on the event’s web page:

The Cedar is sad to announce that this show has been cancelled for unforeseen family reasons.

We are sad to hear it, if only because seeing Kimya live is a unique experience. Even though she invited a gaggle of musician friends (including Aesop Rock and Murs) to record with her on her latest album, “Thunder Thighs,” she plays alone when she’s on tour. Dawson was planning on playing a few songs with Pablo Das, but for the most part, it would just be the ole girl-and-guitar combo.

“it’s totally different,” Dawson said in an interview with A&E a few days ago. Most of her songs just feel a little bit softer without guests, she said. She was planning to play a near a cappella version of “Zero to a Zillion.”

Paranoid fans, take this to heart — there’s no doubt that Dawson would have loved to perform for you at the Cedar.

“I feel like things are usually really nice there,” she said.

Dawson was planning on perfoming “some new stuff and some old stuff” and would “hopefully have time to hug everybody at the end.”

It’s impossible to anticipate the full emotional fallout of this cancellation.

But so far, at least two people have tweeted about it.