Kim Boekbinder is no stranger to the visual arts. Her new album The Impossible Girl fields a separate, beautiful illustration by a dozen different talented artists. A picture each for every song. Her album is available for free via Bandcamp if you just want to dip a toe in her talent (though you're welcome to pay her too). She's also just finished collaborating on an animated film, I Have Your Heart, which she's raising funds for on kickstarter. On Thursday, she'll be adding to her repertoire by performing at the Red Rattler in Marrickville along with performers Brendan Maclean and Helen Perris, whose visual flair will complement her own.
Kim Boekbinder was raised in North America, and although she's been knocking around Australia indulging in the blissful exoticism of our local climes, she's heading back north soon and who knows when you'll get another chance to see her in Sydney. Her music is heartfelt, entertaining and rarely the same in the same place twice. Fans of alternative power couple Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman may regonise her red wig from their visit this Australia Day. But whatever your interest, Kim Boekbinder is cheap at half the price. And far from impossible to see this week.
*Kim Boekbinder is playing an all-ages gig.
Image from The Impossible Girl by Travis Louie.