.Anya Kvitka

OFF HER SOAPBOX: San Jose’s Anya Kvitka from the Soapbox Melodics crew performs solo Friday at South First Billiards.

BORN IN Russia and now operating out of San Jose, Anya Kvitka is best known as part of the Soapbox Melodics crew, who created their own uniquely elegant style mixing hip-hop, down-tempo and soul with vintage jazz and an experimental edge. Now she’s working on a solo album, going more in a dubstep and electronic direction, and backed by a band. But it seems like Kvitka can sing anything, including an acoustic version of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” that’s as haunting and brutal as the original. She’s joined at this South First Billiards pre-party for San Jose Made’s big weekend by Opski Chan and Vida Killz; she also performs Sat. 4-6pm at the main event at San Pedro Square.

South First Billiards

Friday, Sept. 16

9pm; free.


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