A native of Los Angeles, Gavin Turek serves up disco shimmer, house music unz, and electro-pop catchiness, though her latest track, “Birdie Bees,” is a supply, funky R&B number with head-bobbing beats. She’s like Donna Summer in her ability to belt and coo and hit high silky sweet notes or lower sultry tones, but she’s got Beyonce’s on-point moves (she was a professional dancer before switching gears to singing and songwriting), and Diana Ross’s fabulous hair and ‘70s-era fashion sense.
Gavin Turek plays Saturday, July 21, 8:45–9:30 pm, on the Vera Stage. Find a complete list of (40) must-see acts here, check out The Stranger's full Capitol Hill Block Party calendar, and see schedules broken up by day—Friday, July 20; Saturday, July 21; and Sunday, July 22. Listen to some Gavin Turek (and peep a few videos) below.