Local Internet sensation Kawehi is at the Bottleneck on Saturday

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In March, Hawaiian-born artist Kawehi uploaded a pretty stellar cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” to YouTube. In the video, she’s seated in her Lawrence home, in front of her synth pad, keyboard and looping tools with headphones on and a glass of red wine at the ready. It was supposed to be just a “practice run,” she said, mistakes and all.

But within a few days of the video’s mention on the Esquire website, Kawehi’s Internet profile had skyrocketed, and she was getting calls from all over, including invitations to play shows internationally — all before she’d even had a local gig. (She moved to Lawrence last June.) At long last, we have Kawehi to ourselves.

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