Nikka Costa Premieres “Nylons In A Rip” Video, Sits in With The Roots on Jimmy Fallon Tonight 7/12

Self-proclaimed “funky white bitch” Nikka Costa premieres the first video off her recently released EP, Pro*Whoa!, today on her YouTube channel, Nikka’s Box. Directed by Keith Megna, the “Nylons In A Rip” video conveys the intensity of her live shows.

In anticipation of her east coast tour kicking off July 13th in Philadelphia, Nikka is making a special guest appearance tonight, July 12th, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, sitting in with the The Roots as they back her on tracks from Pro*Whoa!. Tune in to NBC at 12:35/11:35C.

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Stream: Nikka Costa “Head First” from her EP, Pro*Whoa!

Nikka Costa is releasing the first in a series of EPs, Pro*Whoa!, on June 21st, and she is offering up a stream of the new track “Head First.”

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Don’t forget to check out her YouTube channel Nikka’s Box. You never know what she’ll do next as she proves in her latest installment above, where she bares no expense asking viewers, “what’s a girl gotta do to get her music heard?” Also, she still has the first single, “Nylons in a Rip,” available for free download at

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Nikka Costa To Release Pro*Whoa! EP June 21 + MP3

Nikka Costa is set to release the first in a series of EPs, Pro*Whoa!, on June 21st via her own label, Gofunkyourself Records. With her new material, Costa delves into a stoney, indie pop realm while keeping her lauded, soulful vocals intact. Her unfettered approach stems from this being her first independent release free from major label directives.

The first single “Nylons in a Rip” is now available as a free download so make sure you check out it out. Also make sure you take a peek at Nikka’s Box for some hilarious videos.

She will be taking her music on the road starting in June at the following locations:

15- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
16- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
17- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
18- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
22- San Francisco, CA- The Independent
23- West Hollywood- The Roxy
24- San Diego, CA- Anthology
25- Hermosa Beach, CA- Saint Rocke

13- Philadelphia, PA- World Café Live
14- New York, NY- Highline Ballroom
15- Cambridge, MA- Middle East Upstairs
16- Baltimore, MD- Artscape Festival
17- Vienna, VA- Jammin Java