This weekend, King — the Los Angeles-based and Prince-endorsed vocal trio — takes over Barboza

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Here’s a little show you might want to see, even only so you can say later, “I saw them when …” The Los Angeles vocal trio, King — twin sisters Amber and Paris Strother, plus Anita Bias — sings chill, light-touch synth soul with subtly interweaving, jazzlike parts, very cool harmonies and an irresistible sway to their step. Think sunny afternoons with a slight buzz.

They have an interesting story, too. Back in 2011, their first EP attracted the attention of Prince, who invited them to open for him in L.A. Since then, the likes of Questlove, Erykah Badu and Nile Rodgers have sung their praises. Unprepared for fame, King retreated, but has returned with this year’s album “We Are King,” which includes the alluring “Mr. Chameleon” as well as extended versions of songs from the first EP.

The group writes, arranges, produces and sings all its own material, which led the three musicians to take the name King — as in king of their own musical world.

Have fun out there!

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $13 (206-709-9467 or thebarboza.com).