British performer Jamie Lidell will be at Union Transfer tonight. Over his six-album career, Lidell has worked with Beck, Feist and Simian Mobile Disco. Lidell is currently touring in support of his recent self-titled Warp Records release, which sees the soul singer adopt a more electronic dance vibe instead of his usual R&B tinged soul angle. Tickets and information for tonight’s show with Empress Of and Ludwig Persik can be found here. Below, watch the video for Jamie Lidell’s “You Naked.”
Toronto’s LIGHTS will take the stage at The TLA tonight. Lights Poxleitner reached early success with a Best New Artist Juno Award in 2008 but hasn’t let the pressure of living up to expectations hold her back musically. Her latest record, Siberia, is a step in the experimental direction and infuses dub-step drops with her usual pop-oriented melodies for a grittier final product. LIGHTS performs alongside Arkells at tonight’s all-ages show. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 7:00 p.m., more information here. Below, watch LIGHTS’ latest video for “Timing is Everything.”
Philadelphia shoegaze project Jackie Paper will be part of a DIY lineup at Hong Kong Garden on November 6th. Frontman Joshua Dowell, whose influences heavily draw from psychedelic rock and dust-trail rhythms, has been performing as Jackie Paper with various accompanying artists since 2007; a collection of four tracks was released in April, which you can listen to here. The Hong Kong Garden show will also feature fellow folk artists The Heligoats, Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, and Skinny Bones; information for that show can be found here. Watch Jackie Paper’s video for “All Is All” below.