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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lights at The TLA, Split / Red at Johnny Brenda’s, and Los Lobos at Merriam Theater

LIGHTS | Photo by Charlotte Jacobson
LIGHTS | Photo by Charlotte Jacobson

Electropop singer/songwriter Lights will play the TLA tonight. The project of Valerie Anne Poxleitner gained worldwide attention after receiving the Juno award for Best New Artist and her album Siberia was nominated for Pop Album of the Year. Now she has taken to touring after releasing her album Little Machines last month as well as producing a new music video for her song “Up We Go” (which you can watch below). Click here for more information on tonight’s show.

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Photo Recap: LIGHTS and Arkells at The TLA

Toronto electronic pop outfit LIGHTS (the stage name of Valerie Anne Poxleitner) played The TLA on the tail end of promoting her 2011 release Siberia. Opening the show was fellow Ontarians Arkells; check out a photo recap in the gallery above.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: LIGHTS at The TLA, Blonde Gang at PhilaMOCA’s Tuesday Tune-Out, Thee Nosebleeds at Kung Fu Necktie, Duncan Shiek at World Cafe Live, Jackie Paper at the North Star Bar

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.”

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