I am normally not a fan of electronic music. I like my keyboards here and there, but vocal effects and the keyboard as the main instrument usually don’t thrill me.
An exception is LIGHTS. From Toronto, this tiny little girl has a lot of power and charisma onstage. She was upbeat and got the Beat Kitchen rockin’ – and even did a Backstreet Boys cover! Definitely quirky and colorful (her merch table was an explosion of neon!), LIGHTS was definitely a surprise. I went in not expecting to like her, but she won me over after just a few songs. And, even better? She hung out at merch until all of her fans left, taking pictures and talking to everyone. Definite brownie points.
She’s on a huge tour right now, so check out her Myspace and see if she’s coming by you. Also, while you’re there, listen to “February Air,” it’s my favorite. (more…)