Movin’ On “Up” with Lights

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Rick Moranis. Hockey. Heathcare. Youpi. Oh, Canada. You are so underrated and awesome. In many ways – in the states anyway – our latest A-Sides guest is just that: underrated, awesome, and – yes – Canadian. Or maybe I’m wrong because her YouTube hits are ridunkulous.So much for a solid opening sentence or two. Anyway, the highly-celebrated pop star Lights will embark on a tour in support of her last record Little Machines this fall. She’ll co-headline with the always feel-good Mowgli’s with electro-popsters PHASES also on the bill.
The singer/songwriter recently released its first single “Up We Go,” which is an infectious summer anthem. Its music video takes place in an elevator, and is easily the best video to do so since Aerosmith’s “Love in an Elevator.” Speaking of which, I miss the 1980s classic video game Elevator Action. It was awesome, but probably highly inappropriate.

Anyway, the Juno Award winner recently filmed an A-Sides session with us, performing a pair of tracks, and sitting down for a chat. Check out for all of the above as well as this week’s Delve Into Twelve. Oh, and I should mention Lights will perform a special show at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on Sept. 30 as the 2014 Artist Ambassador for “Pinktober,” Hard Rock’s annual campaign for breast cancer awareness.

Lights Fall 2014 US Tour Dates:
10/24 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
10/25 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/29 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/31 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
11/01 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
11/02 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
11/04 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/05 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/07 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
11/13 San Francisco, CA – Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
11/14 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
11/15 Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market

“Up We Go”

“Don’t Go Home Without Me”

A-Sides “Delve Into Twelve” Countdown
Each week A-Sides unleashes its top 12 tracks of the week AKA the “Delve Into Twelve” based on the following contributing factors: songs I’m playing out that particular week (no matter when they were released — think overlooked songs, unreleased tracks and old favorites), songs various publicists are trying to get me to listen to that I did and dug a bunch, song posts and trends I’ve noticed on my friends’ Facebook walls and, most importantly: what my toddler is currently enjoying thoroughly with an assist from my newborn.

About A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Jon Chattman’s music series features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Air Supply, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, fun, Bleachers, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds and Bastille.

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