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Lights: Music for Clean Energy at Bogart's

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If you’re looking to have a good time for a good cause, come on out to Bogart's when Lights takes the stage with Chase Atlantic and DCF. Part of the proceeds from every ticket will help fight climate change and support clean energy. Help keep the lights on responsibly with Lights!

Valerie Anne Poxleitner spent much of her childhood traveling around the world, eventually landing in Toronto. While in high school, the electropop singer surprisingly started out singing in a metal band called Shovel Face. She got a job writing for Sony/ATV Music Publishing after building a following on MySpace. When she turned 18, she legally changed her name to Lights, which allowed her to perform under the name even though another band had already copyrighted it. She made her debut as we know her now in 2008.

After a successful EP, Lights released her debut full-length LP The Listening in 2009. Four albums later, her beacon has only gotten brighter. She’s been featured on songs by artists like Owl City and Bring Me The Horizon. Her album Little Machines won the Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year in 2015. Most recently, the singer released French, Spanish, Tagalog, and Japanese versions of her song “Giants.”

From boy band to Aussie alt rockers, Christian Anthony and Mitchel Cave have been playing music together since they were teenagers. Clinton Cave joined the mix in 2011; from then, the trio went by KIDS, but in 2014 they redubbed themselves Chase Atlantic. They released their debut EP, Dalliance, that same year and have plans to tour with Good Charlotte and Sleeping with Sirens in addition to Lights this year.

David Charles Fischer, or DCF, has a passion for pop music that’s evident in his catchy songs and honest lyrics. His sound comfortably lands somewhere between Frank Ocean and Justin Timberlake. He released the aptly named Pop Songs EP in 2015 and is planning on releasing his debut LP sometime this year.

In an effort to fight climate change through music, Lights has partnered with Plus 1 for this concert series. In a video posted to Facebook, Lights explains that a dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to one of two environmental foundations. The U.S. shows will donate to Grid Alternative to help create clean solar energy and jobs. The Canadian shows will donate to Equiterre, which works with communities and governments to environmentally friendly standards in place and reduce pollution. Who knew going to a concert could help save the world?

When: Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

Where: Bogart's

How much: $21



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