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Friday / April 20, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Image courtesy of the artist
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Influenced by artists ranging from Jeff Buckley to Arcade Fire, BANNERS is a musician from Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Fascinated by dreams, life, death, hope, and despair, he grew up singing in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Choir and the Liverpool Kop. His music is at once haunting and hopeful. His song “Start a Riot” has generated more than 50 million streams on Spotify. His recent single, “Someone to You,” reached the no. 1 position on Alt Nation as he prepares to release his highly anticipated EP, Empires on Fire.

After signing with Island Records, BANNERS first connected with audiences with his debut single, “Ghosts,” which rose to no. 2 at Hype Machine. “Shine a Light,” which has been certified gold for track sales in Canada, is featured in the official trailer for EA’s blockbuster game FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Legends and has appeared in spots on NBC, ESPN, E!, and FOX. BANNERS recently made his late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, followed by touring select markets in the United States with Milky Chance.

Ellevator is an experimental pop band from Hamilton, Canada. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche's nimble, raw lyricism is illuminated by a voice like holy fire: blistering and purifying. Focused guitar work dances with the hypnotic timbres and soaring melodies of analog synthesizers. Deft lines and dangerous grooves are intoned by a disciplined drum and bass combo. Chaos lurks beneath the surface of Ellevator's tight motifs and rhythmic trances, erupting into moments of prophetic ecstasy. Their live performances are wild affairs. Brimstone at their heels, Ellevator's contagious energy turns rooms into reveries.

Watch BANNERS' video “Someone to You”:

$15 in advance / $18 general admission (standing room only)