Logan 5 and the Runners / LipTease / Brite Lite Brite

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Friday / February 26, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States

Electro-pop performers Logan 5 and the Runners and LipTease co-headline this explosive evening of music, with special guest Brite Lite Brite.

With icy synths and strangled guitars, Boston's Logan 5 and the Runners are the sound of Britpop thrown into "a neurotic disarray, not from an elitist high, but from a deep-down scavenger low" (Boston Phoenix). Though named after cult '70s movie Logan's Run and inspired by cinema, the band eschews political sci-fi for French New Wave and Valley of the Dolls. Featurette (2009) was released to rave reviews. Members include frontman David Berndt, keyboardist/trumpeter Chris Barrett, bassist Mike DeLisle, drummer Marc Beaulieu, and guitarist Nick Balkin.

Liptease has grown from a concept to an independent work of art. The band has a vibe that is free and eclectic with no boundaries. With many influences, ranging from electronic to r&b to neo-pop, the band is rediscovering today's musical heritage.

Brite Lite Brite's debut album, Universe Universe, marks their move toward organic electronica and a preoccupation with life and our universe. Brite Lite Brite's career highlights include winning the grand prize, electronica category, in the 2007 John Lennon Songwriting contest. The band was chosen by MTV to open the 2008 Choose or Lose Tour, by Platform One Entertainment as part of their Spring 2009 Campus Music Invasion, and by Gap Stores to perform in August 2009 at the largest-ever simultaneous live acoustic music event.

$8 general admission; student discount available at Berklee Performance Center box office