By: Jordyn Meade-Baxter
When: October 20, 2014
Where: Capital Exhibit Centre, Fredericton, NB
Monday night, as part of the Little Machines Tour, Lights made a stop in Fredericton. This was the third time she has been in the city, once in 2012 with Nightbox and another time with Tegan and Sara in 2010. Opening for Lights was the American trio, Rush Midnight.
Although Rush Midnight isn’t Canadian, I figured they were worth a mention. I hadn’t heard of them before the show, so I wasn’t used to their music. I had no idea what to expect but I really enjoyed what I heard. Their music is really calm, and I love the sound they have going for them. Plus, the matching outfits were cute.
Where this was my third time seeing Lights play, I already knew I was in for a great set. She opened up with her song “Muscle Memory” and that made everyone happy. There was a great mix of her newer stuff that I was just still getting used to and old favourites. The crowd got very excited as she played songs like “Siberia” and “Toes”.
Lights also did her piano set and played a song she hadn’t played in a long time –“Drive My Soul”. She looked into the crowd as the songs were sung back to her and smiled. That is honestly one of my favourite parts of going to concerts; seeing the artists just as happy as I was.
Because of this being a tour to promote her new album, Little Machines, quite a few of the songs she played were from the album. I was really happy to hear some of my favourites from it. She played “Running With the Boys” (a big crowd pleaser) and lead single “Up We Go”. She also closed the show after a loud encore request from the fans. The song was “Oil and Water”, also off her new album.
If you have yet to see Lights play, get on it as soon as possible. She will not disappoint. There are a few more Canadian stops left on her tour, so take your chance while you can!
October 22 – Halifax
October 26 – Toronto
October 27 – Toronto
November 19 – Vancouver
November 21 – Kelowna
November 22 – Red Deer
November 24 – Edmonton
November 25 – Calgary
November 26 – Saskatoon
November 27 – Winnipeg
I’m an aspiring entertainment journalist from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and a 2017 graduate from St. Thomas University with majors in Journalism and Psychology.
Aside from psychology, my passion has always been for music and storytelling. It is my dream to be in the industry, and music journalism seems to be the perfect fit. Along with a bit of photography dabbling, I think I’m pretty well on on my way.
When I’m not working, I’m listening to music, finding new artists to love, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or playing with my cats.