ALL AGES SHOW / Standing Room Only GA Floor / Reserved Balcony & Loge seating
$30.00 advance / $35.00 day of show
Ticket Prices already include 7.875% sales tax / Ticket Purchases are Final and Non-Refundable.
BØRNS has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support Grid Alternatives and their work bringing accessible renewable energy technology and job training to underserved communities (www.gridalternatives.org).
BØRNS, a Michigan native who spent time in New York before landing in his new home of Los Angeles, is a preternatural talent. He understands instinctively how to connect the intricacies of a melody to the sensual receptors in the human ear, and how to conjure up a song from its building blocks to reach the heavens. Working with producers Tommy English and Kennedy, in 2014 BØRNS released the Candy EP, a shot of sunny, sweet, sweeping adrenaline to the pop music landscape that put “10,000 Emerald Pools” and “Electric Love” on playlists across the world. In early 2015 BØRNS reunited with English and began work on an album, writing and recording in between the steadily growing live shows, and with the stage in mind. Enamored of and inspired by his new home on the west coast, BØRNS injected much of that sunshine vibe into the new music that would become his debut album, Dopamine.
At only 21 years old, Charlotte Cardin has already shown promise of being one of 2017's breakout songstresses. Her debut single, the minimal electro-jazz ballad "Big Boy," garnered instant online buzz. Since then, the young singer's career has been a series of milestones. Her long-awaited debut EP was released July 2016 and instantly jumped to number one on iTunes Canada. The success of the EP is being fueled by a 60-date Canadian tour which has so far included stops at the CBC Music festival, Osheaga, and le Festival d'été de Québec (the latter of which saw her opening up for Sting and Peter Gabriel). By road-testing her material with her tight-knit three-piece band, Charlotte seems to have hit a sweet spot between the minimalism in the songs' arrangements and the larger-than-life quality of her live show.
One night last November, Mikky Ekko was sitting on the riverbank near the London home of one of his songwriting collaborators, Fraser T. Smith. The two were drinking tequila and playing around with some chords when the lyrics to a special song began pouring out: “Time,” which is now the title track to Ekko’s upcoming debut album. “There's an honesty and a simplicity to it that I’m really proud of,” Ekko says of the ballad, which features just acoustic guitar, strings, and Ekko’s soaring vocal. “I was trying to find a way to say, ‘No matter what happens I'll be there for you, even if you only want me for tonight.’”
The song is especially significant to Ekko, coming as it does after the multi-platinum success of “Stay,” a stark piano ballad he had co-written during a particularly vulnerable time in his life. “‘Stay’ is beautiful, but I didn't know what was happening when I wrote it,” he says. “It happened through me. I was just a vessel for it. But ‘Time’ I manifested into being.” Of course “Stay” was recorded by Rihanna (featuring and co-produced by Ekko) and went on to become one of the biggest hits of 2013. It sold over ten million tracks worldwide, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart, and earned Ekko a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Duo/Collaboration. He also delivered a memorable live performance of the song with Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards.