Valerie "Lights" Poxleitner is a diminutive young Canadian whose girly voice was meant to be layered over lush electronic backgrounds and danced to in gay nightclubs forever. Her synthed-out, Erasure-esque songs are also perfect for Gossip Girl, Real World, or any number of coming-of-age television shows. She's mysterious and foreign enough to one day achieve the stature of, say, a Robyn, and already wipes the floor with the likes of Britney Spears or whatever Kardashian sister is attempting to break into the music biz at any given moment. Dismiss Lights as a lightweight, if you insist, but this 2009 Juno Award winner's compact songs are pleasant at worst, infectious at best. And she's super cute too, which never hurts a live performance. With Rubik. MIKE SEELY

Thu., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2011

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