Francis and the Lights performed "The White Room" live at the Rensallear Polytechnic Institute over one weekend in October. The performance can now be viewed in its entirety on francisandthelights.com.
Francis and the Lights will make their network television debut as the musical guest on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE this Thursday 4/14/11. The show airs on ABC at 12:05AM Eastern/Pacific, right after Nightline. Be sure to tune in!
Francis Starlite performed an intimate solo show in the round at NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge on February 24th. Read TimeOut New York's full reveiw, in which they note his "versatility and ability to traverse decades, styles, energy levels and vocal range," here.
Francis and the Lights has been confirmed to play Le Poisson Rouge in New York on Thursday, Feb. 24th. This show will be an in the round performance and will feature Francis solo on piano with drum machine. 10PM, tickets available at Le Poisson Rouge.
Enter your email to win a trip to see Francis and the Lights play the brand new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two provided by Virgin America flying out of any US city they service, four nights at The Cosmopolitan Hotel and the chance to see Francis and the Lights play four nights in a row. Click HERE to enter.
Francis Starlite is interviewed by John Adamian for The Hartford Advocate. Read the full piece, called The Importance of Being Earnest, in which Francis discusses among other things his disciplined approach to making music, here.
Francis and the Lights has been confirmed to play 4 nights at the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this December. This residency, which takes place from Wednesday, December 22nd through Saturday, December 25th, is part of a series of shows and events that the new hotel and casino is planning to mark its grand opening this winter. Be sure to check back here, and on the Cosmopolitan's Facebook page, for more information on these shows as it becomes available.
Check out the schedule of great shows we have lined up for this week at CMJ! Tuesday, 10/19 Francis and the Lights - The Studio @ Webster Hall - 9PM MTV/MTVU CMJ Kickoff Party w/ Surfer Blood, Dominique Young Unique, Fake Problems
Wednesday, 10/20 The Static Jacks @ Cake Shop - 11PM w/ Young Buffalo, Math the Band, Kilimanjaro, Botany, Freshkills
Thursday, 10/21 The Static Jacks @ PureVolume House - 9:30PM w/ The Indecent, Kitten, White Arrows, Funeral Party, Generationals
Friday, 10/22 Bodega Girls @ Arlene's Grocery - 5pm Beast of the Northeast presented by Ryan's Smashing Life and Weekly Dig w/ Mean Creek, Bridges & Powerlines, Aloud, Kingsley Flood, Son of the Sun, David Wax Museum Francis and the Lights @ Mercury Lounge 11PM Paradigm CMJ Show w/ Nada Surf, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Reptar, JBM, Blair, Ume
Saturday, 10/23 Francis and the Lights @ Knitting Factory - 1pm AAM CMJ Show w/ Maximum Balloon, Crocodiles, Jaill, Magic Bullets, Ty Segall The Static Jacks @ Bowery Ballroom - 4:30PM w/ Neon Indian, DOM, Wild Nothing, Lower Dens, Lia Ices, Fake Problems, Lord Huron
Sunday, 10/24 The Static Jacks @ McKibbon Loft (225 McKibbon St.) - 11PM w/ Reckless sons, The Twees, Etta Place, SHAPES, Wyldlife, The Lines
Francis and the Lights have produced a single-take live performance, edited with light for their track "Darling It's Alright" off the record It'll Be Better
Directed by Jake Schreier
MTV covers the story behind Francis and the Lights' involvement on Drake's stand-out track "Karaoke" off the rapper's latest album Thank Me Later.Read More
These are the things that were pointing skyward during Thursday night’s performance of Francis and the Lights at S.O.B.’s: the popped collar of Francis’s white shirt; the popped collar of Francis’s black jacket; Francis’s hair, molded into a prism. His ego too.Read More
Francis and the LightsOn a hot streak after opening for Drake and MGMT, a local artist does his best to square fame with integrity. By Hank ShteamerRead More