BØRNS • The Pageant • Jan. 30th • SOLD OUT

Photo Credit • Nick Walker

By Cory Weaver

It’s OK to look, gawk even. Garrett Borns is a vocal mix of Mick Jagger, Jack White, Usher and Jeff Buckley, dressed as a gender-bending, visually appealing, long-haired rocker that would impress Andy Warhol.

 

Touring in support of his second album, Blue Madonna, following up his stardom-inducing first album, Dopamine and his rep-building EPs, A Dream Between and Candy, St. Louis is in for a treat. Just take an hour to listen to “Sweet Dreams” on repeat. “God Save Our Young Blood” featuring Lana Del Rey and “Holy Ghost” off of Dopamine are must-listens too.

 

His falsetto-driven, psychedelic synth pop transports one to the late 1970s’ dancy-glam-pop and 1980s’ smoky keyboard laboratories. That sound, coupled with BØRNS’ signature vocals, is why Tuesday’s show at The Pageant is sold out.

 

Charlotte Cardin and Mikky Ekko open.

 

Doors: 7:00 p.m.

Mikky Ekko: 8:00 p.m.

Charlotte Cardin: 8:45 p.m.

BØRNS: 9:45 p.m.

BØRNS • "Faded Heart"

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