Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings


Alessia Cara

Nov. 1
7:30 p.m.
Electro Pop, Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

Alessia Cara has two personas: the homiletic wailer of motivational ballads (“Scars to Your Beautiful”) who assembles solemn pep talks out of #selfcare Instagram posts, and the sulky, standoffish weirdo who doesn’t want to be at your party (“Here”), hiding in the corner behind clouds of joint smoke and the billowing sampled strings from Isaac Hayes’ “Ike’s Rap II.” Both characters believe themselves to be unique outsiders and preach the virtues of eccentric individualism. With Craig Stickland.