Mon Nov 4
Photograph: Courtesy Charli XCX
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Time Out says
Charlotte Emma Aitchison—known by her stage name, Charli XCX—erupted onto the music scene after penning Icona Pop's smash hit "I Love It." But the British-girl-power champion has been honing her live performance skills since she was only 14, including opening for Paramore and Coldplay. Now she's released her own fully realized album, True Romance, full of her specialty—catchy pop with a dark underbelly. Catch the up-and-coming star at the El Rey.