Jillian Banks was all over Fashion Week this year, and it came as a surprise to no one. As BANKS, the L.A. singer is custodian of a smoldering, excessive minimalism, if it’s not too oxymoronic to say so. With her futuristic r&b jams and most of her videos shot in black-and-white (or colors so muted that they pretty much aspire to be), she seems tailor-made for the industry (Victoria’s Secret and Garnier Fructis have already tapped her ouevre for ads). Now touring to promote this month’s new release, Goddess, she reaffirms herself as the quiet dynamo — so many contradictions! — that she is. Check her out with fellow purveyors of the sparse, Movement and Lil Silva, as they draw you into a world of perpetual dusk.
Tue., Sept. 30, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 24, 2014