Much like her mentors and former tour mates The Weeknd, Jillian Rose Banks is part of a wave of nu-soul singers who filter their R&B reveries through a synthesized, hip-hop lens. “So I got edges that scratch,” she purrs. “But I’m so tired of eating all of my misspoken words.” Even as she scratches out her own identity and finds herself “beggin’ for thread to sew this hole up that you ripped in my head,” the accompanying music is often sleek and smoothly soothing, a lulling contrast to her restless mind. Banks’ full-length debut, Goddess, brims with mysterious, moody and shadowy idylls such as “Drowning” and “Brain.” On the title track, she anoints herself a goddess, even as she struggles with self-doubt.

Tue., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/22/14)

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