When: Mon., April 16, 7 p.m. 2018
Playing shimmering indie pop with an electronic edge, the Aces are an all-female quartet hailing from Provo, Utah. The group was formed in 2008 by singer and guitarist Cristal Ramirez, guitarist Katie Henderson, bass player McKenna Petty, and drummer Alisa Ramirez (Cristal's sister). The members of the group were longtime friends, and it didn't take long for them to click as songwriters and musicians. They began performing under the name the Blue Aces, and were soon performing at teen events and school assemblies. As their popularity grew, they made their way into Provo music clubs (aided by the fact that many venues in the area don't serve alcohol, making them open to teenage bands), and their reputation spread across the state as they issued a seven-song EP in 2012. The online magazine Provo Buzz named them one of the city's ten best bands, and Paste Magazine included them in their feature "10 Best Utah Bands You Should Know." They shortened their name to the Aces in 2016 and struck a deal with Red Bull Records, which released the single "Stuck" in March of that year. "Stuck" racked up more than two million plays on streaming services, and gave them their first taste of national success. A second Aces single from Red Bull Records, "Physical," followed in April 2017. Their first EP on the label, "I Don't Like Being Honest" is out now worldwide.