Lykke Li at the TLA

Swedish indie-pop singer Lykke Li plays the Theater of Living Arts tonight. Her Bjorn Yttling-produced second album Wounded Rhymes is a girl-group-goes-goth exercise in updated Phil Spector sonics and romantic melancholy. A case in point would be the new single "Sadness Is A Blessing," which features the Scandinavian songwriter acting out in a pricey restaurant where she's dining with either her father or much older boyfriend, played by Lars Von Trier and Pirates of the Caribbean actor Stellan Skarsgard. How Swedish it is.  Grimes - the nom de rock of Canadian sample-pop artist Claire Boucher - open the sold-out TLA show tonight.

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