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Lykke Li at Tipitina's

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Swedish pop has a spotlight hog in Robyn and a recurring nightmare in Karin Dreijer Andersson (The Knife, Fever Ray). In 25-year-old Lykke Li Zachrisson, the musically loaded country has many things in between: coy baby doll, brash candy grabber, scorned lover and sexual objectifier. Li's 2007 debut Youth Novels toyed with unexpected juxtapositions, dropping mountain doo-wop over frostbitten tropics and a goo-goo croon onto NC-17 dialogue ("For you I keep my legs apart/ And forget about my tainted heart"). Similarly shaped by producer Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, 2011's Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic) trades the greatest-hits sequencing and beguiling array of vibes for an arresting consistency and sustained mood, one that plumbs darker, deeper emotional depths. Mid-album triptych "Love Out of Lust," "Unrequited Love" and "Get Some" is a veritable coming-of-age in 11 minutes flat, moving from ventricle-flooding anthem to multi-tracked a cappella ballad to head-rushing saucy taunt, a hard-to-get girl getting hard. First Aid Kit opens. Tickets $29 in advance, $33 day of show (includes fees). — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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