El Perro del Mar is Gothenburg, Sweden’s semi-mysterious “Sarah” (a/k/a Sarah Assbring). Her excellent rainy day lounge-y pop songs are strangely uplifting and timeless, like a girl-group break-up/car crash tune. She’s back again stateside to promote hew new CD, Love is Not Pop, this time bringing along fellow Swede Taken By Trees (a/k/a Victoria Bergsman). Bergsman’s floral NPR-ready folk is adorned with world music patterns and even a G’n’R cover!
Wed., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., 2010