The Swedish songstress goes gloomy on this year’s Wounded Rhymes, but the surprisingly aggressive result is far from a case of indie-twerp melancholia. Indeed, in tunes such as “Unrequited Love” and “Sadness is a Blessing,” Lykke Li’s gutsy goth-soul vocals make you pity her less than you do the fool who broke her heart. The singer’s current live show is a study in alluring opacity. With Grimes.
Tue., May 17, 9 p.m., 2011