Last year was an unusually strong one for eccentric electro-pop ladies like Lykke Li and Zola Jesus, and with plenty of early buzz around Grimes and Charli XCX, 2012 looks as if it might prove equally fruitful. The musical alias of Montreal-based Claire Boucher, Grimes hits the Mercury Lounge tonight for two sold-out shows (one early, another late) in support of Visions, which came out last month on 4AD. The album, Grimes’ third, is plenty weird, but in songs like “Oblivion” and “Vowels = Space and Time” she also reveals a sense of heightened songcraft that redeems many of her precious vocal mannerisms

Thu., March 22, 8:30 & 11:30 p.m., 2012

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