8/4: Lykke Li's Electronic Fancies

LYKKE LI: There's a sweetness, and a playfulness, and certainly a future-friendly techno-ness, to this Swede's songstressing ways. We'll add an sprinkling of ethereal glitter, too, just for giggles. She was raised around the globe by globetrotting artist parents; you can hear that in the music. The Wiltern, 8PM

THE TING TINGS: You're in your high school football stands. The cheerleaders are starting a call back-and-forth with the crowd. The staccato of it then proceeds to stick in your head for the next five days. Brit twosome The Ting Tings possess that sort of anthem-ish, rhyme-y, slightly-bit-shout-y style. It stays with us. Club Nokia, 9PM

HEAVY, MAN: And yet, strangely light. Because we're talking animation with a serious beatnik-y streak. There was a day a few decades back when cartoon shorts took on a decidedly cool-cat, way-adult tone. Think of the Three Little Pigs beep-bopping. And think of getting to Silent Movie Theatre, where cartoon whiz Jerry Beck reigns for a night. 8PM

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