Lykke Li

Thursday, May 15

"For you I keep my legs apart, and forget about my broken heart." So

goes the painfully honest breakthrough hit "Little Bit" by Sweden's

newest indie-pop darling. Lykke Li (pronounced Lick-ee Lee) possesses

a demure voice ideal for confessing such vulnerability. Her

introspective—and totally sexual—lyrics are set to a background of

sparse instrumentation and gentle beats. Though Li's voice is about as

audible as a whisper, she easily commands the attention of a rowdy

crowd, luring them in with the promise that she'll share her deepest

secrets. With El Perro del Mar. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333.

7:30 p.m. $15 adv./$17. ERIKA HOBART

Thu., May 15, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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