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08.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Though they didn't upstage the headliner, last night's Lykke Li concert at the Turner Hall Ballroom benefited from a pair of nice openers: Esser and Miike Snow, two acts with far fuller live shows than their recordings suggest. Esser was the more disposable of the two, a British singer with Vanilla Ice's hair and Terry Hall's voice, which only further highlighted The Specials accents in ...
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
Lykke Li is a mystery, "even to myself," she says. She's capricious and full of contradictions, at once plucky and melancholy, sweet and standoffish. She delights in her eccentricities, and though she doesn't lie, per se, she usually doesn't volunteer the whole truth, either. She spends a good deal of interviews refuting or correcting insinuations she herself made in previous interviews. It's easy to see why so many...
04.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Love it or hate it, the most popular show on television, "American Idol," is also the oddest show on television. In one of the show's most brazenly cheesy features, every week its contestants dress up in elaborate costumes to film a Ford commercial/music video, only to be mostly edited out of the final product in favor of footage of trucks. Often they sing along to Top 40 songs, but sometimes ...
03.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Last year young Swedish singer Lykke Li teamed up with Bj�rn Yttling of Peter, Bj�rn and John to release her debut album, Youth Novels, an unlikely collection of sweet yet sophisticated electro-pop at times as catchy and immediate as anything on pop radio, at others as dense and challenging as a Rubik's Cube. Praise was immediate from the blogosphere and Web sites like Pitchfork Media, but Li has ...

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