Pop manufacture has never been an easy task, but leave it to the young to figure out a fresh take. The 23-year-old Grimes has already assembled three synth-tickled albums, and the latest, Visions, is one of 2012's catchiest thus far. With lead single "Genesis" showing her playfulness with a barrage of different vocal effects, and "Oblivion" cutting as sharp as the Knife did a few years back, this is pixie-ish fun that could foster dance-like movements from the audience. Fun fact: Grimes (real name Claire Boucher) attempted to sail a houseboat down the Mississippi River, Huckleberry Finn-style. Not so fun fact: Subsequent engine trouble, and the Minneapolis Police Department, kept it from happening. With Born Gold and Elite Gymnastics. 18+.
Tue., March 13, 8 p.m., 2012