What separates Swedish electro-pop trio Miike Snow from many of their like-minded peers within modern indie's obsession with '80s-pop pastiche is that they place a premium on clarity. This approach has resulted in not only resistless earworms ("Animal," "Silvia," and "Pretender" chief among them), but also two well-crafted LPs, 2009's self-titled record and this year's Happy to You, that beam with youthful exuberance despite their grownup themes. If the band's First Ave set is anything like their outing at August's Lollapalooza, hip-loosening and fist-raising will abound, resulting in a party in the U.S.A. courtesy of the land of Spotify and easily assembled home furnishings. With Niki and the Dove. 18+.
Tue., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2012