With all the artists clamoring to be a pop princess, Grimes was able to float just under the radar as a pop poltergeist. After a couple of albums that buried hooks under a stratum of digital sludge, Claire Boucher (the lone woman behind the project) lifted her noisy veil to reveal Visions, an album that grabbed listeners with ghostly loops and held them with subtly inviting melodies. The combination made Visions something of a breakthrough, as it proved that Boucher didn't need to obfuscate anything with murk — the hide-and-seek game was just Grimes having fun. With Elite Gymnastics and Myths. 18+.
Mon., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., 2012