When: Sat., March 30, 10 p.m. 2013
Over the past few years, mainstream pop stars have become increasingly enamored with sounds more commonly associated with underground dance-music and rap artists. (See Beyonce’s startlingly weird new single, “Bow Down/I Been On,” which would have been just as strange coming from some unknown on Soundcloud.) And the underground has been returning the affection—counterculture-beloved artists such as Grimes now self-identify as pop musicians. Sky Ferreira’s breakout single, “Everything Is Embarrassing,” is a radio-pop song through and through, but its minimalist production and Ferreira’s hipster bona fides—Cass McCombs appears on her 2012 EP, Ghost, and she’s modeled for Terry Richardson—have made her music one of those places where Pitchfork readers’ tastes overlap with Katy Perry’s. —Miles Raymer How to Dress Well and High Highs open.
Price: $15, $13 in advance