(Marymoor Park) In 2007, the Swedish pop star Robyn enjoyed a huge, Kleerup-produced hit called "With Every Heartbeat." The hit is about her in the position of a young woman who has decided to leave a bad but still loved man. Because the past and the present do not change, regarding this lover, she is moving on and will not look back at him or their relationship. Robyn puts her whole heart into this tune, which has a Euro-disco beat, a few flowery strings that surge near the end, and standard sonic effects. We really feel, as we dance to it in a living room or a club with the bright and swirling lights, the deep pain of someone who is departing what is known and heading into a possibly very unhappy future. “Still I’m dying with every step I take, but I do not look back” (almost makes you want to cry as you boogie). Robyn’s biggest hit, however, is “Dancing on My Own.” With Royskopp. CHARLES MUDEDE
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(Blue Moon Tavern) Something of a triple dose of up-and-coming talent we've got here. Neighbors tow the line between snark and poignancy with the charming ease of all your favorite 90's jangle-rockers, complete with sung-spoken lyrics about "muscle girls" and calling out of work because you're hungover. It's nothing new, but as long as the world contains twenty-somethings who have shitty jobs, smoke weed and get sorta bummed about commitment, there will always be a place for bands like Neighbors. Peeping Tomboys have a new cassette coming out in July, and if it's anything like their debut, expect hook-laden rock with occasional psychotropic tendencies. Rounding things out are surf-snarlers the Beach Boy, who reliably scuzz the vibe of any venue that'll have them with caustic whorls of distortion and catchy clangor. Tres bandas -tres bien! KYLE FLECK
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Julio Bashmore comes from Bristol, England, but he didn’t fall for triphop, one of that city’s main musical exports. Rather, he built a thriving career on the house-music and UK-garage circuits. Unlike a lot of house producers, Bashmore favors a fair degree of unpredictability in his tracks, although never to the point of losing the dance floor. Combine that with his predilection for wildly warped textures and rhythms that funk and fuck you up, and you’ve got a fresh mess of tunes on your hands (and feet). This is not your conservative uncle’s house music. The Soundcloud page slogan for Amsterdam DJ/producer Young Marco is “weirding up the place,” and with figures like James Murphy and Dixon championing him, you should check out Marco’s unconventional sensibilities and eclectic eccentricities. (Anyone who drops an A.C. Marias song into a set is a hero). With Wesley Holmes. Q Nightclub, 10 pm, $12 adv, 21+. DAVE SEGAL
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(Seattle Art Museum) Ambrose Akinmusire is a brilliant jazz trumpeter who was born in 1982. His mother is from Mississippi, his father is from Nigeria, and he was raised in the Bay Area. His advanced education in music took place at the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Southern California, and the Monk Institute in Los Angeles, where he was taught by two giants of jazz: Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Akinmusire has released three albums as a leader so far, two of them with the prestigious Blue Note Records. And his most recent album, The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier to Paint, is by far his most ambitious work—not so much as a trumpeter but as a composer. Akinmusire is a trumpeter worth talking about. He never plays the instrument as a beam of sound, never perfectly blows the thing, but is always in the mode of suggestion and abstraction. He is not so much about the trumpet but the idea of a trumpet. Do not miss his show. CHARLES MUDEDE
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