Icona Pop at House of Blues
If you’ve been anywhere within earshot of a radio this summer, you’ve heard Swedish duo Icona Pop’s throbbing smash hit I Love It. It’s a four-on-the-floor banger with attitude to spare (“I crashed my car into the bridge/I watched/I let it burn,” the women sneer up front), and an ideal appetizer for the pair’s debut full length, This Is ..., due Sept. 24. While everyone will turn out just to hear That One Song performed live, don’t discount the other, equally irresistible, futuristic tunes these Swedes bring to the table. With K. Flay
9 p.m. Saturday. House of Blues, Dallas. $18-$25.
Kool Keith at Club Dada
The man born Keith Thornton is one odd duck, even for the rap genre, which is no stranger to outsized personalities. Performing as Kool Keith, the Bronx native has injected a sense of the unhinged and fantastical into hip-hop — take a spin through 2006’s The Return of Dr. Octagon to get a better idea — that has endeared him to a small, but loyal group of fans. Earlier this year, Kool Keith, in collaboration with Big Sche Eastwood (aka Mark Dokes), released the colorfully titled LP Magnetic Pimp Force Field. So, y’know, expect the unexpected.
9 p.m. Thursday. Club Dada, Dallas. $15-$17.