Mainstream pop music used to be the exclusive province of vapid singers who were mostly flashy and generally had little to say lyrically. But there’s a whole wave of new singers who combine provocative lyrics with commercial pop and dance music, and one of the most fascinating is Billie Eilish. The Highland Park native is just 17, but she has already caused an international stir with the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and her recent appearance at Glastonbury. The album was produced and co-written by her brother Finneas O’Connell and ranges from the shadowy pulses of “Bad Guy” and the sarcastic anti-partying anthem “Xanny” to the propulsive braggadocio of “You Should See Me in a Crown.” Also Wednesday, July 10. And at the Greek Theatre, Thursday, July 11.
Shrine Exposition Hall, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd., University Park; Tue.-Wed., July 9-10, 7:30 p.m.; $39.50-$59.50. (213) 748-5116, shrineauditorium.com.
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