Tina Dico

At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss Tina Dico as yet another blonde, soulless pop singer churned out by a big record label. But the Danish beauty actually turned down several opportunities to sign with established labels for fear of losing artistic control. So, nine years ago, she instead opted to take out a loan and establish Finest Gramophone. Since then, Dico has achieved international success for her collaborations with English electronica duo Zero 7. And while her solo career has failed to take off outside of Europe, she’s got enough of a following that she’s returning to Seattle for the second time in less than a year. Dico’s latest album, Count to Ten, comes off like the intimate (and slightly neurotic) ramblings of a woman writing in her diary after a breakup. And she voices her lovelorn melodies with such bruised emotion that you want to kill the guy who broke her heart. Fences opens. ERIKA HOBART

Wed., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2009

 
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