La Roux, 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder 303- 786-7030.

La Roux, the nom de stage for London songwriter Elly Jackson, almost seems like she commutes to work in a DeLorian. Her dancy 808 disco-pop beats, her synth lines, even her hair are straight out of the Human League/Euthymics/Flock of Seagulls slice of the 1980s.

But what sets her apart from other artists mining that time for their sound is that Jackson began her songwriting as so many do: a solo act armed with just an acoustic guitar. But finding standing still with a guitar boring, Jackson teamed up with fellow songwriter Ben Langmaid and transformed her folky ballads into dance hits.