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The Dodos at The Metro, 6/6, $18. If you like a little folk in your rock, you'll like The Dodos, that is, if you don't already. The San Fran duo are making the rounds these days, bringing their glass-half-full vibe to all of us grumps on a Monday. We're grateful. The Metro, 3730 North Clark Street (at Waveland Avenue); 773-549-4140.
Iron & Wine at Millennium Park, 6/6, FREE. If you were wondering which free show in Millennium Park would be the biggest hipster bomb of the year, we think we've found it. Go early, and bring reinforcements. Grassy spots are going to be a hot commodity. As will parking, so take the El, okay? Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street (at Michigan Avenue); 312-742-1168.
Telekinesis at Schubas, 6/8, $12. One-man powerpop powerhouse Telekinesis is coming to Chicago, and if you're in the mood for sexy time masquerading as a rock show, this one's for you. You know those nights when you go home after a show and download everything the band has ever recorded? Yeah, it's gonna be like that. Schubas, 3159 North Southport Avenue (at Belmont Avenue); 773-525-2508.
Architecture in Helsinki at Lincoln Hall, 6/10, $16 in advance. If you weren't hotly anticipating the release of Architecture in Helsinki's new album, Moment Bends, with the anticipation of Christmas morning, it's time to take a good look at what you've been listening (and dancing) to. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.
Bell X1 at at Lincoln Hall, 6/11, $15. Ireland loves them, and so should we. Touring with their brand-new album, Bloodless Coup, in tow, the band is offering some seriously infectious pop tunes, and we suggest you take them up on everything. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.