The best rock picks, May 9

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Some music is measured in beats per minute, but something more like “hooks per minute” would be more appropriate for Tokyo Police Club. The Canadian quartet’s latest album “Forcefield” (Mom + Pop Music) has just nine tracks clocking in at 34 minutes, into which they cram a dizzying amount of melodic content with hooks sugary enough to satisfy the poppiest of sweet tooths. They’ll play Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre Monday with Geographer and Said The Whale. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $17-$20. See for details.

David Menconi

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