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May 8, 2014

The best rock picks, May 9

Tokyo Police Club plays hooks sugary enough to satisfy the poppiest of sweet tooths. They’ll be at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh on Monday.

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 lincolntheatre.com for details.

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