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The best rock picks, October 24

Orenda Fink, whose latest album “Blue Dream” grew out of meditations inspired by the death of her dog, plays the Cat’s Cradle on Monday.
Orenda Fink, whose latest album “Blue Dream” grew out of meditations inspired by the death of her dog, plays the Cat’s Cradle on Monday. BILL SITZMANN

You’d expect an album titled “Blue Dream” to be rather, well, dreamlike. In the capable hands of singer/songwriter Orenda Fink (on another solo flight from the duo Azure Ray), it’s the sort of dreamworld that merges with the afterlife to call up ghostly visitations. The 10 whispery and ambient songs on Fink’s latest album “Blue Dream” (Saddle Creek Records) grew out of meditations inspired by the death of her aged and much-beloved dog, and they sound like a very pretty requiem heard from a great distance. She’ll play it live Monday at the Back Room of Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle. Hannah Chapman opens at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. See catscradle.com for details.

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