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Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Tokyo Police Club

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m.

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The Canadian ensemble Tokyo Police Club doesn’t have much interest in the lofty, experimental indie-rock that’s largely in vogue right now. They prefer the genre in its more exuberant, earlier incarnations, cribbing the most immediate elements of dance-punk, emo and garage-rock and packing them into quirky three-minute nuggets. Though the group branches out to include a wider variety of songs on this year’s sophomore album, Champ, the record retains the band’s goofball charm and excitable hooks.