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Critic’s picks: Pop music

VILLAGERS The vision of Irish singer-songwriter Conor J. O’Brien, Villagers’ 2010 debut, “Becoming a Jackal,” was a wistful indie-pop gem that O’Brien made mostly on his own. “{Awayland},” the group’s new album, is a full band effort shot through with splashes of instrumental color, jittery rhythms, and occasional detours into ’70s funk. June 10,
9 p.m. Tickets: $13. Brighton Music Hall, 800-745-3000,

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