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High Score Blackout (self-released)

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San Francisco's TLXN finally emerges with its first full-length: a slick, somewhat druggy rock record encompassing both U2 bombast and Pink Floyd understatement. On the macro level it feels like a success, but close-up it's not as impactful as it could be - except for "The Gyre," one of the few times you'll ever hear someone freestyle rap over shoegaze.

At Cafe du Nord (2170 Market St., San Francisco) on Tuesday, May 5. 8:30 p.m., $10

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