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These post-rockers from Athens, Georgia, play instrumental epics for the thrilling life you wish you had: their latest disc, Inventions for the New Season (Temporary Residence), opens with the perfect soundtrack for a long shot of an actor with blow-dried bangs and a linen blazer broodingly smoking a cigarette palm-out on the roof of a Miami condo at sunset. And wouldn't we all like to be that guy, at least for a little while, without the hassle of getting thrown into a wood chipper 45 minutes later? (By comparison, what does, say, the Shipping News conjure up? Working in the gift shop at a midwestern artists' colony?) This album might also qualify as post-soft, a genre I just made up that combines post-rock and soft rock. The grooves are taut but lulling, and the band makes itself at home in them like profoundly stoned house guests settling into your sofa. After a while you almost stop hearing the music altogether. Del Rey and the Beauty Shop open. a 8:30 PM, Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N. Broadway, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $11. A

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