Tonight's top shows: Decemberists, Ted Leo

The Decemberists: After venturing onto the cliffs of progressive rock with the 2009 concept album, “The Hazards of Love,” the Portland band returns with one of its most concise, melodic batches of songs yet, “The King is Dead,” 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Aragon, 1106 W. Lawrence, $27.25; ticketmaster.com.

 

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists: The free Downtown Sound series concludes with the veteran singer-guitarist still unjaded after all these years, blasting out songs of desperation, insight and hope, 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, free; www.millenniumpark.org or 312-742-1168.

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