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The ticket: Pop music, June 19, 2016

Brian Wilson, by Ben Stas for the Boston Globe

The ticket: Pop music
Sunday, June 19, 2016

BRIAN WILSON WITH THE BOSTON POPS The Beach Boys maestro, joined by Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his art-pop milestone "Pet Sounds" by playing the album start-to-finish, reportedly for the last time. Two Boston shows sold out in a heartbeat, but you can still go west. June 19, 2:30 p.m. $25-$109. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Lenox. 888-266-1200,

WYE OAK On "Tween," the latest album from Baltimore expats Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, lives up to its name: Neither the jangly pop that put them on the map nor the shimmering electronica that made 2014's "Shriek" a striking departure, "Tween" partakes of both, reworking scraps from years past into lush, dreamy, and fresh forms while clearing the decks for a restless band to move forward. Teeny Lieberson's joyous TEEN opens. June 19, 9 p.m. $20. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 617-547-5200,

NAILS According to a recent profile in extreme-metal bible Decibel, vocalist-guitarist Todd Jones and his lacerating punk-metal trio faced one serious problem in making their Nuclear Blast label debut this year: stretching to hit the 30-minute mark. The result, "You Will Never Be One of Us," just qualifies, but packs an oversize wallop within its concise duration. June 21, 8 p.m. $15. Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge. 617-864-3278,

DOLLY PARTON A country-music legend and pop-culture icon, Parton comes to town as part of her biggest tour in two decades, digging deep into her catalog of many wonders as she fetes the release of "Pure & Simple With Dolly's Biggest Hits," a two-CD set that sprinkles new songs among her classics. June 21, 8 p.m. $69-$249. Citi Wang Theatre. 800-982-2787, 

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