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The Shins Tonight at Amoeba at 6pm (free)

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Can we go a week without licking the taint of our favorite local behemoth record store?

Maybe.

But it won't be this week.

In the last year, The Shins have played Hollywood Bowl, Lollapalooza, Letterman (see above), Conan (see below, after the jump) and this spring will - allegedly - play Coachella.

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Hard to listen to The Shins without smiling, so if you end up at the record store next to the Arclight tonight and leave with a little smile, then it's working.