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The dancey electro-pop of Walter Meego (the alter ego of locals Justin Sconza and Colin Yarck) is slicker than anything you'd expect this dirty city to produce. The hooky "OneFive," a Junior Boys-esque tune from the duo's self-titled 2005 EP, rides a groove so slithery you'd swear it was made with a synthesizer that converts Bryan Ferry's pants into sound. The follow-up single, "Usually," marries Umbrellas of Cherbourg strings to a dub-step beat, and the subsequent "Hollywood" 12-inch is gauzy, glittery disco with moves like a Solid Gold dancer. Last year's Romantic EP (Brilliante), which features a Flosstradamus remix, evokes the kind of love that flourishes in AMG Benzes doing 130 on the autobahn. A UK-only 12-inch comes out next week and there's a full-length debut (with a possible worldwide release) in the works for next fall. Of Montreal headlines and Grand Buffet opens. a 6:30 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212, sold out. A

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