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The long-awaited debut of reunited 2-Tone vets the Specials finally happens on Monday at the Vic Theater, getting the work week off to a skanking start. If you can sneak into the Hideout that same night, you can get another take on Jamaican sound when Chicago natives Wild Belle play an intimate show to celebrate the release of their debut album the next day. On Tuesday the annual Chi-Town Jazz Fest, whose proceeds benefit hunger-relief organizations, kicks off at Martyrs’ with sets by Aaron Koppel and Rob Clearfield, while the metal-drone outfit Locrian play their first local show in two years at Burlington Bar. The vocal ensemble the Creole Choir of Cuba return to town on Wednesday for a performance at the Old Town School, while Tyler, the Creator—the face of LA hip-hop crew Odd Future—plays Metro. More highlights from this week’s Soundboard are after the jump.