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Preston's concert picks: Kaiser Chiefs and Girls

Posted 7:58am on Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2012

Kaiser Chiefs at House of Blues

There was a time when Brit-rock outfit Kaiser Chiefs were poised to be breakout stars -- you'll recall 2005's infectious single I Predict a Riot, from the band's New Wave-infused debut, Employment -- but a stop-start presence in the States and a string of albums that didn't have quite the impact of Employment have undercut what could've been England's next big export. The Chiefs will hit South by Southwest this year, but not before making a stop in Dallas, to showcase tracks from their just-released fifth studio album, Start the Revolution Without Me. (This date was rescheduled from Sept. 20's postponement; tickets from the original date will be honored for this show.) With Walk the Moon.

8 p.m. Monday. House of Blues, Dallas. $20-$25.

Girls at Granada Theater

Another act bound for this year's SXSW, San Francisco-based Girls packs quite the back story: Amarillo native and singer-songwriter Christopher Owens is a former Children of God cult member-turned-buzzy indie rocker, whose riveting songs conjure memories of '60s and '70s rock with a psychedelic tinge. Girls' sophomore LP, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, was one of 2011's most acclaimed albums, and the band continues to enjoy success on the road. With Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

10 p.m. Friday. Granada Theater, Dallas. $16.

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