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Preston's picks: Grizzly Bear at Palladium, Sigur Ros at Verizon

Posted 6:40pm on Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2013

Grizzly Bear at Palladium Ballroom

This dreamy Brooklyn indie rock outfit had logged nearly a decade in the biz before the (relatively) astronomical success of 2009's Veckatimest and its irresistible single Two Weeks catapulted Grizzly Bear from relative unknown to opening act for the likes of Radiohead. In fact, the response to Veckatimest was so overwhelming that the band took a six-month break before reconvening to record last year's Shields, Grizzly Bear's fourth studio album. The Chris Taylor-produced LP is also the impetus for the current tour, which brings them through the biggest room they've yet played in DFW. With Owen Pallett.

8:30 p.m. Saturday. Palladium Ballroom, Dallas. $29.99.

Sigur Ros at Verizon Theatre

After a brief solo stint, Jonsi Birgisson has reunited with Icelandic post-rock collective Sigur Ros, spawning not only the band's most extensive tour in some years, but a new album, Kveikur, which is due in June. Few other acts boast as potent a weapon in their sonic arsenal as Birgisson's otherworldly falsetto, which will reportedly sparkle in a whole new context on Kveikur. It is being billed as a "darker, heavier and more aggressive" effort from the usually lush and light-filled band. With Oneohtrix Point Never.

8 p.m. Monday. Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $43.75.

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