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Preston's picks: Father John Misty at Granada Theater; Jim James at House of Blues

Posted 12:36pm on Wednesday, May. 01, 2013

Father John Misty at Granada Theater

One of 2012’s best albums was Father John Misty’s Fear Fun, and the man who made it, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, hasn’t been shy about stopping in DFW regularly. Each time through (this trip marks his third show in North Texas in less than a year), he has found himself in slightly larger rooms, and with good reason: He’s packing some seriously great songs, dense and sprawling with a debt to Loudon Wainwright and Harry Nilsson. If you’re on the fence about attending, don’t be — Father John Misty will provide you with one of the best shows you’ve seen so far this year. With Jessica Pratt.

8 p.m. Monday. Granada Theater, Dallas. $20-$39.

Jim James at House of Blues

The My Morning Jacket frontman is going it alone with his new album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, which marks his solo debut. The man with one of the most haunting voices in rock doesn’t change his approach too much — plenty of sonic atmosphere, spiked with his one-of-a-kind vocals — although the widescreen kinetics of MMJ are sorely missed by the end. With Cold Specks.

9 p.m. Tuesday. House of Blues, Dallas. $26-$31.

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