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Preston’s picks: She & Him at Verizon Theatre; Robert Plant at Palladium Ballroom

Posted 10:38am on Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013

She & Him at Verizon Theatre

Love her or hate her, Zooey Deschanel cuts a largely inoffensive figure as a singer-songwriter (her warm alto is delightful), and M. Ward packs a bit of troubadour gravitas as the other half of the plainly titled She & Him. The duo’s albums are similarly pitched between self-aware twee and jangly folk-pop; She & Him’s latest effort, Volume 3, triggered a monthlong tour that brings the pair to town for its biggest show yet. And whatever you do, do not arrive late and skip the opening act, the Secret Sisters.

8 p.m. Saturday. Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $35.

Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters at Palladium Ballroom

As his contemporaries the Rolling Stones mount extravagant shows with ticket prices north of $600, former Led Zeppelin howler Robert Plant shows zero interest in revisiting the past — well, the ’60s, anyway. The 64-year-old is far more intrigued these days by the possibilities of early American music. The result? A bewitching expansion upon ideas Plant first explored with Alison Krauss and Fort Worth-bred producer T Bone Burnett on the Grammy-winning Raising Sand. With Lil’ Band o’Gold.

8 p.m. Thursday. Palladium Ballroom, Dallas. $50.

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