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.