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Preston’s picks: Kurt Vile, My Bloody Valentine

Posted 1:51pm on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Kurt Vile and the Violators at Trees

One of the year’s best albums almost no one seems to have heard is Kurt Vile and the Violators’ Wakin on a Pretty Daze. The fifth studio effort from the Philadelphia lo-fi rocker has racked up plenty of critical accolades since its release in April — Pitchfork called Daze Vile’s “most spacious, becalmed record yet” — but he remains frustratingly below the radar. With Sonny and the Sunsets.

8 p.m. Monday. Trees, Dallas. $15.

My Bloody Valentine at

Verizon Theatre

In February, out of nowhere, My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields unveiled mbv, the influential shoe-gaze rockers’ first album in more than two decades. It was, shockingly, worth the wait — I called it “the rare record that manages to live up to its extended hype” upon its release — and the band has resumed touring, after a spell of intermittent performances (including a memorable 2009 stint at what is now the South Side Ballroom). There’s not another act quite like My Bloody Valentine, and for those witnessing MBV in action for the first time, I’ll say this: Do not forget your earplugs. With New Fumes.

8 p.m. Saturday. Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $35-$40.

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