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Preston’s picks: Pixies at South Side Ballroom; Sharon Corr at Kessler Theater

Posted 10:34am on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Pixies at South Side Ballroom

The past 12 months have been tumultuous for the Pixies. Despite steady, global touring and new music (thus far, EP-1 and EP-2 have seen the light of day), the iconic alt-rock band has undergone some seismic personnel changes, as co-founding bassist Kim Deal left in June. Now down to the core trio of Black Francis, Dave Lovering and Joey Santiago, the Pixies have drafted a few touring bassists, according to the group’s publicist (who says Deal has not officially been replaced as of yet), including Paz Lenchantin, who’ll be holding down the low end for this Dallas date. Purists grumbled, but the Pixies appear to be unperturbed and plowing ahead. With Best Coast.

8 p.m. Friday. South Side Ballroom, Dallas. $45.

Sharon Corr at Kessler Theater

Blink and you might’ve missed the Corrs’ moment in America over a decade ago, when the effervescent single Breathless, from the Irish siblings’ 2000 album, In Blue, briefly dented the U.S. pop charts. And although the Corrs have been on hiatus since 2006, its members have continued making music separately. Violinist/vocalist Sharon Corr has a pair of solo LPs to her credit, including The Same Sun, due out this year and which she’s supporting with this current tour. An opportunity to see such a talent in such an intimate space as the Kessler should not be missed. With Sara Hickman.

8 p.m. Wednesday. Kessler Theater, Dallas. $30-$50.

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