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Preston’s picks: Wye Oak at Trees; Queen & Adam Lambert at American Airlines Center

Posted 12:00am on Thursday, Jul. 03, 2014

Wye Oak at Trees

Baltimore duo Wye Oak — Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner — is on the road in support of its just-released LP Shriek (the follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed Civilian), a lush, stylish evocation of the late ’80s. Wasner’s ethereal vocals flit through the low end-heavy compositions — Stack first composed the entire album on the bass — leaving the impression of a sweet dream, half-remembered. This folk-flecked, immaculately conceived pop should make for an intimate, enjoyable evening. With Pattern Is Movement.

8 p.m. Saturday. Trees, Dallas. $18.

Queen & Adam Lambert at American Airlines Center

Some classic rock acts have an easier time letting go than others. For Queen, the untimely 1991 death of frontman Freddie Mercury did deter the British rock icons from touring and recording for a time, but in recent years, led by guitarist Brian May, the band has explored touring with other vocalists, including five years with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers and more recently, with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert. Of the two, Lambert will probably get closer to Mercury’s singular, skyscraping style. Reportedly, Queen is open to Lambert joining the group permanently and recording new material, but for now, nothing is set in stone.

7:30 p.m. Thursday. American Airlines Center, Dallas. $35-$125.

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