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Club Listings for Sat., Sept. 30
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    Paul Kelly, Jess Cornelius

    Marking his first North American tour with a full band in over 13 years, Paul Kelly returns behind last month’s Life Is Fine. The Australian icon’s five-decade career surveys stylistic influences, from raw power-pop to surf rock to bluegrass, an Elvis Costello of the Antipodes. His latest returns Kelly’s nasal delivery to prolific, literate wit and masterful melodies. Melbourne’s Jess Cornelius of Teeth & Tongue opens.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 8:30pm 
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    Josh T. Pearson, Jonathan Terrell

    Soft voice, fast fingers, and universal pain in his eyes, Josh T. Pearson’s voice-of-unreason song scripture remains a treasure. His shoegaze trio Lift to Experience remains a certified cult classic thanks to The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads (2001), but acoustic solo outing Last of the Country Gentleman (2011) lodged in the Lone Star’s hat. Saturday’s sit-down pairs the Limestone County resident with Austin’s Jonathan Terrell, purveyor of smoky, wandering spirit Americana.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 8pm 
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    PVRIS, Lights, Party Nails

    Angst-ridden lyrics, explosive choruses, and heavy guitars positioned Pvris’ eponymous, 2013 debut EP in “emo.” Incorporating electro-pop on full-length bow White Noise, the Massachusetts trio led by Lynn Gunn sided with Purity Ring and Banks without forgoing their Paramore or Circa Survive alt-rock roots. Sophomore LP All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell extends its predecessor, but aims at the jugular.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 7pm 
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    The Crack Pipes (LP release), the Diamond Center, Meet Your Death

    Nearly 20 years in, Austin blues/punk/garage rockers the Crack Pipes break the vinyl LP barrier with a reissue of 2005’s Beauty School. The band’s third and most diverse disc lives again as a double-album set with expanded artwork. Expect Beauty-ful classics, as well as new tunes from an album expected out next year. The Diamond Center and Meet Your Death set the scene. Free.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 9pm
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    The War on Drugs, Land of Talk

    Adam Granduciel shared some core influences in Rolling Stone recently, all of them heard on his Philly sextet’s fourth album, A Deep Understanding. Opener “Up All Night” breezes Springsteen, while radio runner “Holding On” bleats the Jeff Lynne treble of ELO. Airy, melancholic, romantic, the August LP takes flight in a digital reverie (“Strangest Things”), but hits hyperspace on a motorik uptick (“Nothing to Find”). First night already sold out.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 7pm
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    Switched On Presents: Holodeck

    From pounding techno to blissful ambient, Austin’s Holodeck Records encompasses electronic multitudes. United by a reverence for jagged waveforms, modular synthesizers form a common thread between local producers Dylan Cameron, Curved Light, and Ju4n. Also appearing at this free showcase with nosh-ables, Los Angeles’ M. Geddes Gengras, who’ll likely deliver a meditative set that could veer into pure noise at the turn of a knob. Las Cruxes owner Veronica Ortuño DJs, while Ginny Benson and Deirdre Smith handle visuals.

    Sat., Sept. 30, 8pm
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