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Posted: 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wednesday music picks: Pet Shop Boys at ACL Live 


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British electro-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys play ACL Live on Wednesday night.

By Deborah Sengupta Stith

Pet Shop Boys at ACL LiveThe British electro-pop duo has released 12 albums with one-word titles over their nearly two decade-long career. There’s a good chance you’re not familiar with most of them. There’s also a good chance that they’ll play “West End Girls,” “What Have I Done to Deserve This” and other old faves at this show. Their sound has adapted nicely to the synth-happy modern era, and their 2013 release “Electric” is a wholly listenable and danceable collection of club tracks. And, surely, playing on Willie Nelson Boulevard, they’ll play their epic disco cover of “Always On My Mind.” Limited seats available. $49.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. —D.S.S.

Also: Iowa folk-blues singer-songwriter Greg Brown is at the Cactus Cafe. … Australian electronic act Flume is at Emo’s, with Applied Pressure opening. … Here come the Sons at solar-powered “Sun Radio” station KDRP’s weekly Texas Radio Live series at Guero’s, with the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash and the Sons of Slim playing in the Oak Garden from 6-8 p.m. … Americana duo Mayeux & Broussard is at the White Horse with Leo Rondeau.

Deborah Sengupta Stith

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Deborah Sengupta Stith is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman.

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