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Sunday music picks: Jason Mraz, Balmorhea

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Jason Mraz and Raining Jane at Bass Concert Hall. Texas Performing Arts gears up for its 2014-15 season with this acoustic concert by pop singer-songwriter Mraz with Raining Jane, an acoustic quartet of four women from Los Angeles. Mraz’s new album, “Yes!”, is a collaboration with Raining Jane, expanding upon a song they’d written together for a previous Mraz record. Though the instrumentation is more toned down than some of Mraz’s punchier electric material, it’s no less tuneful; the lead single “Love Someone” already has connected with a broad audience, nearing 2 million YouTube views this summer. $25-$75. 8 p.m. 2300 Robert Dedman Drive. — P.B.

Also: Adventurous local instrumental ensemble Balmorhea, which has a new album coming in October, is at the Parish with Jess Williamson. … Country-folk singer-songwriters Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt team up at Strange Brew to play songs from their recent collaborative album. … Late-afternoon options include Dale Watson’s weekly 4 p.m. show at Ginny’s Little Longhorn involving, uh, chicken excrement games, Mike Barfield with Doug Strahan & the Good Neighbors at 4 p.m. at ABGB, and conjunto with Los Pinkys at 5 p.m. show at the White Horse.