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Monday music picks: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dale Watson

Peter Blackstock

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 10, 2014

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Mohawk outdoor. It’s been a rocky few years for the Philadelphia-based indie pop outfit that used to pack the house at Stubb’s. Their 2011 album “Hysteria” was a critical flop and a series of departures left frontman Alec Ounsworth as the lone remaining original member. Nonetheless the band’s new album “Only Run” is a lush platter, loaded with shimmery synths and driving electronic beats. Ounsworth’s voice, reedy as it ever was, is drenched with longing. The music is steeped in sadness, yet it still manages to soar. $15. 6:30 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. (The band also plays live on-air at 2 p.m. on KUTX.) — D.S.S.

Also: Honky-tonker Dale Watson spent the weekend opening for Spoon at a cemetery in Los Angeles — yes, you read all of that right — but he’s back in the saddle at the Continental for his Monday residency. … It’s the next-to-last installment of the Wine Down series at ACL Live, with free music from folk-pop duo Dawn & Hawkes from 5 to 7 p.m. … Jacksonville indie rockers Black Kids are working on a new album, but they’re still “Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You” at Red 7.