Tuesday music pick: Laura Mvula
Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 21, 2014
Laura Mvula at the Parish. The British soul sensation dropped her utterly lovely debut “Sing to the Moon” last year to high critical acclaim. From the breathtaking vocal textures of lead single “She” to the vibraphone acrobatics of “Green Garden,” she demonstrated an uncanny knack for compelling, albeit adult contemporary, orchestral pop throughout the album. $17.50. 9 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. parishaustin.com —D.S.S.
Also: New York electronica duo Phantogram, touring behind its new Republic/Universal album “Voices,” plays outdoors at Stubb’s with opening act Teen. … Aspiring emcees show and prove at the weekly Austin Mic Exchange at Spiderhouse Ballroom. … Seattle indie rock singer-songwriter Damien Jurado is at Red 7. … Also from Seattle are power-poppers the Hoot Hoots, who play at Hotel Vegas with Crocodile, Friends & Family and the Villettes. … Atlanta indie-rockers Manchester Orchestra are at Emo’s with Balance & Composure and Kevin Devine.