Arts & Culture

Preston’s picks: Miguel at House of Blues; Car Seat Headrest at Club Dada

Car Seat Headrest
Car Seat Headrest

Miguel at House of Blues

Once more, North Texas music fans are the beneficiaries of overflow, albeit not because of Austin-based festivals, the usual culprit. This time around, thanks to pop star Sia’s tour routing, which stops in New Orleans on Friday and Austin on Sunday, there’s a day where one of her opening acts, the mesmerizing R&B upstart Miguel, has an opening, and he’ll be spending that day off headlining the House of Blues, making his first area appearance since last summer’s memorably scorching set at South Side Music Hall. The singer-songwriter continues to tour behind his 2015 LP Wildheart.

8 p.m. Saturday. House of Blues, Dallas. $37.50-$55.

Car Seat Headrest at Club Dada

It’s an evocative name, but also one that illustrates the simple origins of singer-songwriter Will Toledo’s music: He recorded the vocals for his first album — titled, of course, simply 1 — in the back seat of his parents’ car. Six years later, the self-made, indie-rock rising star has signed with Matador Records, which released his 13th LP, Teens of Denial, earlier this year. Although there was a brief hiccup when Toledo was forced to recall Denial because of a rights snafu involving the Cars’ Ric Ocasek, the album has been otherwise met with acclaim across the board. With Naked Giants.

9 p.m. Sunday. Club Dada, Dallas. $12, $15 day of show.