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Preston’s picks: Ra Ra Riot at the Live Oak; Spillover at Trees, Club Dada & Three Links

The Orwells will play Trees Saturday as part of the ninth annual Spillover.
The Orwells will play Trees Saturday as part of the ninth annual Spillover.

Ra Ra Riot at the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge

This year marks a full decade of existence for this Syracuse-based baroque pop quintet, which is touring behind its fourth and just-released studio album, Need Your Light. In that span of time, Ra Ra Riot has continued to amass a dedicated fan base, as well as the admiration of critics, while weathering some profound losses (founding member and drummer John Ryan Pike drowned in 2007) and changes in personnel (cellist Alexandra Lawn left the band in 2012). All of it blends together to create a kinetic, melodic whirl of sound, which will be an ideal fit for the Live Oak’s cozy environs. With PWR BTTM and And the Kids.

9 p.m. Saturday. The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, Fort Worth. $17.

Spillover at Trees, Club Dada and Three Links

For the ninth year in a row, in the afterglow of South by Southwest, the sharp-eared and savvy booking outfit Parade of Flesh is orchestrating Spillover, a smartly curated three-day affair filling a trio of Deep Ellum venues all within a stone’s throw of one another. Headliners include Anamanaguchi, the Orwells, Broncho, Power Trip, White Lung and Pure Bathing Culture, among many others. It’s all of the eclecticism of wandering down Sixth Street in the thick of SXSW with none of the traffic standstill on Interstate 35 or aches and pains after a day spent racing from club to club. For a complete lineup and daily breakdown, visit paradeofflesh.com/spillover.

7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Trees, Club Dada and Three Links, Dallas. $20 single-day pass; $45 three-day pass.

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