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Okkervil River, Wye Oak 

When: Tue., Sept. 13, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $16-18

It's a marvel that Austin's Okkervil River is popular. The band's wordy, meticulous rock is densely layered, resulting in records that take months to unpack. Given the MP3-a-minute pace of today's music consumption, it's baffling that so many take the time. But when you glimpse the rewards, it makes some sense. The band's 2011 album, I Am Very Far, is a dizzying maze of sound and speech. Syncopated dirges give way to ironic string-bound balladry, which then subsides into drunken lounge stumbles. Singer Will Sheff unites it all with hyper-intelligent heartache, rambling eloquently, suggesting a man who thinks too much to ever be satisfied. Wye Oak opens the 8 p.m. show. —Jordan Lawrence

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