Saturday music picks: Stevie Wonder, Nickelback

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Stevie Wonder. Photo by Laura Skelding/American-Statesman.
Stevie Wonder. Photo by Laura Skelding/American-Statesman.

Stevie Wonder. Photo by Laura Skelding/American-Statesman.

Stevie Wonder at the Erwin Center. Reviews of Wonder’s current tour, centered on the music from his classic 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life,” have ranged from rave to ecstatic. The album, a complex meditation on love and life, is rich with gorgeous orchestrations, funky grooves and astute sociopolitical observations that are just as relevant today as they were 40 years ago. Stunning live recreations have left audiences across the country feeling breathless and blessed. $39.50-$149.50. 8 p.m. 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Arena rockers Nickelback team up with Pop Evil at Austin360 Amphitheater. … Veterans of the Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and others team up in New Orleans Suspects, which brings its tour for its new album “Ouroboros” to the Parish with Devil’s Hollow. … Montreal pop outfit Stars visits the Belmont with Houston’s Wild Moccasins opening. … Los Angeles psych band Dengue Fever plays Red 7 with local group Hard Proof opening. … South Austin listening room Strange Brew features a 7 p.m. trio show by Alejandro Escovedo with cellist Brian Standefer and saxophonist Elias Haslanger, followed by Charlie Faye at 9 p.m. … Hometown rockers the Warplanes celebrate the release of their new EP “Epigenesis” at One-2-One Bar. … Dance-pop group Holiday Mountain kicks off a monthlong Saturday residency at Scoot Inn. … Longtime local blues-rockers Omar & the Howlers play for fans on the north end of town at the Roost. … Other top local options include Latasha Lee & the Black Ties at the Continental Club with Roxy Roca, Tameca Jones at Lamberts with Color, Dawn & Hawkes at Threadgill’s and Alvin Crow at the Broken Spoke.


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