Tuesday music picks: Sufjan Stevens, Jimmy LaFave

Sufjan Stevens. Arnold Wells/For American-Statesman
Sufjan Stevens. Arnold Wells/For American-Statesman

Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall. From definitive indie albums to multiple holiday-themed records to last year’s hip-hop side-project Sisyphus, Sufjan Stevens has strayed far and wide in his 15-year recording career. His new release, “Carrie & Lowell,” a comparatively straightforward acoustic effort that deals largely with Stevens’ late mother and his stepfather, is arguably his deepest work to date. Tuesday’s show is sold out, but tickets are available for Wednesday. Moses Sumney opens both nights. $35-$40. 7:30 p.m. 2300 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org. — P.B.

Also: One of Austin’s most prominent singer-songwiters of the past three decades, Jimmy LaFave celebrates the release of his new CD “The Night Tribe” with a 5 p.m. free in-store performance at Waterloo Records. … Theo Love plays a release show for his new album “No Other Love Alive” at North Door. … Vagrant Records rockers Bad Suns, touring behind their debut album “Language & Perspective,” are at Emo’s with Kiev.

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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