Wednesday’s music picks: Patty Griffin, Ratatat

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Ratatat at ACL Live. The instrumental electro-rock duo came back from a five-year hiatus earlier this year with the release of their quietly nuanced and richly detailed new album “Magnifique.” Their live shows mix up soundscaping, melodica noodling and guitar shredding with a monumental visual show with plentiful blinding laser flourishes. NYC-based producer and composer/Noise Collector record label owner Hot Sugar opens. $29.50-$39.50. 8 p.m. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Patty Griffin’s record-release concert for her new disc “Servant of Love” is technically sold out at the Paramount, though some additional tickets released late last week might still be available. … Word is out that bass-wielding musical madman Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, is a modern jazz mastermind. His Holy Mountain show is also sold out. … Vancouver indie-rocker Dan Bejar has gotten a bigger spotlight from his tenure with the New Pornographers, but he’s had a longer and deeper run fronting Destroyer, which plays the Mohawk’s outdoor stage with Jennifer Castle. … South African rockers Civil Twilight stop by the Parish. … East Coast indie Americana band Langhorne Slim & the Law bring the tour for their new Dualtone release “The Spirit Moves” to Scoot Inn with the Wild Reeds. … Sun Radio’s “Texas Radio Live” show from 6 to 8 p.m. at Guero’s Oak Garden features Ali Holder, showcasing songs from a new EP, and CBG Band fixtures Colin Gilmore & Bonnie Whitmore. … Other local picks on the south side include fiddler Warren Hood’s weekly happy-hour show at ABGB and AJ Vallejo’s new group SouthTown at the Continental Gallery.


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