Must List: Royals at the MFAH, Odesza’s EDM sounds at Revention

October 3, 2018

1. Earning their stripesTiger Trio comprises three leading lights in progressive jazz. Flutist and Chicago native Nicole Mitchell and French bassist Joëlle Léandre have worked together nearly a decade. On the new album “Unleashed,” their sound expands wonderfully with the addition of pianist Myra Melford. This is a rare stop for any of the three in Texas.When: 8 p.m. FridayWhere: MECA, 1900 KaneDetails: Pay what you can; 713-928-5653, namelesssound.orgAndrew Dansby2. New dayNearly a decade has passed since the beloved Houston instrumental band By the End of Tonight called it a day. But Stefan Mach and Brett Taylor, both BtEoT guitarists, put together a joyful set of spacey rock at Day for Night last year with Chris Ryan and Cley Miller in the fold. As Narcons, the group has put together a debut recording, and if you have a Walkman, you can listen to it. Their cassette release show is this weekend.When: 9 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Insomnia Gallery, 708 TelephoneDetails: $5 at the door; narcons.bandcamp.comAndrew Dansby3. Royal flushWhat can portraits of monarchs tell viewers about a changing society? Perhaps a lot, when the pictures are by artists from across five centuries who captured the essence of characters of all stripes, from a king who beheaded his wives to a princess who befriended pop stars. London’s National Portrait Gallery shares some of its greatest treasures with Houstonians during “Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits From Holbein to Warhol.”When: Opens 12:15 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 27Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 5601 MainDetails: $13-$23; 713-639-7300, mfah.orgMolly Glentzer4. Strolling Sawyer YardsNearly 350 Houston creatives open their doors to visitors for the Fall Biannual Art Stroll at Sawyer Yards during the first weekend of Arts District Month. The festivities stretch across the district’s compounds, including Sabine Street, Silver Street, Spring Street, Summer Street and Winter Street Studios (wonder why the hood never had a Fall Street?) and the Silos at Sawyer Yards.When: 4-9 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Sawyer Yards area between Taylor Street and Houston AvenueDetails: Free; sawyeryards.comMolly Glentzer5. EDM with soulWhile EDM often may be more of an art form that comes alive in the studio rather than the stage, that’s not the case with the Seattle chillwave duo Odesza. Not only do they make dreamy yet soulful tracks like “How Did I Get Here” and “Across the Room” (with Leon Bridges) but their propulsive, visually gripping sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza and our own Free Press Summer Fest showed they can bring it to the stage. With Jai Wolf and Evan Gila.When: 6:30 p.m. ThursdayWhere:Revention Music Center, 520 TexasDetails: $54-$82.25; reventionmusiccenter.comCary Darling6. Jungle boogieThe British band Jungle brings back the joys of melodic ’70s funk/R&B that echoes the sublime sensuality of Marvin Gaye. Tracks that have been all over alt-rock radio, like “Busy Earnin’,” “Happy Man” and “Heavy, California,” are solid introductions to their retro style that should really come to life in a live setting. Making the night even better is talked-about opening act Rhye.When: 7 p.m. TuesdayWhere: House of Blues, 1204 CarolineDetails: $25; houseofblues.com/houstonCary Darling

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