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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ben Folds Five

Tonight @ BMO Harris Pavilion, Summerfest, 9:45 p.m.

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Ben Folds has kept busy since he disbanded his piano-rock trio Ben Folds Five shortly after the release of its bold final album, 1999's The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. He's recorded plenty of solo albums and toured aggressively, while juggling a three-year stint as a judge on the NBC a cappella competition “The Sing-Off.” Last year, though, he found the time to reunite with his old band mates. They recorded three new songs for the Ben Folds Five retrospective The Best Imitation of Myself. After realizing that the old chemistry was still there, they announced a new album, which is expected to come out this summer.