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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

March 29, 2008

Like Jonathan Richman, Jens Lekman is a doeeyed and baritonevoiced songwriter who travels the world singing simple, unaffected songs about universal experiences. And like Richman, he writes some of the purest, most genuine music ever recorded. But where Richman relies on just a primitive guitardrum setup to share his vision in concert, Lekman aims for something grander. For his latest tour, he’s recruited a quintet of musicians, including a violinist and cellist, whose swooning strings caress his more intimate songs and aggrandize his zippier, poppier ones. With a little assistance from a laptop, Lekman’s arrangements can conjure anything from classic soul to disco to calypso. Jonathan Richman’s music only sounds this fully realized in Jonathan Richman’s head.
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Swedish indie-popper Jens Lekman comes from a proud lineage of lovelorn crooners like Morrissey, Stephin Merritt and, in particular, Jonathan Richman, whose large, sorrowful eyes he shares. Like all three, Lekman, who headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Pabst Theater tonight, melds wry, self-deprecating lyrics with . . .
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Breaking Benjamin w/ Three Days Grace, Seether @ The Rave Eagles Club, 7 p.m. - These are tough times for many alternative-metal bands—blame those emo kids— but the three bands on this bill are doing more than all right for themselves.

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