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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wednesday To-Do: Ben Kweller

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BEN KWELLER
9 p.m., Juanita’s. $15.

Normal-looking Texas-native Ben Kweller, a floppy-haired, baby-faced singer-songwriter, says he got into music as a kid sifting through Beatles and Jimi Hendrix records from his dad’s collection. While Kweller’s high school band Radish was touted as “the next Nirvana,” the 27-year-old’s solo efforts — three lo-fi indie rock LPs — have been rooted in that ’60s pop-rock sound, perhaps most obviously on his 2006 self-titled album produced by Pixies collaborator Gil Norton. A jangley gem that shines on the steady-moving “Penny on a Train” and upbeat breezer “I Gotta Move,” it’s easy to hear his influences. Still, having taken on all vocal and instrumental duties, Kweller proves it’s very much his own project. After playing some big shows — opening for the Lemonheads, co-headlining with Death Cab for Cutie and landing gigs at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits last year — he’s set out on a summer tour that includes a stop at Juanita’s on Wednesday night.

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