July 8: Ben Folds

July 8
Ben Folds
Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino, 1 Harrah's Boulevard
8 p.m., $35 in advance/$40 day-of-show, 21 and up, http://www.stircove.com

Ben Folds' biggest hit has always been a sidestep from what makes Ben Folds such a captivating musician. 1997's “Brick” off of Ben Folds Five's Whatever & Ever Amen painted Folds as a somber, delicate songwriter. Meanwhile, Folds had already cultivated a fan base that knew his piano pop could morph into all sorts of shapes, the best of which coupled upbeat, jazzy arrangements with tongue-in-cheek smart-ass lyrical voice. Since then, Folds has left the Five behind for rewarding solo turns including the inventive 2010 album Lonely Avenue, a collaboration with High Fidelity author Nick Hornby. -Chris Aponick

posted at 11:27 pm
on Thursday, July 07th, 2011

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