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Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley) @ Rumba Cafe (Wed, Feb.17)

MP3: “Hand of God”

Jason Boesel has spent years looking at the butts of Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Ben Lee – now it’s time for the drummer to step out of the shadow and up to the mike. On January 12, Boesel released his first solo album, Hustler’s Son, on Oberst’s Team Love Records.

Difficult to catagorize, Boesel’s material is in the same post-alt.country (did I just make up a new genre?) league as bands like Wilco. There’s a folky/twang to the sound though don’t expect to catch Boesel in a cowboy hat and boots any time soon.

Jason Boesel is currently touring as the opening act on a bill that also includes Dawes and Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons. Rather than hire a backing band, Boesel has enlisted Dawes to pull double duty.

As long as the next round of snow holds off, Boesel, Dawes, and Chisel will set up shop at the Rumba Cafe on Wednesday night for what promises to be one of the best triple bills in this young new year.

Boesel took a few minutes during the first week of the tour to answer some questions I sent his way.

I hate to start off on the wrong foot so if you hate this question or want to reach through your computer and choke me, then pretend like this question was never asked. That being said – Phil Collins or Don Henley?

Hmmm, I really and truly think they’re both great drummers, singers, and songwriters. If I could only choose one, I’d go with Phil. He’s a mother fucker all the way.
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Coming to Columbus: Jenny Lewis, Camera Obscura, Meat Puppets, Bonnie Prince Billy

….but not on the same bill.

6/3/09: Meat Puppets @ Summit
6/6/09: Jenny Lewis @ Wexner Center
6/12/09: Bonnie Prince Billy @ Capital Theater
6/29/09: Camera Obscura @ Wexner Center

I plan to get the Columbus music calendar back into shape this weekend.

(disclosure: i work at the wex)

Recommend Me: Places to Visit in Seattle, Portland

Gig Harbor Moon over Fishing Boats

I’m going to be heading out NW for my honeymoon beginning Sunday. I’ve never been to this part of the country, and while we do have some plans, I thought it’d be fun to see if you fine readers have any restaurants, places to visit, stores, etc, that might not be on our radar.

We’re in Seattle Sunday (seeing Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst*), Portland Mon-Tue, Gig Harbor Wed-Thu, and Seattle Fri-Sun.. We fly back Monday. And we’re going to see Brian Posehn on Halloween evening with Judah Friedlander.

* = musical content in the blog post

Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue

MP3: Acid Tongue

Jenny Lewis‘ first solo album, Rabbit Fur Coat, was my favorite that year.This first song release is great, and I can’t wait to hear the whole thing. If things work out the way I hope, we’ll be seeing her live in late October in Seattle during my honeymoon.

You know, as much as I love Jenny’s solo stuff, everything by Rilo Kiley I find to be just OK. Am I the only person that feels this way? Or maybe you feel opposite….

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