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Ben Folds and Violent Femmes

Aug. 14
5 p.m.
$49.50
Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Ben Folds writes catchy, whiny songs about slacker disaffection and childhood resentment, set to jaunty vaudeville piano and orchestral brass. Gordon Gano writes whiny, catchy acoustic singalongs about romantic incompetence, performed with disturbingly babyish glee. This double-billed show finds Elvis Costello’s two large adult sons discovering a shared family heritage.