Sondre Lerche

When Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche dropped onto the scene in 2002, he was something of a wunderkind, releasing an accomplished album of nuanced indie pop as he was just barely out of his teens. From that auspicious starting point, subsequent records leapt across a spectrum of styles, ranging from jazz-influenced sets that made him seem like the male Nellie McKay to grungier electric fare that turned some listeners' heads while turning off some of his early fans. But ability-wise, Lerche juggles all of these genres with aplomb, frustrating critics who are anxious to pin down what he should be doing with his prodigious talents. Attending this show could be a little like taking a pop-music snapshot, catching Lerche at a fleeting moment in his ever-changing career before he heads off on another path and we're left to catch up with him all over again. With JBM. 18+. (Photo by pinkbelt)
Sun., Sept. 20, 8 p.m., 2009

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