City Planner: Monday 12/11

Sean Lennon @ First Avenue


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Friendly Fire

, the new sophomore disc from John Lennon's youngest son, should prove to those who doubted the twentysomething charms of his 1998 debut that Sean inherited more than his dad's fortune. A self-consciously mature step away from the debut's haphazard salad-bowl vibe,

Friendly Fire

shows off Lennon's songwriting chops with dreamy folk-pop tunes that utilize plenty of studio-nerd texture. But they're really about handsome melodies and heartfelt words; the CD feels timeless and familiar in a way any Beatles fan can recognize. Opener Jim Noir, from the north of England, plays homemade orchestral pop without the aid of an actual orchestra."

18+. $15. 8:00 p.m.

Elsewhere Jeremy Enigk @ Varsity Jingle Ball @ Myth Ann Hampton Callaway @ Dakota Hoobastank @ Fine Line

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