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I Know What Love Isn't

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I never really *got* Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman till now, I don't think. Which is kind of bizarre, considering I've bought several of his many EPs and previous albums, and have seen him live. Also, there's the way that he's compared to the league of rogue cosmopolitan pop composers that I richly enjoy, such as […]

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Review: Jens Lekman at the Columbia City Theater

Show Date: October 1, 2011

Basked in the glow of red lasers and fog, singer songwriter Geoffrey O'Connor started this past Friday's show by preparing his simple stage setup with his trusty Roland drum machine, synth, chorus pedals and reverb-soaked guitar. In support of his new album Vanity Is Forever, O'Connor started with "Like They Say It Does" before going […]

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What a Swedeheart

Show Date: June 5, 2009

The first shock of Friday evening was when Jens Lekman walked on stage at the Crocodile Café to introduce his opening act; Tig Notaro, better known as Officer Tig from The Sarah Silverman Show, a stand up comedian. The second shocker was that after Notaro, no more instruments were brought to the stage. How could […]

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Recommended show tonight: Jens Lekman at the Crocodile

(photo by Laura Musselman) Sometimes, while listening to Swedish performer Jens Lekman, I'm often frustrated. Why is he not recognized as one of the worlds' greatest songwriters? His charisma shows heavily through his beautiful melodies, like admitting that he's forgotten the joke in "A Man Walks Into A Bar" or mishearing a friend's existential plea […]

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Decisions, decisions… what are you doing tonight?

It's astounding how many things are going on tonight! ChrisB will be at Metric at Showbox (read his interview with them), Keenan will be with Jens Lekman (Oh sweet Jens) at the Crocodile, imaginary victoria is headed to see Neko Case (at the Paramount), and imaginary hyme is all about the Desolation Wilderness show. Even […]

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Merge's SCORE unleashes brilliant covers comp

  Merge has done it again! For their 20th anniversary, a part of the brilliant subscriber only compilation series SCORE, the Chapel Hill label (run by none other than members of my favorite indie rock band, Superchunk) is releasing a compilation of covers of Merge bands by a ton of non-Merge artists. Check it out: […]

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