Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ben Kweller @Irving Plaza, March 24th

(Sorry for the late post! 9/9/12)

I won a pair of tix via Twitter to see Ben Kweller at Irving Plaza from My Free Concert, where I've found out about some fun free shows and won some tickets.  It had been almost three years to the date that I was last at this venue, when I saw PJ Harvey & John Parish.

I know some folks are huge Kweller fans.  He's got a loose, goofy charm and seems like a big, friendly kid who's eager to please.  His tunes are sunny and energetic, and I can see why he got together with Ben Folds and Ben Lee for their side project, The Bens.  I was only vaguely familiar with his stuff prior to the show -- his music, while well-constructed, doesn't particularly stick with me, but I enjoyed his performance, especially having paid nothing for my admission.