Monday, October 12, 2009

Don Lennon and Youth Group

Thursday, Oct. 15th, don't miss the Australian band Youth Group playing with indie pop icon Don Lennon at The Space in Hamden.

Youth Group plays pretty straightforward indie rock, with just the slightest tinge of country slide guitars sneaking into the background. They gained popularity when their cover of Rod Stewart's "Forever Young" was included in the prom scene of Napoleon Dynamite. They've got a sound similar to Death Cab for Cutie, and capitalize on being sweet and endearing.

But the real standout star of this show will be Boston's own Don Lennon. His songs are hilarious; usually super sweet musical backings with terrible, horrific lyrics. I think my favorite way to describe him would be Belle and Sebastian with the comedy lounge routine appeal of Tony Clifton. He's released a handful of albums (all great) including the excellent Routine. With tongue firmly in cheek, he writes hipster lyrics like "You don't deserve to hear my favorite rock group/Even though they rock." and "For something light, try their Summer Wheat, I could drink a case and still be on my feet." People usually compare him to Jens Lenkman, but I think he's maintained a voice all his own. Anyway, if you check out his page you can stream almost every song he's ever done.

Doors open at 7 PM - $12 ($10 advance)
at the space

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