Concert Calendar: Ben Folds, Wale, Ted Leo

Ben Folds and a Piano

Friday, March 26, 930 Club (Sold Out), doors at 8 p.m.

Have you seen the Chatroulette piano improv guy yet? If you haven’t, check it out. I promise you won’t see any strangers’ penises. (And if you do, they won’t be on your computer screen.)

Do you think he and Ben Folds are one in the same? I do. Grab some tickets off of Craigslist and see for yourself tonight.

Bon Jovi w. Dashboard Confessional

Monday, March 29, Verizon Center ($49.50—$132.50), doors at 6:30 p.m.

As a New Jersey native, I can’t criticize Bon Jovi or his feathered hair. Plus, he was on 30 Rock earlier this year—guy’s got a sense of humor about himself. If some good old Jersey pride isn’t enough to get you to the Verizon Center next Monday, then maybe Dashboard Confessional, everybody’s favorite emo band in 2002, will do the trick. Now, just tell me why the hell these two bands are playing together.

Yeasayer w. Javelin

Saturday, April 3, 930 Club (Sold Out), doors at 8 p.m.

Nico Dodd covered everything you need to know about Yeasayer’s latest, Odd Blood, in early February for the Voice. Thanks for giving me an excuse to avoid this write-up, Nico!

Wale w. K’NAAN

Sunday, April 4, 930 Club (Sold Out), doors at 7 p.m.

Yep, this one is sold out too. Wale’s homecoming is sure to be a monster concert though, so it’s worth the Internet trolling and subsequent ticket purchase meet-up. Keep your wits about you—you can’t trust any of those creeps on the Internet. Especially writers.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Thursday, April 8, 930 Club ($15), doors at 7 p.m.

A long, long time ago, Ted Leo used to perform an acoustic version of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone.” He does not perform the song anymore, sadly. But, maybe he’ll play it if you ask nicely. (Or, more likely, the indie crowd around you will scoff and mutter insults under their breaths. Sorry about that.)

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