Nate Ruess' songs imply that he's been dumped a zillion times. The hyperarticulate lead singer-songwriter of fun. a trio also featuring Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train, a band who's opening the show details the minutiae of crushes, heartache and self-doubt in theatrical streams of consciousness. The band's 2009 debut, Aim and Ignite, is full of songs such as "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)," which pair neurotic, self-deprecating lyrics with twinkly, carnivalesque pop elements. A digital edition of the album includes the music video for bouncy single "Walking the Dog," which features Ruess' cartoonish good looks and elastic voice at their emo-in-Technicolor best.
Sat., Oct. 30, 7 p.m., 2010
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.