Ben Kweller could be America's answer to Australia's Ben Lee, who, like Kweller, made news in the '90s with his teen band (Noise Addict as opposed to Kweller's Silverchair clone, Radish). He also has a cute, moppish look, and purveys a gentle, slightly goofy, lovelorn lyricism. Except nobody knows who Lee is, outside of his girlfriend, Claire Danes. And even though B.K.'s naifish charm and impetuous rock instincts could sway a thousand incipient teen hearts, Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba (half as talented, more melodramatic, and without so much as an ounce of humor) has already cornered Kweller's... More >>>
Ben there, done that: Ben Kweller bypasses his trademark cuteness.