Halfway through his new record, Loverboy, Brett Dennen declares: Im gonna make you fall in love with me. Regardless of the cut of your jib, if youve made it six songs deep into Loverboy, youve got at least a little crush on Dennen, a singer/songwriter who brings his carefree inoffensiveness to his catchiest batch of songs yet. Sydney (Ill Come Running) is sure to be the inspiration for the names of a handful of graduates of the class of 2029, and Comeback Kid (Thats My Dog) is handcrafted for the summer sing-along season. This is listening music, built for heavy rotation.
Wed., June 22, 8 p.m., 2011