Brett Dennen

Halfway through his new record, Loverboy, Brett Dennen declares: “I’m gonna make you fall in love with me.” Regardless of the cut of your jib, if you’ve made it six songs deep into Loverboy, you’ve got at least a little crush on Dennen, a singer/songwriter who brings his carefree inoffensiveness to his catchiest batch of songs yet. “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” is sure to be the inspiration for the names of a handful of graduates of the class of 2029, and “Comeback Kid (That’s 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
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