Music Around Town

Todd Snider

When: Fri., June 29 2012

It's no surprise to singer-songwriter Todd Snider's fans that the dude, despite his dazed-and-confused attitude and look, is way more efficient than his slightly disheveled songs let on. He tours relentlessly, and he writes songs – often long, wordy, and winding songs, at that – at a pace that no couch-surfing slacker could even dream of. Snider has released two albums so far in 2012: Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables, a set of wistful ballads and smart-ass social barbs that he does best, and the recent Time As We Know It: The Songs Of Jerry Jeff Walker, which pays tribute to the singer-songwriter who penned “Mr. Bojangles.” But who knows what you'll hear when Snider plays the Kent Stage this weekend. His shows are rambling, funny affairs that feed as much off the audience as Snider's mood that night. There's a good chance you won't hear a single tune from Time As We Know It, and you may hear only one or two from Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. There's no telling what you'll get from one of our best songwriters; that's what Snider delivers night after night. Pump yourself up with last year's excellent concert album Todd Snider Live: The Storyteller. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. – Michael Gallucci

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