John Mayer will not relax or settle, bouncing from hard rock to jazz to pop to blues on the backs of fluid guitar figures that are less lyrical or prodigal than understatedly emotive. He's like a MOR Pied Piper, this guy, with the doofy lyrics, the sad eyes, the sometimes amusing facial hair, the wishy-washy Katy Perry romance. Laugh at him now, but he'll be laughing at you long after you're dead, when your great granddaughter's slow-dancing to "Daughters" at her wedding.
Wed., Aug. 28, 6 p.m., 2013
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter