José González’s bare-bones cover of the Knife’s “Heartbeats” was used in a 2005 ad for Sony Bravia televisions in the U.K., further bolstering his hit debut album, Veneer. But despite that popular success—and securing his place in all-around good-dudeness—the Swedish-Argentinian crooner has partnered with the environmental nonprofit Reverb to make his current tour green. The sustainable-energy advocates, who have also “greened” tours for Stars and Andrew Bird, will help González calculate and cancel out the tour’s “CO2 footprint,” and supply his crew with reusable water bottles and biodegradable catering products. González played the Plug Awards on Thursday (his 2007 sophomore album, In Our Nature, is up for two awards) and the Highline Ballroom last night, but you can get a final José fix tonight at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple for a squared-and-compassed eco-friendly evening. With Mia Doi Todd.
Wed., March 12, 7:30 p.m., 2008