Australian folk-pop cutie Ben Lee has crafted many a tune worthy of placement on any new-crush mixtape. Unfortunately, he didn’t come up with a single one of them for this year’s The Rebirth of Venus, the saccharine sogginess of which he pretty much blames on his new wife, Ione Skye. “Loving you makes me wanna write bad poetry,” he sings, revealingly. Low vs. Diamond, from Los Angeles, may grow up to be the Fray someday. With Dawes.
Fri., May 22, 8 p.m., 2009