Joseph Arthur


Brooklyn’s own mellow alt-folkie Joseph Arthur is for people too cool to listen to Jack Johnson but not cool enough to listen to Josè Gonzales. His nimble but ultimately affectless voice and guitar skills have warranted four EPs and an album in the last few years, settling into a nice pocket of “pleasant enough”—his MySpace even offers what is maybe the 257th most essential cover of “Hallelujah.” With Charlie Mars

Fri., Jan. 1, 10 p.m., 2010