Battle it out Thursday: If you select Ben Folds at the Palladium, you'll hear piano-based songwriting. If you select Jason Mraz at Nokia, you'll hear guitar-based songwriting. 7:30 pm for Ben, 8 pm for Jason. It's your call.
R.E.M and the Old 97's are at Nokia on Friday. R.E.M's latest was solid, but our office has a habit of playing Old 97's songs to keep morale up. It's hard to say which part of the bill we like better.