Concerts

Last Night: Pete Yorn & Ben Kweller At House Of Blues

Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller House of Blues April 14, 2011

By the time Pete Yorn and his band were onstage, House of Blues was comfortably packed, as the crowd enjoyed the jovial and upbeat melodies that sounded as though they could have been theme songs to new-age Country & Western TV shows.

The ladies swooned (and glared enviously at Yorn's wedding ring), while the men bobbed their heads approvingly to Yorn and company's musical prowess, which, in spite of a somewhat small following, was really quite impressive.

But it was Ben Kweller, the Jewish cowboy, who stole the show.

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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