Ear candy a-plenty will be doled out on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Rickshaw Stop, along with Jake Mann & the Upper Hand and The Bye Bye Blackbirds. 8 p.m., $10.
Cult figure Tommy Keene has traveled quite the winding career path. A myriad of major and indie label stints, a '90s touring guitarist gig with the Replacements' Paul Westerberg, and a recent collaboration with Guided By Voices' Bob Pollard are part of his extensive creative travelogue. But with last year's Behind the Parade, Keene continued his mastery of jangly manna thanks to a combination of Byrdsian-flavored guitar, razor-sharp hooks, and equally whip-smart lyrics.