Jer Coons w/ Special Guests Seth Glier and Jesse Ruben

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Wednesday / September 29, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Jer Coons

Armed with drop-dead catchy melodies, boyish good looks, and a charm equal to or greater than that of Paris Hilton, Jer Coons is poised for national recognition. Speak, his debut album, was released last September. You may have heard his song “Legs” when your iPod broke and you had to listen to the radio. It is also possible that you heard it while buying some fresh digs at Hollister, grabbing some fresh produce at various chain supermarkets, picking out fresh paint at Home Depot, taking a nap on a comfy mattress at Big Lots or even while eating the Endless Lunch for only $6.99 at T.G.I. Fridays. Basically, the only way you could have not heard “Legs” is if you shop at Whole Foods or Lowe's. Download Coons's cover of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back."

Seth Glier will grab you—if not with his powerful falsetto or his melodic prowess, then with what Performer Magazine calls his “intoxicating groove.” The 20-year-old singer, pianist, and guitarist aims straight for the gut on his MPress Records debut, The Trouble with People.

Jesse Ruben’s story begins in the heart of a musical family. His father and grandfather were both professional musicians, performing at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, corporate events, and other gatherings in Philadelphia and its environs. Ruben recalls watching in awe as his dad’s band rehearsed rock, pop, and r&b hits. He began taking piano lessons, but lost interest during his adolescence. “I had told myself I couldn’t play guitar because that was my dad’s instrument,” he says. “Then I realized how stupid that was.” His father bought him a cheap guitar with the promise of a better instrument if he made progress; the guitar felt right in Ruben’s hands, and by age 16 he was writing songs.

$10 in advance, $12 at the door