What keeps Beaver Nelson going? The teen prodigy has been pouring out unguarded, witty persuasions since the early '90s, and doing so in the most competitive environment imaginable: Austin, Texas. But Nelson has always leaned more toward the bent tunefulness of David Lowery or Elvis Costello than his Texas brethren. This year's sprawling Macro/Micro splices together strange instrumental interludes with pungent power-pop anthems and brainy homages to the subconscious, which always does the dirty work for a sneaky songwriter like Nelson. He's prolific, charming and stubbornly faithful to his rock and folk muses.
On the Big Screen: Nelson recently worked with filmmaker Stephen Henderson on an album-length video project, and you'll get to see the final cut projected behind the singer at Off Broadway.
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