Oh You're So Silent, Jens
It seems like the great touring shows stop through town in bunches lately. This April Fools Day provides a trio of big-time indie rock productions of various shapes and sizes. All three shows are worth your while:
•Jens Lekman (pictured) tops the bill at the Wexner Center. The Swedish indie pop crooner is one of the most distinct and pleasant voices in music today. He's also quite the showman; when I saw him two summers ago at the Pitchfork fest, he emoted feyly to the sounds of a uniformed, all-female band. Check my show preview then shell out $14 for what promises to be a splendid night of music. Opening act The Honeydrips, Lekman's neighbors from Gothenburg, begin at 9 p.m. sharp.
•Throw Me the Statue hails from Seattle, and their brand of wispy pop captures that city's technological pedigree and the chilly of the Pacific seabreeze, even as a warm-blooded humanity pumps through the songs. Read my preview for more. Three openers (Eric Metronome, Red Hypergiant and I Against the Tower) means this free show will give you more than your money's worth at this free show. 9 p.m. start.
•Why? More like "Why not?" (I kill me.) The indescribably weird Bay Area indie rock trio comes to Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St., tonight, with indescribably weird local performance art trio Hugs & Kisses providing support. You guessed it: My preview tells more. 10 p.m. show, $5 cover.