Concert preview: Freedy Johnston

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From the August 8, 2013 edition

Why you should go: A singer-songwriter from a time when Americana and college radio didn’t seem so disparate, Freedy Johnston has stayed busy in the two decades since Can You Fly made him a critical sensation and “Bad Reputation” made him a star. 2010’s Rain on the City is as sharp and energized as anything in his catalog, which suggests (a) his upcoming Neon Repairman will be great and (b) so will his show Sunday at Natalie’s.