Staff pick: Ben Folds at the LC Pavilion

Kristen Schmidt, Columbus Alive

Oh, the troubles Ben Folds has known and through which his music has shepherded countless aspiring adults. Suburban angst? Check. Breakup so painful you need to punch the steering wheel? Check. World imploding in the fireworks of spectacular love? Yeah, that too.

The singer-songwriter-piano charmer will dial deep into the innermost sanctum of your feelings Friday night under the stars at the LC. Though Ben Folds Five has recently reunited and is playing tour dates, this show is all Ben Folds solo, all the time. Concertgoers will receive no less introspection, irony, avuncular nerdery and wit.

Bring your tears, your unsettled issues, your shmoopy.

LC Pavilion

7 p.m. Friday, May 18

405 Neil Ave., Arena District