Friday, June 22, 10 p.m., $3
On Friday, Indianapolis will get a little taste of something Australia and Europe have been raving about. Residing locally, singer-songwriter Brent Bennett and his band, the Movers, will perform at Zanies Too.
If you’re wondering what you’ve been missing, Bennett’s music has been described as alt-country and blues, but his most recent albums have more of a Hoosier roots-rock feel. No matter what genre Bennett’s music falls under, the smooth, easy-listening tunes are sure to please anyone with a taste for hearty, all-natural music.
The musician, with more than 20 years of professional experience under his belt, released a solo album last July. Under My Own Power is a melodic collection of songs about love and passion. Bennett has a clear voice, which leans toward that of Neil Young in songs like “Pain in My Past,” a lyrically raw song touching on the heartache of divorce. Bennett’s “I’m Gonna Love You” instantly brings the Beatles to mind, with his vocal introduction somehow morphing into a perfect Paul McCartney match.
Audience members could not be in for a bigger treat. Bennett sings of life like he lives it — no falsity, just sweet music.