Edwin McCain

Who hasn't been to a post-1998 wedding in which the couple danced to Edwin McCain? The saxophone-drenched ballad "I'll Be," in which McCain promises, in essence, never to be a douchebag, granted him the one commercial success he needed to live easy. He's since dropped off the mainstream music radar, but continues to record albums on independent labels and perform in small venues. His fan base is glad of it, as the singer-songwriter's live and often acoustic performances are peppered with personal anecdotes and covers of his favorite songs, all of which work best in an intimate setting. Here's hoping McCain tonight includes his rendition of Dire Straits' "Romeo and Juliet"- which I daresay trumps the original. Meghan Coffee opens. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 828-4333, www.thetripledoor.net. $25-$28. 21 and over. 8 p.m. ERIKA HOBART

Mon., Aug. 25, 8 p.m., 2008

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