Mason Jennings w/ The Pines
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
$17, 8 p.m., onepercentproductions.com
The ever-resilient Mason Jennings continues to enjoy a passionate clutch of fans that are drawn to his literate, but hooky brand of folk-pop. Jennings started his recording career in Minneapolis and spit out a handful of independent releases while building his fanbase. Jennings steered clear of the major label system until Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock talked him into expanding his audience more with 2006's Boneclouds. After touring behind that album, Jennings departed his major label home for Jack Johnson's successful Brushfire Records imprint. Jennings issued two more albums for Brushfire, including 2008's excellent In the Ever. Now both family man and touring musician, Jennings is out and about behind his latest Minnesota, which ruminates on the 36-year-old's newer roles as father and husband.