Rock & Pop

Pete Yorn

When: Tue., April 5, 8 p.m. 2011

He's been called the "poor man's Ryan Adams," but in truth, Pete Yorn owes more to fellow New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen than to the alt-country Americanism that infuses so much of Adams' own work. Over the course of four albums, Yorn has established himself as quite the solid alt-rocker. His work has attracted the talents of collaborators ranging from Dave Grohl and Peter Buck to members of the Dixie Chicks and actress Scarlett Johannson. Last year Yorn cast his collaborative net wider, tapping Pixies founding member Frank Black to produce his self-titled fifth studio outing. The result is a batch of songs that falls somewhere between Black's punkier nuances, and Yorn's love of roots music. Aided by Ben Kweller & the Wellspring, Yorn will show off his East Coast sensibilities on Tuesday, April 5 at The Regency Ballroom (1290 Sutter St., San Francisco). 8 p.m., $25.

Dave Gil de Rubio

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