But Nathanson is much more than the next highly produced voice you're likely to hear on G105 or the next pretty face you're likely to see on MTV. In fact, Nathanson's voice may be a bit too individual (and too edgy) for pop radio. His major-label debut Beneath These Fireworks, recorded with his heroes David Garza, Matt Chamberlain and Glen Phillips in what he describes as his own "fantasy baseball camp," is ready for radio. But radio may not be ready for Nathanson.
O.A.R. --a grassroots success story of five friends who kept finding more friends who kept digging their reggae-fueled acoustic rock a la The Samples--will headline, but show up early for Nathanson. The show starts at 9 p.m.