The ten best concerts this weekend: 12/7-12/9
7. NEVER SHOUT NEVER @ FOX THEATRE | SAT, 12/8/12
Christofer Drew is covered in tattoos. But that's just the most visible way the freshly minted 21-year-old expresses himself. Since quitting high school to pursue Never Shout Never, the intimate singer has kept his personal life as open as his skin, changing his influences and his punk-friendly folk overtones as often as the telling, transparent lyrics that funnel them. His five-year-old Joplin, Missouri, rock band began as his stage name blew up on MySpace and earned a staunchly loyal following. There's a reason Drew's fans are legion (and they are -- just Google the man and prepare for awe): Drew has a knack for tackling love, religion, drugs and politics across scores of clean, lean melodies filled with earnest, youth-spawned emotion.