Music: Gary Jules

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

On the spectrum of pop music stardom, One-Hit Wonder ain't bad placement. Here in the States, though, it's unclear whether Gary Jules even meets that benchmark. The California singer-songwriter's somber, piano-led cover of Tears for Fears' "Mad World" from the Donnie Darko soundtrack was the UK's Christmas No. 1 back in 2003. (The Brits make a big deal about their Christmas No. 1; remember Love, Actually?) Apparently he has other songs too, so sit politely through them if you're just hitting The Basement to see Joshua Radin, who will co-headline Sunday's show. Amber Rubarth opens.

Music: Gary Jules

When: 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20

Where: The Basement, Arena District