Preview: Ben Kweller at The Basement

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

His wunderkind days are behind him, but even if Ben Kweller is playing smaller rooms than he used to, his future as a fiercely supported cult favorite seems assured. Kweller is keeping up his end of the bargain; his albums aren't flashy, but they show a mastery of pop craftsmanship that must be the envy of every aspiring alt bro with a guitar and a haircut. His new "Go Fly a Kite" shows no signs of degradation - seriously, those George Harrison guitar flourishes on "Out the Door" are out of this world!

Sleeper Agent and The Dig will also appear Monday at The Basement.

The Basement

8 p.m. Monday, March 26

391 Neil Ave., Arena District