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Paul Weller burns bright at 9:30 Club

Paul Weller burns bright at 9:30 Club

Between Britain and the United States, Paul Weller has forged two different careers. There, he’s one of the essential figures of the last 40 years of popular music, a chart-topping, arena-filling superstar rightly revered as the leader of mod-punks the Jam and smooth operators the Style Council, as a key inspiration to the Britpop movement of the 1990s, and for a solo career that has included some of his strongest work.

Here, he’s much more of a cult figure – but it’s a devoted cult. So while he joked about his relative obscurity in the United States during his appearance Tuesday night at the 9:30 Club – thanking the three and a half people who bought...

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