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Mustache aficionado and generally chill dude Donavon Frankenreiter comes from the Jack Johnson school of surfers who play guitar and preach eternal love. Frankenreiter hasn’t quite changed course like his retro-loving former labelmate Matt Costa, but he’s added some reverb and a few new tricks over the years to keep things far more hooky than that awful new John Mayer single. And unlike Johnson, his sun-drenched whimsy rarely feels dumbed down and creepily whispered into your ears. Even 2004’s “Don’t Matter,” a cheerful four-chord jam, remains friendly years later. If you’re looking for ditties that sound equally mellow and less earwormy than “Bubble Toes,” Frankenreiter will provide.
Donavon Frankenreiter performs with Brian Russo and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at 6:30 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $25. (202) 588-1880. ustreetmusichall.com.