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WATCH: Brendan Benson Performs on SPIN’s Rooftop!

Brendan Benson / Photo by Kathryn Yu

There are few better places to spend a warm summer evening than a rooftop with friends and beers. But when you’re on the roof of SPIN’s Manhattan offices, those evening soirees can include something extra special, as was the case recently when Brendan Benson stopped by to perform.

The solo artist and Raconteurs member led his band through a mix of old and new tunes as part of our SPINhouse Live concert series, presented by Newcastle Brown Ale and Onitsuka Tiger.His latest album My Old, Familiar Friend had come out earlier that day, and the set mixed fresh tuneswith cuts from his earlier solo records like “Cold Hands (Warm Heart)” and the uber-catchy “Tiny Spark.”

Watch videos of five songs below — and check out our review with photos and the full setlist! Then click the links below to buy your copy of My Old, Familiar Friend.