GLENN TILBROOK, THE STATE ROOM, Friday, Oct. 4, 9 p.m., $23
I am one of those people who find's Squeeze to be a criminally under-appreciated band, one of the best of the British so-called New Wave bands of the late '70s and early '80s. Part of the reason is that I was turned on to Squeeze very early in my music fandom. And most of the reason is simply the songwriting chops of Glenn Tilbrook and his Squeeze partner Chris Difford. Songs like "Black Coffee in Bed," "Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)" and, later, "Hourglass," turned me into a lifelong fan of the band's insistent hooks and witty way with lyrics. Between Squeeze stints--the band visited SLC last summer with The B-52s--Tilbrook tours solo in support of albums like his own Pandemonium Ensues. He's a charmer as a frontman, no matter what the configuration he's leading, and you can bet some of those Squeeze songs will be a big part of the show. Joe Michelini opens.