By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jan 07, 2008 at 2:01 PM

And the Swedish music takeover continues. The Pabst Theater today announced a lower level "intimate" performance by singer / songwriter Jose Gonzalez set for Tuesday, March 18.

Known for his hushed vocals lace soft melodies over intricate, fingerpicking in songs that feel both light and intense simultaneously.

His 2003 debut album, "Veneer," achieved gold status in Sweden -- as well as earning platinum awards in the UK and Ireland -- garnering plentiful comparisons to songwriting titans from Nick Drake to Paul Simon. "Veneer" saw U.S. release in 2005, and its popularity was bolstered by the appearance of "Crosses" on "The O.C."

Jose Gonzalez finally unleashed "Veneer's" much-anticipated follow-up, "In Our Nature," which the "New York Post" immediately dubbed one of the year's 40 best albums.

Tickets are $15  and go on sale Friday, Jan. 18 at noon at The Pabst Theater box office, online at and, or by calling (414) 286-3663 or (800) 511-1552.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”