September 30, 2012 7:51 PM

Timothy Finn | Ben Folds Five throws a manic, nostalgic reunion party

Twelve years after Ben Folds Five split up under friendly terms, the trio reunited to record new songs and take them, and the rest of its catalog, out on the road. Friday night, that tour stopped at Starlight Theatre. The crowd of 5,000 got an evening of manic pop songs and lambent ballads filled with sarcasm, humor, romance and wistful regret. And some nostalgia.

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