With past touring buddies such as Norah Jones and Bob Dylan, it's no wonder AMOS LEE's sound is so mellow and his lyrics so thoughtful. The folk singer/songwriter and Philly native returns to the Variety Playhouse for the second year in a row Tues., AUG. 5. Old and new fans alike can look forward to hearing new songs off his third album, Last Days at the Lodge. $25-$27.50. 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com.