No longer the Angry Young Man of his '70s New Wave originsthough he disdained the term then, no matter how well he stacked against Elvis CostelloGraham Parker has redoubled his ambition since his days with his pub-rockin outfit the Rumour. Thirty years after the bands contentious, stark landmark album Squeezing Out Sparks, he records (and stomps all over SXSW) as a solo singer-songwriter of country-laced pop, with four albums released this decade and two books under his belt. (Carp Fishing on Valium, 2000, was a collection of short stories, and The Other Life of Brian, 2003, was a novel.) Expect some surrealistic indulgence, his one constant, in the palatial Himalayan collections of the Rubin Museum.
Fri., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., 2009