Country music fans/defeatists love to moan that New Pornographers songbird Neko Case was born in the wrong generation. And it's true: The coppertop singer has a knockout Nashville croon, one that seems sadly underappreciated in this era but would've blown Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette sideways in the '70s. Turns out, her bandmate A.C. Newman's psychedelic-pop solo stuff is equally adrift from the present, in the best way: The Slow Wonder (2004) was as bright and blissed out as a '60s bonfire, and this year's Get Guilty is somehow more intimate and more lush. Bowery Ballroom is the best venue imaginable for his kind o' love-in. And as for his adorable folk-pop opener, Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, well . . . just know that while the last words in his name are not yet redundant in our culture, they will be.
Sun., March 15, 8 p.m., 2009
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