Nick Lowe & His Band+Geraint Watkins


British pub-rock, punk, and New Wave linchpin Nick Lowe is the Don Draper of adult contemporary music. Since 1994’s The Impossible Bird, his artistic persona has been that of a romantic stranger, as enigmatic to his lovers as to himself, and this brilliant smoothie delivers his nuanced material with classic country warmth (think George Jones on the Thames). These shows mark his first appearance with a band in ages, and keyboardist Geraint Watkins will open.

Wed., Oct. 20, 9 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 21, 9 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 22, 9 p.m., 2010