It’s a shame that this brainy, sweet-voiced Brit has never recaptured the peak of his 2000 debut, The Hour of Bewilderbeast. Factors: the fickle press doesn’t see him as a flavor of the month, but he also took some time off for health problems and homesickness. His new record is his best one in years–it grows on you, surprises you at times, and ultimately reminds you why he was such a big deal in the first place and why he should be again. With Justin Jones.
Fri., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., 2010