With Global Warming melting the North Pole, who else can we turn to but Nick Lowe? The avuncular Jesus of Cool descends upon the Heart of the City (a/k/a Lincoln Center), ready to bash out the smirky Power Pop of his Rockpile days and to croon the soulful country r0ock of his later work. Lowe has aged gracefully into an expert craftsman of smart countrified pop, and it is this Lowian avatar that is nicely complemented by opening act Jason Isbell, whose critically acclaimed Southeastern trades in the sort of earnest Americana that Lowe would have spoofed in the ‘80s, covered in the ‘90s, and shared a stage with in the 2000s.
Sat., Aug. 10, 6 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 7, 2013