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Nick Lowe

by Metroland Staff on September 13, 2012


It’s no coincidence that one of the chief singles on Nick Lowe’s 2011 album The Old Magic was “The Poisoned Rose,” a tune penned by Elvis Costello for his 1986 record King of America. Lowe’s career has been intertwined with Costello’s ever since Lowe wrote “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” which Costello made a hit. The punk and new-wave icon’s career now stretches over 30 years, and that magic referenced on the new record was first forged on Jesus of Cool, which got a proper reissue just a few years back. Expect a mixture of the old and new when Lowe comes through the Egg with Eleni Mandell opening. (Sept. 18, 7:30 PM, $29.50, Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845)