Those of us of a certain age will remember Nick Lowe for several reasons — producing the first four Elvis Costello albums, doing two absolutely terrific New Wave records of his own (Pure Pop for Now People and Labour of Lust), and writing something called "(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"?

But Lowe hasn’t been sleeping or doing oldies acts since 1979. His 2007 album, At My Age, was quite impressive, while his record company re-released Pure Pop earlier this year in its original British version, called Jesus of Cool.

I don’t often venture into music here, but Lowe is an exception. He’s touring to support the Jesus of Cool re-release and will be at Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Tickets are $25, available here or at the door. I’ve never seen Lowe do a bad show, and Sons of Hermann should be a perfect venue for him.

And, if anyone wants to show their children how Dad wore his hair 30 years ago, take a look at this from Youtube — Lowe with Dave Edmunds on the BBC’s Top of the Pops in 1979, doing "Cruel to be Kind."



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