Get ready for a reverent night of rock ’n’ roll with British music legend Nick Lowe. Lowe, who rose to fame in the late ’70s with his Top 40 single “Cruel to Be Kind,” is a venerated songwriter and producer of classic albums by Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and The Pretenders. Tonight, Lowe’s latest musical persona—the mesmerizing, silver-haired pop poet who’s been holding audiences rapt across the world—joins forces with Nashville-based, luchador-masked surf rockers Los Straitjackets. Hailed for its fantastic live show, Brooklyn band Cut Worms evokes The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, and early Beatles harmonies in a not-to-be-missed opening set.
“Elegant and nearly devastating.”– New York Times on Lowe’s performance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014
“Live is best way to hear this stuff...exhilaration and fury.”– Pitchfork on Los Straitjackets
Saturday, August 5 Damrosch Park