Tag Archives: Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Review with Los Straitjackets @ City Winery / Nashville TN / December 5, 2015

If I think back to 1978 when I first saw Nick Lowe on stage wearing the green suit of Batman’s nemesis the Riddler, I never imagined that I would one day see him crooning Christmas songs. The fact that he was backed by four guys wearing Mexican lucha libre wrestling masks seems to make more […]

R.I.P.: Bobby Irwin

British rock drummer Bobby Irwin died this past Friday (March 8, 2015) in England after a long illness. The much loved and admired Irwin spent most of his life there except for a stint in the Eighties when he lived in San Antonio, Texas after marrying a local girl. Irwin’s career first took hold as […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Little Village @ The Terrace (SXSW) / Austin, TX / March 13, 1992

Back before Austin’s South by Southwest music extravaganza grew out of control, it was actually something that a commoner like myself could enjoy. Case in point was one of 1992’s featured separate admission shows (though only a mere $5): the lone Austin appearance on the lone tour of rock “super group” Little Village. With John […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Paul Carrack’s Noise to Go featuring Nick Lowe @ Bonham Exchange / San Antonio, TX / October 7, 1982

  Nick Lowe’s tenure with Rockpile must have found him comfortable sharing the spotlight with a musical mate like Dave Edmunds. For when that band’s members went their separate ways in 1981, Lowe’s next band featured another singing partner with a pop music legacy. In 1982, Lowe teamed up with keyboardist Paul Carrack in a […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Dave Edmund’s Rockpile featuring Nick Lowe @ The Bottom Line / New York, NY / October 25, 1978

I have already covered my love for Rockpile in this space, but this show at The Bottom Line was a special one. On a short sabbatical from work to study for my CPA exam, I was low on both time and funds. It had been over a month since I had seen a live show […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Rockpile @ The Palladium / New York, NY / August 20, 1979

In late 1976, Manhattan’s Academy of Music on East 14th Street changed its name to The Palladium. Throughout the 70’s, this former movie theater served as a prominent concert venue hosting many great shows under both names in the City. Sadly, the Palladium was converted to a nightclub in the 80’s and later demolished in […]