Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets Break Their Fast

One of the unlikeliest yet just right matchups in recent musical history continues on May 17 when Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets release their second collaborative EP, Love Starvation, via Yep Roc Records. This new offering features three new Lowe originals and a cover of Sammy Turner’s 1961 Phil Spector-produced single “Raincoat in the River,”… Continue reading Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets Break Their Fast

Candi Staton Has the Power

Gospel, soul and disco legend Candi Staton’s latest album Unstoppable, out since Aug. 24 via Beracah/Thirty Tigers, offers fans of her versions of “Stand By Your Man,” “Suspicious Minds” and other standards a chance to hear the Atlanta-based singer’s takes on Patti Smith and Nick Lowe. It’s an indie dude working with a veteran singer… Continue reading Candi Staton Has the Power

Nick Lowe Rassled by Los Straitjackets

While the highlight of the show was arguably Nick’s solo rendition of Elvis Costello’s “Alison,” it’s undeniable that Los Straitjackets did a fab job backing up (as well as playing separately from) Nick Lowe when their Quality Holiday Revue made its stop at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse in December 2015. Now after three holiday tours with… Continue reading Nick Lowe Rassled by Los Straitjackets

Nick Lowe

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Acting Your Age? Nick Lowe Figures Out How to Use It to His Advantage Years ago, when Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were opening an Atlanta show for Nick Lowe, Penn looked out into the audience and said, “In case you’re wondering why these two old white guys are covering all… Continue reading Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe – Labour of Lust

Nick Lowe’s current resurgence as a sadder-but-wiser grown-up troubadour has finally put an end to the persistent wiseguy-pop-satirist image that’s followed him since his emergence as a solo artist in the late ’70s. But Yep Roc’s reissue of Lowe’s 1979 sophomore solo effort Labour of Lust offers a handy reminder that the seminal English auteur… Continue reading Nick Lowe – Labour of Lust