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Nick Lowe and JD McPherson


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Wed., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages


I do not believe in Jesus of Nazareth, but I most certainly believe in the Jesus of Cool. Nick Lowe is power pop's silver panther, the unflappable and infinitely hip elder statesman who, with his snowy swath of white hair and dapper outfits, has aged all too well. Three decades after Jesus of Cool (or, Pure Pop for Now People for us Yanks) appeared on turntables the world over, Lowe is still doing what he does best. On this year's The Old Magic Lowe's once-frenzied tempo might have tapered off, but Lowe's songwriting gifts are eternal, as he confronts the cold hand of mortality on "Checkout Time," opening the song with the frank confession: "I'm 61 years old now/Lord, I never thought I'd see 30." Be cruel, be kind, but whatever you do, just realize that the coolest man in the world is the one standing onstage tonight. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Open for shows only.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. 2011
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