Nick Lowe is cool

"I've known Nick over 30 years," Hitchcock said of his label mate, "and we live about two miles away from each other. Nick is a master of putting a lot into a very small space, but not making it sound crowded, and he's probably got better at it as time goes by. But unlike me, I think Nick has changed enormously over the years. Listening to something like 'So It Goes' or 'Heart of the City' and then listening to stuff off 'At My Age,' like 'Long Limbed Girl' and 'I Trained Her to Love Me' -- I'm not sure I'd even recognize him as the same vocalist.

"His stuff now to me sounds like some sort of sophisticated silver-age nightclub music from the late '50s, something from the smoke age, to be sure," Hitchcock continued, "whereas I think my stuff essentially always harks back to the Beatles of 1967 -- that's my bedrock year. Nick's just two or three years older than me, so I think his bedrock year might be a little bit earlier. I always imagine his music being cut at some old analog studio in Memphis or something. You expect this engineer to come out and show you some marvelous three-inch tape they've got or some seven-track desk that has been there since Doc Pomus was on hand." [San Francisco Chronicle]

As previously announced, Nick Lowe is playing Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom with Robyn Hitchcock on April 9th. Nick is also playing a show at Maxwell's in May (and a show for the Tribeca Film Festival). All dates below....

Nick Lowe - 2008 Tour Dates
Tue Apr 8 - Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater Bill Kirchen
Wed Apr 9 - New York, NY Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom &&
Fri Apr 11 - Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater &&
Sat Apr 12 - San Francisco, CA The Fillmore &&
Mon Apr 14 - Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen TBA
Tue Apr 15 - Boulder, CO Boulder Theater **
Thu Apr 17 - Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall **
Fri Apr 18 - Austin, TX Antone's **
Mon Apr 21 - Nashville, TN The Belcourt Theatre **
Tue Apr 22 - Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse **
Wed Apr 23 - Carrboro, NC The Arts Center **
Fri Apr 25 - Charlottesville, VA Satellite Ballroom **
Sat Apr 26 - Annapolis, MD Rams Head Tavern **
Sun Apr 27 - Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre **
Tue Apr 29 - New York, NY Canal Room (Tribeca Film Festival)
Wed Apr 30 - Albany, NY Linda Norris Theatre ++
Thu May 1 - Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre ++
Fri May 2 - Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's ++

&& w/ Robyn Hitchcock
** w/ Ron Sexsmith
++ w/ Eli "Paperboy" Reed