Rock & Pop

Joe Jackson

When: Sat., July 9, 8 p.m. 2016

British singer-songwriter Joe Jackson, 61, started playing piano in bars when he was 16. He hasn't looked back. His debut album, 1978's Look Sharp!, turned into a big hit thanks to the success of the single, "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" The follow-up album, 1979's I'm the Man, delivered the hit "It's Different for Girls," a snotty single that had elements of Elvis Costello to it. Jackson would subsequently dabble in a number of genres, including reggae, classical and jazz. On his latest album, Fast Forward, his nasally vocals sound a bit more tempered (old age will do that to you) on tunes such as the somber title track and the tender "King of the City." Since Jackson has a reputation for telling audiences to shut the fuck up while he performs, it's a good thing that the current tour brings him to the intimate Trinity Cathedral. The show marks one of only ten stops on the current tour. (Niesel)


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