After 10 years of playing sleepy solo sets to audiences praying he would one day rock again, the estimable British songwriter Nick Lowe
is finally on a much-clamored-for full-band tour. That’s not the only old thing new again in Lowe’s old world: his albums The Impossible Bird
, Dig My Mood
and The Convincer
are all seeing vinyl reissues this month, he’s playing a co-headlining set with Elvis Costello at the Great American Music Hall and he returns to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival alongside an incredible lineup with Patti Smith, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Lucero, Randy Newman and tons of others. While he’s here, he and his band play an intimate show at Mill Valley’s newest venue on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Woods Music Hall. 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 9pm. $25. 415.389.6636.