British music has made inroads over here in recent days, via beatwise motormouths and shambolic fuckups. Along comes Wimbledon young'un Jamie T, who's a little from column A, a little from column B. His reggae-fried bedroom indie and lager-rheic storytelling are winning him U.K. hype, with critics recalling Mike Skinner, Ian Dury, and Joe Strummer. Lily Allen guests on his album, Panic Prevention, and Bob Hoskins stars in his debut video. That's a lot for a kid to handle. Catch him (with his band the Pacemakers) before the tabloid flameout.
Wed., Sept. 19, 8 p.m.