It's one of the great shames of the '80s American rock scene that we didn't know what to do with Adam Ant. He arrived on our shores with an outsized persona and a bag full of happy post-punk, but is remembered for the bare minimum of his excellent singles. After roughly two decades, Ant has now formed a new backing band — The Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse — and is touring on a new album. That album stretches from twangy Americana to wispy British pop, proving an odd pairing with Ant's beat-driven anthems from the Reagan era. Still, Ant's showmanship remains untouched, and he's aiming to deliver his entire oeuvre in a single jolt of electricity. With Prima Donna.
Sun., Sept. 1, 7 p.m., 2013