Photo by Tom Beard


Paul Weller

Oct. 13
8 p.m.
Classic Rock, Indie Rock, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

There’s always been a confounding gap between Englishman Paul Weller’s renown in the U.K. and his popularity in the U.S., going back to his days fronting the Who-indebted mod-punks the Jam and, later in the ’80s, the sophisti-pop outfit the Style Council. After the latter band’s breakup, Weller soon secured a solo classic with 1993’s Wild Wood, beginning an unending streak of albums that would reach the Top 5 on the U.K. charts. The 59-year-old Weller is now touring his most acclaimed album in years, this May’s A Kind Revolution, a collection of variations on a bluesy rock template bedecked with piano, strings, and horns. Weller’s voice is still in superb shape after all these years, and he uses it to powerful effect on the gospel-influenced “The Cranes Are Back.”