Kate Nash

22-year-old British pop star Kate Nash kept the Lily Allen sass but also employed some Karen O indie-rock on the follow-up to her glitzy 2007 smash debut Made of Bricks. That album, driven by the brutal yet charming “Foundations,” was a total guilty pleasure, but this year’s My Best Friend Is You added both credibility and depth to Nash’s arsenal. It turns out this girl is not to be messed with – whether she’s rapping about herself as “an independent woman of the 21st century” or calling out a rival on the irresistible “Do-Wah-Doo,” Nash’s blunt personality always shines through in all the right ways. With Peggy Sue. BRYDEN MCGRATH

Tue., Nov. 2, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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