Laura Marling at the Commodore Ballroom
Everything is better in Britain, right? Well, except the teeth, liver, and complexion of the average British citizen, not to mention the quality of the air and drinking water, and the coldness of the beer. At least the British get things right when it comes to producing nu-folk pop stars, with Laura Marling—at the Commodore Ballroom on Wednesday (June 27)—being jolly olde England’s latest gold-star export. Major stamps of approval include Mercury Prize nominations for her 2008 debut Alas, I Cannot Swim and her 2010 follow-up I Speak Because I Can. As if those aren’t impressive enough, the 2011 Brit Awards brought a win for best female solo artist. And did we mention that her spine-chilling “Rambling Man” is about 200 times less-inbred-sounding than the Allman Brothers’ “Ramblin’ Man”. Because, you know, they do everything better in Britain.