Nick Lowe focuses on continuing to hone his skills, the results of which are evident on his wryly (as usual) titled new album, "The Old Magic," which comes out as he embarks on a string of North American shows opening for Wilco. After that, he'll do a handful of solo shows, including Friday at Largo. As with his previous studio collection, 2007's "At My Age," the new album is a collection of elegantly mature, astutely sophisticated pop songs from an artist who clearly is no longer one of the new kids on the block — and utterly pleased not to be. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $35.