Yeah, we know. Nobody quite says “dad rock” like former Dire Straits man Mark Knopfler, with his straggly headband and Dylan-esque vocal stylings. But calm your shit, because Knopfler is a phenomenally talented guitarist and songwriter, and Straits classics such as “Walk of Life,” “Money for Nothing,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Sultans of Swing” have certainly stood the test of time. In addition, last year he released his ninth studio album Down the Road Wherever, and it’s an elegant piece of work that washes over you beautifully. Knopfler has said that he’s not a fan of Dire Straits’ early hits, so don’t expect a reunion any time soon (although some former members have been touring as Dire Straits Legacy, or DSL). Surely though, Knopfler will pull out some old faves at the Greek.
Mark Knopfler plays at 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 at the Greek Theatre.