Wonder Ballroom Northeast
Sat March 2, 9 pm All Ages
Recommended by Ryan J. Prado
Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s solo work has been the most consistent of the band’s side projects. He’s released four albums of effortlessly cool rock ’n’ roll, most recently last year’s Francis Trouble. It’s a record that buzzes with the kind of timeless energy that satisfies melodic cravings and measures its worth on earnest songs like “Far Away Truths” and first-wave reverb rockers like “ScreaMER.” It’s a fitting addition to Hammond Jr.’s discography, which began with his fantastic 2006 solo debut, Yours to Keep. More than a decade into his side hustle, Hammond Jr. shows few signs of waning.
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"