The prodigal son of songwriting legend Albert Hammond and guitarist of The Strokes is his own front man now, proving that the musical apple doesn't fall far from the tree. His own music echoes the same indie rock strains of The Strokes, yet Hammond Jr.'s own raspy voice stands in against more laid back melodies, reminiscent of another frontman-turned-solo artist, Alex Turner. Including light, airy acoustics and playful instrumentals, you'd do well to hang out with Hammond Jr. for a night and see what else he's got up his sleeve. Tonight he woos audiences at The Observatory.
Tue., Nov. 19, 8 p.m., 2013