And the big-haired Stroke previews brand new material
Albert Hammond Jr played his biggest New York show to date last night (June 18) at Webster Hall.
Preceded by openers The Dead Trees (managed by The Strokes manager Ryan Gentles) and Medium Cool (featuring Marc Philippe Eskenazi of Hammond’s touring band), Hammond took to the stage at around 10.30pm, and made his way through a 15-song set including a brand new track – so new it’s not been named yet.
Sticking to a set similar to his previous live shows, Hammond opened with ‘Everyone Gets A Star’ and played a series of songs from his debut ‘’Yours To Keep’ as well as his familiar covers of Guided By Voices’ ‘Postal Blowfish’ and Frank Black’s ‘Old Black Dawning’.
Watched by a myriad of New York scenesters including Macaulay Culkin, Adam Green and James Iha, Hammond closed his show with the aforementioned unnamed new track, which showed a somewhat heavier side to his music.
‘Everyone Gets A Star’
‘In My Room’
‘Call An Ambulance’
‘Bright Young Thing’
‘Old Black Dawning’
‘Don’t Cha Stop’
‘Back To The 101’
‘Hard To Live (In The City)’
–By our New York staff.