Written by Nik Crossman //
Citing The Beach Boys, John Lenon, Buddy Holly and The Velvet Underground as some of his major influences, Albert Hammond, Jr. has made a name for himself beyond playing guitar and keyboard in the indie-rock goliath The Strokes. Releasing his debut album Yours to Keep in 2006 launched Hammond’s solo career with much support from his fellow bandmates — lead singer of The Strokes Julian Casablancas, in fact, even played bass and sang backup vocals on the track “Scared”.
After years of living the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, Hammond opened up about his life in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone in 2013, explaining why he put himself in rehab and subsequently dove into the making of his first solo EP AHJ. With the release of his latest full-length album Momentary Masters this past July, Hammond continues to balance life as a double agent, refusing to blend the sound of his solo career with that of The Strokes.
This Friday hours before Treasure Island Music Festival gets underway, Hammond invites SF to share an intimate evening with him and opening act Day Wave at one of the city’s most charming venues, The Independent. You can buy tickets for $20, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.
Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.
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• Hinds: October 14th (WED) at Slim’s
• The Districts: October 14th (WED) at Great American Music Hall
• El Ten Eleven: October 15th (THUR) at Great American Music Hall
• Guy Fox: October 15th (THUR) at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Gang of Four: October 16th (FRI) at The New Parish
• Deafheaven with Tribulation: October 17th (SAT) at The Fillmore
Enter your name (First and Last) along with your email below. If you win a contest, you’ll be notified on the day the contest ends (details above).