Albert Hammond Jr. Delivers ‘Masterful’ Show at First Unitarian Church

Photography by Amanda Silberling

You’ve heard the story before – a guy in a legendary band tries to make it as a solo artist, only to realize that he’s at his best when he’s playing rhythm guitar on the side of the stage. But, in Albert Hammond Jr.‘s case, his origin as a guitarist in The Strokes has no bearing on his undeniable talent and charisma as a frontman.

On Saturday night, Albert Hammond Jr. drove the crowd at the First Unitarian Church wild as he played his newly-released third solo album Momentary Masters almost in its entirety. The energetic, goofy guitarist even played fan-favorite classics from his first album Yours To Keep, like “In Transit” and “Everyone Gets a Star.” We’ll always know and love Albert as the poofy-haired member of The Strokes, but by the way that the packed Church sang along to both old and new solo work, it’s safe to say that Albert Hammond Jr. is an artist in his own right – and he can sure get a crowd going.

See how he got the crowd going in the photos below! Were you there? Tell us your favorite part in the comments after the jump!

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