Don’t Miss Alberta Cross Tomorrow Night—SeriouslyJune 1st, 2010
The Swedish born Petter Ericson Stakee (vocals, guitar) and Englishman Terry Wolfers (bass) met in a London bar and bonded over their shared appreciation of blues- and country-tinged rock. They formed a band, Alberta Cross, which expertly specializes in that very type of music, and with Stakee’s upper-register voice and the group’s guitar-heavy licks, they somehow make what is old, ’70s guitar rock (think Neil Young and Crazy Horse), sound completely new. Alberta Cross (above, playing “ATX” for Rolling Stone) burst onto the scene with their 2007 EP, The Thief & the Heartbreaker. A follow-up LP, Broken Side of Time, came out to much acclaim last year. And after just completing a tour with Them Crooked Vultures, the band, now based in Brooklyn, is playing a hometown gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow night. Welcome them home because if you like good music, you’d be crazy to miss this.