Ed Kowalczyk, Callaghan
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
[ALT-LIFER] Emerging bloodied but unbowed from a brutal split—his former mates in ’90s world-beaters Live responded to the vocalist\'s plans for a band hiatus with a raft of lawsuits—Ed Kowalczyk has lost none of the daft grandiosity that spun platinum from Throwing Copper back when over-the-top humorlessness ruled the airwaves. Enlisting Rachael Yamagata and Peter Buck to deepen the textures of that old modern rock on sophomore solo effort The Flood and the Mercy, Kowalczyk summons all the elemental bombast the title suggests for another round of widescreen choruses showcasing a vocal prowess (and lyrical dopiness) still remarkable after all these years. When lightning crashes, trust him to grab the nearest mic stand.
Where: Aladdin Theater
Address: 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.