I’m probably alone among my rock-critical peers in my affection for Wanderlust, last year’s solo debut by Mr. Gwen Stefani. So unless you’ve spun the record yourself, you might not be aware that nobody outside Nashville is writing better power ballads right now. Give this dude a mentor spot on American Idol and he’ll stage a heartland invasion that Steve Perry could admire. With Endless Hallway.
Tue., May 5, 8:30 p.m., 2009