Columbia City Theater Columbia City
March 9, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Kathy Fennessy
Since his days as front man for Brit-pop sensations Supergrass, Gaz Coombes has followed in the designer footsteps of Brit sophisticates from David Bowie to Bryan Ferry. On 2015's Matador, Coombes's second solo album, he folded heavy-lidded vocals, glittery synths, and gospel-tinged backing vocals into an appealing, if slightly too-polished package. "Deep Pockets," the first single off his full-length follow-up, World's Strongest Man (out in May), sees him roughing up his formula to fine effect as the Oxford musician melds his love for the more accessible end of krautrock with his ear for an irresistible hook.