The Pretenders were coming off their best album in years — 2008’s Break Up the Concrete — when lead singer Chrissie Hynde fell in love with Welsh songwriter J.P. Jones and seemingly threw it all away. She ramped down The Pretenders and threw in her lot with Jones, sharing vocals with him in a new group, J.P., Chrissie & the Fairground Boys. The pair had already broken up romantically by the time of the release of their intriguing debut album, Fidelity!, and Jones doesn’t appear on Hynde’s triumphant new solo album, Stockholm. But traces of him linger in bittersweet references to fairground rides and a pair of “Dark Glasses” driving “another woman’s car.” Guest Neil Young counters Hynde’s rueful serenity on “Down the Wrong Way” with a rumbling, rudely overdriven and heart-gouging guitar solo.
Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., 2014
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