Singer-guitarist-songwriter Kris Hadlock fronts his namesake band with pure confidence that’s steeped in the kind of classic ‘80s-influenced arena rock that never grows old and can still move an audience to stand on their chairs. “Superstar” has all of the band’s trademarks––a fluent, guitar-driven hook, a rich arrangement (including keys and organ) and lead vocals whose tone is a great fit for this material. Meanwhile, Kris’ ability to deliver a heartfelt ballad is convincing on “Missing from Me,” while the Brady Bunch cover “Keep On” is full-tilt fun. If you’re in the market for a tight, crowdpleasing band of bros who can expertly deliver an authentic brand of heartland
rock, look no further.