When: Thu., April 17, 7:30 p.m. 2014
Josh Homme may be the closest thing we have to a rock star in today’s musical landscape. He’s got the cool demeanor, the no-shit-taking attitude, and riffs for days. He’s also built a legacy that extends far beyond the “desert rock” sound he helped spearhead. That’s perhaps most evident on …Like Clockwork, the latest release from Homme’s long-running and ever-evolving band Queens of the Stone Age. Even though Homme proved early on — with QOTSA’s second album, 2000’s Rated R — that there was more to him than driving riff rock, …Like Clockwork is still shockingly stylistically diverse, with an arty, poppy grandeur that sets a high bar for sophisticated stadium rock. At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (99 Grove St., San Francisco), with Warpaint, on Thursday.