Steve Hammond’s metal voice is aural Prozac, and his unaffected vocals are sublime and compelling, too. But the multi-instrumentalist’s trademark is irreverent and sci-fi-inflected post-prog/stoner/country/metal composition. His latest solo work finds Leeches of Lore’s prime mover exploring a place called Hammondville. When passing through this existential burg, you’re advised to roll down the windows of your mind. Hammond commands attention at Sister (407 Central NW) on Friday, Dec. 27 at Canclo’s soft release party. Read our micro review at bit.ly/canclo. Starting at 10pm, sleaze-thrash trio [H]ohm—transliterated form of [H]Ω—and math-y Everhard-core outfit Bath House add to the portentous festivity. And 21-plus attendees will thrill to tracks titled “Lake of Sweat,” “Captain Trips” and “Pussy Febreze.” Tickets are $5.