Eight Gigs: The Pretenders

Tue., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Golden 1 Center, $49.50-$149.50

500 David J Stern Walk, www.thepretenders.com.

For the uninitiated, English-based rock act the Pretenders has been driven by the voice of singer-songwriter and frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, the band’s only constant since forming in 1978. If songs like “Brass in Pocket” or “Message of Love” have never come up on your Pandora or Spotify station, make a new station with this band included immediately; Hynde’s unique voice and penchant for writing soulful rock ’n’ roll are a thing to behold. The Pretenders are presently on tour in support of its recent album Alone and are opening for some up-and-comer named Stevie Nicks.