After two failed runaway attempts as a kid, Wyatt Hull escaped Inman, Kansas, at 18 and made a beeline for Los Angeles. Two years later, in 2003, he helped found the Colour
, an outfit that marries the brash firepower of the Stones with pearl-smooth atmospherics that'd make Brian Eno lift an eyebrow. Hull's vocals could slice granite no frayed edges here as he conjures songs about vacillating between booze and redemption. The group is touring coast-to-coast to promote its debut, meaning Hull returns to Kansas on Sunday. This time, he comes home a rock star.