Music Reviews

“wank”

Wank

Get A Grip On Yourself

Reprise

Great name for a band, but I just couldn’t get into it. Don’t listen to me. A lot of people really love the “hard pop” music played on the radio, which is what Wank sounds like to me: medium-fast guitars, some power chords, the music slows down for the vocals, and the vocals are just not powerful, they’re simply “there.” They also have the nerve to name their album after a Chrome song (not covered), the gall to name an original song “Paranoid,” and sing a song called “White Lightening” without any allusions to the south. I think they reach too deep with their lyrics; all the tunes are about depressing subjects like bad relationships and dead-end jobs. I couldn’t groove on it, but you might.


Recently on Ink 19...

Greg Hoy

Greg Hoy

Interviews

Fascinated by the arcane world of musical gear, Randy Radic spoke with dyed-in-the-wool gearhead Greg Hoy about his setup on new EP Holy Mother of God, how he produces his unique sound, and a gear-gone-wrong moment.

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Event Reviews

Joe Jackson brought his Two Rounds of Racket tour to the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D.C. on Monday. Bob Pomeroy was in the area and caught the show.

Matías Meyer

Matías Meyer

Interviews

With only a week to go before powerful new feature Louis Riel or Heaven Touches The Earth premieres in the Main Slate at UNAM International Film Festival, Lily and Generoso sat down for an in-depth conversation with the film’s director, Matías Meyer.

Mostly True

Mostly True

Print Reviews

Carl F. Gauze reviews the fascinating Mostly True: The West’s Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine, a chronicle of forgotten outsider subculture.