Music Reviews

Hoobastank

Hoobastank

Island

It’s not a coincidence that their sound is reminiscent of harder Incubus songs and that Doug Robb sounds very much like Brandon Boyd of Incubus – with both hailing from Agoura, CA, it’s proof that it must be in the water. If you enjoy Incubus, Vertical Horizon, or even Eve 6, you’ll be able to feel the depth of Hoobastank. After working for six years, the band is finally releasing their self-titled debut with much anticipation and confidence. The first single, “Drawing in the Dark,” has a rough edge, exploding the otherwise fairly mellow disc with major guitar work and a song about making decisions that aren’t easy. The group has faced many of those over the years, but the light has been turned on for Hoobastank, and if you were lucky, you caught them on tour in November with Lost Prophets, Handsome Devil, and Live. If nothing else, it’s a great disc to tide you over between Incubus releases.

Island Def Jam: http://www.island.com


Recently on Ink 19...

Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops

Features

Gasoline Lollipops’ newest single, “Freedom Don’t Come Easy,” is today’s mother lovin’ punk rock folk anthem.

Basket Case

Basket Case

Screen Reviews

Frank Henenlotter’s gory grindhouse classic Basket Case looks as grimy as the streets of Times Square, and that is one of the film’s greatest assets. Arrow Video gives this unlikely candidate a welcome fresh release.

Jimmy Failla

Jimmy Failla

Event Reviews

Despite the Mother’s Day factor, hundreds of fervent, faithful followers still flocked to Orlando’s famed Plaza Live to catch an earlybird set from Jimmy Failla — one of the hottest names on today’s national comedy scene.

Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

Features

Ink 19 readers get an early listen and look at “Cool Sparkling Water,” a new single from Lonnie Walker.

Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Event Reviews

Jeremy Glazier has a bucket list day at a Los Lobos 50th Anniversary show in Davenport, Iowa.

Always… Patsy Cline

Always… Patsy Cline

Archikulture Digest

Carl F. Gauze reviews the not-quite one-woman show, Always… Patsy Cline, based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, who met the star in l961 and corresponded with Cline until her death.

Lorraine of the Lions

Lorraine of the Lions

Screen Reviews

A lady Tarzan and her gorilla have a rough time adapting to high society in Lorraine of the Lions (1925), one of four silent films on Accidentally Preserved: Volume 5, unleashed by Ben Model and Undercrank Productions, with musical scores by Jon C. Mirsalis.