"... With the snide savvy of Jim Carroll and psycho-sexual swagger of The Cramps lost in the Delta, Hook Face's eponymous debut dishes out some beautifully dark, dangerous rock 'n' roll with a noir-ish splendor." I couldn't have said it better myself ... except I already did when this band's incredible self-titled disc came across my desk. And it shames me to admit, I have yet to catch the band live. That's going to change soon, or I'll have to start parting my hair and turn in my cool kid badge. See... this... band, goddammit!
Hook Face plays Saturday, June 21, at Monty's Krown, 875 Monroe Avenue. 10 p.m. $3. 271-7050.