There are a lot of people who prefer their rock’n'roll to be basic, straight and direct, and to the point. Nothing too ruthless, nothing too bombastic, just something that you can grab a beer to, rock out with your socks out, and have a good time. Dan Hubbard & The Humadors are that band who bring out what may sound basic today, but that “back to basics” approach is what made a lot of 70′s and 80′s rock so good and at times, great. The Love Show (self-released) shows what’s missing in much of what is today’s excuse for rock: emotion, depth, and musicality. I’m tired of hearing songs that are blatant attempts that trying to be someone else’s commercial endorsement. Yeah, take the cash for all that its worth, but don’t sacrifice making music because you’re capable. Go beyond your capabilities and take things to a decent level. This is what Dan Hubbard & The Humadors have done, a no-nonsense group that is a perfect compliment in a time in history that’s full of nonsense. The subtle country touches are nice too.
Are Dan Hubbard & The Humadors all about creating “summertime rock? At least that’s what the bio says, but are people longing for good rock? Maybe when you have bands like Nickelback making complete asses out of themselves with each song, good rock is needed, and perhaps Dan Hubbard & The Humadors are the band to offer it to people.
This Illinois band will be doing a number of shows throughout the state month in support of their album The Love Show, due out on May 24th. Here is where they’ll be:
05/14 Shelbyville, IL @ Legends Draft House 9:30PM
05/21 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre CD Release Show, 8:00PM
06/04 Springfield, IL @ SOHO Fest 2011 11PM
06/11 Chicago, IL @ Wells Street Art Fest 1:30PM
06/24 Lincoln, IL @ Rusty’s Clubhouse 9:00PM
07/16 Lexington, IL @ Lexington Street Fest 7:00PM
08/27 Bloomington, IL @ Bloomington Center for Performing Arts w/ Amanda Shaw, 6:00PM
09/10 Edinburg, IL @ Gush Fest 7:00PM
You can download their song “The Last Time You See Me” by heading to this page, or watching this video to find out how hot their rock can be.