The Bergen Record
WHO: Lanky. WHAT: Acoustic-driven pop. WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. WHERE: Tuesday at Goldhawk, 936 Park Ave., Hoboken, (201) 420-7989 or Thursday at The Saint, 601 Main St., Asbury Park, (732) 775-9144 or WHY: Because Lanky, former Wayne resident Frank Stabile, deserves a listen for the easy warmth of his unplugged repertoire. Fresh off another tour of the Midwest and Southeast, the former guitarist for Hoboken-based Darby Jones is preparing for the release of his third album, "Odd Hour Work Week." The songs are a nod to "someone who commutes a long way for a very short workday," Lanky says of his non-stop travel. Although he's expected to break out a full band at The Saint (he recruits various musicians he's met along his route), expect the independent acoustic troubadour at the Goldhawk. The low-key atmosphere is the place to get intimate with his irresistible delivery and boyish personality. "I'm not anxious to get to Jersey per se," says Lanky. "I'm anxious to get to the next step and take some of this workload off me. I had a really good run in the Southeast, and personal progress put this run together." NOTABLE TRACKS: "Falling Hard for the Girl'' is free-form pop at its best. Bare-bones "Lovesick" follows the same theme and encourages you to root for a happy conclusion. - Barry Gramlich, Staff Writer