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“Red Cities is band that I certainly want to see play live.” Genya Ravan, Goldie’s Garage, Little Steven’s Underground Garage on Sirius XM

“The five-year-old foursome’s even better, belated follow-up is a feast (and fest!) for such hard n’ raw right-hand riffing – I’ll add Fred Sonic Smith and Wayne Kramer – only Red Cities are like the Aussies that seized that Detroit/Cleveland template and set it on fire – it’s hot, hot, hot!” Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover Magazine 81, Jack’s Top 40 (Fall 2017)

“From the opening riff of ‘#1 Party School in America’ onward, Red Cities delivers a 9-song blast of uncompromising, politically-charged punk rock on ‘Soft Target’ – the band never flags in delivering the Stooges/Sonic’s Rendezvous Band/MC5/Off! – style rock’n roll” W. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star, November 2017

“On breakneck blasters like ‘Worker Song’ and ‘Come Now Baby,’ guitarists Byron Anway and Matt Bokovoy unashamedly summon slashing “Search and Destroy” simulating riffs – tension-building, jet engine-explosive punk that exhilarates.” Mark Suppanz – The Big Takeover Magazine 73 (Fall 2014)

“Red Cities seriously kicked out the jams at Duffy’s Tavern early on in the evening, making the rest of the evening’s offerings seem sedate by comparison. The socialist punk band roared through a set powered by guitarist Matt Bokovoy, sounding like a blender full of Iggy & The Stooges and Fugazi. And it was loud. Singer Byron Anway graciously offered earplugs to the audience.” – L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star

“A persuasive James Williamson/Cheetah Chrome riff-fest” – The Big Takeover Magazine

“Putting the danger back into rock and roll” – Hear Nebraska

“This is rock ‘n’ roll — a four-song blast of hard driving, swinging guitars, drums and vocals that brings to mind the Stooges, the New York Dolls, the MC5 and other purveyors of the real hard stuff. – My only complaint about ‘Build it Up, Tear it Down’: It’s too short. Grade: A.” – L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star

“Red Cities is a standard, four-piece outfit that plays real rock ‘n’ roll, ala The Stooges and late 70s punk. That, if you know anything about the origins of punk, means that there are echoes of ‘60s garage rock in the sound — and Red Cities throws in a little psychedelia in songs that brought to mind, to pick one example, Iggy Pop’s “Little Electric Chair – So it is very tight and polished (but not slick) — a rarity for a new band. That made their Bourbon Theatre Rye Room set captivating from start to finish.” – Lincoln Calling 2013 , Lincoln Journal Star 

“Red Cities temporarily lifted the roof of the Duffy’s Tavern with only sound as their muscles of noise pushed upward and outward. Those who could ride the waves without falling under their weight were rewarded with solid melodies and a rhythm section that could substitute for support beams in a perfect world.” – – Michael Todd, Hear Nebraska