"Punk rock newbies, Bad Luck Blackouts are continuing to explode at a rapid clip onto the Pacific Northwest scene. Their rapid-fire delivery and short, controlled bursts of rock mayhem have won them fans and critics throughout the area. Equal parts old and new school, their musical efforts culminate into punchy, aggressive ditties that leave listeners shredded and humming along"
“The Bad Luck Blackouts differ from other furious punk bands in the way the group records — clean. You won’t hear muddy bass or over-distorted chords from these guys. The trio is particularly attuned given that the musicians have only played together for one year. The song “Do or Die,” from the Blackout’s self-titled demo, is a perfect example of the band’s clarity. Van Winkle’s voice surgically cuts through the classic skate-punk (almost surf-punk) tapestry her bandmates lay down for her. The Blackouts are tailor-made for X Games crash videos or very untamed bars. Keep an eye out; this group is hungry and confident and they have the potential to spearhead the local scene and push even further. Time and tour will tell." ”
"Close-knit and deliberate, the Bad Luck Blackouts are Eugene’s new old-school skate-punk band. This power trio sounds like early Bad Religion, if the famed L.A.-based band had a female vocalist."
"With strong female vocals/bass, fast and well executed guitar, and precision drums make them a great show. This punk band has a presence that feeds energy into the room, with their interactive style and blood pumping music. The drinking and attitude are just the icing on the cake with this band, an amazing show for any punk."