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"If Lucas Cates and his band aren't being enjoyed nationally within the year, there is something seriously wrong with the Triple A music industry.” – Jeff Black/105.5 Triple M Radio
“All the Pieces,” is a thoroughly danceable, musically tight and well produced piece of pop rock work. Released in 2008, “All the Pieces” is a 100% self-produced follow-up to the band’s 2005 debut “Contradictory” (released on Madison’s PopBomb label)." - Cactus Joe”
““Lucas Cates is an exciting songwriter with a high-energy approach to breezy acoustic pop. His slightly gravelly baritone gives a lot of weight to the stories on his new disc.” - The Onion ”
"[the]Lucas Cates Band used its 70-minute afternoon set Thursday at the Roadhouse to win over a crowd. [The] jams from the Madison Area Music Award’s artist of the year [won] over the punk fans as more and more fest-goers found their way to the stage." - Erik Ernst
““The first single, “4everytime” goes down as easy as Sugar Ray’s “Every Morning”. With gentle, reflective songs and teen-idol good looks, Cates has all the trappings of mass-market appeal”. - Rich Albertoni/The Isthmus ”
"Based in Madison, Lucas Cates is one of Wisconsin's hottest up-and-coming rockers." - 30 Minute Music Hour (WPTV, April 2009) for video go here: http://www.wpt.org/wisconsinchannel/30MMH206_cates.cfm