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Jonny Manak and The Depressives / Press

"His own music is Ritalin-deprived, temper-tantrum, seizure-inducing garage creations that ooze out of him as easily as last night's beer."


"Fourteen solid slabs of maximum garage punk ready for any party that can handle a cranked up P.A. system. When they shout, "Gimme rock n' roll!" you'll believe it."

Zero Magazine


Oscar Hox 89.7fm KFJC

"Boisterous, rough around the edges and just plain fun rock and punk - reminiscent of the Dead Boys, with a tinge of Chuck Berry."

Alternate 101

"The newest CD by Jonny Manak and The Depressives is an impressive showing of some good old fashion punk rock. Clean guitar riffs and crispy vocals leave you with a ear full of good times and good music."

Concrete Disciples

"One of the best guitar slingers in the local scene, Jonny Manak, along with his latest project, the Depressives, lays down an impressive barrage of blazing garage-style skate punk. Manak himself has played in more local San Jose bands than I can recall. His multi-instrumental skills and affinity for the early days of rock are practically legendary around San Jose."

Silicon Valley Metro Newspaper

“60's garage to 70's ala Dead Boys to 80's punk hardcore and sk8 rock. Chuck Berry leads that are puctuated by MC5 pyrotechnics. Jonny's vocals have a Stiv Bators (Dead Boys) as a child quality. The chorus' are catchy as hell making for singalong good times mutherfucker so kick out the jams!”

NWxSW Connections

"Currently reminding me of a street level version of the shorter/punker/better songs off of the Ramones Pleasant Dreams LP, except for the guitar leads, which remind me of End of the Century. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Jonny Manak played all the instruments on this album. I salute his self-sufficiency!" –Rev. Norb

Razorcake Magazine

"If a perfect blend of Iggy Pop and Chuck Berry and the Sonics might float your boat go see Jonny Manak and the Depressives at one of their many shows this year"

Portland Music Podcast

“Full on Punk rock and roll that is fast and loose. Jonny Manak who has a very impressive resume in music seems to have really reinvented himself with this band. This San Jose, CA band have hit on a winning sound that really stood out. Good times written all over this one”