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"Dave Crespo and the Afterparty know how to have a good time. They’ve been playing their catchy Boston-oriented pop rock all over the city in support of their newly released album, culminating in an opening slot for Marcy Playground’s recent tour back in August and a spot on the Main Stage at the P-Town Fest in July. Crespo’s been a staple in the Boston scene for years, booking shows, organizing open mic nights, and playing and promoting tirelessly. In 2007 he teamed up with vocalist Cary Wells to form The Afterparty, featuring a soulful male-female duet laid over honest alternative pop rock about love, life, and the city of Boston."
"Dave Crespo is a talented and prolific songwriter who, in just a few short years, has become something of a ubiquitous presence in clubland, having put together some great shows with his friends and opening the doors to a lot of new talent. This three-song nugget is a bubble bath of pop hooks and recalls the halcyon days of pop, glam, and space rock. Although Crespo’s vocals have sounded much better live than on this recording, the arrangement and sonic trappings of each of these songs are more than enough to make your ears smile. The melodies are fresh and memorable and in the hands of the right producer, these songs could become the stuff of legend."
"One of the night’s biggest revelations might have been the quietest. Armed with an acoustic guitar and lyrics that pay tribute to his Beantown home, Crespo commanded the center stage while allowing the music to take the spotlight. Of course, it didn’t hurt that lyrics about the overpriced MBTA and the underperforming Red Sox (from his song “Across the Charles”) were bound to resonate with a Boston audience. Still, there’s something to be said for an artist that can make strong storytelling shout as loudly as any wailing guitar riff."