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El Scorcho / Press

“Such wild response confirms that there is quite a market for “tributes” to mainstream and older bands. Brian O’Neal [note: Braxton O’Neal ] of El Scorcho (an Atlanta-based Weezer cover act) explains. “The people come to us," he says "People tend to go to what they’re familiar with.” ”

“Some bands even copy the originals down to using the same equipment. "We've crafted our guitar tones to match each album, sometimes even down to the stomp box used on one song during one part," said Braxton O'Neal, vocalist and guitarist for El Scorcho, a Weezer tribute band. ”

“The Star Bar is hosting “the ultimate nerd-off” battle of the bands tonight with two Weezer cover bands going sweater to sweater for the crown of, um, some D&D thingy, or something. Wezzer and El Scorcho will each play separate sets, that presumably will sound just alike...”

““So, I've done a good amount of critiquing - time to put up or shut up..." ”

“El Scorcho - Wow, was that Weezer? I think it was. All the techies came out to see them rawk the house. In the end, the singer from The Love Drunks came on stage to do a little number with El Scorcho.”

““The opinion among Weezer diehards and casual fans alike is that the group’s heyday was easily in the 1994-2000 period...Atlanta’s El Scorcho, four Weezer look-a-likes, obviously stand by that belief as well... ”

“While cover bands abound, Atlanta’s El Scorcho is an original, despite playing pre-existing material... So accurate is the band’s representation, that Weezer’s official Web site posts El Scorcho’s gig schedule as well as occasional blurbs.”

“Band Bunny deserves a big thanks for giving us the opportunity to be interviewed by her.”

“The Atlanta-based Weezer tribute band, helmed by Rivers Cuomo look-alike Braxton O’Neal, has been perfecting the art of Weezer’s nerd rock since 2004. They are parlaying their local success into a new disc of original material...O’Neal recently talked about life as a mock rocker.”