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Mad Anthony / Press

"So what does Mad Anthony play exactly? From its volume and breakneck vigor, it’s Punk, pure and simple, but there is so much more at work here. Vocalist/guitarist Ringo Jones is like Iggy Pop channeling the spirit of Mississippi John Hurt in a Dead Boys tribute, screaming until the veins in his neck stand out like bridge cable under his skin. When Jones and guitarist/vocalist Adam Flaig start trading riffs, there’s a galloping rhythm that suggests Dave Alvin in his seminal Blasters days with a live power line down his trousers. And the rhythm section of power bassist Dave Markey and new drummer Marc Sherlock is thunder personified... If you see the name Mad Anthony on a telephone pole, get the information and get there. It will change you."

Midpoint Music Festival 2010 Review

"Like the best Punk, Mad Anthony is so much more than just Punk. On their debut full-length, I Spent All My Money on Speed Metal, the Cincinnati quartet embraces Pop, Soul, Prog and Jazz in much the same way that a python embraces dinner — by squeezing it until the lights dim and then devouring it whole. Mad Anthony makes swinging, swaggering Punk that elbows up to the same bar as The Afghan Whigs, The Stooges, Jawbox and other uniquely-bent purveyors of volume, mayhem and adrenaline. The tumult they create is the soundtrack to a flaming, high-speed car chase using a six-string chainsaw."

Midpoint Music Festival 2010 Preview

"This band packs a punch of catchy rhythms and in your face rock, leaving you with something stuck in your head by the end of the setlist. Unorthodox lead vocalist/guitarist Ringo Jones will give you one of the most enthusiastic and entertaining shows that you won't forget,"

WCPO.com

"driving listeners along in vaguely understated fashion (for Punk) to a highly danceable yet sociological conclusion. The hanging ending is a bit of genius"

Wildy's World

"Sometimes sinister and often sexy, Mad Anthony’s version of soulful Post Punk will leave many an ass kicked."

Midpoint Music Festival 2009 Preview

"Mad Anthony had no props, just loud, fast and fun rock ‘n’ roll of the post-punk variety. It was a sound too big for the Courtyard Café, and Mad Anthony seemed to know it."

The Cincinnati Enquirer

"It rings with a debaucherous rock 'n' roll spirit of the classic Touch & Go Records"

Metromix: Bands to Know

"I don’t know if there’s a band in the city right now that approaches Mad Anthony’s live intensity."

CityBeat: Midpoint Music Review 2009

"After you hear these guys, you won’t want to stop."

Taste of Cincinnati Festival Guide

"Mad Anthony’s traditional sound may not be particularly groundbreaking, but they are certainly competent musicians, incorporating classic rock elements with some punk rock elements."

Delusions of Adequacy

"you can tell these dudes like to have a good time and it shows in their music, so they get major points for that."

Razorcake

"The band displays a more sophisticated than usual sense of building melodies, and throwing in rhythm or tempo changes but without sounding like they’re trying to impress anyone"

"Garage rock that transcends trashiness with some arena riffage. I ain't mad at you big Tony"

Roctober Magazine

"...the right feeling with Mad Anthony resulted in a sound that suggested a jittery, psychedelicized New Wave spin on the Toadies, with flecks of the Misfits, Fugazi and Electric Six thrown in for color and texture."

Brian Baker - City Beat

"MA’s screaming Garage Punk gets a Psychobilly injection courtesy of guitarist/singer Ringo Jones’ menacing vocals. Their recently released five-song EP is full of soulful, sexy tunes that demand sweat and booze."

Spill It: A Music Blog

"Mad Anthony is one of the bands that deserves your attention"

Rich Shivener - CinWeekly

"A four-piece rock and roll outfit with an ever-evolving sound, Mad Anthony has found its way through the failures of their past band. This time, the band is doing it right led by Ringo their lead singer. Their sound is guitar driven and characterized by Ringo's distinct voice."

Adam Rosing - Cincypunk.org

“Mad Anthony performs hard rock of Danzig proportions. Meeeow”

"Local CD of the WeeK"

Spill It: A Music Blog

"straight up punk rock, set to the beating of hard pounding drums and layers of guitar effects...Mad Anthony now has the support and mindset to take the local music scene by storm. I guess you could even say they sound a bit like a storm. One big, mad storm."

Adam Rosing - Cincypunk.org