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“What makes this band worth checking out is their ability to nail the funk sound. Even without a lightshow or goofy glasses and wigs, as they’ve been known to don, the four are exhuberant on stage. Combined with the music, their active appearance makes for a great jam rock experience.”

“When Blacklight Ruckus finds a groove, there’s no denying. The musical concoction is deep, thick, and sweet as honey. If it came from a jar, it could be stirred into tea.”

“Blacklight Ruckus even played a rendition of the Night Man Cometh from Always Sunny in Philadelphia… a true highlight of the weekend.”

“Blacklight Ruckus harmonizes dance, funk, and psychedelic rock until your face melts. A young band out of the New Hampshire seacoast, the three members, Thomas Forbes, Garrett Cypher and Steve Kysor started in the Fall of 2009 and have been tearing up fests and holding down the New Hampshire music scene ever since. With an album released this summer and a new one in the making, Blacklight Ruckus is coming in hot to the New England underground music scene. Steez met up with the guys to find out what’s good with upcoming festivals, a new album, and hot beats for the 2011-2012 winter season.”

“Hailing from Durham by way of Exeter, Blacklight Ruckus is a fresh new band that blends danceable funk with psychedelic rock, bridging the decades from the late 1960s to today. On their 10-song, eponymous debut album, it’s easy to hear contemporary influences like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime flirting with classic acts like The Beatles and Pink Floyd. This is the type of music that feeds on head-bobbing live audiences.”

“The night concluded with Blacklight Ruckus, but not before they gave one hell of a rock show! Although only scheduled to play a one-hour set, The Ruckus engaged in an encore performance for an additional half hour and continued to draw people into the venue until their very last song. They had amazing energy and showmanship which resulted in a fantastic show for all of those who attended. Continue reading on Examiner.com: Rain or Shine, The Jam Factory Rocks On! - Manchester restaurant | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-in-manchester/rain-or-shine-the-jam-factory-rocks-on#ixzz1DIbQbvt4 ”

“Blacklight Ruckus is a psychedelic funk rock sound full of energy that will surely get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor! Feel free to checkout their Facebook and MySpace pages to listen to a few of their jams or to learn more about the band and its members.”