his power move - The Noise

 

Something of a mystic, Mascara tells the truth but tells it slant in tradition of artists such as Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu

 

won't soon forget - Metronome

 

original, unpredictable, orchestral vibe, stark, electrifying, uncharted rock & roll territories

 

closest thing Boston has to a supergroup - Playground Boston

 

the lead-singer avatar for the Rock Band games is doing work with Blue Man Group this year

 

fabulously bent garage prog - Boston Phoenix

 

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MP3 of the Week pays tribute to trailblazing, undersung soul singer Jackie Wilson

 

a special effect unto themselves - Boston Band Crush

 

Feature Crush:  Mascara is, above all, a showman.

 

what the Connoisseur staff is obsessing over - Boston Magazine

 
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Trust us, you like this: real-life model for Rock Band's lead-singer avatars has a new CD, crunching tunes make you fist-pump not cry
 

spaced-out garage-prog band driving van with wolf mural - Boston Phoenix

 

one of the year's weirdest

 

wild style channels everything rock is about - Metro Spirit

 

AUGUSTA, GA - fans of everything from moody post punk to sleazy garage rock to grunge to guitar rock will fall in love

 

part bluesman, part punk rocker, part madman - The Noise

 

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student of psychology of music, writer of introspective rhythmic tapestries, talented actor, accomplished musician/singer

 

fountain of everything - AndMoreAgain

 

Isn't strictly indie, prog, or metal, it resides somewhere in the margins between those genres

 

5 stars! - Rock N Roll Experience

 

BALTIMORE, MD - special hybrid of rock, art, passion meant for music lovers, freaks, people who enjoy strange sounds & rich messages

 

digitized, hospitalized, crucified, resurrected - Northeast Performer

 

his entire life in the spotlight, “I’ve learned a lot, that’s for sure,” says the effervescent veteran

 

portrayal of iconic "Lead Vocalist" in hit game ROCK BAND - Boston Herald

 

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headbanger of choice, millions the world over enjoy Mascara's portrayal of cultural icon

 

rock out! - Bay Area Reporter CA & Chicago Free Press

 

SAN FRANCISCO CA / CHICAGO IL - your mascara's running at turns heavy and heavenly

 

under his spell - Medford Transcript

 

Medford recording artist's intriguing, innovative CD, "Spell" is a smart and highly polished sophomore disc

 

throws self into record with reckless abandon - Northeast Performer

 

completely sideways Spell is the sound of a musical free-fall but somehow he always lands on his feet

 

shakes things up - Up & Coming Weekly/Zwire!

 

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - think Radiohead in drag or if Frank Zappa had a love child with Robert Plant

 

mascara on the run - Boston Globe

 

Boston Globe Sidekick Cover cool name and musical talent, high-energy theatrical rock at times reminiscent of Queen

 

if Jesus had a rock band - Stuff @ Night

 

...he’d call it Mascara, catch bohemian rockers’ follow-up to the critically acclaimed Cellar Door

 

a busy lad - Patriot Ledger

 

raw, bohemian shake-up of Velvet Underground stylistics, Pere Ubu-style punch and glistening instrumentation

 

back from the brink - Boston Phoenix

 

debut was a psychic time bomb, the new CD is an outright explosion, full of terse, rippling energy, still wrapped by a need to explore

 

one of Boston's most talented songwriters - The Noise

 

few artists are better at translating explorations of labyrinthine emotions into music *****

 

one of the area's most dynamic performers - MusicDish

 

rock opera to his own variety shows all over, flavors of The Beatles, Bowie, Queen, sharp production sense, great rock

 

Secret Life of Pastries - Boston Phoenix

 

eclectic MASCARA discovered quickest path to television at Danish Pastry House when Food Network filmed The Secret Life of Pastries

 

CD captures energy, drive - Whats Up

 

genuine guy with a hell of a lot of talent produces kind of rock that makes a whole room start moving, CD captures that

 

what the world needs now - Boston Globe

 

 

"The Ed Sullivan Show" if Eddie had a fondness for barbiturates and fast women

 

brings it all home - Stuff @ Night, Boston Herald

 

Where to Go, What to Do, and Why: a more-motley crew than Cambridge has seen in quite a while

 

not too many people can list "Savior" on résumé - Boston Phoenix

 

...but Mascara is one of them, power trio anchors freakshow cavalcade for "avant-variety" series at Lizard Lounge EDITOR'S PICK

 

raising the bar on experimental work - Cambridge Chronicle

 

Local superstar takes reputation to the next level with launch of new series of ridiculously random revues called "Scara's Night Out"

 

well-honed, convincing portrayal - Soundcheck Magazine

 

portraying Christ, what a presence even without his guitar, he is wasting his talents in a rock band, certainly did not here

 

losing his religion / "Superstar" is gripping - Boston Globe

 

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"I didn't know if I wanted to open that door. But once I did, I said I'm going to conquer this dragon once and for all"

 

vocal powerhouse as Jesus - Boston Herald

 

true rocker brought sparkly charisma to role at Tower Auditorium, picture of stillness to dramatic explosion at God

 

I was addicted - ballbusterhardmusic

 

At times a little Primus, others, The Presidents of The United States of America, would rather listen to this than derivative bullshit

 

one of God's gifts to rock and roll - JAM Magazine

 

SARASOTA SPRINGS, FL - creepy insightful literate rock, a talented band, refreshingly original songwriting

 

a sound uniquely their own - Instant Magazine

 

rock with jazz undertones and the twisted knolls of death...for those who seek out that which is unfamiliar

 

compelling CD fueled by hell-fire guitar - Boston Phoenix

 

Mascara

from grinding distortion of Velvet Underground to angular wailing of Pere Ubu and Gang of Four

 

colorful, completely disturbing - Metronome

 

conjures images of raw curiosity, sexual suspense with illicit rhythms, confounding vocal fantasies

 

#2 Performer of the 90s - The Noise

 

Whether as a solo act or as part of a group, the brilliantly talented Mascara exemplifies the active-positive quadrant of local avant-pop.

 

not like other kids on the block - Boston Sunday Globe

 

dark twisted words and expansive avant-pop from heavy Led Zep riffing to spaced-out Zappa experimentation

 

one of Boston's musical treasures - The Noise

 

shiver-inducing, otherworldly, ambitious, a high order of achievement, our Tape of the Month *****

 

boy with the ‘golden ear' - Delray News

 

DELRAY BEACH, FL - at age 11, accomplished organist's recent recital at school received 5 minute standing ovation for solo performance

 

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