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“Like The Struts, The Hawkeyes are creating music that can’t be contained in a small venue.”
Danny Rome – Steppin Out Magazine

“Holy Sh*t! Nothing compares to the discovery of a band in a purely organic way. To hear a band that touches a nerve and ignites your adrenaline.”
Danny Rome – Steppin’ Out

“…the final song played on the podcast this week and, if I’m being honest, it was probably my favorite. It keeps getting better with repeated listens too. Starting off with a mellow intro with just a muted, staccato guitar and Jay’s restrained vocal before everything kicks off and that muted guitar morphs into an effervescent stomp with Jay howling gleefully over the top of it.
Luke Dunmore – Down The Front

“With a new album now out, a huge tour about to begin and a lot of motivation to boot, there’s a lot of fire and passion to look forward to in 2020 from The Hawkeyes. You can bet your bottom dollar on it.”
Christopher Gonda – Pure Grain Audio

““Ever For After,” a seven-song (album) in the more amped-up rock of The Foo Fighters or Royal Blood, bands they had in mind while making the record. The first and best taste of it hit the airwaves when WDVE put the single “Stone’s Throw Away” into rotation earlier this year.”
Scott Mervis – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Album tracks like “Now or Never” and “Time is Now” exude a breathless urgency. Hawkeyes punchy bar band sound remains intact, though the hooks have grown into something befitting a bigger space, where fans can pump an upraised fist, swing torsos, or at least bob heads to the beat.”
Scott Tady – Beaver County Times

“The Hawkeyes released their second album and to be honest I am quite satisfied with this release. The band has a tight groovy hard rock style. Singer Jay Wiley delivers solid powerful vocals with diversity as well.”
Arie Van Der Graaf – Melodic.net

“Swagger, emotionalism, and most importantly – great songs!”
Randy Jarosz – Sound Scene XPress

“Music geeks will love how the album’s opening lyric visualizes a turntable spinning Gram Parsons’ “Grievous Angel,” with the smells of nicotine and grease soon to follow. An unexpected rumble emerges, then a roar with a “hey, hey” exclamation that practically screams to be heard at a big, outdoor festival.”
Scott Tady – Beaver County Times

“The three best bands that I saw at Mile of Music for THE FIRST TIME this year, in no particular order (because I can’t decide), were The Hawkeyes, Captain Ivory, and Bishop Gunn (see video). All three amazing in somewhat different ways. I sure hope Mile of Music brings them all back next year if not before. If you have an opportunity to see any of them, take it!”
Rick & Len Show – 105.7 WAPL / Appleton WI

“Thanks to the Hawkeyes’ radio-ready sound, the question seems to be a matter not of if they’ll “make it,” but rather when.”
Margaret Welsh – Pittsburgh City Paper

“Miracle Man was f’ing incredible! -Utah Burgess DJ at 97.7 The Rock Station & president of Shady Lady Productions – quoted after The Hawkeyes performance at the 11th annual Southern Fried Rock Show”
Utah Burgess – WLER 97.7 – Butler PA

“The Hawkeyes play rock and roll music. Nothing more. Nothing less. But they do it in a refreshing way. They know exactly what they’re putting out into the world and they’re doing it deliberately.”
Kyle Henson – Found Sound Music

“One Plug brings all of the guts and relentlessness of the Hawkeyes’ attack that’s been the band’s hallmark.”
Jeremy Lydic – Rockmusic.com

“That was one of THE BEST sounding shows we’ve ever had at Thunderbird Cafe!” – Phil of Grey Area Productions in regards to The Hawkeyes CD Release show at Thunderbird Cafe Pgh PA
Grey Area Productions

“With “One Plug in the Wall,” released in November, The Hawkeyes have punched up the sound on an aggressive heartland rock album that still hits on that Crowes/Truckers sound.”
Scott Mervis – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Hawkeyes have truly arrived with One Plug in The Wall, a firm statement of their raw, no-nonsense, hard-punching rock. The Hawkeyes play for keeps, providing ample punch & swagger.”
Jim Price – PA Musician Magazine

“One Plug In The Wall” could be enough to power the Hawkeyes toward recognition as one of Western Pennsylvania’s top current rock bands
Scott Tady – Beaver County Times

“The Hawkeyes take rock back to its roots.”
B.J. Lisko – Canton Repository

“…think if Keith Richards decided to join Crazy Horse.”
Viking Jim – 93.3 The Wolf – Youngstown OH

“The Hawkeyes, check out this rockin’ tight outfit from Pittsburgh”
Viking Jim – 93.3 The Wolf – WNCD

“Like The Struts, The Hawkeyes are creating music that can’t be contained in a small venue.”

"Swagger, emotionalism, and most importantly - great songs!"

 

Randy Jarosz - Sound Scene XPress

 

“Holy Sh*t! Nothing compares to the discovery of a band in a purely organic way. To hear a band that touches a nerve and ignites your adrenaline.”

"Thanks to the Hawkeyes’ radio-ready sound, the question seems to be a matter not of if they’ll “make it,” but rather when."