"It's not just great song writing, warm guitars, a nut-tight rhythm section, and the occasional blues harp riffs that make The Stone Foxes' so good; the Bay Area band consisting of brothers Shannon and Spence Koehler, and Aaron Mort have captured something else on their recordings and live shows that makes them huge, and very, very cool.
Listeners sense it right away. There's a genuineness here that's rare and refreshing, and it's something that can't be achieved simply by grabbing a couple of vintage axes and plugging into a stack of tube amps. Because while The Stone Foxes may be influenced by the greats of the late 60s and early 70s like The Band, Bob Dylan, and Led Zeppelin, they never sound like they're trying to be anything but exactly who they are. But then they don't need to: their style of blues-rock stands on its own." - Bradford Schmidt
"The four San Franciscans in The Stone Foxes have an energetic style that's rooted in swampy, foot-stomping blues-rock. Their freshly released sophomore album,Bears and Bulls, tackles ambitious arrangements with diverse moods ranging from acoustic twang to thunderous electric-guitar riffs." - NPR
"In a time of laptops and drum machines, the roots-blues the band plays is a welcome change. Enthusiastic and talented, the Stone Foxes knocked it out of the park for the release of Bears & Bulls." - Relix
"Mr. Hangman - The Stone Foxes...this ripping jam, a rant against the death penalty, is irresistible." - USA Today
"Bears and Bulls, their latest release, rules...Catchy songs like 'Young Man' and 'Patience' will have you playin' air guitar in front of your mirror. Then they break it down to a very bluesy song 'Easy,' with so much emotion behind the arrangement and singing that it may provoke a tear." - San Francisco Chronicle
"One wouldn't expect this NoCal quartet to outdo their self-titled debut but with Bears and Bulls they most assuredly have. Brimming with confidence, precision and enough scruff and git to make Mick Jagger smile, Bears and Bulls is a scuzzy, greasy, summer opus and just the kind of thing to keep this band on the national radar. If this doesn't turn some heads, what the fuck will?" - Absolute Punk
"The gutbucket six-string riffs and soulful shout-singing on tracks like "Stomp," "I Killed Robert Johnson," and "Little Red Rooster" show this band of twentysomethings has been pounding the old-time gospel — Stones, Zeppelin, Aerosmith — since kindergarten. In much the same way Jack White salvaged dinosaur guitar jams from the ashes of 1980s Arena Rawk excess, the Stone Foxes use these grooves to tell their own contemporary San Francisco stories." - The SF Weekly
"Classic rock minded but sonically curious like modern boys tend to be, Bears & Bulls is one of the best records to slide across the JamBase desk this year." - JamBase
Canned Heat's performance that was originally scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Be on the lookout for a makeup date in the near future.
We're now taking submissions for the 2013 BIG BREAK Competition! Be sure to sign up your band by clicking the link above and filling out the form! Win cash prizes & free studio time!
Be sure to check UpstateShows.com for all of the great shows happening in and outside of The Westcott Theater This Summer!