Milwaukee Magazine reviews Not Haunted by The Violet Hour

Milwaukee Magazine reviews Not Haunted by The Violet Hour

Hey, we got reviewed in Milwaukee Magazine! Pretty sweet. Here is an excerpt; With a digest of influences that includes power pop, punk, classic rock and, yes, blues, Not Haunted is an all-encompassing half-hour of rock that refuses to fit squarely within one genre. Karens vocals are certainly a focal point, but not at the expense of the other instruments. Guitarist Joel Martin’s pinwheeling licks light up opener “Elephant Skin” and steal the show on the Rolling Stones-y “Dusk.” Meanwhile, the pulsing rhythm section of Ignacio Catral and Keith Bauer brings an electrifying grooviness to “Deep Roots Blues” and closer “Skeletons.” Not Haunted packs a full-length wallop that a bar-band covering “Crossroads” could never hope to achieve.   Click on the image below to read the whole...
Album review by MuzikReviews.com

Album review by MuzikReviews.com

So, we got this email that Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck (Founder of MuzikReviews.com) was going to make us a featured artist on MuzikReviews.com. Here is his very appreciated take on our new album, “Not Haunted.” It starts with: “Trying to figure out exactly what kind of sound The Violet Hour are creating may be as difficult as seeing the images of the band in the picture they provide but there is one thing for certain, they rock.” Click on the image below to go to the review page....
Milwaukee Artist of the Week 8/9/13 – The Violet Hour – Breaking and Entering

Milwaukee Artist of the Week 8/9/13 – The Violet Hour – Breaking and Entering

We are artist of the week! Here is an excerpt of the review; ” I put on The Violet Hour’s new release “Not Haunted”, and that eliminated all skepticism. Actually, “Not Haunted” is more than a blues/punk hybrid. The album has a decent range to it, with a variety of different elements combining to form The Violet Hour’s sound. There are synths, but only when there need to be. There’s a folksy Americana tune, but it’s not out of place on the record. It’s slow, then it’s fast, but it’s never disjointed. The Violet Hour do a solid job of mixing, borrowing, and blending from different genres and influences to create the sound of “Not Haunted”.” Want to read more? Click on the image below          ...
We are an Editor’s Choice show featured in A.V. Club Milwaukee!

We are an Editor’s Choice show featured in A.V. Club Milwaukee!

The blues-punk resurgence first ignited by bands like The White Stripes and The Black Keys continues to smolder across the country, inspiring countless groups to turn their guitars up and let their hair go precariously unwashed. Milwaukee’s The Violet Hour is certainly inspired by that explosion, but it doesn’t let it define its sound. “With the help of the nicotine purr of vocalist Karen Muehlbauer, the band manages to combine its many influences (blues, punk, a little bit of psych) and churn out a dirty yet accessible product that wouldn’t be out of place at a chicken-wired juke joint.The Violet Hour’s debut album, Not Haunted, is nine slabs of lean, mean bar rock.” Here is the link...