Bread and Circus
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Bread and Circus

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"All Music Guide - Review"

“Bread and Circus plays rough-hewn country-rock on their debut CD, which has shades of Neil Young when he’s in his most down’n’dirty mood, or a bit of cowpunk on some of the brisker tunes, and perhaps a bit of the early-‘70s Rolling Stones . . . on the whole, however, it’s country-Americana-tinged roots rock with a slightly weary and cynical feel, though it’s not laid back, with some grunge and flame to the electric guitars.” -Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide. - Richie Unterberger

"Terrascope U.K. Review"

“Bread and Circus Spare Me Over is a laidback collection of fun, sloppy rockers in the well-worn tradition of other super groups like Golden Smog and Danny & Dusty. In fact, fans of Wilco, Dream Syndicate, and fellow Arizona desert dwellers, Green On Red should certainly jump right in to this cool oasis of goodtime groovers. This is definitely a major entry in the always fun ‘Saloon Rock’ style of good time rock and roll. -Jeff Penczak, Terrascope U.K. - Jeff Penczak, Terrascope U.K.

"Tucson Weekly, Review"

“Bread and Circus Spare Me Over is one of those albums that sounds timeless: It infuses traditional countrified desert rock with elements of folk, rockabilly, blues and psychedelia, with the shadows of Bob Dylan and Neil Young hovering over it in equal measure.” -Stephen Siegel, Tucson Weekly - Stephen Siegel, Tucson Weekly


Bread and Circus; Spare Me Over is available at:
Borders, Zia, CD Baby, I-Tunes.

BRAND NEW ALBUM COMING IN JANUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Taking its name from a satire by the Roman poet Juvenal, where a democratic populace willingly gives up it's political rights in favor of bread and circuses, the band hails from the Tucson borderlands of the U.S. sonoran desert. Bread and Circus plies a unique hybrid of musical styles, with songs that run the gamut from raucous up-tempo stomps, to gritty rockers, to heady down-tempo psychedelic desert blues jams.

With influences that range from Dylan to the Stooges, Rory Gallagher and Peter Green to Gram Parsons, the band creates music that is lyric-driven while maintaining an emphasis on instrumentation, resulting in an exciting blend of "moment of clarity" saloon-style swagger with dynamic blues/alt-country/rock guitar workouts.