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"Boston Band Crush"

"The Big Big Bucks perform their set with an old punk vibe, utilizing a mentality reminiscent of The Who and mixing it with more modern grunge and alt-rock feel."

"Sharing the stage and creating a dynamic line-up will be The Big Big Bucks with their in-your-face approach to accessible garage rock. These must see Boston locals already have a good reputation for face-melting rock." - December 2009

"BU Quad Blog"

The Big Big Bucks: The Bucks are a catchy four-piece band with rough vocals and clever wordplay. Great Scott employee Devin Charette says, 'They’re very under-rated for what they’re doing. They’ve gotten a lot better over the last year and they’re one of the Boston bands people need to hear. No matter the audience size, they have the same energy at every show.'" - September 2009

"Ryan's Smashing Life"

"With a feel that's enthusiastically garage and unadulterated indie, it's pretty safe to conclude The Big Big Bucks are One to Watch in 2010!" - December 2009

"Boston Phoenix: MP3 of the Week"

The Big Big Bucks blend the anvil-heavy blues rock of early Zeppelin with the melodicism of classic pop in a sod-off punk-rock sorta way that would make Kurt Cobain proud. - January 2008

"WTBU: Boston University Radio Blog"

The band's shows are what have generated the buzz for the album. The guys make an effort to be heard, playing far more local gigs than other Boston bands - September 4, 2009

"The Noise: Rabbit Rabbit review"

I wish more bands could be this intense and creative. Cool. - November 2007

"Performer Magazine: Rabbit Rabbit review"

Everything down to the packaging, with its abstract art and wax envelope seal, seems to be crafted with an equal balance of artistic freedom and calculated thought. It creates the perfect atmosphere for a band that’s one part skilled musicians, one part young, spirited rock. - December 2007


2010 :: Crucial Schmooze LP
1. Lemons and Limes (2:56)
2. Futurecar (3:10)
3. New Socks, New Sneaks (3:44)
4. Summer Bummer (3:23)
5. Do It or Diet (2:18)
6. Midwest Twister (2:14)
7. Two for You (3:02)
8. Be a Baby (2:16)
9. The Cat's In the Bag, the Bag's In the River (5:10)
10. Sweaty and Desperate (2:27)
11. Plug In Your Gun (2:29)
12. Loveseat (3:08)

2009 :: Be a Baby 7"
A. Be a Baby
B. Hold Up You're Ends Up

2007 :: Rabbit Rabbit EP
1. Formal Affair/Casual Dress (1:56)
2. We Eat Our Friends (4:45)
3. Arsenal Complements Wardrobe (4:14)
4. Free World Travel (3:34)
5. We're Well Trained/We Shoot From the Hip (3:04)

To stream Crucial Schmooze and download Rabbit Rabbit:



The Big Big Bucks formed as a three piece band of Chris, Joey and Tuck in 2005, then added a fourth member, Ian later that year. Since the initial couple practices in Tuck's bedroom in Lowell, MA, the quartet have been writing, recording, playing shows, quitting jobs and ignoring all sorts of responsibilities.

Initially taking a “more is more” stance, The Bucks were known to be playing somewhere in the greater Boston area almost once a week for the first couple years. In 2006 they recorded the Rabbit Rabbit EP with Jack Younger (The Dead Trees, Eli “Paperboy” Reed) at Basement 247 Studios to local applause. The experience was so positive that the band began recording songs with Younger the following year, a slow-cooking process that would yield the forthcoming Crucial Schmooze LP. Performance-wise, things slowed down only in March 2009—the band’s first full month without a show—and only because drummer Mike Tucker was helping his friends and fellow Bostonians Pretty & Nice on a nationwide tour.

Consistently aggressive but itching with melody, Crucial Schmooze draws from camps like The Breeders, The Rentals, and Hot Snakes. These are twelve pop songs on a serious bender: raucous, self-assured, and begging to be played on your local dive-bar’s jukebox.