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"CD Review"

"In the dime-a-dozen jam-rock genre, intrigue is achieved through a kind of well-orchestrated, insightful monotony. Filling the musical void with effiiency means the difference between an audience tapping feet in rhythm or in spastic inpatience. Still in their infancy, Milwaukee's Heavyheads avoid the tendency toward the instrumental clutter.
"The Heavyheads' self-titled debut undertakes a resurrection of 1970s smooth-sippin' Southern rock, reminiscent of the Black Crowes' stoned 'n' swaggered Shake Your Money Maker. It's a blend of loose, shaggy-haired soul, spirited blues boogie-downs, and snug, rootsy vocal harmonies self-labeled "freak 'n' roll" (presumably a nod to the Crowes' latest Fillmore recording Freak 'N' Roll ... Into the Fog).
"In lead vocalist Eddie Sauer, who invokes a younger, milder yet comparably passionate Chris Robinson, the Crowes' influence evades subtlety. But differing from former '70s muses, e.g. the Faces and the Stones, who honored their idols and debuted successfully with covers, the Heavyheads have filtered inspiration into personal songs of nostalgic innovation."
- Shepherd Express

"Critic's Choice"

Milwaukee’s the Heavyheads take on jam rock with an accent on structure. They hope to evade the slippery slope many bands of the genre find themselves on while pursuing songs that focus on solos that never seem to end. Improvisation and composition are in good balance here, with original material that appeals to those of the hippy persuasion without overindulgence. Experience the Heavyheads Saturday, Feb. 4 at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn.
—Brian Barney
- Shepherd Express


Our self-titled debut LP, recorded with WAMI Award-winning producer Ramie Espinoza at Firebird Studios, was released in May 2006. The album of all-original material contains eight songs, including Morning Train, Teller, and The Kitchen's on Fire, which has received airplay on 91.7 WMSE and FM 102.1 in Milwaukee.

A recording of our live performance on 91.7 WMSE on December 12, 2006 is available to stream at

The Heavyheads's sophomore album, recently recorded at Chicago's Engine Studios, will be released early summer 2008.



Since convening in late 2005, the Heavyheads quickly became one of Milwaukee's hardest-working bands, headlining a full slate of shows at bars, clubs, and festivals in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Madison, consistently drawing hundreds of loyal fans and curious newcomers alike.

The Heavyheads recently completed recording of their sophomore album at Chicago's Engine Studios. The 13-track follow-up to 2006's critically-acclaimed debut marks a big stride forward for the Heavies. Both intricate and loose, the album is sure to be among one of the Midwest's best releases of 2008. Look for the album to be available by July.

The Heavyheads are a five-piece electric band hailing from Brew Town, WI, USA. A throwback to the heydays of 60's & 70's rock n' roll, The Heavyheads channel the sounds of roots rock, soul, folk and blues. Electric guitars and undeniably danceable beats come together to create an exciting platform to showcase their commanding lead vocalist and vocal harmonies. Their original music houses a wide range of influences including The Band, The Faces, Robert Johnson, and Neil Young. The energy and chemistry of this Milwaukee-area group can be best felt and heard in their live performances where they reveal their aptitude for tight-knit compositions and improvisational jams.