Similar To: Wilco, The Replacements, Broken Social Scene, Neil Young, Early Costello
8/10 review in Montreal's Mirror for Sawdust & Rum:
"Sawdust & Rum is a history-teeming tribute to lyricist Rick Reid√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s grandfather, recorded in a cabin and musky with natural reverb."
7/10 review in Montreal's Mirror for Winter Lightning:
"Winter Lightning was produced with Howard Biler√Ç¬≠man at Hotel2Tango and is a more stirring trans-Canada road-trip rocker."
4 Star review in Eye Weekly for the Jazz Age:
"Gaslight Anthem, eat your heart out √¢‚Ç¨‚Äù you don√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t need to be from New Jersey to invoke the spirit of Springsteen. On their third album, The Jazz Age, Montreal-via-Edmonton trio The City Streets prove that you can do that from right here in Canada. Over the course of 13 tracks of no-frills rock √¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢n√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ roll, singer/guitarist/lyricist Rick Reid conjures scenes of dysfunctional affairs and all-night benders, shot through with a healthy dose of references to other artists. Musically, the band keeps its radio-ready tunes just a little off balance with malleable structures and a pair of ears inclined towards noisy catharsis (√¢‚Ç¨≈ìYoung Runs Out√¢‚Ç¨¬ù and the end of the lengthy album-closer √¢‚Ç¨≈ìSlothrop√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Ghost√¢‚Ç¨¬ù). What sets City Streets apart from other competent songwriters is the intensity they bring to this studio recording √¢‚Ç¨‚Äù especially Reid√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s consistently committed vocal performances. The worst thing you could say about The City Streets is that they occasionally veer towards Kings of Leon√¢‚Ç¨‚Äústyle populism √¢‚Ç¨‚Äù which probably just means that they√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢re gonna be huge. Chris Bilton.
The City Streets, hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, now based in Montreal QC formed in 2005. They play diverse melodic bliss power pop with the spirit of punk rock always shining a light."