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"Blivit is like ELP (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer), without all the gay." -- Kit, sound man at Pontiac Grille
"There are bands that are doing challenging and interesting things with music that currently play the club. I mean bands like Blivit bring a high level of musicianship, technicality and songwriting." -- Jim Thorpe, Owner of Grape Street Pub
"Blivit has the rare ability to sound totally fresh and new while drawing on themes everyone can relate to. I don't like them, I love them." -- Producer/Engineer/Drummer Andy Kravitz (Sting, Billy Joel, Keith Richards, Aerosmith, Santana, G Love, Anthrax and countless others.)
"It's good to hear a band with a musical backbone like Blivit... great song writing along with a tight band. [They're] opening the ears of the music scene and it's well needed!" -- Musician Chuck Treece (Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Bad Brains, Huffamoose, G.Love, Urge
"[Blivit] reminds me of a boozier and punkier Ben Harper, of all things. [They] have a knack for a lot of neat classic rock changes, like the Beatlesy chromatic changes in the keyboard on 'Spinning.' Great music!" -- Travis Morrison, Dismemberment Plan
"Imagine this. A band that makes intricate, interesting, and, god forbid, challenging rock music that is still incredibly accessible. All of this without the 45-minute extended jams that many other bands seem to need to be categorized as "explorational". Most of Blivit's songs clock in under the 4:30 mark, and they still manage to take their music in impossible directions.
A big part of Blivit's unique sound has to do with the diversity of their influences. They borrow pages from the legends of jazz, progressive rock, electronic music, and funk, and they don't end up sounding like a musical cliché in the process.
Jeremy Dyen on keys and vocals, Jay Horvath on drums, and Dave Palan on bass: Forget these names at your own cultural peril. The future of musical ingenuity is in their hands."
-- Patrick Gabriel, Undertow Magazine, November 2002