Awards & Mentions - Reno Gazette Journal

LAF Recordings Take #6 and #17 in Year End Top 20
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#6 Rigorous Proof - AK-47 
"Rigorous Proof recorded this catchy, grooving, prog-rock number for the newly launched Loud As Folk Records in Reno. The strumming guitar riff and warbly, retro keys support singer Johnny Harpo’s restrained but biting attack on a devious ex-lover, with a feel that seems begotten from Steely Dan. Tom Gordon’s judge’s comments: 'Hip arrangement! Good tune and vox.'" - Mike Sion, RGJ

#17 Silver - Black Lipstick 
"Silver is the new rock band fronted by singer-songwriter-guitarist Greg Gilmore, whose previous bands, The Kanes and KARMA, scored first and second place, respectively, in the Gazette-Journal’s roundups in 2013 and 2015. Gilmore’s throaty, off-kilter vocals wail this a rocking love letter (with a tip of the bottle to the lyrical device of the Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week”) to a wild lady love. The song is tautly crafted with cranky guitar solos and a classically repeating chorus." - Mike Sion, RGJ

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