THE DALLAS OBSERVER
Luke Nassar of Dallas indie-pop band Blue Apollo, who will open Saturday night’s show, spoke of the profound affect music education had on the band. “Our band started as a result of music education," he says. "It’s vastly important, and we would not be here without it, and we’re stoked to see a venue like The Rustic take part in honoring music in schools..."
MUSIC OF THE WORLD
"Light-Footed Hours is an EP chockfull of catchy, cogent tunes that are best experienced as a first to last song, uninterrupted listen. Blue Apollo manages to sound modern and classic in the same breath. With a new EP planned for 2018 and a fourth member added to permanently handle strings, piano, keyboards, etc., there’s no doubt that the future is big and bright for Blue Apollo."
MUSIC INDUSTRY NEWS NETWORK
"Many alternative music bands have emerged over a decade who has gained immense popularity and success with their published work. ‘Blue Apollo’ is a group of extremely skillful musicians based in Dallas, Texas, who had immediately risen to fame with their very first released EP in April 2016."
THE MODERN BEAT
"Dallas, TX trio Blue Apollo work up an admirable alt-rock sweat on their debut EP release, Light-Footed Hours. As jangling, angular guitar lines rooted in minor-key chord phrasings brush shoulders with hard-hitting tribal tom rolls, deep diving bass lines and breathy higher-register vocal melodies in the title it’s clear that the band were raised in a school that taught John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, James Blunt and maybe even a little Slint."
"Light-Footed Hours is a diverse EP that excels on every front. The instrumentation is dazzling, the production airtight, the writing memorable and the performances exploding with emotion."
"'Circles' is shaping up to be one monster of a song with so much damn potential to be HUGE! I can’t wait to hear more from Blue Apollo now because I sense something very special forming here with 'Circles'."