Lead track “Solace” is a pretty spectacular pop song. – BDCwire (Boston.com)
“Lead track “Solace” although rough around the edges, is a pretty spectacular pop song. By the time the honey-drop guitar break rolls around, it feels as though the tune has enough four-chord jangle to have been on the “Pete & Pete” soundtrack. That, mixed with a vocal dynamic that meets the harmonies of the Indigo Girls and the nonchalance of Liz Phair halfway, makes for a pretty sentimental but cheerful listen. Powderhouse shows pop rock promise in a pleasantly surprising way.” -Perry Eaton, BDCwire (Boston.com), Aug. 18, 2014.
“Stylish alt-pop…” – International Pop Overthrow Festival
“We’ve got some stylish alt-pop happening at IPO Boston with Powderhouse! The Jayhawks of Boston? Could be!!” – David Bash, International Pop Overthrow Festival, Nov. 20, 2014
” I like this record very much…the melodies are all instantly hummable” – The Noise
“I don’t ever foresee a time when I don’t appreciate a solidly constructed set of power pop tunes, which means I like this record very much. For the most part, it’s more pop than power, but being children of the ’90s (or so I assume), Powderhouse isn’t afraid to throw some fuzzed-out guitar into the mix. Teresa Mastrorilli’s voice has a pleasant lilt, which makes me think of the band as a slightly countrified version of Boy Wonder. The songs are mostly mid-tempo, but they all have life. While the melodies are all instantly hummable, at no point do they feel derivative or overly familiar. The six songs serve as a nice appetizer. I’m ready for the main course.” – Kevin Finn, The Noise, March 2013
“Jangling, introspective power-pop…” – Metronome Magazine
“Jangling, introspective power-pop led by Teresa Mastrorilli’s guileless vocals are the perfect complement to Art DaPrato’s fine keyboard accompaniment, Fred Pickard’s understated lead & rhythm guitar, Ray Boyce’s bolstering 6 & 12-string guitar and bass lines and Kevin Moylan’s spot-on timekeeping. This young band has created a solid musical debut (sic) that will act as a fine stepping stone for great things to come. College friendly tracks include the hip, Byrds infused album opener “Sheepskin Hollow”, the bouncing “Gotta Be With You”, and the sassy, in-your-face “Don’t Let Me Down Again””. – Douglas Sloan, Metronome Magazine, February 2013
“…an Indie Rock band that could ride the edge of a few other genres as well, extremely talented and hard to turn off…” – The Boston Local Music Show (UNregularRadio.com)
“I may not be a huge fan of bands with women singers, but when it comes to Powderhouse I like them as good as any band. Just like music should be, girl or guy when we all come together and make a cool sounds, it’s the only important thing. Powderhouse is an Indie Rock band that could ride the edge of a few other genres as well, extremely talented and hard to turn off, they will be playing on my iPhone for a while.” – Jonny Katz, The Boston Local Music Show (UNregularRadio.com), Oct. 11, 2012
“12 tracks of very enjoyable, Liz-Phair-circa-Exile-In-Guysville, straight up rock music.” – The Deli Magazine
“Judging from the cover of Powderhouse’s in the meantime, a water color-ish picture of a starry night sky with a silhouette of a woman in the lotus position on top of a hill, I expected to be tortured with some new-age stylings and maybe some Native American pan flute. I was pleasantly surprised when what I got instead was 12 tracks of very enjoyable, Liz-Phair-circa-Exile-In-Guysville, straight up rock music. Theresa Mastrorilli has that same sexy deep voice that was put to such great use on that classic record from 1993; and it certainly doesn’t hurt that she’s backed by a fantastic band.” -George Dow, The Deli Magazine, April 13, 2011.
“A happy-go-lucky pop-rock attitude that screams “play me loud”!” – WomensRadio Music Review (WomensRadio.com)
“Batting second this week on “The Plug” is a group which hails from the east bank of the Charles River in the city of Newton, MA … the band is called Powderhouse and their song, “Kilimanjaro” reminds the listener of hiking trips and vacations which have yet to be executed with a happy-go-lucky pop-rock attitude that screams “play me loud”!” -Brian Ball, Director of Music and Talent, WomensRadio, Jan. 19, 2011.
“…the guitar leads sounding like Neil Young fuzzed out…” – The Noise
“The sound is shiny bright and everything is played quite right…the guitar leads sounding like Neil Young fuzzed out…these tunes I can truly tout.” – The Noise (Magazine), November 2010.
“…an upbeat set of originals that will hit the college listening crowd square in the face.” – Metronome Magazine
Boston garage-rockers Powderhouse are led by the lead vocal prowess and songwriting of Teresa Mastrorilli. Joined by bandmates Fred Pickard on guitar, Art DaPrato on piano and keys, Ray Boyce on bass, guitar, mandolin and harmonica, and Kevin Moylan on drums, Powderhouse delivers an upbeat set of originals that will hit the college listening crowd square in the face. Best tracks: the bouncing “Kilimanjaro”, the simple twange of “Even Though”, the rock & roll drive of “Pick You Up”, “Coffee Shop Girls”, and the Cars-inspired “Too Far Gone”. -Douglas Sloan, Metronome Magazine, October 2010.
Strong, assured lead vocals… – David Bash, 2009 International Pop Overthrow Festival, Official Program and Guide
“Some rollicking rock ‘n roll sounds are the order of the day with Powderhouse, a new band on the scene. Powderhouse features the strong, assured lead vocals of Teresa Mastrorilli. What sets them (Powderhouse) apart is their energy on stage and the fun they have while performing that they share with the audience.” -David Bash, CEO, International Pop Overthrow Festival, Official Program and Guide, November 2009