Rising from the ashes of some of the most prominent Cleveland rock bands, Critic City has returned to the scene with a brand new EP Four Chambers or Six featuring 5 original songs and a cover of Aerosmith's "Livin' on the Edge."


Chris Donley: "We just felt that it would be fun to do things a little differently this time around. Music has changed so much in so little time that the approach of releasing music has become entirely different - and with the way the world is right now we felt that recreating "Livin' On the Edge" was appropriate!"


Consisting of Derek Hatfield (Guitar), Brian Hanculak (Drums), Andrew Lenthe (Bass), Steve Simbeck (Guitar/Vocals), and Chris Donley (Vocals/Guitar), Critic City brings a polished yet edgy modern rock sound to the mainstream masses that have been spoon-fed and uninspired rock for far too long.    


With the first single, "Shoulders" (released for free download on Friday, Nov. 9 on SoundCloud), the band comes out of the gates swinging with an up-tempo rocker with such a hook it will be stuck in your head for days.  

Other songs on the upcoming EP, Four Chambers Or Six, are "Heart Roulette" and "Hostage" with are both available for free download on the band's Soundcloud page.  

Videos for "Shoulders" and "Arson of a Bitch"  have already been released as well as lyric videos for "Heart Roulette" and "Hostage" on Youtube.  (Please subscribe to the Critic City below at the YouTube link on every page)

The EP "Four Chambers or Six" was released on Friday, Jan. 25 and gotten rave reviews! 

Go check out the EP on iTunes, CDbaby, and Spotify and be sure to follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube!

The Band  also released singles for "Shoulders"  and "Cliff Diver" that included an acoustic versions of those songs as well as covers of "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande's "Into You" (as well as an acoustic version of that song).

Critic City will be releasing their newest EP, "In the silence, there's a sound" featuring "Quid Pro Quo", "Let Go", and "REcoiled" on Saturday, November 2 at the Avenue Tap House in Lakewood.  
Special guests include Impending Lies, Day Old Hate, DoDriver, and Violet Ray and the event will be hosted by Hot Carl of Burning River Sound!

Tickets are only $5 (pre-sale/$8 at the door) but every ticket gets you a copy of the new cd/drive! 


The Band will also be donating a portion of the proceeds of the night AND holding a canned food drive Each non-perishable food item brought in for the Cleveland Food Bank will get you a raffle ticket for numerous prizes and baskets donated by some of our wonderful donors!:
Voudoux Vodka

I-X Center

Cole's Public House

Art Wall

Chris Donley

Critic City

and MORE!

As well as 50/50 drawing!

Critic City would also like to thank the sponsors of the show:

Voudoux Vodka

Dallas Riffle Media

Gentile Real Estate

Ashley's Candy and Nut Shoppe

LoveLag Productions

Avenue Tap House

With so much material, talent, and drive, nothing (not even the "critics") will stop Critic City.



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