"EPs are always a bit difficult to review because just when you think you're beginning to understand where a band/artist is coming from, the disc is over and you're left wanting more. That said, from what we're hearing on Sidewalks, Chicago's Weber Band most certainly seems to be on the right track. The band writes and records smart, thick, modern pop that reminds us of The Police and Peter Gabriel. The band's songs are accessible and extremely well produced. Six cool cuts here including "Watch You Leave," "Sidewalks," and "Jumpin' On The Bed."
Illinois Entertainer, Review of Weber Band EP
"Weber Band have morphed from the solo efforts of singer-songwriter Al Weber into a four-piece acoustic jam band in the vein of Dave Matthews Band or Guster. Helping keep our attention on the band’s self-titled EP are Weber’s heartfelt vocals and some engaging piano and organ work from Al’s brother, Andy. With their snappy pop delivery, the Weber boys, along with rhythm section of Greg Skelly and Brian Spagnolo, make their admitted interest in “blowing up” more than obvious."
– Joseph Simek, Illinois Entertainer
Openingbands.com, Review of Weber Band EP
"Weber Band's debut Self-Titled EP released in August is no disappointment in their claim to be original local music. No strangers to the Chicago music scene Al Weber (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Greg Skelly (drums), Brian Spagnolo (bass guitar) and Andrew Weber (keyboard) have certainly created a unique sound for the Chicago scene. The band claims to have a number of influences including rock, pop, jam band, folk, reggae, hip-hop, rap, experimental, jazz, and indie. These influences are showcased throughout the entire EP. From the opening track "We Can" to the ending track "Fold" each song adds a new sound to the album. Between Weber Band's combination of musical styles and high energy the album flows from beginning to end with ease and is truly easy to listen to. If you are looking for some original Chicago rock look no further, Weber Band is here to satisfy all your needs."
- Libby Daggers, Openingbands.com
Fearless Radio, Live Review
"The second performer of the nights was Weber Band. This band used a combination of acoustic and electric sounds during their performance. The popularity of the Weber Band was immediately felt for as soon as the band took the stage the crowd began to cheer and groove to the music. The band opened with a lively tune that had electric piano accompaniment. The use of the keyboard played was a critical addition to the bands alternative sound, for it provided more depth and dimension to each song. For instance, during the song, Momma, the keyboard supplied a more funky style.
Performing fan favorites like Dig, Walking and We Can, this reviewer enjoyed how the Weber Band would quickly jump right into the next song without any long intros. Instead, the band chose to strategically place their extended instrumental breaks during the more climactic period of their songs. Weber Band’s music kept the audience moving to the lively beat. There was never a moment a standstill moment in the audience. Southside highly recommends this band if you enjoy great alternative music that will have you dancing. For more information about Weber Band, visit them at www.weberband.com or www.myspace.com/weberband."
- Southside on the Town, Fearless Radio.com (Live Review of Going.com's Battle of the Bands)