The weather has been chilly and rainy as we enter the fall season, but the sun decided to stick around long enough for the last big festival of summer: The DIY Street Fair in Ferndale
For those of you who prefer a slight chill in the air as opposed to humidity, your calendar probably looks a lot like mine…a big red circle around September 22, the first day of fall. And if you love the season as much as I do, you’re itching to dive right into all things autumn.
Detroit Chic braves a night of brutal metal, beautiful girls, and bully cops.
Having long heard positive things about the (almost) all girl metal act Mary Shaw, I was excited to do some coverage for Detroit Chic of the band, at last. Mary Shaw was playing at the Modern Exchange in Southgate, a venue which by day is a clothing shop in the front, and also sells local artists cds. Located just off exit 40 of I-75, the Modern Exchange is a hotbed for local talent. Behind the small shop, it holds the venue — a massive standing room and a large stage. The place is decorated with local art giving it a stylish feel.
The Reptilian, an ambient/progressive rock/hardcore Kalamazoo standout recently featured in a concert review at Detroit Chic , just released a new EP title “We Have Become”, which we had the privilege of reviewing. The price is a very standard $5 per copy, which boils down to about $1 a song, a pretty fair price, in our mind.
Last Saturday a group of some of Detroit’s most talented local acts assembled, surprisingly, at T.N.T.’s bar in Clinton Township (about 30 minutes west of Troy/Rochester). Detroit Chic was on scene to cover Spades Alone, Dryvel, CBJ, and Projekt Gift in their romp through an energetic night of music. The bands each showcased unique talent and promise and did not disappoint.
On the first Friday night of April, the basement of 902 Davis St. was packed with dozens of music fans. Some, like us at Detroit Chic had travelled from far away. Others were locals, soaking in the music. Regardless of where you were from, though, soon everyone shared the commonality of being blown away by a night of energized rock.
Ever have those days where you dream up a hybrid spawn between a beer and a wine? While the answer is here with Wild Blue! The little bottle with a big taste…
The Hapa Project tackles the question “Who am I?” The reply involves more than just a “check all the boxes that apply” answer…
Two Fridays back Detroit Chic landed at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor to experience a little slice of ska and a minor helping of punk. Through a glorious night which featured the likes of Cheap Like Girls, Spick of It All, The Red Shift, and Mustard Plug (all local), Detroit Chic writers Jason Mick and Anna Kotov were battered bruised, but had a great time. The bands put on a power packed performance that did not disappoint…
Last year Smashing Pumpkin fans finally had reason to hope that they might get what they were waited seven long years for– a new album. However, with the release of Zeitgeist, the Pumpkins new effort, old fans will experience nothing but letdown. If this is the best that Billy Corgan can come up with after a seven-year hiatus, then it is rather pathetic. At the core of the album’s problems is the wall of guitar noise which masks Billy’s voice. If this was done intentionally, I do not know why.