There are tons of great shows coming to Detroit in the next couple of months, but my favorite September show so far is Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s
Kid Cudi pairs with Dan Black of Planet Funk on Symphonies, I’m From Barcelona redefines chamber pop, Peter Wolf channels his inner Bowie in “Hard Times” and more.
If there’s two things true about the indie rock movement, they are that a) It sounds great, but b) It can be pretty damn depressing.
What do Bright Eyes, The Shins, Stars, Feist, and Deathcab For Cutie all have in common? They’re all labeled as stars of the indie rock movement. However, examining it closely, much of the “indie” movement appears derived from the “emo” rock movement. Both movements dwell on the same themes — heartbreak, sorrow, and frustration — but the art form has been refined.
To date, in my opinion, Brand New has not put out a single bad record. However, when I heard that Daisy, their fourth full-length release, had landed, I was a bit reticent to listen at first. You see, ever since their sophomore release, Deja Entendu, Brand New has become increasingly complex, and that complexity requires you to approach their records like you were reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
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.
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.
"If you feel like struttin', baby go on and strut." Todd Alsup’s music is often classified using three words: rock, pop and soul. Although I am not certain that these three words hold an accurate description for the happenings when Alsup sits behind the piano or simply stands on stage, it was not the genre of music that attracted me to [...]
Band: Streetlight ManifestoAlbum Title: Somewhere In the BetweenRelease Date: November 13, 2007Grade: Must have!