Heartbreaker is a near perfect record, the kind that never gets dated, with songs that slowly work themselves into the our subconscious musical heritage.
Many artists have jumped on board the '60s soul train that JC Brooks helped re-start in the late '00s. The Neon Jungle touches on the soul and nightlife of the '70s and '80s from Marvin Gaye to Prince, but always with JC’s modern lyrical approach.
The trick the Old 97ss have held on to is to take a song that may have a darker theme and present it as something to be screamed along to in a club.
Voodoo socialist Space Rock for this moment alone! Featuring members of Wacos Brothers and Whiskeytown
As one of the earliest salvos in the great Detroit garage explosion of the turn of the century, the Detroit Cobras' Mink, Rat or Rabbit (1998) is a landmark album.
The band has experienced many roster revisions over the years, especially when it comes to their touring configuration, but the perfectly irreverent Rachel Nagy on vocals and Mary Ramirez, one of the greatest guitarists to ever come out of Detroit, have been near constants and the creative force
Although the band wears its influences with pride, and "STOMP" features 5 road-tested covers of songs by The Wailers, Janis Martin, The Cramps and other favorites, The Dyes approach these oldies with an irreverence and vigor that is anything but retro.
The secret weapon behind many recordings by Nora O'Connor, Justin Roberts, Kelly Hogan and Robbie Fulks steps to the front of the stage.
Easily his most fully-developed musical statement, the album takes Adams’ inspired songcraft and brings it into a more hard driving rock direction that will please the hardcore Ryan devotee but will also turn on a broader audience.
Jerry David DeCicca is the frontman of beloved Columbus, Ohio folk-rock band The Black Swans. This is his debut solo album which features guest appearances by Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), Kelley Deal (The Breeders), Spooner Oldham, and more.
Folks are comparing the energy and spirit of this record to their game-changing Bloodshot debut Wreck Your Life...and we have to agree.
Amy Gore and her Valentines have pure Detroit pedigrees in spades and the band’s dramatic stage presence demands attention – great song craft and unforgettable melodies will keep audiences in thrall long after that first glance.
Plunges into the wilderness of human experience, revealing Case at her most emotionally raw and yet, paradoxically, in steely control.
The piece de resistance of Dex Romweber’s voluminous back catalog, ably backed by the trusty Chris “Crow” Smith on drums, GGHB is as solid an LP as you will ever find.