Neck Deep At The Majestic Theater

Neck Deep is half way through their tour and stopped at the Majestic Theater in Detroit in support of their new album “The Peace and the Panic”.

 During Neck Deeps set the band showed how much love they have for their fans. As one fan was being kicked out, Neck Deep stopped mid song to tell security to let the fan stay in the show. As the show went on the singer Ben Barlow kept telling the fans to love each other and stop fighting and if they didn’t he would come to the crowd and “kick their ass”. One song that really stuck out during their set was “Parachute”, before the song started Ben told all the fans to be like them and travel the world and chase their dreams like they were doing. “

We always pictured this song being a real festival banger, the kind of song you'd be bopping along to, arms round your mate, screaming the words and hoping the feeling never leaves. Or singing it to the lucky guy or girl you might've met that weekend in an attempt to express your true feelings. I hope people listen to this song and book a flight somewhere inspiring" - Neck Deep 

The infectious, bright track comes from the band's recent release, The Peace and The Panic, which scored the #2 on the Top Album chart and #4 debut on Billboard Top 200 chart earlier this summer. The album is available through Apple Music, Spotify, on Vinyl and in stores via Hopeless Records. 

As the set came to an end the whole band left the stage beside the singer Ben and guitar player Matt West, they played “Wish You Were Here” they dedicated it to all of the ones they have lost, old friends and their dads after they passed away. After they finished Matt left the stage and Ben began to sing  “Part Of Me” solo this was my personal favorite part of the whole show. 

 

Walk The Moon and Company Of Thieves at The Fillmore

Walk The Moon came to Detroit last week on their Press Restart Tour in support if their new album “What If Nothing”. Opening up for Walk The Moon was Company Of Thieves! The band had a music industry story you hear about in the movies - founding members Marc Walloch and Genevieve Schatz met on a train station platform in Chicago and bonded over a love of the Beatles. They started making music together, along with fellow band member Chris Faller, and went on to self-release their first record. They were discovered at SXSW when a record exec wandered into one of their shows after hearing them from the street.  They signed a record deal, released another album on a label, played late night TV and toured the country endlessly.  They went on a hiatus a few years back - Marc went onto play bass for AWOLNATION and Genevieve pursued a solo EP, touring with bandmate, Chris.

Fate eventually brought them back together, and now they are back and ready to release new music!  Company Of Thieves started off the show with “Death Of Communications” along with “Window” and “Treasure”. Company Of Thieves was fronted by a fun and lovable Genevieve Schatz who was full of smiles the whole night.

Walk The Moon came out strong with “Press Restart” and “Lisa Baby” but the dance party really got started when they played “Shut Up And Dance” they had the whole crowd off their feet and sining along to every word! Get tickets for a show near you here.

Milky Chance Blossoms With Their “Blossom” Tour

The German duo of Milky Chance brought their Harmonic and ambient pop sound to a full house at The Fillmore on Friday October 13th.  Usually going out on Friday the 13th would ensue in a night of oddities that would encounter bad luck in one form or another. That is if you believe in such things. But walking into the Fillmore none of that was present, and instead the historic venue was filled with smiling faces and feel good vibes.

    The duo consisting of Clemens Rehbein, and Philip Dausch brought their Blossom tour to Detroit and did not disappoint. Starting the show off with clouds, one of their more up beat groovy tunes off their new album.  As Clemens belted out lyrics from the chorus “I just wanna take care of you my love”. As if it was a proclamation to the crowd for what they had in store for the night. The folk/rock ensemble continued on from there. Bringing the loud and joyous crowd along with them on their musical journey of folktronica sound filled with a simple but elegant light show the mirrored the bands energy. Highlights of the evening included a good mix of songs both old and new. Playing hits from their debut EP “sad necessary” including Down By The River, Flashed Junk Mind, and my personal favorite Sad Necessary. Mixing in well with their older tracks was songs off their latest effort “Blossom” including Ego, Blossom, Firebird, and Doing Well. But not to be outdone the group came out for an encore to play the first single off “blossom” titled Cocoon, and the uber popular and crowd favorite Stolen Dance.  

    The group didn’t hold anything back. Lead by Clemens raspy yet powerful vocals that illuminated throughout The Fillmore and the fans within.  Lingering in my head well after the concert was over. Like a pop song you cant get out of your head.  I for one look forward to seeing where this duo is headed musically in the future as they continue to mesh their indie-folk sound down tempo, vibrant pop music.  Next time you see Milky Chance come to town near you I advise you do your eyes and ears a favor and check them out.

 

Photos/review: Paul Lee 

Post Malone At Royal Oak Music Theater

Post Malone stopped by Royal Oak Music Theater on his sold out Stoney tour to support his debut album Stoney.

Post’s debut album, the 2016 powerhouse RIAA Certified Platinum debut Stoney, has remained a TOP 10 STREAMING ALBUM for 38 consecutive weeks since its December 2016 release and has made Post Malone the MOST STREAMED NEW ARTIST with over 3 Billion Streams globally. Tracks include his first Hot 100 Top 10 entry “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo] (5x-platinum), the breakout “White Iverson” (4x-platinum), “Go Flex” (platinum), and “Too Young” (platinum). Moreover, the multiplatinum Dallas maverick continues to consistently hold down a spot in the Billboard Top 200. 

Post started off his set with  one of his many hits "Too Young" but the night just went up from there. For being new to the rap game Post Malone was able to keep the show going and had his sold out show singing along to every word and dancing along to every song. He even threw in a Nirvana cover in there as well! I hope you got tickets to his sold out tour because this will be one you don't want to miss.

The Rocket Summer at The Loving Touch

The Rocket Summer is celebrating 10 years of the Do You Feel album. The Do You Feel 10 Year Anniversary Tour kicked off in his home state of Texas and will be circling the country throughout the summer.  

Sometimes, to see how far you’ve come, you have to look back at your beginnings. For Bryce Avary, the brainchild of The Rocket Summer, his evolution into the power pop/indie rock powerhouse that he is becoming has origins in his dynamic and explosive entrance into the mainstream ten years ago with his breakthrough album Do You Feel. Before he embarks into his evolution forward, Avary will be stepping out of the studio where he is working on new music to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of a special album for TRS fans by performing the album for the first time ever in its entirety.

The Rocket Summer packed fans into a small dive bar just outside of Detroit for a very special performance of the Do You Feel album! As soon as TRS stepped on stage the crowd lit up and sang along to every word as they took a step back to 2007. Through out the night the crowd screamed at the top of their lungs to songs like "Do You Feel", "All I Have" and "So Much Love"

Check out the tour dates below for your chance to see this amazing show!