When it comes to jazz venues in Detroit, Baker’s is the crème de la crème.
Hailing from Mexico City, this dynamic acoustic duo impressed at the Fillmore in downtown Detroit.
It’s been awhile since the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac has seen something similar to the psychedelic indie-rock band Foxygen.
Cadieux Cafe – the heart of the old Belgian east-side – hosted live performances from local favorites King Eddie, Cosmic Light Shapes and Moon Lake.
Alt rockers showed up in torn fishnets, leather jackets or predominantly black attire for a night featuring talented local bands.
The event attracted a splendid array of young artists with a mission to “showcase some of the best up-and-coming talent Detroit has to offer.”
Although bands such as Death, MC5 and The Stooges rocked out a few generations ago, there is still a bevy of power chords and in-your-face punk rock hiding in small gatherings around the city.
The Cass Corridor event featured immensely skilled musical acts.
The group is led by the rhapsodic and rebellious singer Boots Riley, who was born in Chicago but lived in Detroit until he was 6.
The Rafael Statin Quintet reeled their solos off as if the scales were tattooed on their fingers.