A fun and feverish October lies ahead for Detroit...
The second night, (Feet Night) features the more jump-up-kick-out-wiggle-and-rock dance vibes, with
ALSO---Check out MOCAD photos, courtesy of Riaz K, of the strange and spectacular Carjack show, from a couple weeks back...where a 14-foot-tall, 20-foot-long orange tabby cat came parading into the venue mid-set to cause chaos with a cadre of mice.
One of my new favorite bands...School of Seven Bells was started by guitarist Ben Curtis (from Secret Machines) and pairs his dreamy-lulls and charged buzz pop with twin sister singers Claudia and Alejandra Deheza (from On! Air! Library), sweet sirens with enchanting vocal harmonies that fly and thicken and sway and just seem to carry you away - over beautifully drone-pop-informed fuzz-charms leaning toward wall of sound aspirations but kept modest with lab top beats and measured guitar waves...
(photo: Elle Muliarchyk)
Their visit to the Pike Room in Pontiac is the start of a fateful tour which sees them later meeting up with Black Moth Super Rainbow and M83 - but, the treat for us...is that we get to see them with local favorites - such as the consummate dance/punk trio Javelins, the ever transforming electro-pop of Deastro and the stalwart shoegaze of 800Beloved.
ALSO...if you head downstairs from the Pike Room to Vernor's Subterranean Lounge, you'll find the "Evil Dead meets Thriller" grimy sultry noisy dance pop of locals Sex Ghost - along with the stupdendous and affable Sucker DJs providing the soundtrack for the evening - as part of Phonotropic Phridaze.