With all the big indie/dance/hip-hop shows coming to Detroit in November, let’s not forget the up and coming talent. Laura Stevenson is one of those budding acts we’d like to attach to before she blows up across the country. The Long Island songstress recently dropped her new album Wheel and is sure to attain great fan fare (see AVClub for one instance) for Stevenson‘s heavenly pipes, lush instrumentation and gritty lyricism that takes turns you wouldn’t expect. Repeat-worthy cut “Runner” excels as an upbeat lesson in folk rock with a punk edge, while Stevenson’s charming vocals bound through fits and starts. Tracks like “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” and “The Move” turn typical folk pop tropes on their head with poignant poetics.
Be sure to catch Laura Stevenson open for Tim Kasher on Nov. 12th at the Magic Stick. Tickets are $12 in advance via TicketWeb.