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Indie Live Review Showstopper

LIVE REVIEW: Lake Street Dive at Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI – 7/2/13

Musicians often exceed their recorded self’s in person, but revelers at the Magic Bag witnessed a young band transform into soon-to-be touring stars on Wednesday evening. Lake Street Dive commanded the cozy Ferndale stage in front of a sold out crowd with instrumental precision and likability of a band on the rise. The warm room […]

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Detroit Indie Show Preview

SHOW PREVIEW: Lake Street Dive – Magic Bag – 7/2/14

It took only took a minute of listening to Lake Street Dive‘s third album, Bad Self Portraits, to know this quartet was a special band. The Brooklyn by way of Boston band’s sound has near universal appeal with blues, Motown, rock and jazz fused tighter than expected. Sure-fire hit “Bobby Tanqueray” exudes confident swagger with […]

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Detroit Show Tracker Showstopper

Nov. Detroit Show Tracker: DEJJ, Jessie Ware, Sleigh Bells, Kanye West & more

Another great month of shows in Metro Detroit is rapidly approaching and there is a lot to like in November (Seriously, how is it November already?). The biggest name to grace the state this month is certainly Kanye West (all hail Yeezus?) with Kendrick Lamar in tow, but indie names like City and Colour, Holy […]

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Indie Pop

Show Preview: Shout Out Louds w/Haerts – Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI – 5/15

Busy next Wednesday? Well, I’d recommend you change those plans. Swedish indie poppers Shout Out Louds will be making their what to Magic Bag in Ferndale on May 15th. The Swedes stepped up their game on their latest release Optica (purchase at Merge) and let’s face it, they probably won’t be back to Detroit for […]