Show Preview: The Knocks w/Alex Clare – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac – May 7th

I was already amped for the Alex Clare show announcement earlier this year, but the addition of NYC’s The Knocks made their appearance at The Crofoot a must see. DJ B-Roc and JPatt have been crafting up great music of their own, plus addictive remixes (Tegan & Sara, Santigold to name a few) and turning […]

Giveaway Indie Pop

GIVEAWAY: Chad Valley – Pike Room – Pontiac – Friday 4/19

After looking at the tracklist of Chad Valley‘s (aka Hugo Manuel) recent album Young Hunger, you might think he was going for an indie music equivalent of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic in assembling a cast of indie music greats. Twin Shadow, El Perro del Mar, Active Child and others make for a star-studded collaborative work […]

2008 Showstopper

2008 Showstopper: Best Concerts of '08

In 2008, my concert viewing spanned 3 states and many stages.  Here is a brief run down of my favorites: 6. Jessica Lea Mayfield/An Horse – Pike Room, The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI – 10/29/08 Jessica Lea Mayfield put on one of the most intimate shows I’ve ever seen in October.  Unfortunately, I don’t think she […]

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Oh Boy: Phonotropic Friday, 10/24

Yup, so this is going on. Hopefully, its the start of something big…. Check out Phonotropic, The Crofoot, Robin Parrent & the Revenents, Gigi Allyn and Jennica for other goodness. Thanks Phreddy.

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Show Stopper: Girl Talk @ Eagle Theater 11/10/07 – Insanity on the Dance Floor

Pandemonium. Mayhem. Insanity. These are the best words I could think of that described the scene I witnessed in Pontiac on Saturday night, and they don’t even come close. Girl Talk came to Eagle Theater this weekend and nearly incited a riot with a frenzy of mash-ups that shook the venue. And it was amazing. […]