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 […]


Futurecop!: '80's "Kids" Tour America

In my daily dive into the concert line-ups in Detroit, ATL and Charlotte, I came across Peter Carrol and Manzur Iqbal of Futurecop!.  Their description on the The Crofoot’s website mentioned Girl Talk, so I immediately had to check them out.  What I found is a UK duo that emulates everything awesome about the ’80s: […]

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 […]

JayeL Audio

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.