Summerfest Shines In Its 50th Year

By Phoenixx Staff | July 10, 2017

Summerfest delighted fans from far and wide in its golden year over an eleven day span. Buzzing with excited anticipation that had been building up for months on end, Milwaukee’s highlight kicked off its festivities on Wednesday June 28th. Despite some rain and severe storms, the festival partied on, not dampening acts like popstars Misterwives,…

AWOLNATION Sail Into Summerfest With Stellar Set

By Phoenixx Staff | July 6, 2017

Powerhouse rock band, AWOLNATION came full force with an incredible showing to this year’s edition of Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI. The band started their set off strong at 10 PM on Thursday July 6th. Lead singer, Aaron Bruno commented on the vast array of audience members that had turned up to fill the seats around…

Peter Frampton – Summerfest Loves Your Way!

By Phoenixx Staff | July 2, 2017

Music legend Peter Frampton made a memorable stop at Summerfest’s 50th installment in Milwaukee on Sunday July 2nd. The incredible musician took to the stage at 9:30 PM to a deafening cheer from the crowd, who rose to their feet in delight. The celebrated and famed guitarist was inducted into the Musicians Hall Of Fame…

Festival Local GGOOLLDD Dazzles At Summerfest

By Phoenixx Staff | June 29, 2017

Milwaukee electropop heroes GGOOLLDD put in another impressive showing at this year’s Summerfest in their hometown. Exuberant fans turned out in droves to support the band for their Thursday June 29th set at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage. GGOOLLDD played both old and new tracks as lead singer, Margaret Butler was dressed beautifully head to…

The Magnettes Deliver Passionate Summerfest Set Ahead Of Debut Album

By Phoenixx Staff | June 28, 2017

The Magnettes turned in an incredible performance at Summerfest‘s 50th installation in Milwaukee on Wednesday. The festival, in its golden year, kicked off festivities on June 28th. At the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage, Swedish outfit, The Magnettes brought energy and relatability, delighting a hooked audience. Dressed in black and white cheerleader outfits that displayed…

Sigur Rós Bring Ethereal Night To Detroit

By Phoenixx Staff | June 2, 2017

Icelandic outfit, Sigur Rós made a phenomenal stop at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on Friday night. Being the only band on the ticket, Sigur Rós devoted an evening of music entirely to their powerful songs. The band started off the night with a new track entitled “Á”. Lead singer and guitarist Jónsi played his electric instrument…

Hall & Oates: Memories and Smiles At Joe Louis Arena

By Phoenixx Staff | May 17, 2017

Legendary duo Hall & Oates made a nostalgic stop at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena this past Wednesday night. Powerhouse act, Tears For Fears brought a double punch of excellent music as a co-headliner.   Soulful singer/songwriter Allen Stone started off the night perfectly with his guitar and incredible voice. With a mic stand adorned in…

Gorillaz Announce First North American Tour In Seven Years

By Phoenixx Staff | April 17, 2017

Gorillaz (AKA the most successful virtual band ever) have announced their first North American tour in seven years. The announcement comes after the news of the band’s 5th LP, “Humanz“, which is due out later this month. The album is also Gorillaz first LP since 2010, with their latest effort entitled “Plastic Beach”. Gorillaz have…

Ferndale Pays Tribute To The Music Of Nirvana

By Phoenixx Staff | April 7, 2017

Music lovers were out in flannel droves this past Friday for Detroit’s annual Nirvana Tribute. Every year, Nirvana fans unite in a different part of the Motor City for an evening of great music and wonderful tribute from some of the area’s greatest artists. The metro Detroit event, which is now in its 8th year,…

DETROIT by DETROIT VII Coming To The Loving Touch

By Phoenixx Staff | March 22, 2017

In 2011, twelve Detroit bands were given the opportunity to cover twelve other Detroit acts in the inaugural DETROIT by DETROIT showcase. Six years later, this local music round-robin has transformed into one of the most highly-anticipated events within the local music community, shining a spotlight on the incredible talent we have here. DETROIT by…

Sam Patch Brings Debut LP To Life At The El Club

By Phoenixx Staff | March 17, 2017

Fresh off their new LP release, Sam Patch made a musical stop at Detroit’s El Club on Friday March 17th. Talented Arcade Fire bassist, Tim Kingsbury released the project’s debut album “Yes You, and I” on February 17th of this year.   The El Club housed a small but excited St. Patrick’s Day crowd. Droves of…

Paul Simon Announces Earth-Friendly Tour

By Phoenixx Staff | March 14, 2017

Music legend Paul Simon has announced a June tour less in the name of self-promotion, and more in the name of conservation. The 75 year old music man, who is still going strong after all these years, released his 13th studio album last year entitled “Stranger To Stranger”. Simon announced the news after participating in a…