Radiohead, Burning Witches, and Stop-Motion: Band Release New Single

By Phoenixx Staff | May 4, 2016

Radiohead are here with a new single from their forthcoming ninth studio album. This will be the bands first album release since 2011’s “The King Of Limbs”. “Burn The Witch” has been a whisper in the Radiohead sphere for many years. Having first been acknowledged in the booklet for the band’s 2003 “Hail To The…

Helio Sequence Warm Hearts on Stormy Indy Night

By Phoenixx Staff | May 1, 2016

The Helio Sequence made a welcome visit to Indianapolis last weekend at the Hi Fi, delighting new listeners and long time fans alike. The northwest twosome consists of Brandon Summers on guitars and vocals, and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards. They’ve been jamming together for twenty years now, and the experience definitely shows in…

Andrew Bird Brings Class and Musicality To Cleveland

By Phoenixx Staff | April 16, 2016

Supremely talented multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Bird made a stop at Cleveland’s House Of Blues this past Saturday April 16th, 2016. Starting off the show at 8 PM was Brazil’s group of psychedelic indie rockers, Boogarins. The four man band got the crowd bobbing their heads to the other-worldly throwback rock sound. The group has been jamming…

Andrew Bird Remains Serious About Making Great Music

By Phoenixx Staff | April 12, 2016

The brilliantly musical Andrew Bird has released a new studio album, “Are You Serious“, and embarked on a nationwide tour. From the very first notes of the introduction song, break up nod, “Capsized”, Andrew Bird lays the groundwork feel for a more rock-vibed album than his most recent previous ventures. Complete with bass, guitar, and…

Talented Bands Bring Nirvana Love To Ypsilanti

By Phoenixx Staff | April 8, 2016

The 7th Annual Nirvana Tribute Show made its yearly stop on April 8th at Smarty Catz Ypsilanti. With a value cover of $5, the busy and intimate venue treated fans to a full night of grunge. Bands included Fucking Swords and Fire Will Kill You, Snapcat, Mr. Purps and the Absinthe Minded, Bueno No Bueno,…

Mr. Purps and the Absinthe Minded Rock Hard in Ypsilanti

By Phoenixx Staff | April 2, 2016

Detroit favorites, Mr. Purps and the Absinthe Minded rocked the Maidstone Theatre in Ypsilanti on a snowy Saturday April 2nd. Lead singer, Charles Stephen Arnest brought raw vocals and endless guitar talent, over the band’s heavy, throwback-feel rhythm. The trio recently released a new album, and are due to appear at a grunge-filled annual Nirvana…

Endearing Vance Joy Lights Up The Fillmore

By Phoenixx Staff | March 22, 2016

Vance Joy made a wonderful stop in Detroit on his Fire and the Flood tour Tuesday March 22nd, 2016. Opening the show at the Fillmore was UK solo act, Jamie Lawson. Jamie kept it simple with just a mic, guitar, and album cover backdrop with his name inscribed. With heartfelt jams and a mellow style, he…

Daughter Far From Disappear At Calvin College

By Phoenixx Staff | March 9, 2016

UK trio, Daughter made a wonderful stop at Grand Rapids’ Calvin College Wedmesday March 9th. Daughter is currently touring to promote their latest album, “Not To Disappear”, which hit stores and airwaves in January. Daughter put out a series of EPs starting in 2011 (a couple with childhood photos of lead singer, Elena Tonra on…

Jukebox The Ghost Gets The Loving Touch Dancing

By Phoenixx Staff | February 29, 2016

Spirited trio, Jukebox the Ghost, warmed up Ferndale’s Loving Touch this past Monday February 29th, 2016. Opening the show were fellow New Yorkers, Mainland. The four man band delivered upbeat, catchy and danceable narratives about explorations, love, interaction, and even a jam about being superior in coolness. The band is riding a wave of buzz…

Muse Electrify Packed Joe Louis Crowd

By Phoenixx Staff | January 14, 2016

Muse made a thrilling stop on their Drones World Tour this past Thursday January 14th in Detroit. Tour warriors, X Ambassadors opened the show. The New York natives performed songs off their debut LP, “VHS”. Riding a wave of success of their smash hit “Renegades”, the entire arena seemed to sing along to the chorus.…

Rocket From The Tombs Rock The Pike Room

By Phoenixx Staff | December 2, 2015

Rocket From The Tombs are going strong… and they would like to emphasize – they are not, I repeat, NOT a punk band. They were before all that. A precursor to the punk movement, simply assembling to make rock better than their Cleveland counterparts of the mid-70’s. RFTT is a road paved with “what if”s.…

Rocket From The Tombs Ready For Pontiac Stop

By Phoenixx Staff | November 24, 2015

Legendary pre-punk rockers, Rocket From The Tombs are coming to Pontiac’s Pike Room on December 2nd! Rocket’s genesis came in 1974 in Cleveland, and the band subsequently disbanded after less than a year rocking with the classic lineup. Their mark on music was a profound one, despite their short existence – with members branching off down their own…