David Bowie Sure To Shine With “Blackstar”

By Phoenixx Staff | October 25, 2015

Legendary Starman David Bowie has announced the release of a forthcoming 25th studio album entitled “Blackstar”. The LP is scheduled to hit shelves and digital airwaves on January 8th, Bowie’s 69th birthday. Not much concrete is yet known about the album… News of the release broke through The Times of London that described the album as quite…

Chill On The Hill Rocks The Motor City

By Phoenixx Staff | September 13, 2015

Sterling Heights’ Chill On The Hill festival wrapped up it’s music-filled weekend Sunday at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre. Saturday’s festival found the likes of Weezer, Arkells and Panic! At The Disco, while Sunday’s top acts included Cage The Elephant, Coheed and Cambria, X Ambassadors, Cold War Kids, Detroit’s own Dale Earndhardt Jr. Jr. and Robert DeLong.…

Hozier, Dawes Delight Sold Out Red Rocks Crowd

By Phoenixx Staff | August 2, 2015

On a beautiful night for a concert, Dawes and Hozier gave a memorable show at one of the world’s most beautiful (and acoustically resonating) venues out there. Taking the stage first and preparing the mood for the high altitude night were Los Angeles-based indie rockers, Dawes. In 2009, the genesis of Dawes as a folk…

The Faint Danse The Night Away In Chicago

By Phoenixx Staff | June 30, 2015

Post-punk electronic musical geniuses, the Faint commandeered a dance mosh pit for the ages Tuesday June 30th at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. The band embarked on two summer stops in the Midwest; the first of two was an electric show in Chicago before heading up to Milwaukee’s Summerfest. The Faint was originally made up of Joel Petersen, and brothers Todd Fink and Clark…

6th Annual Nirvana Tribute Brings Grunge To Hamtramck

By Phoenixx Staff | June 6, 2015

The Motor City’s 6th Annual Nirvana Tribute made a stop this Saturday at the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck. Each year, local favorites gather to pay tribute to the legendary Seattle band. Under dim lights, the venue set a perfect vibe for the rocking evening. The event also played host to an extensive rock ‘n’…

Big Guava Festival Sizzles In Tampa

By Phoenixx Staff | May 9, 2015

Tampa’s Big Guava Festival delivered two days of musical fun Friday and Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds. With both indoor and outdoor stages, as well as a headlining amphitheater, music could be found all around. Tall palm trees gave the perfect tropical ambiance for the hot hot Friday and Saturday, with temperatures well into…

TV On The Radio Delight Sold Out Milwaukee Crowd

By Phoenixx Staff | March 24, 2015

Indie rock champions, TV On The Radio have returned with a new album, and have embarked on a tour across the US. These now four fellows have been through a number of changes since 2011. They suffered the loss of their talented long-time bassist, Gerard Smith, and parted ways with their label, Interscope. The band is now compromised of…

X Ambassadors Shine Under Bright Lights

By Phoenixx Staff | March 10, 2015

X Ambassadors and Lights electrified a packed house at the Intersection in Grand Rapids Tuesday night March 10th. X Ambassadors have been touring for much of 2015 thus far. The band is comprised of two brothers; lead singer/guitarist Sam and keyboardist Casey Harris, as well as guitarist Noah Feldshuh and drummer Adam Levin. Since their genesis in 2009, Ambassadors have added…

Jukebox The Ghost Delight Columbus

By Phoenixx Staff | February 13, 2015

Jukebox the Ghost brought the warmth and a rocking dance party to Skully’s of Columbus this past Friday February 13th. The piano-rock trio have been touring their new self-titled album since November. The band’s fourth album, “Jukebox the Ghost” was released in late October. The eleven song collection presents Jukebox with a more evolved and produced sound than ever before. The album is full…

Jukebox The Ghost Bring Wonderful Energy To Common Ground

By Phoenixx Staff | July 12, 2014

Jukebox The Ghost displayed talent and great music at this year’s Common Ground Festival. The six day festival, taking place is Michigan state’s capital city of Lansing welcomed the native D.C. trio on Saturday July 12th. The 6:30 PM start of the band’s set was nestled comfortably between evening and night, allowing enough natural light…

Dum Dum Girls Truly Enchant At The Loving Touch

By Phoenixx Staff | March 30, 2014

Los Angeles-based group, Dum Dum Girls made a stop at Ferndale’s Loving Touch on Sunday March 30th. The talented group is touring in support of their newest and third album, “Too True”, which was released in January. Opening the night was exceptional band, Blouse, hailing from Portland. The band brought a subtle, yet impactful presence…

Weekend Omaha Nights With The Faint: Part I

By Phoenixx Staff | August 18, 2012

Omaha giants, The Faint, have started off a two night set of shows in their hometown. Performing at the Slowdown, the danceable dudes presented songs that spanned their five album discography on Saturday August 18th. Starting off the night was local Touch People, made up of the talented Darren Keen. The enthusiastic gent was joined by Jason…