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…

“We Get It Poppin'” Music Video Shoot With J LyriKal

By Phoenixx Staff | March 5, 2016

Phoenixx Music Magazine went behind the scenes with J Lyrikal for the shoot of his latest music video. The video corresponds his new single, “We Get It Poppin’”. The good time project is due for release toward the end of March!   Photos by: Tiffany Cuthrell  

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…

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…

J LyriKal Readies For Radio Play

By Phoenixx Staff | November 13, 2015

Local hip hop MC, J LyriKal is primed to break on through to the big time. Detroiter Jeff Mallison has been grinding away and putting in work as an artist for years, and is finally starting to make waves. Born with a speech impediment, Jeff discovered a positive outlet to cope through music, finding he…

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…