Paul Simon Warms Heartland With Stop in Lincoln

By Phoenixx Staff | May 19, 2016

To call Paul Simon a legend would be a vast understatement. With a career spanning more than 50 years and a plethora of well-deserved accolades, the music man has embarked on a nationwide tour ahead of his 12th studio album. Nestled between rows of colorfully lit pine trees on a beautiful night, the Pinewood Bowl…

Cage The Elephant: Pretty & Hard Rocking In Detroit

By Phoenixx Staff | May 7, 2016

When one thinks of Bowling Green, Kentucky, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t raw, powerful rock music. In fact, I’m not too sure what IS supposed to come to mind, aside from cave attractions, statewide Colonel Sanders, and nearby bluegrass… But Cage The Elephant is certainly a Kentucky matriculation that breaks all…

BRONCHO Readies For New album, Bright Stage With Cage The Elephant

By Phoenixx Staff | May 6, 2016

BRONCHO will be opening for Cage The Elephant on May 7th At the masonic temple here in Detroit. The band will be previewing songs from their upcoming new album, “Double Vanity”, which will be released on May 27th. Their third LP has brought about winds of change for the Oklahoma natives. BRONCHO, who have been…

X Ambassadors Go BIG In Detroit

By Phoenixx Staff | May 4, 2016

Powerhouse four-piece, X Ambassadors made an electrifying stop at the Fillmore this past Wednesday night. After the incredible success of their VHS tour (named after their debut album of the same name), the band has embarked on a VHS tour 2.0! The renegades started off the day with an 89X Live X at Tap MGM…

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…