Reviews

Local Nirvana Tribute Closes Out A Decade Of Grunge

By Phoenixx Staff | April 12, 2019

The 10th Annual Nirvana Tribute Show made an epic stop at Ferndale’s New Way Bar on Friday April 12th. The exceptional tribute allowed musicians from all over the state to unite in a love of Nirvana. Starting off the night after 9 PM was husband and wife duo, Snapcat. The talented pair has been playing…

Badflower Turn In Spectacular Performance In Grand Rapids

By Phoenixx Staff | March 6, 2019

Badflower made an exceptional appearance at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Wednesday March 6th. The band is joined on The Truth Tour by terrific likes of Palisades, Of Mice And Men, and Nothing More. Badflower are touring in support of their debut LP, “OK, I’m Sick”, which dropped last month. As a treat…

Hozier Sets Musical Hearts Aflame With “Wasteland, Baby!”

By Phoenixx Staff | March 5, 2019

Incredible Irish songsmith Hozier has returned with a new album that is music to our ears. Hozier is a gentleman who pulls from his roots… who appreciates the sounds that came before him, and that studious nature shows. Without question, “Wasteland, Baby!” is a nod to not only the greats, but his own evolution as…

Winter Jam Presents Unforgettable Night In Ypsilanti

By Phoenixx Staff | February 19, 2019

Winter Jam made a stellar stop at Ypsilanti’s EMU’s Convocation Center on a snowy Sunday February 17th. The festival was on it’s 22nd of 42 stops from city to city spreading faith, love, hope, and worship. There were musicians who sang praises from all over the musical spectrum – hip hop, rock, soul and folk…

Surprise Asteroid Releases Tremendous New Song Entitled “Speak”

By Phoenixx Staff | January 19, 2019

Warsaw, Indiana’s finest, Surprise Asteroid are here with a brand new track entitled “Speak”. Surprise Asteroid is an ever-evolving collaborative effort, driven by talented singer / songwriter, Grant Reigner. Grant not only penned the song’s lyrics, but also played all of the instrumentation for “Speak”. The song also features background vocals by Joby Adams and…

Greta Van Fleet Treats Fans To Stunning Night At Fox Theatre

By Phoenixx Staff | December 29, 2018

Greta Van Fleet delivered an exceptional performance at Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Saturday December 29th. The concert was the second of three sold out shows for the band’s Michigan homecoming. In the holiday spirit, the band also joined forced with Gleaners Community Food Bank, setting up canned food donation stations at each of the concerts.…

Arts Beats & Eats Closes Out The Summer Season Right

By Phoenixx Staff | September 3, 2018

Ford Arts Beats & Eats celebrated its 21st year by bringing end of summer fun to the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak. The bustling festival spanned four total days, extending through the holiday weekend and wrapping up on Labor Day Monday. Several artists lined the streets with tent shops, showcasing everything from handcrafted treasures to…

AWOLNATION Make Welcome Stop At Arts Beats & Eats

By Phoenixx Staff | September 2, 2018

AWOLNATION made a great tour stop on Sunday September 2nd at Royal Oak Michigan’s Arts Beats & Eats festival. A gentleman from Detroit’s radio station, Alt 106.7 introduced the band. He had even personally suggested AWOLNATION to play at the festival. Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World” greeted the band to the stage. The roaring…

Taylor Swift Brings Memorable reputation Tour To The Motor City

By Phoenixx Staff | August 28, 2018

Taylor Swift is certainly a gal with a big reputation, but she let nothing but her talent shine at Ford Field in Detroit on Tuesday. Fans were greeted at the door with light up bracelets to hold high and add their own ray of shining light to the sea of Swifties in the crowd. Fans…

Pixies and Weezer Deliver Unforgettable Performance In Metro Detroit

By Phoenixx Staff | July 13, 2018

Pixies and Weezer joined forces to the delight of music fans at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday July 13th. Pixies have always been gentleman (and a lady) that make the kind of music they want to make… music that is completely atonally recognizable. That fact was on grand display from the moment the band…

Evanescence And Lindsey Stirling Unite For Magical Night In Detroit

By Phoenixx Staff | July 9, 2018

Powerhouse band Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling positively delighted DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI to an exceptional night of musicality on Monday July 9th. Both acts were joined onstage by a talented live orchestra, which gave their songs a bigger than ever feel. Evanescence has been a force in music since the early 2000’s with…

Greta Van Fleet Dazzles In Detroit Homecoming

By Phoenixx Staff | May 22, 2018

Michigan heroes, Greta Van Fleet put on an absolutely tremendous show at the Fillmore in Detroit on Tuesday May 22nd. The sold out evening was the first of three shows that the band is playing at the same Motor City venue this week. Shows will continue on Wednesday and Friday, and are likely to be…