Reviews

Fiona Apple’s New Album : Inspiration For Isolation

By Phoenixx Staff | April 23, 2020

Exceptional singer-songwriter Fiona Apple has released her first album in eight years entitled, Fetch The Bolt Cutters. The notoriously private songstress (and fan of staying home) recorded the 13 magnificent tracks at her Venice Beach abode. Dog barks were welcomed and encouraged… Throughout, the LP stays true to Apple’s undeniable musicality that sets her far…

Artist Spotlight: Wishes by ATMIG Is An Album You Should Not Miss

By Phoenixx Staff | March 2, 2020

Having been released in 2019, the album Wishes is a listening party I am sad to be late to. Wishes, however, is a listening party that all are welcome to, and should definitely enjoy (no matter what time we arrive). ATMIG (After The Money Is Gone) present a debut album that deserves not just one…

Hozier Treats Windsor Fans To Evening Of Sweet Music

By Phoenixx Staff | August 6, 2019

Hozier delighted Caesars Windsor Coliseum with a night of incredible musicality on Tuesday August 6th. Starting off the evening was local duo, The Oh Chays. When the husband and wife pair took to the stage, singer and keyboardist Kay said, “We are Hozier”. The audience laughed as she continued, “I’m just joking. We are so…

Hozier Celebrates Wasteland, Baby! With Sold Out Grand Rapids Crowd

By Phoenixx Staff | May 29, 2019

Exceptionally talented singer songwriter Hozier made a marvelous stop at Grand Rapids’ 20 Monroe Live on Wednesday May 29th. The lovely venue was positively packed with excited fans, waiting to catch a glimpse and ear of Hozier’s latest album come to life. Hozier, whose full name is Andrew Hozier-Byrne, is touring in support of his…

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…