Reviews

Fitz & The Tantrums Get Motor City Hands Clapping

By Phoenixx Staff | November 19, 2016

Talented full-sound ensemble, Fitz & The Tantrums treated Detroit’s Fillmore Theater to a night of wonderful music on Saturday November 19th. In a day and age of manufactured sound and radio pop hit algorithms, Fitz proves that great music can still stand alone in this digital century. Even before the show, it was clear that…

The Faint Dazzle In Austin

By Phoenixx Staff | October 15, 2016

Post punk electronic masterminds, The Faint, showed their true colors and laser beam lights Saturday night in Austin, TX. The now four man ensemble assembled to create a full spectrum dance party, complete with fans of all ages, and seemingly all walks of life. The Faint is touring in support of their latest release, “CAPSULE:…

The Faint Ignite A Dance Party In Columbus

By Phoenixx Staff | October 2, 2016

The Faint made a stop on their newly formed tour in Columbus, Ohio this past Saturday. Amidst an Ohio State sea of red outside, the Omaha natives got music fans dancing inside of the Newport Music Hall, a venue filled with character. The electronic rock foursome played tracks from their lengthy discography, as well as…

OXYMORRONS Shine Ahead Of Album Release

By Phoenixx Staff | September 16, 2016

Brooklyn natives, OXYMORRONS put on a delightful set at the Crofoot’s Pike Room in Pontiac on September 16th, 2016. The powerful team was opening for one man rap wonder, Astronautalis.   Whilst clad in masks, the two vocal leaders of OXYMORRONS, brothers K.I. and Dave Bellevue took the stage. As they later described, the masks…

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Entranced Detroit With Electric Show

By Phoenixx Staff | July 20, 2016

Unknown Mortal Orchestra made a stop on their tour on July 20th, 2016 at Pontiac’s Crofoot Ballroom. The band is touring to spotlight their latest LP release, “Multi-Love”, which was out May 26th of this year via Jagjaguwar Records. Unknown Mortal Orchestra was touring supported by Swiss duo, Klaus Johann Grobe. Their touring lineup consisted…

Garbage: Pink Hued & Packing A Punch At The Fillmore

By Phoenixx Staff | July 16, 2016

Alt-rock champions, Garbage entranced a packed house of fans Saturday July 16th, 2016 at the Fillmore in Detroit. Opening the show was New York’s Kristin Kontrol. Kristin is known as the acclaimed frontwoman of Dum Dum Girls. Kristin recently released her debut album, “X-Communicate” via Sub Pop Records.The collection of 10 songs embraces an 80’s…

(11) Days of Summerfest

By Phoenixx Staff | July 10, 2016

Summerfest Thrilled Fans From All Over the Map in its 49th Year Milwaukee locals and festival-goers from literally all over the map turned up to celebrate the 49th edition of Summerfest down by the water. The 11 day event spanned from June 29th until July 10th with a day off for Independence Day celebration. The…

The Kills Bring Raw Rock and Chemistry to Detroit

By Phoenixx Staff | May 22, 2016

The Kills made a powerful stop at Detroit’s St. Andrew’s Hall (www.saintandrewsdetroit.com) on May 22nd, 2016. The perfectly matched duo are touring ahead of their forthcoming release, “Ash & Ice”. Their fifth studio album is due out on June 3rd, and is a long awaited follow up to 2011’s “Blood Pressures”. Vocalist Alisson Mosshart and…

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…

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…

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…