Reviews

Summerfest Shines In Its 50th Year

By Phoenixx Staff | July 10, 2017

Summerfest delighted fans from far and wide in its golden year over an eleven day span. Buzzing with excited anticipation that had been building up for months on end, Milwaukee’s highlight kicked off its festivities on Wednesday June 28th. Despite some rain and severe storms, the festival partied on, not dampening acts like popstars Misterwives,…

AWOLNATION Sail Into Summerfest With Stellar Set

By Phoenixx Staff | July 6, 2017

Powerhouse rock band, AWOLNATION came full force with an incredible showing to this year’s edition of Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI. The band started their set off strong at 10 PM on Thursday July 6th. Lead singer, Aaron Bruno commented on the vast array of audience members that had turned up to fill the seats around…

Peter Frampton – Summerfest Loves Your Way!

By Phoenixx Staff | July 2, 2017

Music legend Peter Frampton made a memorable stop at Summerfest’s 50th installment in Milwaukee on Sunday July 2nd. The incredible musician took to the stage at 9:30 PM to a deafening cheer from the crowd, who rose to their feet in delight. The celebrated and famed guitarist was inducted into the Musicians Hall Of Fame…

Festival Local GGOOLLDD Dazzles At Summerfest

By Phoenixx Staff | June 29, 2017

Milwaukee electropop heroes GGOOLLDD put in another impressive showing at this year’s Summerfest in their hometown. Exuberant fans turned out in droves to support the band for their Thursday June 29th set at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage. GGOOLLDD played both old and new tracks as lead singer, Margaret Butler was dressed beautifully head to…

The Magnettes Deliver Passionate Summerfest Set Ahead Of Debut Album

By Phoenixx Staff | June 28, 2017

The Magnettes turned in an incredible performance at Summerfest‘s 50th installation in Milwaukee on Wednesday. The festival, in its golden year, kicked off festivities on June 28th. At the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage, Swedish outfit, The Magnettes brought energy and relatability, delighting a hooked audience. Dressed in black and white cheerleader outfits that displayed…

Sigur Rós Bring Ethereal Night To Detroit

By Phoenixx Staff | June 2, 2017

Icelandic outfit, Sigur Rós made a phenomenal stop at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on Friday night. Being the only band on the ticket, Sigur Rós devoted an evening of music entirely to their powerful songs. The band started off the night with a new track entitled “Á”. Lead singer and guitarist Jónsi played his electric instrument…

Conor Oberst Shines At The Royal Oak Music Theatre

By Phoenixx Staff | May 31, 2017

Tremendous folk rocker, Conor Oberst, treated the Royal Oak Music Threatre to a night of great music this past Wednesday night. Oberst’s career has taken him from the calendar pinings of love, to spiritual Cassadaga awakenings with Bright Eyes, punk rock vibes of Desaparecidos, and Roosevelt rooms of the Mystic Valley Band… Through the inevitable…

Hall & Oates: Memories and Smiles At Joe Louis Arena

By Phoenixx Staff | May 17, 2017

Legendary duo Hall & Oates made a nostalgic stop at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena this past Wednesday night. Powerhouse act, Tears For Fears brought a double punch of excellent music as a co-headliner.   Soulful singer/songwriter Allen Stone started off the night perfectly with his guitar and incredible voice. With a mic stand adorned in…

Ferndale Pays Tribute To The Music Of Nirvana

By Phoenixx Staff | April 7, 2017

Music lovers were out in flannel droves this past Friday for Detroit’s annual Nirvana Tribute. Every year, Nirvana fans unite in a different part of the Motor City for an evening of great music and wonderful tribute from some of the area’s greatest artists. The metro Detroit event, which is now in its 8th year,…

Sam Patch Brings Debut LP To Life At The El Club

By Phoenixx Staff | March 17, 2017

Fresh off their new LP release, Sam Patch made a musical stop at Detroit’s El Club on Friday March 17th. Talented Arcade Fire bassist, Tim Kingsbury released the project’s debut album “Yes You, and I” on February 17th of this year. The El Club housed a small but excited St. Patrick’s Day crowd. Droves of locals…

Run The Jewels Are G-O-L-D In Detroit

By Phoenixx Staff | February 18, 2017

This past Saturday, Run The Jewels took to the stage as champions of killing mikes, of (literally) golden albums, and on February 18th, champions of the sold out Royal Oak Music Theatre. The rappers were ready on the right to go hard, and take no prisoners. First to the stage was talented beat master, Nick…

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…