Echo & the Bunnymen Mix Up the Medicine

December 8, 2018 by

Echo & the Bunnymen Fillmore Detroit 23 November 2018 I’ve been a big fan of Echo & the Bunnymen since my good buddy Stonehenge (no one knows who he is or what he’s doing) turned me on to them around the time of their release of Ocean Rain in 1984. Surprisingly, I’ve never seen them […]

DUENDE! with David J — Oracle of the Horizontal

December 1, 2018 by

Oracle of the Horizontal by DUENDE! with David J Glass Modern Records catalog#: GLAMCD005 So David J was in town. Turns out the legendary bassist for Bauhaus, and later Love & Rockets, has a thing for Theater Bizarre and was in Detroit working with the Orchestra on a project. Jeff Howitt of local prog/psych/garage rock ‘n’ […]

Brian Setzer Orchestra — Still Rockin’ Around the Xmas Tree

November 24, 2018 by

Brian Setzer Orchestra Fox Theater Detroit, Michigan 18 November 2018 Brian Setzer, the high priest of rockabilly, is once again out there with his Orchestra getting fans rocked up for the holiday season. This is his 15th annual Christmas tour, and at 59 he doesn’t show any signs of taking his foot off the gas […]

Elton John — Fu’s Fave 5 Tracks

November 15, 2018 by

His Majesty Sir Reginald Dwight (excuse me) Sir Elton John, is back on the Yellow Brick road for his three-year extended Farewell tour. I took in the first of his two shows in Detroit last month at Pizza Pizza Place (excuse me) Little Caesars Arena. I’d never seen him live and I’m really glad I […]

CANJAM RMAF Part 2 — Denver or Bust!

November 9, 2018 by

This is my second visit to a CANJAM, and I couldn’t be happier that I returned. Earlier this year I attended SoCal 2018 with very little understanding of what CANJAM had to offer, but walked away knowing that I wanted to come back for more. Chris and I were both able to attend; it was […]

CANJAM RMAF 2018 — The Quest for Gain

October 25, 2018 by

There was a great positive vibe at this gathering in Denver’s fairly remote Tech Center neighborhood. I’ve been attending hifi and audio shows for over 20 years and this was the best experience I’ve ever had. I met a lot of great people who were gracious, patient and generous with their time and knowledge. There’s […]

Attack of the Supergroups

October 18, 2018 by

Supergroups have peppered the musical landscape throughout the decades with varying degrees of success. They may have been birthed out of creative differences between band mates, or a desire to play with more talented musicians. They may have risen like the phoenix from the ashes of successful bands, or quite possibly been a simple cash […]

David Byrne: American Utopia Tour — Oakland, CA

October 4, 2018 by

David Byrne: American Utopia The Fox Oakland 16 August 2018 Oakland, California Music always surrounded me in my home. Growing up in Detroit in the 70s and 80s, I was lucky enough to have parents (especially my Dad) that made an abundance of music part of our daily life.  With hundreds of albums at my disposal, […]

Detroit Booze Rock — Greta Van Fleet edition

September 27, 2018 by

Greta van Fleet The Fillmore Detroit, Michigan 25 May 2018 OK, so rock is dead they say. Kids don’t play guitars anymore. Rock ‘n’ roll spectacle has given way to American Idol runners-up, hip hop and choreography. Well, on this sweltering Friday evening heading into Memorial Day weekend, I begged to differ. I had heard […]

Son Volt at The Loving Touch

September 20, 2018 by

Son Volt The Loving Touch Ferndale, Michigan 8 August 2018 Raise your hand if you met your spouse on MySpace. Wait, you mean I wasn’t supposed to marry her? Well, I blame Jay Farrar. Back in the aughts (2000s) MySpace was kind of a big deal on the burgeoning social media scene. I got my […]