Saxappeal

An Interview With Saxappeal

When Detroit Sounds Like This sat down with LaDarrel Johnson for an interview, one of the first things to happen was a show-and-tell about his instrument, custom made and engraved with his ‘Saxappeal’ emblem.  A wealth of pride was...

A Slice of History From Detroit Rock City

Did you ever hear the one about Paul McCartney dying and being replaced by a doppelganger in 1966?  The “Paul Is Dead” controversy than began as The Beatles were in their final years as a band together was fueled...

Bob Seger’s First Big Hit

The raspy-voiced renegade from Lincoln Park, Bob Seger, has a thousand tracks we could feature for Throwback Thursday on Detroit Sounds Like This, but we’ve chosen the first track off of his debut album for not only putting Bob...

A Slice of History From Detroit Rock City

The Who are a legendary band in rock and roll history known for their contributions to the music world just as much as, like most significant rock bands, they are also known for their antics and debauchery.  There was...

A Psychedelic Classic by Tommy James and the Shondells

The 1968 sweeping psychedelic opus we’re going back to for this week’s Throwback Thursday is ‘Crimson and Clover,’ from a Michigan band who started off their careers singing snappy bubblegum hits which transitioned to influential psychedelic soul when the...

MUSIC VIDEO-Mexican Knives “Killer Snake”

Last Thursday Mexican Knives released their new music video via Noisey for their track “Killer Snake,” from the 2013 EP “Other Tramps.” Want more Mexican Knives? Check them out here: Facebook Bandcamp Souncloud Filmed, Directed and Edited by Wesley...

Passalacqua – Been A Minute

Happy October! This week we have a little hip hop for you with Passalacqua and their track “Been A Minute,” from their 2011 EP “Passalacqua.” To listen to more from their 2011 EP, click here! Stay dope Detroit.

A Slice of History From Detroit Rock City

If you were a kid who spent most of their TV watching time obsessed with the old Nickelodeon lineup, you most likely made the tune-in for ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete,’ a classic which harbors a laundry-list of...

Mike Huckaby

Mike Huckaby Teaching Detroit’s Youth Beats

Thump continues its excellent series on Detroit’s music and underground scene. It’s important to note the importance of youth programs in the city. With all the cuts that have happened, situations like this are more valuable than ever. This...

Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!

Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!

It’s no secret that Mick Collins and The Dirtbombs would rather not sit quietly in one genre box. Take a look at their 2011 release titled “Party Store”, rock covers of Detroit techno? Yep, classics from Derrick May, Carl...

George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus

One minute and forty-eight seconds into a video for George Morris’ song, “Fuck It,” directed by Jesse Shepherd-Bates, the singer can be spotted standing in front of a wall, staring intently at the camera, and holding a baby in...

Tiny Hearts

New EP and video from Tiny Hearts

Tiny Hearts, comprised of Waajeed (Detroit), Dede Reynolds (Wisconsin) and Tim K (Seattle, WA), formed within the inspirational confines of Brooklyn, return. The new EP “Stay” continues to bring us deep and edgy beats, intriguing melodic configurations, and angelic...

The Reflections’ Blue-Eyed Soul

There are multiple musical groups that write and perform under the name, “The Reflections,” but there is only one of those groups with Detroit roots and a catchy hit from 1964 that remains the group’s signature number when they...

The Vonneguts – Automobile

After a recent high review from the staff of Detroit Sounds Like This made a quality choice with The Vonneguts with their track “Automobile,” from their latest self entitled album. To find out more about The Vonneguts and their latest album,...

A Slice of History From Detroit Rock City

Music and boxing may not quite go together like peanut butter & jelly, but in Detroit’s long history of both, there is one figure who became a legend in music and fought on the same bill as a legend...

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Highlights

Candy-coated almonds are phenomenal.  So much so that one can forget that they actually contain any ounce of nutritional value in them for the entire duration of consumption.  Why am I bringing this up?  Well, certainly because Meadow Brook...

The Woolies Hit With A Bo Diddley Classic

In 1967, East Lansing natives The Woolies recorded a cover of the classic Bo Diddley tune, “Who Do You Love?”  This would prove to be the group’s biggest hit, and with many covers of “Who Do You Love?” out...

Cosmic Handshakes-2 Delicate Details

This weeks Track of the Week comes out of M1 Session artists Dial 81 & Todd Modes of Cosmic Handshakes.  Cosmic Handshakes recently released an EP entitled “The Delicate Detail,” back in mid July off of the label M1 Sessions.  To...

St. Jeromes Laneway Music Festival-Detroit 2013-Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery from St. Jeromes Laneway Festival – Detroit 2013 The National. Sigur Rós, Deerhunter, The Dismemberment Plan, Solange, El-P and Killer Mike as Run The Jewels, Frightened Rabbit, CHVRCHES, AlunaGeorge, Savages, Warpaint, Phosphorescent, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, Icona Pop,...

A Slice of History From Detroit Rock City

In 1971 over a 72-hour period of time, a band comprised of 3 musicians from Flint, MI managed to completely sell out their show at Shea Stadium in New York City.  Ticket sales from this event grossed over $300,000,...

The Heavy Metal Horror Show : Halloween

When the Motor City Metal record label released Don’t Metal With Evil by Detroit band Halloween in 1985, the glam and hair metal genres were just on the verge of exploding larger than too much hairspray near an open...

Laneway Festival Artist Profiles : Aussies and Electro-Pop

Wednesday means the middle of the work week and the 3-day-away countdown to the St. Jermone’s Laneway Festival at Meadow Brook Music Festival. We have profiled the headliners of the festival as well as the electronic talents of the...

Laneway Festival Artist Profiles : The Movement/Ghostly Stage

Today we continue to profile the artists you will be seeing at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival this Saturday at Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester Hills. Movement, Paxahau, and Ghostly International are three names synonymous with electronic music in...

Laneway Festival Artist Profiles : The Headliners

Saturday September 14 is in our sights, and the Australian-born St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival will be setting up at Meadow Brook Music Festival to bring some of the current apples of the indie music world’s eyes to our home...

Atoms & Ease “Let It Go” (Live from Lager House)

Artist: Atoms & Ease Track: Let it Go (Live from Lager House) After photographing an energetic set at this past weekends Dally in the Alley, this group caught my ear. They had the crowd dancing, drinks were being poured...

The Vonneguts

My boyfriend sits across from me in this dusty cafe as I start to play this track called “Shy” probably far too loudly.  Scanning the reverbnation page, he asks, “Who are the Vonneguts?” I turn down the volume slightly...

Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper Experiment Helping Detroit Sound Beautiful

If I would’ve been told in advance, I’m pretty sure I would have been skeptical on hearing a jazz rendition of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” at the recent Detroit Jazz Festival. But then again the Robert Glasper Experiment is...