DETROIT PROUD: Weekly Playlist Week of 7/15

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Detroit Proud Playlist

Welcome back to our second playlist in the new DETROIT PROUD running tradition. This week we have quite an eclectic set. We’ve combined our local talented bands and artists, and we’ve thrown in a few of the big names too.

Check them out!

Emily Rose – “Mousetrap”

(credit: emilyrose.bandcamp.com)

(credit: emilyrose.bandcamp.com)

Emily Rose is a charming, singer-songwriter from Detroit, and she is a Detroit Music Awards multi-nominee and winner. Not too shabby! Check out the song “Mousetrap” live here!

The Walking Beat – “Nighttime Sky”

(credit: thewalkingbeat.bandcamp.com)

(credit: thewalkingbeat.bandcamp.com)

The Walking Beat lives up to its name with an eccentric mix of rock, ’70s glam, country-western, and folk, all layered under warm melodies and driving beats. They’re the Detroit band that fits perfectly on any playlist. Check out their Bandcamp here!

Hit Society – “Don’t Care”

(credit: hitsociety.bandcamp.com)

(credit: hitsociety.bandcamp.com)

Hit Society has made their name known, opening for Sebastian Bach, Candlebox, and more. Did you know their guitarist has also played in Japan? Watch the music video for “Don’t Care” here!

The Boy Wonders – “The Chase”

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(credit: theboywonders.bandcamp.com)

How about a band of superheroes that make rock music? Well, you’re in luck – because that’s exactly what The Boy Wonders are all about. Check out their Bandcamp here!

The White Stripes – “In The Cold, Cold Night”

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(credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/the_white_stripes)

How could we have a playlist of all Detroit-based music and forget to mention the internationally-renowned band, The White Stripes? We can’t! Rolling Stone magazine named Elephant the 5th best album of the decade in 2003. Check out the song “In The Cold, Cold Night” live here!

Atomic Fireballs – “Man with The Hex”

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(credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/torch_this_place)

“Man With The Hex” was Atomic Fireballs biggest hit – it is featured on the soundtracks for the movies American Pie, Scooby Doo, and The Haunted Mansion, as well as appearing the television show Dawson’s Creek. Listen to the song here!

The Detroit Wheels – “Jenny Take A Ride”

Going back in time to the early 1960s, the Detroit Wheels is an American rock band from Detroit that played as Mitch Ryder’s backup band for all of his successful records. The song “Jenny Take A Ride” reached the top 10 on the national charts in 1965. See the song performed live here!

Eminem – “Not Afraid”

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(credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/recovery_(eminem_album))

Marshall Mathers, a.k.a Eminem, is Detroit’s favorite “bad boy.” Eminem has been a longtime supporter of the city he grew up in, Detroit. He has also started his own charity, The Marshall Mathers Foundation, which assists  disadvantaged youth here in Detroit and around the country. Check out his website here!

The Temptations – “My Girl”

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(credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/my_girl_(the_temptations_song))

The Temptations are best known for their Motown Records success. They’re also known for their patterned choreography, distinct harmonies, and their glitzy wardrobe. Watch them perform the song “My Girl,” which was the number one hit in 1965, here!

White Shag – “’78 Trans Am”

(credit: whiteshag.bandcamp.com)

(credit: whiteshag.bandcamp.com)

White Shag combines the sounds of the Rolling Stones, Queens of the Stone Age, and MC5, with vocals inspired from Janis Joplin, soul from Iggy Pop, and the rockiness of Jimi Hendrix and Cream. All of that and you’ve got yourself White Shag. Check out their Bandcamp here for more tracks!

Know a Detroit band or artist that wasn’t mentioned here, but should be? Leave their name in the comments!

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