Get your pen and paper ready for this week’s edition of the DETROIT PROUD: Playlist, because you’ll definitely want to take note of the bands and artists we have this week! From alternative country to electronic-pop, to folk-noir to 1920s inspired acoustic blues, there’s a little something for every music lover out there.
Go on…check ‘em out!
Deadbeat Beat – “Mary, Mary”
The name ”Deadbeat Beat” doesn’t give this band justice, it’s anything but a deadbeat beat. It’s an upbeat mix of pop, punk, and good time rock and roll. Listen to the song “Mary, Mary” here!
The Bad Mics – “Speak My Heart”
Influenced by everything from The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix to Muse, The Bad Mics possess a progressive garage rock sound with funk rock undertones. The band also has a brother and sister duo. Check out their Bandcamp here!
The Black Dahlia Murder – “Into The Everblack”
The Black Dahlia Murder, formed out of Waterford, Michigan, is an American Metal band that has made quite the name for themselves. Their name fully represents their style and they describe their sound as melodic death medal. Watch them live here!
Big Mess – “You Say You Love Me”
From Livonia, Michigan, Big Mess has three brothers in the band, along with bassist Craig Dominiak, and former front man of the Detroit band Thunderbirds Are Now!, Scott Allen. Big Mess considers their sound “Athletic Dad Rock.” Check out their Bandcamp here!
Aretha Franklin – “Respect”
Ms. Franklin is one of the most accomplished singers and musicians in American history. She has had over 21 R&B number-one hit singles. Her voice and her songs will remain legendary for years to come. Check out her website here!
Flint Eastwood – “Billy The Kid”
Flint Eastwood describes themselves as “A Spaghetti-Western Cooked in the Ovens of Detroit.” The band has a quick building amount of fans and there is good reason for it. Poppy beats and indie-rock with a western flair, their sound is anything but ordinary. Check out the video for “Billy The Kid” here!
The Raw Dealers – “Dog Ain’t Got No Water”
The Raw Dealers combine a 1920s and ’30s acoustic blues sound with electric modern rock and roll flair, and they’re chalk full of Detroit’s grittiness. You can expect high energy and blaring vocals from this band. Watch the song “Dog Ain’t Got No Water” performed live here!
The Paper Sound – “Innocent”
The indie rock band credits Neil Young and Richard Buckner as major influences in their sound. They mesh indie-pop music with shoe-gaze tunes and danceable beats. Check out their Bandcamp here!
The Blueflowers – “You’re Not The Only One”
The Blueflowers are an alternative country band with Americana, indie, folk-noir additions. Their sound is melodic and soothing, it’s emotionally grieving yet inspiring. Check out their Bandcamp here!
Revoir – “How To Make A Fist”
Revoir, a solo band led by Jason Revoir, has an electronic-pop sound, very similar to Depeche Mode. Jason writes all of the music and lyrics for the band himself. Check out Revoir’s Bandcamp here!
Have a favorite Metro Detroit band or music artist that you don’t see here? Leave their names in the comments!