Music fans! Get ready to jump head-first into this week’s playlist. We’ve built a set list that captures the heart of blues-rock, the pep of pop-rock, threw in an up-and-coming electronic-master, and splashed in a few old time favorites…there may even be a few that might surprise you!
So go on then, check them out!
The Infatuations – “Blame It On You”
This infectious pop-funk-rock band compels you to dance and groove…check out their Emmy nominated music video to “Blame It On You” here!
Sea Salt – “Home Siq”
“Hey! I’m Kurt. I write everything you hear and record it all in my basement. Hope you like it.” This quirky comment was taken right from the Sea Salt Facebook page – the little known band from Canton, Michigan has quite a big (and quickly addicting) sound – a bit poppy, a big edgy and definitely not shy of rocking. Listen to more here!
The HandGrenades – “Easier”
Three-part harmonies and catchy hooks has made The HandGrenades a big name in the Detroit local music scene. The energy in their music is intoxicating. Check out their Bandcamp here for more tunes!
Shigeto – “Detroit Part One”
The winding, building anticipation for this song to kick off is one of the highest energy experiences in music. The electronic band from Detroit is currently signed to Ghostly International right here in Ann Arbor. Check out the track here!
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Considered a master showman, Jackie “Mr. Excitement” Wilson is one of the foremost credited musicians responsible for the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. He’s recorded over 50 hit singles during his peak. Hear of his best right here!
Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”
Often considered one of the most influential musicians in music today – he’s recorded over thirty U.S. top-10 hits and has won two Grammy awards. Listen to “Superstition” performed live here!
Anthony Kiedis – “Especially In Michigan”
Perhaps the Red Hot Chili Peppers are not from Detroit – but their front man and songwriter, Anthony Kiedis, was born and raised in Michigan, so we’ve decided they need a shout too. Did you know the funk-rock band was once called “Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem”? Hear the song “Especially In Michigan” here!
The Vonneguts – “David Bowie”
The Vonneguts have a variety of sounds – they embody the ‘60s airy and bouncing guitar riffs, while next capturing a Pink Floyd-essence echo in other songs. “David Bowie” is a track that screams a bit like a Brit-pop tune; check out more from them here!
Six and The Sevens – “Go All Night”
“Go All Night” is the first track off of the band’s new studio length album and has a traditional bluesy atmosphere blended in with danceable guitar and beat. It’s like a summer afternoon with your friends, light, breezy, and fun. Check out the band’s website here!
The Muggs – “Home Free”
A three-piece blues rock band that drives a lot of influence from bands like The Black Keys, ZZ Top and artist Rory Gallagher. They sound of a band straight out of the ‘70s – with traditional blues rock swag. Hear more from them here!
Did we miss one? Comment who you think we NEED to know about below!