Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 9/23

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Detroit Proud Weekly Playlist

We’re betting you’re getting a bit down with all of this cold weather coming in, right? First week of Fall can do that to a person… Well, this week’s playlist is the cure for all of those with the autumn blues. Hear tunes that can say what our hearts can’t, and rock away without a care. Inspiring and optimistic is what we were going for.

And if you’re excited for Fall? Well, give ‘em a listen anyway!

Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment – “Tranquil Awakenings”

Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment

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“Sound Wave Experiment” is an understatement – the spacey-synths and hard rock undertones will explode in your mind, make your body sway. They will also visually win you over with a psychedelically inspired light show while playing. Find their next show and more here!

The Ill Itches – “Lucille”

The Ill Itches

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The Ill Itches have graced our playlist before, yet they’re one of those bands that sound different from song to song…so we’ve decided you needed another dose. The stage presence of this group is certainly a must-see, they’re so into the music and it’s contagious. Check them out here!

Jet Rodriguez – “She Told Me Her Reasons”

Jet Rodriguez

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Lead singer Cameron Navetta has a voice that is just aching to be heard, as soulful as a youthful Neil Young, you could say. Harmonizing powerful vocals, catchy lyrics, and warm, ambient, acoustic guitar set off a gritty-bluesy rock sound with just the appropriate amount of psychedelic groove. They’re a definite must, check them out here!

George Morris – “We Will Not Last Long”

George Morris

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A minimalist approach at a poppy-indie rock sound, George Morris pulls it off quite well with delicately -smoky vocals, echoing electric waves and a ambient hum of an organ over top. Hear more here!

The Muggs – “One With The Show”

The Muggs

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The Muggs have been in the local Detroit music scene for over 10 years now, playing shows all around the area as well as the country. Their music is like jet-setting into the 1970s, with heavy reverbed guitar, blues-inspired lyrics and scratching vocals. A pinnacle stamp on the Detroit music scene. Find shows and more information here!

The Hounds Below – “Lost In The Waves”

The Hounds Below

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This track has a sort of Beatles thing going on, with winding and weeping guitar, and a big soulful voice over it. It sings like a sort of optimistic sad song, a beautiful tragedy. There’s an array of great melodies, always graced by Jason Stollsteimer’s honeyed voice, on this album. Listen to it here!

The Vonneguts – “Automobile”

The Vonneguts

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Three-piece harmonies and resonating guitar, The Vonneguts know how to captivate a crowd. They dazzle the stage with intense presence and wacky shenanigans – you’d be a fool to miss them live. Check out more from The Vonneguts here!

The Sights – “Monkey In The Middle”

The Sights

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This little tune sounds a bit like a jazzed-out rendition of a Doors song. Light-hearted vocals, a jingle mix of repetitive guitar riffs, and poppy drum beats. You will jump out of your seat and groove at first listen. Check for tour dates and more here!

Blaire Alise & The Bombshells – “I Got Something”

Blaire Alise & The Bombshells

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Part pretty-girly pop with a ‘50s retro-flair, part gritty Detroit rock – Blaire Alise is the 16-year-old local rock star. She’s a classically trained singer and musician, and she’s on fire with motivation. The band is on their way up to something great. Make sure you don’t miss out. Check their website out for tour dates and album information!

Oscillating Fan Club – “Shake Me Down”

Oscillating Fan Club

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This track from the Oscillating Fan Club’s full-length album, Oscillations of a Beast, takes right off into an uplifting danceable beat that continues through the whole song. Catchy guitar and lyrics that make you want to set it to repeat – try it out. Check out their Facebook page here for show dates and upcoming projects!

Missed any? Feel free to comment who you think we should add to our weekly playlists, below!

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