Their sound is not like anything you’ve heard before – especially not here in Detroit. They blend together, in perfect harmony…a mash-up of ‘70s rock and ‘60s pop, maybe a bit of a psychedelic flair, with goofy lyrics and captivating guitar melodies. Imagine if you took the gritty-bluesy rock from The Black Keys, blended in the resonance of the album Disraeli Gears by Cream (make sure you give “Sympathetic Strings” a listen), and then topped it with a poppy beat similar to The Zombies. To be fair, that only paints a small picture of who The Oscillating Fan Club are – one of Metro Detroit’s most promising up-and-coming bands.
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.
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!
From bands to crafts to BBQ, check out what went down in Ferndale this weekend at 2013′s DIY Street Fair! We’ve got this year’s #DIYSF re-cap, in words and pictures from…YOU!
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is scheduled to make its U.S. debut – could you take a guess at which city it might be headed to? No, it’s not the “typical” cities, New York City or Los Angeles – they’ve chosen Detroit. St. Jerome’s annual Laneway Festival – that grew out of Australia and became one of the biggest musical festivals in the world – will celebrate this year here in Metro Detroit at the Meadow Brook Music Theater on Saturday, September 14th.
Coming in strong for the second week of September…we’ve loaded this week’s playlist with poppy-beats, fresh hip hop, and even sprinkled in a few repeat-offenders…
First week back to school got you down? We’ve got a playlist of music that will put the pep back into your step. Each one of the tracks on the list this week are from up-and-coming names, so as your first homework assignment – make sure you take notes!
Hip hop fans, we’re calling your name! We’ve packed this week’s playlist with all types of hip-hop…and it’s sure to make you jump out of your seat and move! Of course, we’ve thrown in a few rock and pop bands, too, just in case hip-hop is not your thing!
The CW50 weekly tradition lives on! This week, we’re back with some of Detroit’s finest, packed with all styles of music…from electronic, to jazz, to classic rock, to hardcore-hip-hop, and right down to the gritty Detroit rock we all love. Find out what “horrorcore” music is all about and perhaps find new music to jam out to!
Okay, so she has her own band, her band has played the renowned Metro Times Blowout, and she was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston for their summer program – where she was crowned the winner of the Berklee College of Music Singer/Songwriter competition…twice! Oh, did we mention she has accomplished all of this by the age of 16?! Yeah, we’re pretty impressed too.