Hello, hello, Detroit Proud music fans! We’ve searched high and low, through the ins and outs of the coveted Detroit music scene and hand-selected a few of the best songs some our favorite musicians and bands have to offer.

So, you know the drill…check them out!

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The Amino Acids – “Lost Coordinate”

The Amino Acids

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Such a strange name for a band, huh? Don’t let that fool you, though, they’re a high-energy rock band known for their exciting and captivating live performances. They’ve been on the scene for a while now and we’re looking forward to hearing new things. Check them out here!

The Hard Lessons – “My Kind”

The Hard Lessons

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The Hard Lessons know how to get their name out there. They’ve had their music featured on various TV shows and were awarded Artist Of The Year in 2006 by Real Detroit Weekly. They capture an innovative rock sound that sets them apart from the rest of the scene. Check them out here!

The Vonneguts – “Three Birds”

The Vonneguts

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With a band name of “The Vonneguts,” these guys must be pretty unique, wouldnt’t you say? They definitely are – their music is one part The Velvet Undergroud and one part Pink Floyd, though with more bite. Check them out here! 

The HandGrenades – “Easier”

The HandGrenades

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The HandGrenades are Detroit’s easy-listening, pretty boy rock band. Their indie-rock is filled with infectious melodies and perfect harmonizing vocals. “Easier” is a tune that pairs perfectly with a warm summer night with friends. Hear it here!

Passalacqua – “Pineapple Faygo”


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Passalacqua is an experimental hip-hop band that incorporates rock and puts a funky spin on it. Everything about their sound is completely their own – they bleed originality, enough to produce eight full-length releases. Check them out here!

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Blaire Alise & The Bombshells – “You Got Me”

Blaire Alise & The Bombshells

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Bubble-gum sweetness with a raucous bite, Blaire Alise & The Bombshells capture the spirit of ‘50s and ‘60s pop-rock and cut it with Detroit edge. She may be young, but she’s already captured the hearts of everyone in Detroit…and she’s well on her way to bigger and better things. Check her out here!

The White Stripes – “Ball and Biscuit”

The White Stripes

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Throwback! The White Stripes accomplished so much within their time, we’re honored to include them on our Detroit Proud Playlist. Starting out playing in the same iconic Detroit bars that our local favorites play now, The White Stripes went on to international fame with their minimal garage rock. Check them out here!

Alexis – “What Do You Want From Me?”


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An electro/synth-pop duo, Alexis takes electronic music to a new level. They make super glamorous and dramatic music that still feels whimsical and elegant. Check them out here!

The Summer Pledge – “Wonder”

The Summer Pledge

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A catchy, soft rock, The Summer Pledge is fun, uplifting, and engaging. With powerful vocals and dancing guitar melodies, they keep it interesting. Their sound changes from song to song – one minute it’s a fast paced pop-rock, the next, a groovy jazz number. Check them out!

ADULT – “Turn Your Back”


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ADULT is an electro-pop (sometimes playing around with techno) band that integrates vocals with drum machines, analog synths, and electronic/punk elements. They’ve not only achieved fame here within their hometown of Detroit, but also are quite popular in Germany and the United Kingdom. Check them out here!

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