So, Detroit Proud music lovers, do we have a special treat for you for this week’s playlist! TART, a Detroit Proud Playlist veteran, is headlining a show at the UFO Factory in Corktown on 2/20, and to get you in the spirit, we’re putting a special spotlight on them this week.

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TART is “a yin and yang duo” made up of Zee Bricker and Adam Michael Lee Padden. You may remember Adam from the highly successful Detroit band The Hounds Below. Today, he and Zee are making magical new sounds in TART. Their sound is unlike what you’ll hear across the Detroit music scene. They’ve developed a unique combination of glam rock and new wave that bleeds a new kind of minimalistic blues-punk.

And the vocals…can we say a few things about the soaring and shiver-giving vocals from Zee Bricker? In particular, in their song “Snitch,” Zee delivers an unbelievable range that will basically leave your hair standing on its ends. Enter in Adam’s daring and raucous guitar riffs, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for perfection. We also cannot forget to mention their lyrics are clever, smart, and so edgy – this is especially evident in the track “Lobbyist.”

So, back to their event. TART will share the stage that night with three other Detroit garage-rock and punk bands: The Ill Itches, The Vonneguts, and The Erers. We’ve decided to dedicate this week’s playlist to those heavy-hitters…take a listen!


1.    “Snitch”
2.    “Lobbyist”
3.    “Kids I Know”

4.    “Rabid Dogs”

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The ILL Itches

5.    “My Sister’s Possessed”
6.    “Michigan Ave Meltdown”

The Vonneguts

7.    “See Right Through Me”
8.    “Saw Her Standing There”

The Erers

9.    “Floatin’ In The Ocean”
10.    “Boogie Man”

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Don’t miss TART and these awesome Detroit rockers take stage LIVE on Friday, February 20th at 8pm at UFO Factory in Corktown, Detroit. Tickets are $5 at the door, to find out more click here!