DETROIT PROUD: The Oscillating Fan ClubTheir 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.
Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 9/23We’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.
Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 9/16Music 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!
DETROIT PROUD Playlist: Week of 9/09Coming 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...
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Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 9/03First 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!
Detroit Proud Playlist: Week Of 8/26Hip 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!
Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 8/19The 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!
DETROIT PROUD: Blaire Alise 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.
DETROIT PROUD: Melina MarieCW50 got the chance to speak with Melina Marie to find out what moves her, why she writes music, and what she’s up to now!
DETROIT PROUD Playlist: Week of 8/12Welcome back to our weekly tradition of Detroit music! This week, we are celebrating new up-and-comers as well as a few of our old time favorites. From Motown chart-toppers to the audacious Iggy Pop and the anti-establishment punk-rock of MC5, there's something for every music lover on our set list...Ch-ch-check them out!
Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 8/5Kicking off the first week of August, we’ve put together a set list filled with enough uplifting melodies, rocking guitar, and smooth jazz to make you forget that summer is almost over.
DETROIT PROUD Playlist: Week of 7/29Rounding out the last week of July, this week's CW50 Detroit Proud Playlist includes tunes from a few singer-songwriters, a bit of country-folk, and the grungy Detroit rock, to a '50s-inspired 16-year-old rocker, as well as a few long-time loves. Also, find one of the originators of techno music in our set. Did you know he was from Detroit? Check it out!