Detroit-based saajtak @Brillobox 6/11

Drawing from eclectic backgrounds, Detroit based avant-rock quartet saajtak channels the textural experimentalism of electronic music, the timbral and rhythmic intricacies of Indian classical music, the intimate communication of Deep-Listening rooted free improvisation, and the urgency of polymetric groove. Through ritualistic collaborative sessions, the ensemble creates unique audiovisual environments and genre defying compositions.

“With their combined forces, saajtak are nothing if not unpredictable, bobbing between feverish noise and lush, operatic soundscapes with the agility of a hummingbird… it is rare to see musicians thrive in this space as saajtak [does].” – Detroit Music Magazine 

Saajtak brings meaning to each moment as they perform – eervescent, ethereal, and completely drool-worthy. One of our favorite bands in SE Michigan.” – Detroit Bureau of Sound

“Witnessing this group fuse their powers together and lock into their form of magic is nothing short of astounding. I just can’t even imagine how their songs and performances come together … Too amazing for words.” – Paul Simpson, Music Director at WCBN-FM

Propelled by a shared ainity for free improvisation, vocalist Alex Koi, electronic artist Simon Alexander-Adams, percussionist Jon Taylor and bassist Ben Willis developed a musical rapport in Creative Arts Orchestra, a large all-improvising ensemble at The University of Michigan. Since 2014, saajtak has cultivated a dynamic artistic practice, incorporating Taylor and Koi’s study of jazz, Willis’ experience in the western art music tradition, and Alexander-Adams’ work in multimedia and performance art technology. 2017 will be a busy year for the ensemble, with the spring release of their debut EP Spokes, an east coast tour, and many performances.

@Brillobox 6/11!!!

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The Cult – Only Local Appearance

The Cult - On Sale Now!
THE CULT, returns to Northeast Ohio‘s Goodyear Theater on Friday night, May 12 at 8:00 p.m. This will mark the band’s only appearance in Cleveland/Akron and the closest date to Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Erie, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

You will receive a $99 room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn located next to the theater. Call 330-733-2900 and ask for the “Goodyear Theater” rate.


THE WILD! coming to Jergel’s supporting BUCKCHERRY

11/21/2016 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s


They are The Wild! And they are crazy. Hey, what else did you expect? “Let’s face it,” laughs Wild! singer-guitarist 14717116_967608313368217_2417229195737620525_nDylan Villain. “When your band is called TheWild — with an exclamation point — you’ve set the bar high for yourself. It’s gotta be150mph right from the jump.” And that is exactly how these guys roll. On the stage, on record or on the road. But hey, don’t take it from us. Pick up their explosive debut album GxDxWxB, out April21, 2015 on eOne Music Canada, and hear for yourself, expertly produced by MikeFraser (Aerosmith, Jimmy Page, Dave Ghrohl, Van Halen) at the legendary WarehouseStudio in Vancouver, BC with additional production completed at the city’s ArmouryStudios.  If rock barnburners like Road House, Party ’Til You’re Dead, Straight to Hell andBanger don’t get your blood running, you might wanna check your pulse. And if you don’t agree that their southern-fried blues-punk riffs justify The Wild!’s hard-earned rep as the sons of every great rock’n’roll band from AC/DC to ZZ Top, you best get your ears cleaned, chump. Make no mistake. Villain and partners in crime — burly bearded singer-bassist Boozus, chrome-domed drummer Reese Lightning and recently recruited rhythm guitarist PistolPete — come by that sound and that rep honestly. The band hails from the wilds ofKelowna, B.C., where they grew up like every other rural teenager. “We were riding around in crappy vehicles down dirt roads, listening to old rock’n’roll, punk rock & metal records going to bush parties, hunting and fishing,” Villain says. The latter was earned over the course of a decade together in the rock ’n’ roll trenches, honing their notoriously over-the-top live show in every warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse that would have them.

Now they’re a thicker than water.  They’ve been through the fire. And they bring it with them every time they step on the stage. “It’s definitely about that fire,” stresses Villain.“Sure, you’ve gotta play well. But there’s something more than just hitting the right notes and playing everything perfect. You’ve gotta give it everything every night. 150%.You have to put your foot to the floor and never stop — red line that the whole goddamn way.” You might think these guys are nothing but redneck beer drinking hellraisers. But there’s a method to the madness. “We know who we are,” Villain explains.“We know what we’re like. We’re a powder keg. We like to have a good time &everything you’ve heard is probably true. But there’s more to us than just that.” 2012 proved to be an eventful year for The Wild! with their first single, Road House,released. Road House was then featured on The Jason Ellis Show on FACTION(Sirius/XM) and is in current rotation in the UK (Steve Taylor’s show ‘Retro Rock’ on102.5FM – Stourbridge), Canada (Power 104.7FM – Kelowna) and on various online stations such as and After teaming up withVancouver hip-hop music video director, Stuey Kubrick, the Road House music video received more than 10,000 views in its first week and an additional 20,000 views within the first month. Backing the vision, sound and attitude of The Wild! Adrian Grenier, star of Entourage and owner of Wreckroom Records in NYC, posted a link to the Road House video on his Twitter feed. Sonically, their riffs are steeped in blues and punk, two more subjects near and dear to the band. “We take a huge influence from the blues… and I’m talking about the Delta blues that’s not really heard by a lot of people. But we’ve also got a punk attitude about this whole thing. That’s the thing about great punk rock: You’re not trying to do anything. You’re not overthinking it. You’re just doing it. It was the same with the oldDelta bluesmen. They had conviction. They really meant what they were doing and sodo we. No matter what we do it’s at 11. We just wanna live hard. We just wanna live free.”

DJ wunderkind Chrome Sparks playing Pittsburgh

Chrome Sparks is the project Jeremy Malvin, a musician and producer living in Brooklyn by way of Pittsburgh and Ann Arbor. He kicked off Chrome Sparks in mid-2012 with the track ‘Marijuana’, a thumping, fluttering piece of synth-centered bass music that unexpectedly set the internet alight. Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Malvin creates dazed, melodic beat-centric tunes that loosely hang between down-tempo head nodders and up-tempo club bangers. His last EP Parallelism was made using sounds from three analog synthesizers, vocal samples from friends, and a tambourine.

As previously announced, the artist known as Chrome Sparks will be touring the US this fall.  The tour encompasses headlining shows (including one at Echoplexin Los Angeles on September 27 and at NYC‘s Le Poisson Rouge on October 15) as well as festival appearances (III Points Festival) and select dates as the support for Flume ( Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 18 and Forest Hills Stadium in New York on August 27).   For his headlining dates Chrome Sparkswill be touring with special guest Roland Tings. The full run of dates and ticket links, including festival appearances and special one-off shows, is below.
The Brooklyn-based artist, born Jeremy Malvin, grew up in Pittsburgh and spent formative time in Ann Arbor before settling east and converting a legion of supporters to his deftly hybridized sound, including PitchforkDancing AstronautIndie Shuffle, and FADER.  He can also count  Annie Mac and Triple J as supporters on radio and fellow music-making champions in BonoboLaurent Garnier and Anna Lunoe. His classical training in percussion lends a strong beat-centricity to his productions, and his background playing in bands manifests itself in carefully considered live performances. Asked to describe Chrome Sparks shows, he says:
“I need instruments; I need oscillators; I need someone flailing around, sticks in hand, trying to destroy a few drums. With the help of my percussive friend, Bill DeLelles, and pre programmed MIDI patterns that are sent to a variety of analog synths and samplers, I’m able to play some of the instruments while the others play themselves. Each instrument’s audio is run back through my laptop, allowing me to loop different parts and build on songs organically. I believe this process creates an effect that’s palpable for the audience, a balance that is simultaneously delicate and extremely powerful.”  
August 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO (w/ Flume) [ TICKETS ]
August 19 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO [ TICKETS ]
August 25 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH [ TICKETS ]
August 26 – Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PATICKETS ]
August 27 – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY (w/ Flume) [ TICKETS ]
September 10 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [ TICKETS ]
September 12 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC [ TICKETS ]
September 14 – The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI [ TICKETS ]
September 16 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO [ TICKETS ]
September 17 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO [ TICKETS ]
September 18 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO [ TICKETS ]
September 20 – Reef – Boise, ID [ TICKETS ]
September 22 – Neumos – Seattle, WA [ TICKETS ]
September 23 – Holocene – Portland, OR [ TICKETS ]
September 24 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA [ TICKETS ]
September 25 – The Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA [ TICKETS ]
September 27 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA [ TICKETS ]
September 28 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA [ TICKETS ]
September 29 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ [ TICKETS ]
September 30 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM [ TICKETS ]
October 1 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX [ TICKETS ]
October 3 – Three Links – Dallas, TX [ TICKETS ]
October 4 – Hi-Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA [ TICKETS ]
October 5 – The Social – Orlando, FL [ TICKETS ]
October 7 – III Points Festival – Miami, FL [ TICKETS ]
October 8 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL [ TICKETS ]
October 10 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA [ TICKETS ]
October 11 – Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC [ TICKETS ]
October 12 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA [ TICKETS ]
October 13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC [ TICKETS ]
October 15 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY [ TICKETS ]


The Dead Deads are about to head out on tour supporting Bush and Chevelle and will be rolling into Pittsburgh at Stage AE on the 29th.


(New York, NY) Nashville-based hard-rockers The Dead Deads are heading out this summer touring with rock legends Bush and Chevelle. With dates on the East Coast and parts of the Midwest, the band is hitting the road in support of the upcoming album For Your Obliteration, out August 26th.

With influences ranging from legends like Nirvana and Black Sabbath to underground heroes like Mutemath and Savages, The Dead Deads are out to reinvent rock ‘n’ roll for a new generation of live music fanatics. The upcoming album (produced by Page Hamilton of Helmet), features the lead track “Sympathy Sex” which was released a few days ago – check video here.

2016 has already been a banner year for the band as they’ve continued to build a name for themselves in their hometown of Nashville and throughout the country. Having already performed with the likes of Motorhead, Slayer, Seether and Halestorm, The Dead Deads are swinging fists and ready to knock down anyone standing in the way.

See below for a full list of tour dates with Bush and Chevelle. For Your Obliteration is out August 26th which will be followed by another run of dates in support of the release.


July 23rd ‐ PNC Pavilion ‐ Cincinnati, OH
July 24th ‐ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre ‐ Sterling Heights, MI
July 26th ‐ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn ‐ Indianapolis, IN
July 27th ‐ Express Live! ‐ Columbus, OH
July 29th ‐ Stage AE ‐ Pittsburgh, PA
July 31st ‐ Orbit Room ‐ Grand Rapids, MI *
August 2nd ‐ The Rapids Theatre ‐ Niagara Falls, NY *
August 3rd ‐ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ‐ Boston, MA
August 5th ‐ Stone Pony Summer Stage ‐ Asbury Park, NJ
August 6th ‐ Webster Hall ‐ New York, NY *
August 7th ‐ The Fillmore ‐ Philadelphia, PA *
August 9th ‐ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre ‐ Charlotte, NC
August 11th ‐ ArtsQuest Musikfest ‐ Bethlehem, PA
August 10th ‐ The National ‐ Richmond, VA *
August 13th ‐ Maine State Pier ‐ Portland, ME
August 14th ‐ Pier Six Pavilion ‐ Baltimore, MD
* Bush and The Dead Deads only