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The Strange / The Raw Dealers / Scott Harrison $5 9pm
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 9pm

The Strange - Vocalist Brent McKay, bassist Nathan Murphey and drummer Erik Nordin make brooding, jazzy pop. Their reverb-drenched sound is a mixture of jazz and rock influences like Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, and Led Zeppelin, with hints of blues and Afro-Cuban music. It's a mood they say they try to capture, in part, by rehearsing in a musty chapel in Detroit.

The band sees their ever-evolving sound as a reflection of their industrial home town in Michigan and the different types of music heard there.

The Raw Dealers - Detroit rock-n-roll through1920's/30's, acoustic raw blues.

Scott Harrison (solo) from Battling Siki - 
Battling Siki is a Detroit-based band that connects the roots of various musical traditions-rock, blues and country-and plants them in a soulful, more contemporary ground. Grizzled trillmaster and guitar player Scott Harrison fashions timeless songs that sway effortlessly, while his honest and revealing tales are delivered with a guttural, amber-toned warble. The band consists of four of the city's most seasoned, stout players, all whom carve out their own identity and spirit for the purpose of the song. From foot-stomping grooves to shivering ballads, Siki's performances are completely energetic and teeming with imagery and hope.

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