44 Territories / Nina & the Buffalo Riders / Gashounds
Fri, May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00amView event on Facebook
The 44 Territories know they are different. In taking their interpretation of Americana music – heartfelt lyricism, twangy guitars and evocative imagery – and marrying it to a distinctly Detroit rhythm and drive, they believe they have created something special. Now, they look to prove it, on record and at shows.
Informed in equal parts by the Drive-By Truckers and the Allman Brothers, Willie Nelson and Wilco, The 44 Territories aim to be a band that connects past, present and future of Americana music – and reminds listeners that Detroit has had a huge impact on that lexicon.
In their glowing review of the band, Detroit’s alternative weekly The Metro Times simply said “This IS Detroit Country (music).” The 44 Territories believe you will agree.
Nina & the Buffalo Riders: “Catch them now before they go supernova. The band’s sound is bluesy and psychedelic while Nina Sofia’s powerhouse vocals are soon to be classified one of the seven wonders of the Midwestern world” (Metro Times).
“The passionate vocals of Nina Sofia which when accompanied…gave the crowd a musical stew that hinted at influences by The Grateful Dead, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and Janis Joplin” (Chuck Marshall -National Rock Review).
Since their formation in early 2013, “Nina and the Buffalo Riders have been steadily building a following in Detroit with music that aches with soul and burns with the heart of rock” (Chuck Marshall – National Rock Review), playing prime time slots at Detroit Winter Blast 2016 & 2017; Showcase D’Holidays 2015; Arts Beats and Eats Royal Oak 2015 & 2016; opening for Detroit’s own Sponge at the Allen Park City Art and Music Festival in 2013, 2014, and 2015; the Metro Times Blowout 2015, Hamtramck Music Festival 2016 & 2017; and the Ferndale City Pride Festival in 2014; headlining venues such as the Magic Stick Detroit; Short’s Brewing Company Bellaire; PJ’s Lager House Corktown; Blind Pig Ann Arbor; Hopcat Detroit; as well as direct support for national acts such as The Steepwater Band Chicago, Mike Leslie of Candelbox, and Detroit Classic Rock royalty Frijid Pink.
Gashounds: A band from Detroit that loves The Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Rolling Stones, and Deer Tick… and then also, the rest of their record collections.