Rah the Son / Citizen Smile / Go Tiger Go

Sat, Dec 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00am

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Saturday, December 10 / 9pm doors, 10pm music / $5
Rah the Son (Hip hop)
Citizen Smile (Indie/Pop/Rock)
Go Tiger Go (Indie/Alternative rock)

Rah the Son is a Detroit actor, rapper, and performer. He recently released the Sunny Detroit LP.

Citizen Smile are an indie pop rock band formed by childhood friends, James Brown and Kory Kopchick. After the two attempted several different projects, Citizen Smile officially took shape in 2005. The band draws influence from groups such as Wilco, Nada Surf and Weezer, while adding in their own mix of energy and raw emotion. Brown’s hook-heavy vocal melodies combine with the paradoxical in-your-face atmospheric guitar playing of Kopchick and the steady, yet interestingly syncopated rhythms of drummer Will Shattuck and bassist Ricky Ruggero to create songs with a simplistic, catchy structure. The band undoubtedly plays with a metaphoric nod toward the Detroit rock music scene, all the while doing so with the infamous hook pushing its way to the forefront of each song. Citizen Smile’s discography includes three EPs: Seasons EP (2005); Oh, Okay (2008); and Keepsakes (2010). The band also released a self-titled full-length album in 2009, and their newest album, Everything’s Changing and Nothing, was released in November of 2013.

Go Tiger Go combines a blend of sun-kissed indie rock, with a grittiness that stems from its Detroit roots. Formed in 2009, the group has gone through a line-up shuffle, now settling on what they believe to be their winning combination. GTG draws influence from bands like The Black Keys and The Von Bondies, while channeling today’s underground indie stars like Oberhofer and Walk The Moon. Combined with an energy filled live show and a contagious fun, GTG simply wants to put on a show where both they and their fans can have fun and vibe out to some good music. Their music has been featured on 88.5 KCSN with Julie Slater, and Andrew McMahon’s (Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin) “Best Of” playlist. Locally, they have been featured by The CW50’s Detroit Proud Playlist, and in Hip In Detroit. Their debut EP, Eating Berries In The Dark, is now available on digitally on SoundCloud and Bandcamp.