Scarlet Lies (Record Release) / Eva Under Fire / Duende / Native Howl

Sat, Jan 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00am

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Saturday, January 7 / 8pm doors, 9pm music / $10
Scarlet Lies (Pop-rock/Glam rock)
Eva Under Fire (Rock/Alternative)
Duende (Roots)
The Native Howl (Folk/Alternative)

Scarlet Lies is a Detroit based band whose sound is a blend of glam and pop rock, with heavy guitar leads, catchy melody lines & hard hitting drums. Inspired by the likes of Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, The Dead Weather, Nancy Sinatra, Garbage, and Metric.

Eva Under Fire: Emerging from Detroit’s underground rock scene is an eclectic mix of veteran performers who have teamed up to give you “Eva Under Fire”. The varying musical influence is heard throughout material they release. Their music combines pop, rock, alternative, and metal sounds, sprinkle in some punk and tops it off with Amanda’s powerful lead vocals. The band has aspired to push boundaries with each new release and with every new track we see another side of Eva Under Fire’s sound. The band has released their first full length album Anchors in spring 2016 and the reviews of the first few tracks have been very promising.

Every so often, I come across a band that excites me more and more as I listen to their music for the first time. Detroit Alternative-Rock band, Eva Under Fire is one of those bands – Robbie Tee – Jamsphere

The Native Howl: Lead vocalists and guitarists Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki had been friends and musicians in the same area for several years before venturing into what would result in the current lineup of The Native Howl. In the fall of 2013, primarily as a duo, they released a 6 song EP, “The Revolution’s Dead.” With the addition of Josh LeMieux on drums, and Mark Chandler on bass, the Howl’s music has evolved into their own unique blend of rock, folk, bluegrass, alternative, and experimental genres, one of which is being coined as “Thrash Grass.” Throw in some keyboards, harmonica, banjo, some djembe, and you get a glimpse of the musical complexity that defines their sound. Their lyrics embody a folk-like storytelling style; the music shines through with a rustic and clean sound. Their sophomore effort “Inukshuk” was released in 2015. They are currently working on a new E.P. as well.

Over its first six years, DUENDE steadily morphed into a band built for anything/everything and some kinda other thing. Sensibilities for stately, suited up country rock got splashed with the tie-dyed hallucinogens of psychedeliaʼs surreal glee, but thatʼs just a coating atop their penchants for Delta and juke-joint blues, theatrical murder-ballad inclined folk and grimy psychobilly.

With Duende, you’re at a different kind of Crossroads – playing ring-around-the-rosy with R.L. Burnside, The Cramps, Link Wray and maybe even Screaming Jay Hawkins. And the Devil might be there, too, keeping time with his hoof stomps. Zesty, no? Just wait, their next jam might be a classically clangorous ol’ garage rock anthem.

This Detroit-based band formed out of a sublime and stormy jam session between longtime players and temporarily servied as the flagship for a modest music collective before endearingly taking on the role of bridge-builder and clique-clipper by curating ongoing monthly music showcases featuring bands of myriad genres and from all corners of town, howling and rocking inside a Pool Hall just north of Detroit that’s since blossomed into the veritable nerve-center and go-to performing spot for the entire scene. They’ve seen a lot and played a lot, to be sure, and that sound, the sound of those who are indeed on a journey (…or, trip, if you will), shines through.