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Show Review: Vintage Trouble turns up the heat at The Magic Stick

What better way to cap off a beautiful winter day that hit 65° in the middle of a Michigan winter than with one of the hottest bands to hit the music scene over the past couple years, Vintage Trouble. Rising fast to the top of the charts, taking the world by storm, this L.A. band has been taking music lovers by their hearts and ears with their back to basics, no nonsense blues inspired rock and roll. Coming off a supporting act tour opening for The Who last year, the band set out on a small headlining tour, with a final stop in Detroit last Sunday, a fitting last stop in the town that brought us the Motown sound, a sound that has inspired all members of this band in their creativity.

Taking the stage around 10:30 pm after London based supporting act Leogun, they came on stage and performed their pre-show ritual of gathering around the drum set, heads bowed in a moment of silence, followed by a quick handshake between each member. Taking their spots on the stage before the crowd, all eyes were on Ty Taylor as the band waited for their cue to strike up the first song, High Times (They Are Coming). The magic and soul that followed over the next hour and a half was nothing short of transcendental, amazing, and inspiring. Playing to a nearly sold out house, with many of the bands fans, aka "TroubleMakers" in attendance, they set the venue ablaze. Frontman Ty Taylor has more moves than all chess pieces combined, channeling the likes of James Brown, Michael Jackson and Ike Turner through his non-stop dancing across the stage. Flanked by guitarist Nalle Colt with his blues-inspired riffs and bassist Rick Barrio Dill competing for space, with drummer Richard Danielson on drums whose mustache is often referred to as the fifth member of the band, they jammed in to the night, compelling the crowd to dance and sway with one another.

Culminating the final encore song with a guitar solo from Nalle, the members made their way one by one off stage to the merch table, where they spend another hour hugging and shaking hands with the crowd, signing everything put before them with a genuine cheerfulness, the evidence of their happiness at being able to make music that connects with the people shining in the shimmering sweat on their brow, the soaked suits, and radiant smiles. Vintage Trouble is the band to see this year. Make no mistake, they will change your life and reinvigorate your love of all things music in a world where real music is almost a lost art.

Interview MCB did with Vintage Trouble a couple weeks ago.

Upcoming tour dates include:
03/14 | SXSW - HYPE Sony @ Hangar | Austin, TX|

03/15 | SXSW - Doritos Vending Machine | Austin, TX

03/16 | SXSW - Live Nation Labs @ Belmont | Austin, TX

03/17 | Mountain Stage - WVU Creative Arts Center | Morgantown , WV
2261 Monongahela Boulevard, Morgantown, WV 26506

04/06 | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre | Pelham, AL
supporting Dave Matthews

04/13 | Coachella | Indio, CA
81-800 Avenue 51 Indio, CA 90036

04/20 | Coachella | Indio, CA
81-800 Avenue 51 Indio, CA 90036

04/26 | Blind Tiger | Greensboro, NC
1819 Spring Garden Street, Greenboro, NC 27425

04/27 | Sky City | Augusta, GA
1157 Broad St Augusta, GA 30901

04/28 | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN
1 Cannery Row Nashville, TN 37203

04/30 | The Local 662 | St Petersburg, FL

05/01 | The Social | Orlando, FL

05/04 | Shaky Knees Festival | Atlanta, GA
Old 4th Ward Park, Dallas Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA

05/05 | Beale Street Music Festival | Memphis, TN

05/10 | Bottle Rock Festival | Napa Valley, CA

05/15 | Club Quattro | Nagoya, Japan

05/16 | Osaka Club Quattro | Osaka, Japan

05/17 | Yokohama, Japan

05/19 | Greenroom Festival 2013 | Yokohama, Japan

05/20 | Tokyo, Japan

05/25 | Denver Day of Rock | Denver, CO
1616 Seventeenth Street, Suite 462 | Denver, CO 80202

05/27 |Playing With Fire | River's Edge Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Free show with Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings

06/01 | Free Press Summer Festival | Houston, TX

06/08 | The O2 | Dublin, Ireland
supporting The Who

06/10 | Odyssey Arena | Belfast
supporting The Who

06/12 | SECC | Glasgow, UK
supporting The Who

06/15 | The O2 | London, UK
supporting The Who

06/16 | The O2 | London, UK
supporting The Who

06/18 | Motorpoint Arena | Sheffield, UK
supporting The Who

06/20 | Metro Radio Arena | Newcastle, UK
supporting The Who

06/23 | Manchester Arena | Manchester, UK
supporting The Who

06/25 | Motorpoint Arena | Cardiff, UK
supporting The Who

06/28 | LG Arena | Birmingham, UK
supporting The Who

06/30 | Echo Arena | Liverpool, UK
supporting The Who

07/03 | Bercy | Paris, France

07/05 | Ziggo Dome | Amsterdam

07/08 | London Wembley Arena | London, UK

07/06 | Skanevik Blues Festival | Haugesand, Norway