Cleveland's, SomeKindaWonderful released their self-titled debut album in June which debuted at number 8 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart. Their single "Reverse" made noise on alternative radio, hitting the top 20 of the charts. The band blends soulful rock music with a bit of hiphop and a touch of nostalgic classic rock. Lead singer, Jordy Towers says, “We’re a spectacle, like a circus; it’s just real entertainment”, of the bands live show. On September 24, SomeKindaWonderful released their inspired take on 2pac and Dr. Dre's "California Love". Their music has received the remixed treatment by Passion Pit, Oliver Nelson and Vanic. Even more impressive, prolific music video director, Marc Klasfeld, directed their music video for "Reverse". After a few listens to their debut album, it's easy to see how these guys are getting buzz from almost every media outlet in existence.
Denmark's, New Politics make their third stop in Detroit this year in support of their 2013 effort A Bad Girl in Harlem and their upcoming February 2015 release, Vikings. Their single "Harlem" was one of 2013's biggest alternative radio hits and follow up "Tonight You're Perfect" made headway on to the adult pop charts. They recently previewed their new album with the single, "Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens)" which is rocketing up the radio charts. They've served as opening acts for Pink, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Jane's Addiction and Alice In Chains. Lead singer, David Boyd, is known for breaking it down while in concert, dancing into the audience with high energy fanfare. 2015 is going to bring huge things for this band with the release of their sophomore set.
"Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens)"
California's Bad Suns have hit the big time with their debut album, Language and Perspective. Singles, "Cardiac Arrest" and "Salt" have picked up support from America's leading alternative rock stations and they've spent 2014 touring across the nation. Their music draws comparisons to The Cure and other New Wave bands of the 1980's. Their just released video for "Salt" depicts an individuals internal battle with gender identity. Expect to see these guys back on their own tour soon.
SomeKindaWonderful with New Politics and Bad Suns
Saturday, November 22 7pm
Saint Andrews Hall Detroit