The Raconteurs at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans (Photos, Setlist & Concert Review)
Members: Jack White, Jack Lawrence,Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler http://theraconteursfans.com http://www.theraconteurs.com Voodoo Fest was wise to have The Raconteurs close out the main stage, because their performance was the best of the weekend. During the show, Jack White remarked that he had been in Detroit the day before and that his hometown, New Orleans, and Memphis all had the same kind of vibe. After “Rich Kid Blues” Jack silenced the crowd with a dark, dirty, ever-so-slow guitar solo preceding “Blue Veins” that showed the mesmerized crowd that he was indeed a true original. During his solo, his head tilted slightly and a small smile crept across his face as if he was thinking…
The Raconteurs @ MI Fest 9/17/2011 (Photos)
To put it simply, The Raconteurs shined on the night of the first MI Fest. What a lucky crowd of people we were that night to witness the re-awakening of a band of paramount importance. Enjoy the pictures! Setlist Consoler of the Lonely Salute Your Solution You Don’t Understand Me Top Yourself Old Enough Level Many Shades of Black Intimate Secretary The Switch and the Spur Broken Boy Soldier Blue Veins Steady, As She Goes Hands Carolina Drama Shooting Notes: (For the photography lovers!) I used a 24-70mm f/2.8. The challenging part of this shoot was that the stage was pretty high up so we were shooting at tricky angles.…
The Black Belles @ MI Fest (Photos & Review)
The Black Belles could be seen throughout the day checking out different performances at MI Fest. Meanwhile many festival attendees had the Black Belles slated as one of the top new groups that they wanted to see at the festival. Jack White discovered the group and is helping them to make their presence known with the release of an album in November. Smart move Jack! The girls impressed the crowd with their modern blend of grunge and soul. Photographing them was a blast with their striking good looks and strong stage presence. Check out the photos… The Black Belles
Photos of the Moment: The Third Man Rolling Record Store!
It’s been a week since MI fest and I’m still reflecting on the great mix of music that I heard. The Third Man Records Rolling Record Store was another great part of the MI Fest experience. It’s hard to imagine that one little ‘ol truck can bring about such excitement but it was the first thing I looked for upon entering the MI Fest grounds. One of the cool things that Third Man Records is doing is inviting selected artists that are traveling through Nashville to stop at Third Man Studio and record a single which is then made available on 7″ vinyl. All of these singles and more were…
Sheryl Crow @ MI Fest (Photos & Review)
Sheryl Crow has won 9 Grammy Awards and has an impressive catalog of songs. Despite all her achievements, sometimes all it takes is one song for an artist to make an impression on a fan. For me that song is “I Shall Believe.” I was ecstatic to hear her play that live at MI Fest. I will even forgive her for teasing us early during her intro to her 4th song with Kid Rock’s name as if he may join her on stage. How mischievous! Regardless, she sang beautifully and warmed up quickly to the MI Fest crowd as they warmly embraced her music.
Ronnie Dunn @ MI Fest (Photos)
Country Superstar Ronnie Dunn at MI Fest!
A Detroit Legend: Mitch Ryder @ MI Fest 9/17/11 (Photos)
A Detroit Legend: Mitch Ryder @ MI Fest 9/17/11. More MI Fest photos coming soon!
An Interview with Howling Diablos
Howling Diablos (Photo Credit: Bette Chapelle) Johnny Evans – sax/harp Johnny Bee – drums MO Hollis – bass Erik Gustafson – guitar Tino Gross – vocals Howling Diablos have been a Detroit staple since their origin in the 90’s. The band’s live shows are powerful, gritty, raw and mixed with a blend of rock, funk, and blues. Howling Diablos have collaborated with artists such as Kid Rock and Nathaniel Mayer, and opened for acts including George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic, Alice Cooper, Ben Harper, Hank Williams Jr, and Incubus as well as headlining their own shows. The group is getting ready to rock the crowd at MI Fest ’11 in Brooklyn, MI this Saturday. Noize…
An Interview with Black Milk
Detroit native Black Milk lives for music. As a producer and an emcee he has worked with such names as: J Dilla, Lloyd Banks, Jack White, Canibus, Pharoahe Monch, Royce da 5’9″, Danny Brown, Slum Village’s Elzi and Bisthop Lamont. His previous albums and most recent endeavor, Album of the Year, have allowed him to tour extensively around the globe. Black Milk will be performing live on the Third Man Records stage at MI Fest ’11 in Brooklyn, MI on September 17th. Noize was thrilled to have the opportunity to ask Black a few questions in preparation for Mi Fest… What are you listening to now? The Brown EP I did with Danny Brown, and the Fuzz, Freqs, &…
An Interview with Bear Lake
Bear Lake of Rochester-Hills, MI is one of the great bands Noize is looking forward to checking out at MI fest ’11 on September 17th. The band is made up of of Hines (acoustic guitar, vocals), Jon Rice (electric guitar, vocals), Keith May (bass and vocals), Brian Kwasnik (keyboards, vocals), Erik Pederson (percussion, keyboards) and Stephen Stetson (drums). These six guys have been making music together in various projects since middle school which may explain why they work so well together. Their website describes the group as “a gutsy, new wave sound that mirrors the magic of Band of Horses and the pop sensibility of Guster and Snow Patrol.” Their…