We've seen the Hounds Below a few times now and they put on a great show every time. I love when they do their cover of the Pixies and am always excited for an excuse to see them, but we are equally excited for another chance to catch Big Mess. We caught up with them at the Metro Times Blowout last year for an interview and watched their set. Then we saw them again more recently at this year's Detroit by Detroit show where they closed out the night and killed it playing as Bob Seger. They were easily one of the best performances of that night. Big Mess dubbed themselves as 'athletic dad rock', but don't let that deter you from giving them a listen and checking them out on Friday. They don't rock like your dad, that's for sure!
The Barrettes are a ladies barbershop quartet made up of four women, including Korin from The Hard Lessons. They often play as their characters Betty, Barb, Bev and Bonnie who are the stereotypical, perfect 50's housewives. These ladies sound like a lot of fun and I can't wait to see them, either. They don't sing your normal barbershop tunes. They sing their versions of songs like "Gay Bar" by Electric Six, "Lose Yourself" by Eminem, "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, and "Don't Want You Back" by The Sights. A bunch of 50's housewives singing those songs has to be a sight to see!
Continuing on in the female category, Keri Lynn Roche is a singer/songwriter from the metro Detroit area. I've said this before, and I keep getting proved wrong, but I'm not normally a fan of girl singers for who knows what reason. However, I listened to some of her music online and I do really like her voice and look forward to hearing it live. The show on Saturday has such a good combination of different types of music. There should be something for everyone!
The show starts 8 p.m. and only costs $5 on Saturday night, June 29. You can purchase tickets online here. Seeing a show at The Magic Bag for only $5 doesn't happen too often, so take advantage of it! The day of the show, you'll also be able to catch The Hounds Below on the radio with Anne Delisi's Essential Music Show on WDET 101.9 FM.