I left the Detroit Derby game a few minutes before the end of the match to make sure that I was at Small's to see the first band of the night, Rebel Spies. They are new to the scene, but feature a great lineup of Detroit music veterans. The band has former and current members of Fordirelifesake/ The A-Gang/ Hellmouth/ The Suicide Machines/ Telegraph/ The Hard Lessons/ The Grande Nationals/ and more. With a lineup like this, I expected it to be good, but was totally impressed by their show. I had no idea that singer Jeff Sanguis had so much power behind his voice. It was pure rock and roll done well, my only complaint is they need to write more music and have a longer set, it was over too fast for me!
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Finally, The Company We Keep took the stage to play all the music that they have been working on for their latest album released just a few weeks ago called Sound No Sound. They recorded the entire album with Haden on vocals and on the day that it was released she announced, she would no longer be part of the band for personal reasons. This left the guys with two weeks to scramble and get another female singer to fill in for these shows. They picked up Kara Dupuy to fill in and she blew it out of the park.