Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Catching Up with The Messenger Birds - The Duo Behind Detroit Duo Fest

Photo Credit: Bryan Minear
Over the past few years, two piece acts have become more and more common. Maybe the idea started with The White Stripes and then became even more popular after bands like The Black Keys came out. Whatever the reason, time and time again two piece bands have proven that you don't have to have 4 or 5 people on stage to make awesome music!

Detroit is lucky enough to have some amazing duos, one of those is The Messenger Birds. Made up of Parker Bengry and Chris Williams, this band classifies themselves as a fuzz rock band. They're getting ready to release a new EP, The Good Years. The album will be released this Saturday, August 13th, but in the meantime you can check out their past releases here.
The first chance that you'll have to pick up this new album is at The Loving Touch during a fest that The Messenger Birds are putting on. They also caught on to the fact that there are some amazing duos in the Detroit music scene. In fact, there are so many of them that they are putting on a fest featuring only two pieces. Detroit Duo Fest will feature 9 duos on two stages. The lineup includes The Kickstand BandThe Boy WondersThe Messenger BirdsTartYUMRogue SatellitesJUNGLEFOWLBoogie Knights and The Sugar Bombs. These are all great bands that you've probably seen quite a bit and never really thought about the fact that they're making rockin' tunes with just two people.

We caught up with Parker and Chris to find out more about the fest and the new album. Check out what they had to say below.

Admission to Detroit Duo Fest is only $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and once the music starts, it won't stop until the end of the night. This is going to be an awesome fest that you won't want to miss! To get you even more pumped, check out The Messenger Birds' first song off their new EP below, then get your butt to The Loving Touch Saturday night!


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