Sonny & the Sunsets/ The Sueves (Chicago) / Growwing Pains 8/31 @ Lager House
Sonny & the Sunsets are a beautiful West Coast thing. Birthed from the sand, the surf, and twilight campfires down in Ocean Beach, Sonny & the Sunsets' busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop's otherworldly despair, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman. Helmed by the singer / songwriter, playwright, author & onetime troubadour Sonny Smith, The Sunsets have featured a revolving door lineup that have included Shayde Sartin, Ryan Browne, Kelley Stotlz and Tahlia Harbour. Adopting a range of sounds Smith's sardonic, laid-back style is interwoven throughout his compelling songwriting and vocals.
Chicago's The Sueves is one of the latest crop of garage rock bands wreaking havoc in the city's underground music community. The group, which formed as a trio in 2011 before expanding into a four-piece, borrowed its name from an ancient Germanic tribe that might be a footnote in world history except, as drummer Andy Martin points out, "The Sueves were the first people to paint cave pictures of ladies private parts."
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1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226