Hooray for Earth/ GROOMS/ Village Wives @ Lager 8/16
Hooray For Earth
"HFE is an indie-pop band that really isn't beholden to any sort of trend... Noel Heroux's delivering a deceptively forceful performance while drums boom and guitars chug, waiting for the festival masses to arrive." - Pitchfork
Travis Johnson (vocals/guitar) and Emily Ambruso (vocals/bass) met on Friendster, shortly before that website became irrelevant, only to meet in person at a Valentine's Day party in the Oklahoma woods a few weeks later. They immediately started discussing experimental music and pop, and, after relocating separately to New York in 2004, starting playing experimental music and pop together in their bedrooms. They met Jim Sykes (drums) through a friend soon after, but didn't start playing with him until 2009, when Grooms formed and released their debut album. That album was a dark, noisy, and tangled affair, the lyrics focusing almost entirely on Travis' religion-fixated obsessive-compulsive disorder, which he was diagnosed with in adolescence.
Growwing Pains/ Fake Surfer/ Brothels members
The band looks familiar, but the sound is brand new.
PJ's Lager House (View)
1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226