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Posted on January 18, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Walk Off The Earth, on of the best bands to viral-invade the YouTube, recently stopped by Hard Rock Cafe Detroit to lay down some sweet jams. Mmmm....sweet jam. In case you don't know who they are, well we'll tell ya. They're a bunch of very talented kids from Burlington, Canada. They got viral-famous very quickly last year with their awesomely awesome five hands-one guitar cover of Goyte's "Somebody That I Used To Know." Really, if you haven't seen the video yet, you must watch it now. Go ahead, we'll wait. Check it out right here. See, what'd we tell ya? Pretty cool. Well, Walk Off The Earth plays original tunes, too. Damn well, at that. In conjunction with The 93.9 The River, Hard Rock hosted a concert by said band, and we just gotta say it was a helluva good time. We just wanted to share some pics and thank Walk Off The Earth for stopping by. You rock!

Posted on September 20, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Yep, you read that right. Dragons. In this case, it was ascendant rock band Imagine Dragons and the staff at the Cafe, as well as lucky-duck guests who stood in line for hours, weren't imagining anything. There was the band, ripping through a set of their songs, all acoustic-like and sounding awesome. We always dig it when a band takes its songs and reworks them, takes the songs and calms them down a bit within the parameters of an acoustic performance. We hate it when bands sound exactly like they do on record. If we wanted to hear that, we'd just listen to the record. That's why this performance rocked. Because Imagine Dragons rocks. Thanks to Hard Rock Cafe Detroit for hosting the show and sending up some pics to share.

Posted on May 21, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Everclear frontman Art Alexakis hit up six (yes six!) Hard Rock Cafes in a week! Art graced the stages of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver and Seattle with an acoustic set that included Everclear's "Everything To Everyone", "Wonderful", "Santa Monica" and of course, "Father of Mine".

While the songs were performed to near perfection, it was the in between banter that Art really showed a side that most fans may not have known was there - a warm and very funny artist that is more than a songwriter with "issues" as he described himself on stage before doing "Father of Mine."  This playfulness was revealed through witty asides with the audience and stories about his daughters and four marriages, but it really was revealed twice during the show when Art brought fans up on stage to help with the background vocals on two songs - one being a group of female fans he brought to  the stage to accompany him on "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom." 

Posted on November 23, 2011 | Tags: ,

Fitz & The Tantrums, one of our favorite new bands anywhere, stopped by Hard Rock Cafe Detroit for an intimate afternoon show hosted by 93.9 The River. We can't say enough about Fitz & The Tantrums, except to say that they put on one of the most amazing, high energy shows you've seen in years (if ever). Their mix of soul, R&B, funk, and rock is not just intoxicating, but is downright addicting. Once you see them, you'll want to see them as much as possible. We just wanted to share a few photos from the HRC Detroit event and this video (just to give you a feel for how amazing they are, even though the video is from a different show).

Big thanks go out to the Fitz & The Tantrums, to 93.9 The River, to the fans who were lucky enough to see such an intimate show, and to HRC Detroit for facilitating the good times. You all rock!

 

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