Thursday, March 08, 2007

Detroit has been in quite a funk the past few months, but as of last night's Metro Times Blowout launch party, it seems the winter blahs are melting away as the creatures of the night crawl out of hibernation. This was my first year not playing the Blowout with Dorkwave, and to my surprise, I really enjoyed just kicking back, being a spectator and talking with friends I'd hardly seen since the frost set in. The guys played an excellent, rocking set.

The highlight of the evening of course was ADULT.'s very first live show in support of the new album Why Bother?. If there is one thing consistent about ADULT., it is that they constantly challenge their audiences, and last night's performance was no exception. In a time when others are rehashing trends that kinda sucked the first time around (I'm looking at you, "new rave,") Detroit's darkest duo push full speed forward into uncomfortable new territories. Notions of what rock, techno, goth, electro-punk or even ADULT. are supposed to be are out the window. The new material, especially presented live, is by far the most developed, original and polarizing yet. It's the kind of brash yet precise "newness" that makes Detroit unique, and hopefully will be the shock to the system needed to set the tone for an exciting year.

Here is a video clip of "I Feel Worse When I'm With You."
It's really dark and shaky, but the sound is good.

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