You FEEL me? Battersby Takes Bronze Tells You How They Feel on FELT Interview Series

If you could have FELT readers check out one song of yours, what would it be?: Pill Song - Here we are playing it live at Whateverfest 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIgoAeOfFpU Tough question - what is your ultimate favorite album of all time?: After many drunken disagreements collectively it is Dark Side of the Moon. Many many high school memories tied to discovering pink floyd and other substances. What is the best show you've ever played, and why?: Last time at the Loving Touch with Aviva, or a Thursday night show at Old Miami. That's basically our second practice space. Is there a song that will make you cry, 9 times out of 10, if you let it? : Scott says it's anything off of Lonesome Crowded West If you had a song that just didn't want to be finished, which group would you call in to wrap that sucker up - The Bee Gees or The Eagles? : The Bee Gees why?: To get funky, not even a competition. If we had a song half as good as "How Deep Is Your Love" or "Nights on Broadway" we would be happy. If you could see one person in the audience when you perform, who would that be? What would they be wearing?: Brandon, Scott's cat. His smooth skin. Any bands you think people should seek out and pay attention to?: Us :) What is your comic relief on the road? A band member, Netflix, prank phone call podcasts, etc?: Hopefully we hit the road soon! For now we stick to Detroit, Hamtramck, and Ferndale

If you could have FELT readers check out one song of yours, what would it be?: Pill Song - Here we are playing it live at Whateverfest 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIgoAeOfFpU

Tough question - what is your ultimate favorite album of all time?: After many drunken disagreements collectively it is Dark Side of the Moon. Many many high school memories tied to discovering pink floyd and other substances.

What is the best show you've ever played, and why?: Last time at the Loving Touch with Aviva, or a Thursday night show at Old Miami. That's basically our second practice space.

Is there a song that will make you cry, 9 times out of 10, if you let it? : Scott says it's anything off of Lonesome Crowded West

If you had a song that just didn't want to be finished, which group would you call in to wrap that sucker up - The Bee Gees or The Eagles? : The Bee Gees

why?: To get funky, not even a competition. If we had a song half as good as "How Deep Is Your Love" or "Nights on Broadway" we would be happy.

If you could see one person in the audience when you perform, who would that be? What would they be wearing?: Brandon, Scott's cat. His smooth skin.

Any bands you think people should seek out and pay attention to?: Us :)

What is your comic relief on the road? A band member, Netflix, prank phone call podcasts, etc?: Hopefully we hit the road soon! For now we stick to Detroit, Hamtramck, and Ferndale

Get FELT-(m)(a)(e) To Play The Loving Touch March 8th!

Seems like Virginia has pumped out quete a few amazing bands over the years and (m)(a)(e) is no exception. They mix melody and all the thoughtfulness of great songwriters into a great blend of unique rock. Tickets are going fast for this one but you still have a chance to get them in advance.

Don't forget to take advantage of our early will call check in right next door at the WAB an hour before doors. You'll avoid a long line in the cold and you can eat some of the delicious food or drink some of the outstanding beers brewed right in the house!

ADV TICKETS|$20|DAY OF|$23|DOORS|8pm|ALL AGES|

You FEEL me? Save Ferris' Monique Powell Tells You How She Feels on FELT Interview Series

If you could have FELT readers check out one song of yours, what would it be?: My new song "New Sound"

Tough question - what is your ultimate favorite album of all time?: Refused: Shape of Punk to Come

What is the best show you've ever played, and why?: 72,000+ people at the Vive Latino festival in Mexico city, 2001. Playing for that many people as they were not just crowd surfing but literally walking across people's heads, bonfires, and people being tossed up into the air 4 stories from a trampoline style blanket controlled by 50 people. I got just as much entertainment as they did. It was a really neat spectacle.

Is there a song that will make you cry, 9 times out of 10, if you let it? : "I will always love you" but ONLY the Dolly Parton version. It was the song my dad and I danced to at my wedding.

If you had a song that just didn't want to be finished, which group would you call in to wrap that sucker up - The Bee Gees or The Eagles? : The Eagles

why?: there are a lot of terrible bands out there...."any band ever" is just like....setting me up for potential disaster of epic proportions

If you could see one person in the audience when you perform, who would that be? What would they be wearing?: Not sure of the question so I'll do my best. If the question is, in general who do i see in the audience? Usually the tallest person that isn't moving. If i could see anyone in my audience if i could choose it would be my dad. He just passed away. He'd be wearing an XL Save Ferris shirt :)

Any bands you think people should seek out and pay attention to?: Not sure of anything current, but if I were telling young people how to fill their vinyl collection, I'd insist on a bunch of Clash.

What is your comic relief on the road? A band member, Netflix, prank phone call podcasts, etc?: Alex Mathias. Our Irish Sax player. He's a good sport, god bless him.

 

Get FELT-Bowie Night II Tomorrow!

 A year after one of the greatest events we've ever seen at The Loving Touch, we are once again throwing a party in honor of The Thin White Duke. Several local artists will be paying tribute to David Bowie with covers of his songs. This is a FREE event, and all are encouraged to come rock out to Bowie all night. As always, there will be a 100% Bowie playlist blasting between each act's cover sets.

Featured artists include:
Yorg Stormrunner
Eleanora
Honeybabe
Boys
After Dark Amusement Park
White Bee
Motor City Socialites
. . . . and more!

Doors are at 7pm. See you there!

Get FELT- Great Good Fine OK Come to The Loving Touch January 10th!

Great Good Fine OK is an American synthpop duo, based in New York City, United States. The band was founded by Jon Sandler and Luke Moellman. Both grew up in Upstate New York. Jon from Niskayuna, Luke from Saratoga Springs, but only met when living around the corner from each other in Brooklyn, NY. In 2013 the duo released the song "You're The One For Me." Its overwhelming online popularity resulted in the song reaching #1 on Hype Machine twice in one month. Soon after their first seven shows at SXSW in the spring of 2013, the band signed with Neon Gold Records/Epic Records and Transgressive Records/Warner/Chappell Music publishing.

DOORS|8pm|COVER|$12|ALL AGES

Get FELT- Mariachi Meets Punk With Pancho Villa's Skull Live January 5th

What do you get when you cross traditional Mariachi music with Punk rock snarl and attitude?
The answer: Pancho Villa’s Skull. Pancho Villa’s Skull was started by Tino Ybarra in 2011. While growing up in Pontiac, Michigan, Tino developed a love from Mariachi music through his grandfather on his mother’s side who, sang and played trumpet. He also, spent time in south Texas with his paternal grandfather who took him across the border to Mexico from time to time so, he could know where he came from. As, he got older he started playing in punk and ska bands around Detroit yet, he wanted to feel more connected to his roots. Inspired by bands like Gogol Bordello and The Pogues, both of whom looked into their own pasts to create something new, he decided to create what he calls Mariachi punk and started Pancho Villa’s Skull. At the beginning of 2016 his brother Rolando Ybarra joined the band to play percussion and added to the sound heavily. Making the sound bigger but, maintaining a stripped down feel. 2016 is what they are calling their “Pata de Perro” year because, they have been all over the east coast, and the Midwest! So, ponganse trucha compas! They are probably hitting your town next!! DOORS|8pm|COVER|$5|ALL AGES

 

Get FELT- The Strangers To Play The Loving Touch Thursday December 29th

Hailing from Royal Oak Michigan The Strangers(Not to be confused with Merle Haggard's Band)are bringing their music here to The Loving Touch on December 29th. The band draws influence from bands and artists such as U2, Ryan Adams, Pixies, Tom Petty, Velvet Underground, Ours, Smiths, Jane's Addiction, Avett Brothers, Band of Horses. DOORS|8pm|COVER|$10|ALL AGES

Get FELT-Downtown Brown Return To The Loving Touch On December 23rd!

Exploding from (the suburbs of) Detroit rock city in 2001, and venturing to the absolute bottom of the rabbit hole by 2015, Downtown Brown (DTB) has carved a unique saga over their 14-year existence. Jamming a mutant style that splices together punk, funk, metal, rock, and hip-hop, DTB is a band impossible to categorize. People tend to either love them, hate them, or are just generally puzzled by their often politically incorrect, outrageous, satiric lyrics coupled with genre-hopping technical skill. COME SEE DOWNTOWN BROWN PLAY THIS FRIDAY! DOORS|8pm|ADV TICKETS|$10|DAY OF TICKETS|$12|ALL AGES

Get FELT-Tahnz and The Filthy Animals To Play The Loving Touch December 16th!

Tahnz and the Filthy Animals was forged from the clandestine music scene of Detroit, MI in 2015. Powered by gorgon venom and caffeine drips,TAFA has managed to produce an eccentric and profound musical style. Their ambient rhythms, dynamic instrumentation and soulful vocals come together to create a harmonic experience, and represent the diverse backgrounds of each member. It's not too late to catch the show! Doors|8pm|Cover|$5|All Ages    

Tahnz and the Filthy Animals was forged from the clandestine music scene of Detroit, MI in 2015. Powered by gorgon venom and caffeine drips,TAFA has managed to produce an eccentric and profound musical style. Their ambient rhythms, dynamic instrumentation and soulful vocals come together to create a harmonic experience, and represent the diverse backgrounds of each member. It's not too late to catch the show! Doors|8pm|Cover|$5|All Ages

 

 

Get FELT- Zander Michigan Returns to The Loving Touch November 26th!

Zander Michigan is a folk/Americana singer/songwriter from Detroit, MI. He plays the guitar, the harmonica, and sometimes even plays the fool. His Bob Dylan style vocals, heavy strum, and cheeky lyrics make him a classic sounding musician in an age of futuristic banter. CW50 Detroit recently added Zander Michigan to a local music playlist saying, "American folk at its finest. Zander brings us the traditional bluesy folk that we’re all so familiar with." 

Cover:$10|Doors:8pm|All Ages

Cover:$10|Doors:8pm|All Ages