Get FELT-Emarosa To Play The Loving Touch This Sunday!

Emarosa - November 20th at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI 

Emarosa - November 20th at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI 

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Emarosa (/ɛməˈroʊsə/ em-ə-roh-sə) is an American post-hardcore band from Lexington, Kentucky. Formed in 2006, they released one EP in 2007 titled This Is Your Way Out, and shortly after, the group underwent significant lineup and sound changes, dropping their heavy metal influence and leaning toward a rock inspiration. They will be here this sunday! Come see them!

DOORS|8pm|$15|All Ages

Get FELT-Nashville Pussy to Play The Loving Touch November 25th!

Nashville Pussy is an American rock & roll band from AtlantaGeorgia. Their musical style has been variously described as psychobillySouthern rockhard rock and cowpunk, as well as "sleaze rock". The band's lyrical themes mostly revolve around sex, drugs, drinking, fighting, and rock 'n' roll.

Sex,drugs and rock 'n' roll...don't miss your chance to experience this  classic recipe of success. DOORS 8pm|All Ages|Tickets $15|Support acts:Bison Machine and Boogie Knights.

Nashville Pussy - November 25 at The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI

Nashville Pussy - November 25 at The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI

Get FELT-Goddamn Gallows To Play The Loving Touch This Friday November 18th!

The Goddamn Gallows came from the heart of America's Rust Belt, arising from a night of flophouse violence. Drifting across the states, they cemented their sound in Portland, OR and later in Los Angeles, CA, where they lived in abandoned buildings, squatter camps, storage units and shoebox apartments. In 2007, they left everything behind and spent the next 4 years living out of whatever vehicle would get them to the next town. Building upon their original sound of twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly (Life of Sin 2004 and Gutterbillyblues 2007), they began picking up stray musicians along the way and adding to their sound; washboard, accordion, mandolin and banjo (Ghost of the’ Rails 2009 and 7 Devils 2011) creating a sound referred to as "hobocore", "gypsy-punk" or "americana-punk", while never being stuck in any one sound.

The Goddamn Gallows continue to rapidly grow a devoted following with their volatile and spectacular live shows; a contagious, spontaneous eruption of unpredictability. 

Catch them here on friday! Doors 8pm|Advanced Ticket Price $13| Day Of Ticket Price $15|All Ages

Goddamn Gallows- November 18th at The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI 

Goddamn Gallows- November 18th at The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI 

You FEEL me? Tim Kasher of The Good Life plays The Loving Touch November 13th!

Tim Kasher and The Good Life make their return to The Loving Touch this Sunday, November 13th. You may remember Tim from a little band called Cursive . . . he and The Good Life explore some really, really awesome new territory and have a sound unlike any other. Tim sat down with FELT to answer some quick questions in advance of Sunday's show.

If you could have FELT readers check out one song of yours, what would it be?: "You Wouldn't Care if I Died", the first song I ever wrote at age 14. There is sadly no recording.

Tough question - what is your ultimate favorite album of all time?: Violent Femmes S/T

What is the best show you've ever played, and why?: Hmm... maybe it will occur sometime in the future?

Is there a song that will make you cry, 9 times out of 10, if you let it? : This Woman's Work by Kate Bush

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?: Aren't Bee Gees songs shorter than Eagles songs? So that's why

If you could see one person in the audience when you perform, who would that be? What would they be wearing?: Just Charo wearing her Charo clothes

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

What is your comic relief on the road? A band member, Netflix, prank phone call podcasts, etc?: Roger L Lewis

Tickets are still available for Sunday's show - buy them here!

You FEEL Me? James Linck at The Loving Touch

James Linck is playing The Loving Touch tomorrow at an awesome event called Yup.  Other featured artists are One Be Lo, Nolan the Ninja, Nuntheless, and Dante LaSalle. Make sure to head over to the WAB after the show for an afterparty featuring cheap drinks, great food, and some QT with the performers. James sat down with FELT to answer the most important questions he'll ever face.

If you could have FELT readers check out one song of yours, what would it be?: The Artist

Tough question - what is your ultimate favorite album of all time?: Blonde On Blonde (but skip "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" and start with "Pledging My Time")

What is the best show you've ever played, and why?: I was 8 years old and I played "Jingle Bells" on piano at this charity benefit thing at Cobo Hall. I was really nervous and sweating alot. It made my fingers really slippery on the keys and I messed up a couple times. I'm always a little nervous when I perform but I'll never be as nervous as that.

Is there a song that will make you cry, 9 times out of 10, if you let it? : I basically cry while listening to songs all day so its hard to pick one but I teared up listening to Chance The Rapper's track "Interlude (That's Love)" from off his "Acid Rap" mixtape just today.

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?: I don't know, they're fun. I sing in falsetto alot too.

If you could see one person in the audience when you perform, who would that be? What would they be wearing?: My 10th grade english teacher. I don't even know if he's still around but he always liked my poems. He'd have to be wearing one of the 70's button ups he wore everyday.

Any bands you think people should seek out and pay attention to?: I heard this dude who goes by musclebaby at a show this summer. He had these weirdo songs that were really emotional but pretty funny too. His recordings kinda sound like shit but I'd check him out live if you see the name on a bill.

What is your comic relief on the road? A band member, Netflix, prank phone call podcasts, etc?: We just talk about how terrible the tour is going and laugh about how we're wasting our lives. LOL!

How does THIS make you feel? Wild Nothing TONIGHT at The Loving Touch

Wild Nothing, a.k.a Brooklyn-based musician Jake Tatum, released his debut album Gemini in 2010 to critical acclaim. Five years on, with an equally impressive sophomore release and a series of EPs under his belt, Tatum is pleased to announce his third-studio album and self-proclaimed most “mature and honest” work to date, Life of Pause, which will be released February 19th via Bella Union.

When Jack Tatum began work on Life of Pause he had fascinating ambitions. “I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me,” he says. “I’m terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That reinvention doesn’t need to be drastic, but every new record has to have it’s own identity, and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before.”

Life of Pause is an exquisitely arranged and beautifully recorded collection of songs that marry the immediate with the indefinable. “I allowed myself to go down every route I could imagine even if it ended up not working for me,” he says. “I owe it to myself to take as many risks as possible. Songs are songs and you have to allow yourself to be open to everything.”

Catch Wild Nothing at The Loving Touch TONIGHT! Tickets can still be bought here.

Get Felt - Saddle Creek's The Good Life (feat. Tim Kasher) - Nov. 13th

Omaha, NE’s The Good Life returns this summer with their first album in eight years, Everybody’s Coming Down. Call it a soundtrack to Man’s 21st century existential angst, the album poses cosmic queries, contemplates regrets, questions self-worth, and examines the possibility of living in the moment, when memories are all that we truly take with us. And in some ways, that’s the sweet spot front man and lyricist Tim Kasher inhabits: trying to make sense of this world of ours, and how and why we navigate it the way we do.

Everybody’s Coming Down moves in a new direction musically and, in contrast to The Good Life’s earlier releases, is very much a rock record. It is also the first that truly embodies the band as a whole, more so than any previous album. In blending elements of drummer Roger L. Lewis’s love of classic rock, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Fox’s chaotic approach to melody, Stefanie Drootin-Senseney’s propulsive yet tuneful bass parts, and Kasher’s deft, complementary song writing, the band sparked a vibrant evolution in sound. The gentler, folk-driven pop/rock for which the band is beloved remains (sonic sister album bookends “7 In The Morning” and “Midnight Is Upon Us;” “The Troubadour’s Green Room”), but it is now mixed amongst guitars lines that unspool in a blaze across songs that hit harder and more viscerally (“Everybody,” “Holy Shit”), as well as moments of distorted psychedelia and moody ambience (“Flotsam Locked Into A Groove,” “Diving Bell,” “How Small We Are”).

WSG: Jake Bellows & Oquoa
Sunday, November 13, 8pm, All Ages, $12 Adv./ $14 Day of

 

 

 

Get FELT-Hiss Golden Messenger Tonight 11-7-16

The band was formed by MC Taylor and Scott Hirsch in 2007, after their relocation in North Carolina. Both Taylor and Hirsch were the members of the hardcore punk band Ex-Ignota and San Francisco-based indie rockband The Court & Spark, whose dissolution led to the formation of the band.The band's early recordings were released through Taylor's own recording label, "Heaven & Earth Magic Recording Company."

The band's debut album, Country Hai East Cotton, was released in 2009 via Taylor's label in a limited edition of 500. This was followed by their international debut album, Bad Debt, in 2010, released via Black Maps. The band's third album, Poor Moon, was released in 2012 via North Carolina-based "Paradise of Bachelors", and received positive reviews.The band's fourth album, Haw, was released on April 2, 2013.

Hiss Golden Messenger was signed to Merge in April 2014 and released their fifth album and Merge label debut, Lateness of Dancers on September 9, 2014.

The band's music contains elements from various musical genres, such as folk, country, dub, country soul, rhythm and blues, bluegrass, jazz, funk, swamp pop, gospel, blues, and rock. The band's style was also described as "alternative country" and "country rock." The band's main influences include the Beatles, The Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield. The band has been compared to Will Oldham and Bill Callahan.

The night is young! Come listen to the beauty that is HIss Golden Messenger. Doors 8pm|Cover$15|All Ages

 

GET FELT - Wild Nothing & Small Black This Thursday 11/10

Wild Nothing: When Jack Tatum began work on Life of Pause, his third full-length to date, he had lofty ambitions: Don’t just write another album; create another world. One with enough detail and texture and dimension that a listener could step inside, explore, and inhabit it as they see fit. “I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me,” he says. “I’m terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That reinvention doesn’t need to be drastic, but every new record has to have its own identity, and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before.”  WSG: Small Black

Thursday, Nov. 10th | Doors 8pm | All Ages

You FEEL me? Murder By Death's Adam Turla Tells You How He Feels on FELT Interview Series

Here at The Loving Touch we've created a fun little interview for the artists that we have coming in to play. Here Murder By Death's Adam Turla gives you his answers to the interview! Thanks Adam! Don't Forget to come see Murder By Death Play here on Friday November 4th!

If you could have FELT readers check out one song of yours, what would it be?: Hhmmmm Comin' Home or Oh To Be An Animal or Shiola

Tough question - what is your ultimate favorite album of all time?: Rise and fall of Ziggy stardust by Bowie

What is the best show you've ever played, and why?: Played a great show in Mccarthy, Alaska population 20, and 150 people showed up and partied with us in a little bar. WE had to ride a military truck loaded with our gear across a river to get to the town, then went ice climbing on a glacier the next day.

Is there a song that will make you cry, 9 times out of 10, if you let it? : Fairytale of New York by the Pogues makes me so sad/happy at the same time

If you had a song that just didn't want to be finished, which group would you call in to wrap that sucker up? : Any other band ever.

why?: I'd get someone with a darker edge. I respond more to artists who push boundaries rather than just fit in

If you could see one person in the audience when you perform, who would that be? What would they be wearing?:Prince, wearing David Bowie's italian opera clown outfit

Any bands you think people should seek out and pay attention to?: Twin Limb WHO IS PLAYING OUR SHOW THIS FRIDAY

What is your comic relief on the road? A band member, Netflix, prank phone call podcasts, etc?: Patton Oswalt routines on the van stereo keep us sane

Get FELT-The Hangrenades to Perform at Album Release Party Saturday November 5th!

"It’s no easy task for a band to progress their sound while retaining the distinctive elements honed in their early years. But Detroit’s the HandGrenades have pulled off this feat with aplomb, undergoing an evolution in both their physical makeup and sonic composition since forming in 2008. With 2011’s debut EP Three Cheers For the Wonder Years, the group established their trademark Beatlesesque melodies and three-part vocal harmonies, served with some garage rock edge and a bit of Motown flavor thrown in for good measure. The paradigm continued in a more refined manner with 2012’s full-length The Morning After, singer-songwriters Nick Chevillet and Andrew Pawelski (also on guitar and bass, respectively) alternating and merging vocals, Tom Pawelski on second guitar and vocals, and Joby Kaslowski manning the drum kit. Two years on, Jesse Shepherd-Bates stepped in when Tom moved on and Joel Sanders joined to add keys to the mix. With 2014’s Zach Shipps-produced 52 EP, the newly configured quintet’s guitar-driven structures surge with galvanizing immediacy while displayingsome more some ethereal, experimental tones. Their latest video — for 52’s closing track, “Wrapped in Plastic” —premiered on PopMatters and the group is eying a sophomore LP on the horizon. In the meantime, catch them live to be privy to one of the mitten state’s most energetic group of ruffians." - Cole Waterman  

This should be a blast! Come see these guys do their thing! New album will rule you!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th|DOORS 8PM|COVER $5|ALL AGES

 

Get Felt- Halloween Scream at The Loving Touch Tonight October 29th!

Didn't get your fix of awesome local bands playing some of your favorites this halloween season? If you still have some juice left after this year's Creapy Cheapy Halloween party last night make it your mission to come to the Loving Touch tonight! We have five bands and several artists on this one to make your halloweenish night a great one. DOORS 8pm|$10 COVER|ALL AGES

Get FELT- Randy and Lahey No Pants Unpissed U.S. Tour Here at The Loving Touch November 3rd!

Randy and Lahey are on vacation from the peaceful Sunnyvale Trailer Park and are pissing their pants all over the country! Come slug some drinks and get ripped with the mighty Duo on November 3rd here at The Loving Touch!

The Randy and Lahey show is a silly, sexist, drunken hour and a half of songs and skits, audience participation, profanity, Shakespeare, and general hilarity. Over the past eight years it has developed into the fastest moving two man show in the known universe.

From Newfoundland to Vancouver Island several hundred thousand people have thrilled to Randy and Lahey's shennanigins. It's a constantly moving showcase of two television icons who pull no punches when battering the audience with "Batman and Robin" or "The Shit Rap." The innocent honesty of an out- of-control drunken ex-cop Trailer Park Supervisor and his side-kick Randybobandy the cheeseburger eating ex male prostitute, weekend Trailer Park Supervisor is pants pissing humor at its warmest.

The show itself is roughly based on the T.V. series and movies, but being live, necessitates a different format and different is the operative word here. There is nothing like it anywhere. Shit talk and poetry; sodomy and sweet talk all thrown together with music and mayhem. What more could a room full of fun seekers want.

 Randy and Lahey | Doors 8pm | All Ages | $25

Get FELT-Teenage Fanclub to play The Loving Touch This Tuesday October 25th!

Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish  band formed in Bellshill in 1989.The band comprises Norman Blake (vocals, guitar), Raymond McGinley (vocals, lead guitar), Gerard Love (vocals, bass), Francis MacDonald (drums) and Dave McGowan (keyboards), with songwriting duties shared equally among Blake, McGinley and Love. In concert, the band usually alternate among the three songwriters (who all sing lead vocals on their own songs) giving equal playing time to each one's songs.

Although often pegged as alternative rock, the group have incorporated a wide variety of elements from various music styles in their songs.  WSG: Sam Evian | Doors 8pm | All Ages |$22

Get FELT - Frankie Cosmos

Greta Kline’s musical output as Frankie Cosmos exemplifies the generation of musicians born out of online self-releasing. Kline initially built a reputation with her prolific catalog of bedroom recordings and as a performer and advocate of New York’s All Ages DIY scene. The beauty in Kline’s writing does not lie within immense statements and large gestures, but instead can be found in her ability to examine situations and relationships with heartbreaking sincerity. In 2014 Kline released her first studio album, Zentropy. Within months of its release, Zentropy became one of the most critically acclaimed independent albums of the year and was named New York Magazine’s #1 Pop album of 2014.

In 2015 Kline signed to Bayonet Records, immediately releasing an EP where she experimented with writing in an electronic setting. The EP Fit Me In was well received and garnered a Best New Track from Pitchfork. Kline then began recording her next album appropriately titled, Next Thing. Like Zentropy, Kline approached Next Thing by fleshing out several old home recordings, and by writing half of the album from scratch. Next Thing explores new emotional and instrumental territory for Kline, and is slated for release April 1st on Bayonet Records. WSG: Big Thief & Stef Chura | Doors 8pm | All Ages | $13 Adv./ $15 Day of