I met up with Amir Husak, Michael Ventimiglia and Jeremy Stork on a late Spring's day - just about six years ago, exactly - sharing pints in the afternoon sun at the W.A.B. and talking about Iggy Pop and zealous monks and how no one in Bosnia knows what-the-hell-a-trapper-keeper-is-...!?
They, as the band--Hairshirt,- were there that day to be interviewed by me (that moment in time being my second full year in music-writing and probably only my 13th interview ever) to discuss their (new) EP Lover Politician.
I seemed to have lost the article. It might be on some decommissioned desktop, some old dusky dinosaur of a computer box shunted away into my basement. (Maybe folded in with my own trapper keepers)... So much for the words I wrote... (And much of their surviving MP3-streams from previous blog write-ups are now broken links)...
To make this long story shorter, this band hasn't played a show together in five years. It's a re-boot, a reunion, whatever you wanna call it...
(Photo: Shauna Ruttan)The Detroit-band (which reveled in a surfy-splashed new-wave groove shimmying, in subtle danceability, through the pirouetted hallway between shambling C-86 trips and gnarly neon post-punk), came about (02-07) during an interesting time in local music - not quite out of the Garage but not yet completely off the driveway's curb, not yet onto in gear to roll down its current smorgasbord boulevard.
Rogue Satellites,who seem to subtly get better from stream-to-lo-fi-grooving-stream, are opening things up, June 23rd @ The Old
Pre-epilogue: Soundman Brian Spencer flipped through the SPIN as it sat out in the open on my Java Hutt table...two minutes later he finally realized it's age. "What gave it away was all the advertisements with cathode-ray tube televisions..." Otherwise, he opined, it still just flipped by like the same old stuff... Surreal!
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