You have a lot of options on Thanksgiving Eve...as you often do...in terms of choosing which venue's line-up to soundtrack, for you, what is quite often the busiest bar night of the calendar year...
...but only one venue provides you two album releases from respective outfits: Six & The Sevens and Blaire Alise & The Bombshells - and that's the Cadieux Cafe, over in Grosse Pointe.
Six and The Sevens, a boogie-inclined rock outfit with ears for insistent, soulful brass, bluesy progressions and strutting Brit-pop, are celebrating their 2nd album Not What Ships Are For... Alise, meanwhile, affects early 60's garage-shake-ups and indelible, hand-clappable brill-building pop - and, with the Bombshells, this 16-year-old singer/songwriter offers Thanksgiving showgoers Run & Hide.
Sevens are that sweat-beaded, rambunctious rock fit for a barroom, a basement, a backyard barbecue or any other kind of boisterous bout; lead single "Round and Round" is a bob-and-weaver, with whirling organs and taut riffs under impish, instigative vocals... Kinda a c'mon-let's-get-it-going kinda vibe; guitar-centric trad-rock styles sauced-up with a carefree, pop-inclined shimmy.
Watch: Six and the Sevens - "Round and Round"
Bombshells are comparable spinning-top-pops with their skittering guitars, warm harmonies in the sunny-splendor of major keys, unabashedly embraced here for the sake of a wholesomely, cynicism-defying good time - that kinda lose-yourself time ...where, before the song is over, you already know the chorus, and by the time the bridge surfs by, you're ready to sing-along to the live renditions.
November 27th - @ Cadieux Cafe
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.