City Slang: The Blueflowers and Ryan Dillaha to play Trinity House



Local bands The Blueflowers and Ryan Dillaha will play a show together at the Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday June 14.

Tickets are $15, or $12 for Trinity House subscribers. It’s an alcohol-free show that kicks off at 8 p.m., and it’s all ages.

Blueflowers singer Kate Hinote told us that the band will “be playing a bit mellower set and it's an intimate room.”

We wrote about the Blueflowers for a 2012 feature. “When asked what movie best fits the mood and style of the Blueflowers, it's telling that Hamera picks any number of David Lynch films, while Hinote goes for Blazing Saddles. Musically, Hamera is pretty much on the mark. Listen to "Surrender" from the new Stealing the Moon album, and you can easily imagine it fitting into Twin Peaks or Blue Velvet — some mad bastard directing a dimly lit band in a deserted nightclub. Sit them in a room and have a conversation though, and you might as well be around a campfire, farting with a bunch of cowboys. They laugh and talk over each other, they play off of each other, and it usually builds to the point where there is so much noise that Hinote, taking the mama role again, throws a few stern glances around. It's really fucking bizarre to see, yet — for these guys — it works.”

We spoke to Dillaha in January of this year.

Should be a cool, mellow show.

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