A double bill of new songwriter band music
Here are two bands that offer original music with a rock sound. Known for their progressive songwriting and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & The Humble began in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full-length, "Curse the Weather, the band started to hit the road. They've played shows throughout the country, including those at summer festivals such as Firefly. The band's 2016 sophomore release, "Act Accordingly," was a short and sweet embodiment of the band's natural progression, and they're coming to Michigan with a new release on the way. Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around the songwriting of singer/guitarist Shadwick Wilde, who originally formed the group with the idea of playing only one show—the CD release of his solo effort, "Unforgivable Things," in 2010. The group’s debut, I Am the Morning, followed in 2013. Quiet Hollers signed with the indie label SonaBLAST! for their third album, "Amen Breaks." The album draws parallels between the modern entertainment landscape and the cultural crossover of the 1970s– another decade marred by division, political corruption, and terrorist bombs. Their shape-shifting palate makes use of orchestral strings and brass, vintage drum-machines and samples (including the Amen Break, the most sampled piece of music in history). "Amen Breaks" explores themes of spirituality, sexuality, and mental illness.