This show was actually over a month and a half ago, but better late
than never I suppose! The Lager House traded over their event room for a
tent in the parking lot September 27th and 28th.
It may sound strange, but it worked out perfectly, and it was definitely
a night to remember. Opening up the night were Nashville based
rockers, Natural Child. They zoomed through a quick set of covers, and a
TON of jams from their new albums For The Love Of The Game, and Hard In Heaven.
(Both came out this year, and both really rule). I didn’t catch much
of TYVEK’s set, because I was inside eating cheese fries and talking
music with Natty Child, but there were a couple of songs they played
that I remembered from their Live At Third Man Records album,
which was pure genius. About 15 minutes after they wrapped up, a tall
slender man hopped on stage. I didn’t know who he was prior to this
show, but now I realize I should’ve been listening to him for a long
time. Mr. Davis ran through a great set of tunes that all had a story
behind them. Of particular interest was W.C.T.P., which evolved from a tender ballad to a Shout like sing-along. Plus, his guitar player looks a lot like Tim Curry,
just an observation. I hadn’t seen the Detroit Cobras’ before, but I was
always a big fan. Rachel Nagy has one of the most powerful voices in
Detroit, and Mary Cobra’s guitar licks are tasty. They went through,
hit after hit. Some highlights were Hey Sailor, Cha Cha Twist, and Cry
On. Thanks to PJ and the Lager House for getting this together, I look
forward to next year’s.
-Originally Published on the Metro Times Blogs on November 25th 2012.