Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shows- Saturday At The Hangout-The Story Of My First Blowout w/ Kim Fowley and Dan Auerbach

It was excruciatingly hard getting into bars at 9 o' clock and convincing others that I am a Metro Times writer (he's 13 years old, came in with his old man! -- ed.) but it all paid off. After a quick filling of Crepes at Polish Village Cafe I headed upstairs to catch the beginning of Greater Alexander, a twangy folk project which showed that the Blowout isn't all Rock 'n' Roll. Sadly, leaving that behind *sob* was a hard decision, but in the end it was worth it for what came next. I caught the wonderfully spunky Amy Gore And Her Valentines, a power pop quartet whose main goal is being loud. (In a good way!) The After Dark Amusement Park were especially great live, featuring Greg Beyer (Ty Stone & The Truth) and Troy Gregory (The Witches, Dirtbombs). They busted out a killer mamma jamma set of songs (that phrase was embarrassing. Bear with me ...). Then, checked out Kim Fowley's Psychedelic Dogs back at the PNA, where I stayed for the rest of the night. I met Kim two days earlier when he spoke at the School Of Rock. He told me to write a book and become the next Cameron Crowe.

With the one and only Kim Vincent Fowley

 I caught a bit of The Dirtbombs set, but by then, my eyes were practically falling out. I can't wait for next year's Blowout, and hope it's as good as this. Until next time~JK

"No fanboys here!" Dan Auerbach (right) and  Koral mix it up.
-Originally published in the Detroit Metro Times Blogs on March 5th, 2012
Link- http://blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/2012/03/teen-a-ramasaturday-at-the-hangout-the-story-of-my-first-blowout/