Jul 162011

Panic on the Streets of Ferndale! The Smiths United with special guest FUR, Telecollision, and DJ's Mikey and Zumby from Strangeways Radio all in one place at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI.

Another great show from The Smiths United as I do photography for them the shows keep growing. Chris the lead singer of The Smiths United mentioned that it has been one year for the group and they made it to The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI as a headliner. Now they are setting the bar higher and stronger for their second year and from the showing of the crowd they are on their way.

Strangeways Radio has been teaming up with The Smiths United for most shows. Take the time to take a look at their Facebook page. Don't forget to jump over to the website as well for much more http://www.strangewaysradio.com.

The opening bands also added to the great night starting off with Telecollision as they played the crowd began to grow then FUR went on The Magic Bag was filling up as more people make their way to the front. Then The Smiths United took to the stage which brought everyone to the front of the stage.

Well here are some photos from the night more to come later. I hope they inspire you to go take a look at the site of The Smiths United, FUR, Telecollision, And Strangeways Radio. Go find a date for a show all three bands are worth cheeking out. I know I will be seeing more of all three bands see you there.

May 202011

URGH! A Music War Screening with The Smiths United and Strangeways Raidio @The Park Bar Detroit

This night was put together for the future filming of URGH! A Detroit Music War that will take place Saturday, June 11 at 6:00pm - June 12 at 2:30am @ The Lager Haus. Eighteen Detroit bands captured and filmed back to back to back in multi-camera HD/16mm/Super 8 by a team of Detroit artists directed by acclaimed experimental filmmaker, Brandon Walley. Vid phone footage encouraged also with various takes to be used throughout the feature length DVD. Take the time to check out the event posted here URGH! A Detroit Music War The Park Bar Detroit located at 2040 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 Urgh! A Music War is a British film released in 1982 featuring performances by punk rock, New Wave, and post-punk acts, filmed in 1980. Among the artists featured in the movie are Magazine, The Go-Go's, The Fleshtones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, XTC, Devo, The Cramps, Oingo Boingo, Dead Kennedys, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Wall of Voodoo, Pere Ubu, Steel Pulse, Surf Punks, 999, UB40, Echo & the Bunnymen and The Police. These were many of the most popular groups on the New Wave scene; in keeping with the spirit of the scene, the film also features several less famous acts, and one completely obscure group, Invisible Sex, in what appears to be their single public outing. The Smiths United is a tribute band formed of 5 loyal Smiths/Morrissey fans. They are dedicated musicians that do their best to re-produce the early alternative sound of Manchester's finest, The Smiths and Morrissey. Strangeways Radio is a 24/7 streaming internet radio station designed to provide the best blend of Brit-Pop, Trip-Hop, Shoegaze, Indie, Dreampop, Electronica and Alternative Classics. I linked the names above to there Facebook pages so you can go like and gather more information on your own. So now that I have posted credit to all that took the time to put the night together here are some Photos of The Smiths United.  
May 072011

Basement Production

Basement Production is a group of four guys that cover all the timeless greats playing Classic Rock to Modern Alt. Rock with some funk, R&B, and Blues mixed in. You have Tim Kelly (Lead Singer), Kevin Kelly (Bass Guitar), Jason Cusic (Drums), and Tom Scarcella (Guitar) all band members also take part as back up singers. Check out there Fan Page on Facebook Basement Production and become a fan so you can receive updates on when they play near you. This is a band for all to see for a great time out dancing or just sitting back soaking up some suds. This night they played for a packed house at Mr. B's in Troy. Enjoy the photos.  
Apr 102011
The Smiths UnitedThe Smiths United is a tribute band from the Detroit, Mi area formed of 5 loyal fans of the Smiths and Morrissey’s solo musical carrier. Christopher George (Morrissey), Jonny Epstein (Marr), Brandon Fireman (Rourke), Gordon Elwart (Joyce), and Paul Epstein (keybord). The five of them are dedicated to do their best to re-produce the early alternative sounds of  The Smiths and Morrissey’s solo carrier. You can find out more about The Smiths United from their Facebook page just click on The Smiths United.   Now that I gave you a brief summery of The Smiths United I hope you enjoy the photos that I have here on my site.