Showing posts with label Passalacqua. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Passalacqua. Show all posts

Monday, January 25, 2021

Passalacqua is Back With a New Self Titled LP! (Video Interview)

It's been a while (10 years) since Passalacqua dropped their first EP Zebehazy Summer, but they are back with a new self titled full length album!

We had the honor of chatting with Brent (The Blaksmith) and Bryan (Mister), check out what they had to say:

Here are links to everything we mentioned in the chat:

Passalacqua Limited Edition Merch

Passalacqua Instagram

Brent Instagram

Bryan Instagram 

Living Art Detroit 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Win Tickets to See Nigel & The Dropout wsg Passalacqua and More!

Last weekend Fusion Shows celebrated their 8th birthday, but this weekend it's back to business as usual. Fortunately for all of us, they are in the business of bring great bands together to create magical musical experiences. This Friday. February 15th Nigel and the Dropout will be performing alongside Passalacqua, Eddie Logix, and Racehorses Are Resources. Tickets for the show are already on sale for $10 in advance and you can purchase them here.

This performance won't be the first time that Nigel & The Dropout and Passalacqua have teamed up. They recently recorded a track together called "Rearrange". The track is premiering today in preparation for the show, you can check it out here. They will perform the new track on the stage Friday night and we have one pair of tickets to give away to the show. I don't know about you, but I'm digging the sweet, sweet sax on that one, I'd like to see it performed live.

If you would like to enter to attend the show for FREE, please email your full name to We will draw a winner this Friday and email that winner details on how to claim their prize.

Doors for the show open at 8 p.m., tickets are $12 at the door.


Friday, January 2, 2015

B One Ballroom Grand Opening Party

A new venue is about to open its doors in Keego Harbor, Michigan. We know what you are thinking, it's the same thing that we were thinking, "where the hell is Keego Harbor?" Turns out that Keego Harbor is a small town south west of Pontiac, in fact it is only a 35 minute drive from the city of Detroit. It is the new home of the B One Ballroom, which will be opening up its doors for the first time this Friday, January 2nd.

The opening party will feature music from Passalaqua, Doc Waffles, Eddie Logix, Ed Words, Feral Ground, KID Smitty, Yunior, Alec Moore, Jus Ra, WAV and more. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on the red carpet at 7 p.m. and music will start promptly at 8. The first ten people in line at the door get ten guest list spots, good for any event at the B One Ballroom. The next twenty people in line get five guest list spots for any future event. 21+ are welcome and B One is located at 1967 Cass Lake Rd., Keego Harbor, MI.  


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dally in the Alley 2014

There are so many festivals towards the end of the summer in Detroit, each fest features music, food, and some sort of outdoor fun. This weekend Dally in the Alley will be held for the 37th time in the city of Detroit.

Dally is a free festival located on Second street in Downtown Detroit. The city closes off a few streets and fills them with stages, food, and vendors. They invite everyone to come out and celebrate the end of summer for FREE. The fun starts this Saturday, September 6th at 11 a.m. and goes until 11 p.m. This year the event will feature four stages with a huge musical lineup including:

*** 2014 MUSIC LINEUP ***

12:30 - case managerz
1:30 - Behind The Times
2:30 - Ancient Language
3:30 - Erno The Inferno presents Lisa Stocking
4:30 - Sheefy McFly
5:30 - Lac La Belle
6:30 - Radio Burns
7:30 - Gabriel Brass Band
8:30 - Bill Grogan's Goat
9:30 - Passalacqua
10:30 - Brinae Ali

Noon - The Solar System
1:00 - GOSH PITH
2:00 - The Vonneguts
3:00 - Moon Lake
4:00 - Carjack.
5:00 - Growwing Pains
6:00 - the anonymous
7:00 - My Pal Val
8:00 - Jimmy Ohio & The Ultimate Lovers
9:00 - Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
10:00 - Prude Boys

12:15 - Dear Darkness
1:15 - Trophies
2:15 - Real Ghosts
3:15 - The Webbs
4:15 - TART
5:15 - Spaceband
6:15 - Odd Hours
7:15 - Double Winter
8:15 - DUANE the brand new dog
9:15 - PALACES
10:15 - Pink Lightning

Noon - .kite
12:45 - Sherburt (DJ)
1:45 - Andre Royster DJ)
2:45 - Detroit Edison (DJ)
3:30 - OktoRed (DJ)
4:15 - Jace (DJ)
5:15 - MeansandEnds
6:00 - SECRETS
6:45 - Midnight Jackers
7:45 - Dru Ruiz
8:45 - K-HAND

This year the festival will feature food from Peoples Pierogi Collective, Jacques' Tacos, Amicci's Pizza, Treat Dreams, Mario's Italian Restaurant, Union Street Detroit, Crushed Healthy Smoothies and Slows To Go.

For more information about the festival follow Dally on Facebook here.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Passalacqua Presents ‘The Baptism’ a short film created by The Right Brothers Featuring SYBLYNG & Hygienic Dress League

Passalacqua, The Right Brother, and Syblyng (a.k.a. Jax and Seth from Flint Eastwood) are three groups of people that have been blowing my mind lately. They are some of the most talented, creative, passionate, and hardworking people that I have ever met. They are reinventing how I think about music, art, community, and Detroit.

They released a new video this week for the song "Baptism" off of Passalaqua's upcoming album Church. The video was shot here in Detroit and features real live footage of the water protest that took place in the city on July 10th. The video is very powerful for so many reason. You have to see it for yourself to understand what I mean.

The punk rocker and activist in me almost cried when I finally watched the finished product. I don't want to comment on the video too much because I think that it is one of those pieces of art that we all need to interpret for ourselves. Kudos to everyone who worked on this project, you are the future of music, art, and Detroit.

If you liked what you saw, you should check out a few other videos that The Right Brothers put out this year, including "Get This Money" by my favorite artist James Linck and "Lights On Rider Anthem" featuring Doc Waffles, Eddie Logix, James and more. That song gets stuck in my head for days every time I hear it.  


Friday, August 1, 2014

Art is Taking Over the Sidewalks of Detroit

This Saturday, August 2nd the streets of Detroit will be filled with performing artists of all types. It is the 2nd Annual Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts and it is happening from 3 p.m. until about 9 p.m.

The festival is held in the Redford and Brightmoor Neighborhoods of Detroit, on the west side of the city. It will feature all sorts of entertainment, including poetry, acting, music, dancing, and much more. A couple of our favorite musical acts will also be performing at this event, Tunde Olaniran and Passalacqua. You can check both out at the "Temple of Dreams" stage at Redford and Lahser, with Passalacqua set to hit the stage at 6 p.m. followed by Tunde at 7 p.m. We highly suggest you head out early though and check out all of the amazing and awe inspiring artists performing at this event. We're sure you will see something you have never seen before. You can check out a list of all of this year's artists here. Just click on their photos for more info.

For more info on Sidewalk and directions on how to get there and where to park, click here. Be sure to "like" Sidewalk Festival on Facebook too, to stay in the loop on all of the happenings tomorrow. For a full list of performance and event times, click here.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Passalacqua Takes Detroit to Church

Photo Credit:  J. Townsley

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a beautiful house in Hamtramck to preview a few tracks from Passalacqua’s upcoming album Church. This album is the combined work of Detroit hip-hop duo Passalacqua and the real life family duo SYBLYNG a.k.a. Seth and Jax Anderson (of Flint Eastwood). They have been collaborating on this album for over two years and wanted to have an official get together to discuss the music and answer any questions that attendees might have.

The listening party and subsequent album release party, which will take place this Saturday, July 26th, were the brainchild of Assemble Detroit, “a movement that organizes young people in Detroit to continually re-imagine the way the city could be rebuilt.” The party will be the first event held at Eight & Sand, home of The Detroit Bus Company. Opening for Passalacqua will be Tunde Olaniran and Open Mike Eagle. Dante Lasalle, Charles Trees, and Nothing Elegant will also perform.
The album is one of the best pieces of music that I have heard to date. The beats are enticing and the lyrics are thought provoking. It was an honor to hear Brent, Brian, Seth, and Jax talk about the process of writing and recording this album. It was also mind blowing to watch the preview of the first video that will be released for the song "Baptism". It was filmed by The Right Brothers and you can see the trailer for the video below.

Tickets for this event are available for $10 presale here. The warehouse is located at 3901 Christopher in Hamtramck. The party is officially called Revival. We promise, you're going to love this album, this lineup, and this event. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE DETROIT!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Videos from James Linck's Album Release Show!

Last Thursday we visited The Lager House for James Linck’s album release. The night included performances by Tunde Olaniran, Passalacqua, and a set by Chris Jarvis. There were also guest appearances by Doc Waffles, Eddie Logix, and Little Animal. The Lager House was packed wall to wall and people seemed to have a blast. Tunde was a trooper and instead of canceling his show, he played an excellent set with a 101 degree fever. We got a few highlights of the night on film including a live performance of “Lights on Rider Anthem”, an interview with Mister and Blaksmith of Passalacqua, and a post show interview with a slightly hammered James Linck and Chris Jarvis. 

The coolest thing about this group of performers is that they support each other like family. When they all get together you can feel the power that music can have in Detroit. It can bring groups of people from all different backgrounds to the same place to have a good time. 

James' latest record, Fortress of Solitude, was released on New Fortune Records. They were kind enough to not only give us a copy for our collection, but they gave us a copy to give away to our readers! The album comes in a few different colors and each one has a different splash of color in the vinyl. This is the latest in a long line of great records that New Fortune has put out by Detroit artists. To enter to win the album and some Hip In Detroit swag, please email your full name and address to We will draw a winner and send them their goodies via snail mail. 

Thanks for having us out to the show and showing us such a great time!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

James Linck Vinyl Release Show at PJ's Lager House

Four of my favorite artists in Detroit have teamed up to play the Lager House this Thursday, I swear this show was made for me. Tunde Olaniran, James Linck, Passalacqua, and Chris Jarvis are teaming up to celebrate the release of James’ vinyl version of his last EP The Fortress of Solitude. Jarvis and Linck will also be celebrating the kickoff of a month long tour that they are about to embark on. They need you to come out so that they can earn enough cash to head out and show the rest of America their stuff.

We plan to interview all the acts and get our readers an update on how all the boys are doing, but I am hoping that a lot of you will come out to dance with me. This lineup is guaranteed to get your booty shaking. I even asked my boss if I could come in late the next day so that I could stay out past my week night curfew and not miss a moment of the fun. 

All of these acts are worth the $10 cover charge on their own, so you shouldn't think twice about the door price. Tunde will be selling copies of his highly reviewed new EP Yung Archetype and Passalacqua is finally back out, playing shows, and doing what they were meant to do, perform. Chris will no doubt set a perfect mood for the night, just like he did a few weeks ago in between bands at our two year event. Basically, as far as i'm concerned, this is the best lineup Detroit has seen in a long time and you need to be there. 

Doors for the show are at 8 p.m. and PJ's Lager House is located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Detroit.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Lights On Rider Anthem" Featuring Doc Waffles, Eddie Logix & James Linck - Official Video

The first time I watched this video all I could do was laugh. It's well done and I love the way that the movement in the video goes with the energy of the song. But, there is also a dude wearing a coat made out of someone's grandma's comforter and clips of masked women dancing with Doc Waffles in the back of a car with a multi color strobe light.

This latest video for "Lights on Rider Anthem" featuring Doc Waffles, James Linck and Eddie Logix was shot by none other than Andrew Miller. It has been one good video after another from this guy. It features appearances by Ryan Spencer from Jamaican Queens, Chris Jarvis, and Mister from Passalacqua.The song is really solid and I caught myself listening to it on repeat while I was writing about the video. Lately anything with James or Doc Waffles on it is music to my ears. Don't forget to Check out Doc this Saturday here and James next Thursday here.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kopelli Album Release Party

This Tuesday, February 4th Lawrence ‘Kopelli’ Young will release his first solo project called Gentleman Jack at The Grasshopper Underground in Ferndale. You may recognize this name from his work with Cold Men Young, he was also the brains behind the first hip hop showcase at The New Dodge during last year's Metro Times Blowout. This latest project features production from The Olympicks, Jay Norm, and Doc Illingsworth, with guest performances from Ryan Spencer (Jamaican Queens), Mister (Passalacqua), Mic Phelps and Mic Write (Cold Men Young).

Microphone Phelps, Mic Write, Macs the Realest, and, our favorite, Passalacqua will also be performing on Tuesday night. The best part is that this entire night of fun and good music is FREE to you. Instead, they ask that you bring a canned good along to donate to R.A.W.S (Ravers Against World Starvation). It's just another way to give back and be thankful for all that we have. The Grasshopper Underground is located at 22757 Woodward Ave. in Ferndale.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Mike Dillon Band at The Loving Touch

Lately The Loving Touch in Ferndale has really been stepping up its game. Not only did they make some vital remodeling changes that included moving the stage, but they also started booking some pretty big shows. They have turned this space into a great place to see a a great show and this Thursday, August 8th is no exception. They have scheduled The Mike Dillon Band to play with Passalacqua and Downtown Brown.

If you don't already know Mike Dillon is from the Dead Kenny G's and is Les Claypool's go to percussionist. He has performed with pretty much everyone, including Ani Difranco, one of my favorite female artists. This will be an amazing and intimate setting to see him perform in.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and it's $8 for 21+ at the door. We would pay the $8 to see Passalacqua alone, so this really is worth the time and money.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Fun First Night @ The Ferndale Blowout

Last Thursday night kicked off the Ferndale weekend of the Metro Times Blowout. Thursday was definitely one of the better nights in terms of the lineups. There were way too many sets we wanted to see, but unfortunately we weren't able to catch all of them. The one good thing about the Blowout being in Ferndale was that everything was within walking distance. So once you're parked, you can stay there until the night's over. Plus parking is free after 8 p.m. now which is awesome!

We started the night off by catching up with three of the bands performing that night. We met with Cold Wave, The Bobby Electric, and Ryan Dillaha and The Miracle Men. Watch the interviews, see what each band thought of the Blowout and learn a bit more about them.

We did end up at The Loving Touch for a good part of the night and watched some of our favorites perform. Passalacqua kicked it off and filled the place despite it being early in the night. Then we caught James Linck's performance and I'm pretty sure I've never seen Sadie dance quite so much!

After James' set we ran over to One Eyed Betty's to see SUB. When we got there our friend told us that the place had booked them thinking they were a classic rock band. So once they started people were a little surprised to say the least. We've never been able to see SUB before that night, but we are definitely going to try to see them more now! Check out this song from their set.

After SUB we had to run back over to The Loving Touch to catch some of Tunde Olaniran's set. There were way too many bands playing around the same time which is one of the reasons the Blowout is a little tough to navigate. So we ended up staying at The Loving Touch for the rest of the night except to run down to New Way Bar and catch some of The Bobby Electric.

Overall Thursday night was a blast and got us pumped for the rest of the weekend. Check back here throughout the week for more of our coverage from the Blowout.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Art X Detroit A Success!

Art X Detroit has come and gone and we had an excellent time walking around and enjoying the free showcases put on by 2011/2012 Kresge fellows. There was an eclectic group of talent and each showcase had it's own special twist. Friday night we had wine in the lobby at the DIA and then visited the lecture hall to see Junecast and Fireloom perform. The showcase was packed for both acts and the sound in the lecture hall was impeccable. It was very dark and serene and almost impossible to get a shot of the band. Terry Peake talked to the crowd and explained each project and what it meant to him. It was very powerful to see an artist perform something after they talked about where it came from and what it meant to them.
Saturday night we headed to The Scarab Club for a metal show that included Bahamut, The Armed and Alaya from Chicago. The Scarab Club is a small art gallery right by the DIA that features 2 floors including a room of art and a large “living room” upstairs complete with a fireplace. It is not a place that you would usually see a metal show and after the heart attack that Bahamut and The Armed gave the owner, they will not likely ever have a metal show there again. I had never seen The Armed before and was pleasantly surprised. Randall, the front man, brought a great energy to the room and the band brought out a light show that really added to the spectical. We were very impressed by their show to say the least. We also loved Bahamut. I don't know if you have ever seen them play live but the talent, the loudness and the precision that they bring to the table is unmatched.
We missed a few of the performances that we wanted to see including Passalacqua who brought our favorite Flint Eastwood and other friends on stage. We saw pictures online and there was lots of confetti on the ground which means that as usual everyone had a good time at the Passalacqua show. I look forward to catching the full documentary that they presented at their showcase and will share it with all of you when we finally see it.

Finally on Sunday we watched Dr. Robert Conway play the piano works of Terry Peake. To see a DSO piano player in a small room with less than 30 people was one of the biggest privileges that I have ever had. Kresge made it possible for Terry to hear his newest piece played for the first time. He may be able to write it, but without someone like Dr.Conway he would have never heard it played live.

We would like to congratulate all of the Kresge fellows and compliment Midtown Detroit Inc, The Kresge Foundation, and Kresge Arts In Detroit for putting on a major event like this. To see art being made and produced in the DIA, The Scarab Club, The Science center and the lecture halls at Wayne State for free was amazing. At some point we even got free ice cream. Art X Detroit was a success.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Art X Detroit Weekend

Every year the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and the Kresge Foundation hold an event to feature the winners of the previous year’s Kresge awards. This year's Art X Detroit weekend features all 38 Fellows who won over 2 million dollars last year when the honors were given out. Each of these artists has had a year and a little money to expand their knowledge and abilities and they will presenting their latest work to all of us during showcases in and around the Cass Corridor April 10-14th.
The event kicks off on April 10th with an opening night reception at the MOCAD that will feature hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The exhibits at the MOCAD will open at 5:30 p.m. and will run throughout April. The first feature starts at 7 p.m. on the 10th.

There will be over 70 artists featured at over 50 showcases spanning 5 days. Some of the highlights of the weekend include Fireloom and Junecast at The DIA Lecture hall on April 12th at 8 p.m.; the Passalacqua Experience Part one and two Saturday, April 13th at The Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre at 7 p.m.; Bahamut on Saturday in the parking lot of The Scarab Club at 9 p.m.; Passalacqua will be doing a T-Shirt workshop on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Michigan Science Center; and Terry Peake will have his newest piano piece played by Robert Conway at WSU in Old Main’s Schaver Music Recital Hall. For a full list of artist and features, click here.

Art X Detroit features 15 venues including CCS, The Detroit Public Library, The Detroit Orchestra Hall, The DIA and Wayne State. For a full list of venues including addresses and directions, please go here.

You can also go here for a full list of last years winners.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Come Party @ DET X DET With Us This Year!!!

It's no secret that Detroit is home to many famous and accomplished musicians and is still turning out new talent everyday. Like we keep saying, the Detroit music scene is alive and full of talented, aspiring musicians! There might be more types of music these days, but great music and musicians have always been around.

That being said, it seems fitting to have a show in Detroit that features Detroit artists and bands playing as other Detroit artists as a tribute. Every year musicians come together for  the annual Detroit by Detroit show and do just that. Oh Snap! PR presents DET X DET for it's third year, and it's just a month away!

This year's show boasts 16 bands performing as 16 other Detroit acts. The bands can play as any other Detroit musician they choose, current or from the last few years, and they each play 3-4 song sets. All the proceeds for the show will fund a special scholarship at the School of Rock for the second year in a row. The School of Rock students will also be opening the show for the first time this year.   To top it off, all three ladies at Hip in Detroit will be emceeing all night long!

I am pretty excited about most of the performances, but there are a couple I am particularly eager to see. For instance, Flint Eastwood as Eminem, and James Linck and Chris Jarvis as Passalacqua. I recently saw Flint Eastwood and I have full faith that they can pull Eminem off, but I really want to see that live. James Linck and Chris Jarvis are playing as Passalacqua and it just seems to fit perfectly so we have no doubt it will be interesting. Check out the full lineup below.

After Dark Amusement Park as Rodriguez (HEADLINING)
The Satin Peaches as The HandGrenades
The HandGrenades as George Morris
James Linck and Chris Jarvis as Passalacqua
Big Mess as Bob Seger
Stevie Soul & Omar Aragones as Mayer Hawthorne
The Walking Beat as The High Strung
Flint Eastwood as Eminem
Woodman as Silverghost
Revoir as Matthew Dear
Almost Free as Javelins
Blaire Alise and The Bombshells as The Sights
The Ill Itches as The Stooges
The Split as The Von Bondies
Mac Watts w/ The Backstreet Remedies as Stevie Wonder
School Of Rock as The Hard Lessons (OPENING)

The show will be on Saturday, April 20 at the Magic Stick. Tickets are a $5 donation and doors are at 8 p.m. Make sure to mark the date on your calendars so you can come party with us! We had a blast  last year and can't wait for it this year. A special thanks to Melissa from Oh Snap! PR for asking us to be a part of this awesome event!


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Help Detroit Get to SXSW

Every year a group of talented Detroiters head down to SXSW to represent our city in the great state of Texas. Last year Flashclash, Tunde, Joe Gall Photography, Peace Love Spandex and Bye Bye Birdy were some of the artists that attended the fest. 

This year Passalacqua, James Linck, Phantasmagoria, Doss the Artist and Cold Men Young are planning to head down and literally take over the city. They will be playing on the Metro Times Blowout stage, but also plan to bring along a generator to play wherever the fuck they want. 

                                                         Photo by Doug Coombe 

They are asking for their fans to come together and help them fund their travels and subsequent impromptu performances at SXSW. They have created a way for you to donate to their cause online and in return for helping them, you get something in return. Everyone that donates will receive swag from these artists. The amount of swag you get will be determined by the amount of money that you donate but every person that donates will get an invite to a private show TBA once they return from their trip. Even a dollar will get you something fun and a ticket for the future show. 

The donations close on March 8th so if you have something to give, give now! I donated myself. I can't miss a future party with these boys and girls.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Ugly Sweater Extravaganza with Passalaqua

After all the holiday work parties, family get-togethers and right before the big day, you’re going to want to relax, put on an ugly Christmas sweater and hang out with Passalacqua.  
This hip hop duo is hosting an Ugly Sweater Extravaganza at St. Andrew's on Christmas Eve’s eve, December 23rd.  They have teamed up with Cold English, Detroit CYDI, Of Mice and Musicians, James Linck and The Black Opera for this event. If you do not know who Passalacqua is, they are the Kresge winning duo that we caught up with a few months ago at The Loving Touch.

These guys killed it at  DIY, Theatre Bizarre and Noel Night this year and made it clear that they are a force to be reckoned with. The best part is that they are the nicest, coolest, people that we have met in a long time and most importantly, these charming men can rhyme.  

The show is a whopping $5 to get in and 18+ are welcome. There will be an ugliest sweater contest and they will be release a X-mas split 7 inch with James Linck at the event. The event will be hosted by Dante LaSalle, who will also be providing some sounds during the show. 

Hope to see you all in your ugliest outfit, time to break out those sweater tights ladies! Or, for those sexier little kittens just wear the oversized sweater with no tights and call it a dress, which ought to warm the room up!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Duende & Passalacqua At The Loving Touch

Last Friday we finally got a chance to see Duende live. Boy, do they really know how to put on a show! They played The Loving Touch with Passalacqua and Pink Lightning with DJ sets in between the bands. But, most importantly, there was a giant disco ball. You can't go wrong with that! 
Duende collaborated with Passalacqua for their song, "Detroit J", and they were presenting the song that night as well as their video for it, which you can see here. The guys at Cabin 44 did a really good job with it as they always do. 
We also finally got the chance to catch up with Passalacqua before they went on. Check out their interview plus one of Duende's songs here:

Sorry again to Duende, but we look forward to seeing you again soon! They play every first Wednesday, or Duendesday if you will, of the month at The Loving Touch.