Show Alert: Said The Whale w/ We Are The City @ The Crofoot

Sun., Oct. 16
The Pike Room at The Crofoot, Pontiac

Doors at 5 p.m
Sometimes getting a band to come to your city is as simple as asking. More often it involves a lot of waiting, hoping, near-misses and then, finally, when you least expect it-- Camilo the Magician steps in and suddenly there is no difference between real and a show.

"I need to see where you made that card go..."

Every Sunday the Crofoot features a lineup of Metro Detroit bands playing the Pike Room with an early door time of 5 p.m. "We got a call from Said The Whale's agent looking for a date in Detroit," said Chad Nicefield, talent buyer for The Crofoot. "We already had our local show going on in the Pike, and our Eagle Theatre and the ballroom were too big, so they agreed to combine the local acts and their tour package."

"Watch my eyes, put a coin in my hand now and squeeze real tight, I'll make both sides heads..."

The results bring the intelligent, picturesque alt pop of Juno award-winning Said The Whale (Vancouver) to the Detroit area for the first time ever, along with the spare yet expressive alt rock of  We Are The City (Kelowna). Our review of We Are The City's show at Windsor's Phog Lounge in March remains our third most-viewed post; read (and hear) more about Said The Whale, the subject of CBC Radio 3's first documentary, here and here.

Local bands opening for Said The Whale and We Are They City:

Sean Earle
Trey Simon
Suitable Paradise
Kisses For Charity
Armour The Lion