Show Alert: The Besnard Lakes will be roaring in Detroit

Thurs., May 31
PJ's Lager House, Detroit
w/ The People's Temple ~ $10

It's been nearly a year and half since Montreal's The Besnard Lakes played Detroit. If you missed them at the Magic Stick Lounge in Jan. 2011, now's your chance. Their contemporary interpretation of the best of 70s psych rock, anchored on one end by Olga Goreas on bass, soaring on Jace Lasek's amazing falsetto on the other, supported by fine guitar work from Richard White on and Kevin Laing on drums, is reason enough to pony up $10 for the band responsible for The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse and The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, both Polaris Prize nominees.

But see The Besnard Lakes and you'll also see one of the most significant producers recording Canadian indie music today. Lasek's client list at his Breakglass Studios in Montreal includes seminal bands from both past and present: The Unicorns, Islands, Stars, Holy Fuck, Hey Rosetta! (who just announced a Jun. 22 Detroit date), Wolf Parade and Patrick Watson, to name a few.

Photos by Russ Gordon/N2D Images