Great Lake Swimmers ~ Majestic Cafe
Hey Rosetta! ~ The Shelter
If you love beautifully crafted indie folk/folk rock, it doesn't get any better than Friday in Detroit. Our choice was a little easier than our last show conflict, as we saw Hey Rosetta! at The Ark in February. We last saw Great Lake Swimmers at a nearly sold-out show at The Ark as well-- in 2011. To help you make yours, here's how these two seminal and incredibly talented bands compare.
|Great Lake Swimmers||Hey Rosetta!|
|Home base||Toronto||St. John's, Newfoundland|
|New album||A Forest of Arms|
|On our top 10 albums of all time list||Lost Channels||Into Your Lungs|
|Our favorite song||"Your Rocky Spine"||N2D: "New Goodbye"|
S2W: "Black Heart"
|Lead singer||Tony Dekker||Tim Baker|
|Miranda Mulholland||Kinley Dowling|
Our take: It's absolutely impossible to choose a favorite here. Both bands are equally remarkable in all the right ways: voices you won't forget, melodies and poetic lyrics that take up permanent residence in your head and heart, musicianship that sets the standard for Canadian indie.