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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:52 AM

The Bright Light Social Hour - "Detroit" - Live at Stubb's in Austin

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[font color=green]Yes folks--I was there that night to enjoy the music of fellow Southwestern Univ. alums Curtis and Jack. The group won six awards during the 2011 South by Southwest including Band of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Bass Guitar, Best Keyboardist, Best Producer and Song of the Year (for "Detroit".

Note: I do not receive any financial incentives or non-financial incentives by the band or any of its associates. This is posted since it fits under this group's guidelines to post about "all things Texan".[/font]

Band Members:
Guitar--Curtis Roush
Bass--Jack O'Brien
Percussion--Joseph Mirasole
Keyboards--A.J. Vincent

This is the first of three videos from the Austin concert at Stubb's on September 29, 2012.

Video by Roxwel
Audio by Danny Reisch
Lighting by Kat Rodgers

West Coast Tour with Umphrey's McGee:
3.8.13: Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
3.9.13: Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
3.10.13: Bozeman, MT - Emerson Cultural Center
3.14.13: Seattle, WA - The Neptune
3.15.13: Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
3.16.13: Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
3.17.13: Stateline, NV - Montbleu Resort
3.21.13: Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
3.22.13: Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
3.23.13: Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues

Cross-posted to Music Appreciation group at http://www.democraticunderground.com/1034937 .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:14 AM

1. I note that they do not go to the actual Detroit.

If you celebrate a city, do so in that city.

It's my home town. It needs help.

I support this, but it makes me sad.

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:39 AM

2. I did not see Detroit on their list for this year or for the end of 2012.

However, they were in Kalamazoo. It is possible that they played there prior to 2012 since I know that they toured through the Midwest and along the East Coast, but I agree that they need to include you in the lineup whenever they return to your area again. If they are near, then I hope you get to check them out since they are a very talented band.

I did some additional research online and noted this:

Struggling under the weight of 29 percent umemployment, Detroit is pure heartache. The city that gave us Motown and manufactured our way to victory in World War II is now left to face the worst of the Great Recession. It was easy to love Detroit when we got Cadillacs and Aretha Franklin out of the deal. Yet now as our nation's foremost manufacturing center sinks deeper into the red, most Americans seem to be listening with a skeptical ear to the pleas from the Arsenal of Democracy. Thus we sing our plaintive refrain...

I need your love.

"Detroit" explores the struggle of a union autoworker faced with the sudden termination of his lifelong employment. After a fruitless job search, he is left with the harrowing proposition of leaving his partner and home to find work in another part of the country. Set to smoldering blues, the song plays out as a sorrowful farewell coupled with a promise of brave perseverance. All our character asks for in return is the continued allegiance of his lover.

This song is our tribute to the deep soul of Motown, the struggle of workers, and the bonds of devotion. The man described in our song needs his partner's patient love - so does Detroit and so do we.


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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:04 PM

3. Release #2 of three: Men of the Sea; Garden of the Gods

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