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Event: Alternative/Rock
The Love-Birds | Detroit, MI | Donovans | December 10, 2017
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The Love-Birds
Donovans in Detroit

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Introducing - for the very first time - The Love-Birds (San Francisco) on Trouble in Mind & Empty Cellar Records!

Man, I dont ever go out nowadays. I dont know what to say, Ive got the blues. Usually though when I am creepy crawling, Im out to catch The Love-Birds, they being San Franciscos best new guitar band. Ive been watching them carve up the dank air of many a fine Mission saloon for about a year now and they always have the edge. Theyre Of and Raised in SF and theyre youngish. All of them jam their instruments with technique and style, in accordance with the Old Ways. They have a budget Scott Gorham riff inside a jangly scorcher called Filled With Hate, which is about leaving Los Angeles for San Francisco.

You can go pretty far nowadays on the idea of a Band, but The Love-Birds dont have time for that shit. Whether you wear denim, leather, or tie-dye its only worth about an El Rio drink ticket if you dont know how to write the tunes and The Love-Birds wear a cloak of many colors. The guitars weave together beautifully, leads, hooks and riffs arranged like an American cheese platter. The rhythm section takes the cheese and deftly makes a deli sandwich, playing with smarts and panache. This is the kind of band that you can smoke weed with the drummer outside the bar and talk in-depth about the annexation of Hawaii and then walk inside, look the guitarist straight in the eye and say, R.E.M is better than Teenage Fanclub and hell still drive your fool ass home. Theyve even got a dude in the band who says funny shit on stage. You can take one look at them and know they learn things from books and write songs with instruments (no, seriously).

These songs have tons of moves and NOBODY puts moves in their songs anymore besides The Cacamen, and that was only one move, once. Moves are great, theyre like skate tricks you can put in your songs. Seems to me, the only move a band will pull nowadays is the downward dog, am I right? The Love-Birds are punk, but in the classical sense, not the ebay sense. They dare to believe that R.E.M is better than Big Star. Just kidding, theyre not there yet. But this is an excellent start. I end in verse:

A bouquet of riffs from The Love-Birds
On a chilly Francisco night
Was thundering through my laptop
I was homeless came morning light

-Herbal Caen
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It's more about a feeling, an emotion, an excitement about the unknown rather than the perfect recordings, that's why we like to jam or just make things up on the spot! It's never the same twice.

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3003 Vernor HWY
Detroit, MI 48216 (usa)

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