NEGATIVE APPROACH / THE DETROIT COBRAS
Negative Approach is the iconic Detroit, Michigan hardcore band fronted by John Brannon, one of the genre’s most distinctive screamers. The 21 muscular songs NA released between 1981 and 1983 dramatize the agonies of alienation as powerfully as any hardcore band’s catalog, but in particular it is Brannon’s maniacal stage presence, delivery and image that gave the band legendary status among hardcore fans.
One of the earliest groups to emerge from the Detroit garage rock scene, the Detroit Cobras developed a reputation as the Midwest's finest (and most distinctive) cover band -- while the bandmembers devoted themselves to performing other people's material rather than recycling established hits, the Detroit Cobras dug deep into the well of vintage R&B and primitive rock & roll sides, building an individual identity out of lost classics from the past which they modified to fit their swaggering aural personality. The Detroit Cobras were formed in 1995 by Steve Shaw, who developed a taste for classic R&B from spending time with Alex Chilton, whom he met through his friends in Detroit primitives the Gories. The first edition of the Detroit Cobras featured former exotic dancer Rachel Nagy on vocals, Shaw and Maribel Restrepo/Mary Ramirez (ex-Vertical Pillows) on guitars, Jeff Meier (from Rocket 455) on bass, and Vic Hill on drums, and they released their first 7" in 1996.
Presented by Vans x El Club.
This is an all ages event.