Friday, February 26, 2016

What's New?

If you live in the Greater Detroit area, I encourage you to check out the group New Music Detroit. The don't perform nearly as often as I'd like, but when they do, they always draw a good crowd. NMD is mainly made up of current and ex members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. They're devoted to performing music of modern classical composers. Most of their music is quite assessable and will open up your ears to just how good modern classical music can be. The group presents a whole day of music titled "Strange Beautiful Music, once a year at the Music Box at Orchestra Hall in additional to other concerts throughout the year. To find out more, be sure to visit their website:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Making Majic

Majical Cloudz is the Canadian duo of Devon Walsh and Matthew Otto. They perform simple, low-fi synth pop that's minimalist yet quite catchy. Devon has a beautiful voice. And it's refreshing that he's pretty average looking--unlike all the beautiful young stars these days. They won the Polaris Prize in 2013 and were invited to join Lorde on her 2014 tour. Majical Cloudz have 2 CDs out, both worth a listen.