Waking Windows Festival (Day 1): Whitney, Margaret Glaspy, Priests, Julie Byrne + more

Waking Windows Festival (Day 1): Whitney, Margaret Glaspy, Priests, Julie Byrne + more

Margaret Glaspy, Julie Byrne, Priests, The Craig Brown Band, Paper Castles, Casual Sweetheart, Moonwalks, The Drinkard Sisters

Fri. July 21

3:00 pm


This event is all ages

Three Day Passes for Friday Saturday + Sunday available here

Secretly Canadian and Lead Riders have teamed up to present vital new music from exciting newcomers Whitney who are offering a first glimpse of what's to come in 2016 with "No Woman." In spite of its own lost soul whistfulness, there's something immediately comforting and simple at the core of "No Woman," the latest sonic missive from Chicago's Whitney. It's as soothing to your musical memory as the first two bars of The Chordette's "Mr. Sandman." It's as unfettering and wind-through-your-hair of America's "Pacific Coast Highway"—albeit here in an edible-induced cruise control. Drummer/vocalist Julien Ehrlich's (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra) naked, soft-edged falsetto charmingly guides us through this breakup bender amid subdued strings and velveteen horn section bursts: "I left drinkin' on the city train to spend some time on the road/Then one morning I woke up in LA, caught my breath on the coast/I've been going through a change/I might never be sure/I'm just walking in a haze/I'm not ready to turn." With writing partnership of Ehrlich and Max Kakacek (guitar, ex-Smith Westerns), Whitney has given us an anthem for moseying on and forgiving yourself of your many fumbles. Julien explains, "'No Woman' started to take shape when I woke up on a friend's floor one morning. He was taking a shower and the chorus popped into my head while I was grabbing my stuff to go home. Later on Max and I sat down and wrote the chords and song structure in our apartment. It's about losing the love of your life and being thrown into an aimless journey because of it." This is a feeling that pervades the collection of songs the band has written and recorded over the last year, and has prepped for later in 2016.
Margaret Glaspy
The Craig Brown Band
Paper Castles
Casual Sweetheart
Moonwalks dwell deep within the Detroit underground and DIY scene playing everywhere from smoky dive bars to wild house parties in dilapatated and decaying old mansions. Their debut EP was released November 18 on L.O.O.S.E. music, a subsidiary of Manimal Vinyl( War paint, Bat for Lashes), produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Dirtbombs). The first single, Sheik, is out now and just debuted on CREEM magazine. Moonwalks' indie siberiean psychedlic space rock will leave you seeing stars.
The Drinkard Sisters
Venue Information:
El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209