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The Waxwings


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from The Waxwings website

Detroit quartet The Waxwings aren’t straight outta the garage. Rather they’ve perfected their sonic alchemy of late 60’s Rolling Stones, vocal weavings of The Band and the Parson-age of eight mile high flights of fancy in the deepest of basements, bringing a sound to an audience starved for the affection of passionate craftsmen at the peak of their powers.

In Detroit’s storied burnt-out landscape, you have to know where to look to find things of great beauty and originality. Here kindred spirits stick together, support each other, bonded in the same dynamic of creative survival defined by a bleak city in which community spirit is rebuilt building-by-building, block-by-block. The result is a vibrant music scene that isn’t unlike others that have become legend in rock history- Factory-era Manchester, the swinging London over which the “The” bands lorded—Faces,Kinks,Who,Pretty Things and the familial atmosphere of Haight Ashbury a continent away. This is the Detroit from which The Waxwings emerge.

The facts are these: Dean Fertita and Dominic Romano sing and play guitar. Kevin Peyok sings and plays bass and James Edmunds plays the drums. They do so(and have done so since they formed from the ashes of previous outing in 1997) because they know that pop music as played by inspired people with guitars can still be vital, grand and sound absolutely brand new.


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