The Rocket Summer at The Loving Touch

The Rocket Summer is celebrating 10 years of the Do You Feel album. The Do You Feel 10 Year Anniversary Tour kicked off in his home state of Texas and will be circling the country throughout the summer.  

Sometimes, to see how far you’ve come, you have to look back at your beginnings. For Bryce Avary, the brainchild of The Rocket Summer, his evolution into the power pop/indie rock powerhouse that he is becoming has origins in his dynamic and explosive entrance into the mainstream ten years ago with his breakthrough album Do You Feel. Before he embarks into his evolution forward, Avary will be stepping out of the studio where he is working on new music to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of a special album for TRS fans by performing the album for the first time ever in its entirety.

The Rocket Summer packed fans into a small dive bar just outside of Detroit for a very special performance of the Do You Feel album! As soon as TRS stepped on stage the crowd lit up and sang along to every word as they took a step back to 2007. Through out the night the crowd screamed at the top of their lungs to songs like "Do You Feel", "All I Have" and "So Much Love"

Check out the tour dates below for your chance to see this amazing show!

Bayside with Say Anything at The Crofoot

Bayside and Say Anything hit the road together this summer to bring us one of the best tours to kick off the summer. Bayside had a special acoustic set due to a death in the family of Chris Guglielmo who had to leave to be with his family. In the dark there was some light two of the four members of Bayside (Jack o’shed and Anthony Raneri) came on stage and gave a intimate acoustic set. Talking to some fans before the show none of them have ever seen a acoustic set by Bayside. Throughout the set the band played some of their hits “Megan” “Don’t Call Me Peanut” and the crowd favorite “Devotion And Desire”.


Say Anything was up next and the crowd lit up! They definitely got the crowd on their feet and moving  and singing along to every word to songs like “Night Song” and “Give A Damn”. Even after Say Anything finished the show with “Alive With The Glory Of Love” the fans didn’t leave they screamed for the band they love to come back out and do one more.  After a few minutes of the crowd chanting “ONE MORE SONG!!” the band came out and closed the night out with  "Every Man Has A Moly”


State Champs At St Andrews Hall

State Champs hit the road with Against The Current and With Confidence. 

 The Australian pop punk band With Confidence started off the show on a high note. with songs like “London Lights” and “Keeper”.   As I was watching  With Confidence all i could think about was wow they sound like a young Blink-182.

Up next was Against The Current, a New York band fronted by Chrissy Costanza  got everyone off their feet and dancing. Chrissy Constanza matched their energy she did not slow down the whole set.

As soon State Champs hit the stage the crowd went nuts, kids were flying over the barricade after crowd surfing to the front. Everyone in the venue was screaming so loud it made it hard to hear the band. Some of the high points of the show were when the band said how awesome the Detroit crowd was along with them playing “All Or Nothing” and “Elevated"

Lukas Graham at The Fillmore

Photos:Jacob Giampa

Review Sam Nork

The Danish pop-soul band known as Lukas Graham hit the stage at The Fillmore with a unique sense of energy on Tuesday night. Frontman Lukas Forchhammer was excited to be back in Detroit. To start out the night, the band played was the exuberant anthem known as "Take The World By Storm". Forchhammer kept the night entertaining by jumping all around the stage and even removing his shirt near the beginning of the set. Throughout the night, he told stories about missing his father, his friends being in jail and other childhood struggles. He even told the crowd that it has been his dream to tour America and he couldn't be happier that the band was. The group went off stage after the last song, only to be brought back out by the cheers of the crowd. The encore continued the show with "Funeral", which is about the singer's ideal funeral. Last but not least, the band's keyboardist, Morten Ristorp, started playing the beginning notes of "7 Years" and the crowd lost it's mind. The audience sang along with Forchhammer through every verse. The band promised they would come back and play in Detroit, but have twice as many people show up. The band has 3 Grammy nominations this year including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Blink-182 at Van Andel Arena

Blink-182 has brought one of the most anticipated tours of 2016 to Grand Rapids with All Time Low and A Day To Remember. All Time Low started the pop/punk-filled night off on a humorous note making jokes between their songs "Six Feet Under the Stars" and "Dear Maria, Count Me In"; both singers, Alex and Jack, had the crowd laughing. A Day To Remember was up next  with an 11 song set. ADTR has never disappointed me live and this show was not any different. They always give their all during every show and you could definitely tell that they were having the time of their lives opening up for a band that they all grew up listening to. ADTR got the crowd moving with their catchy punk style; every song they played they had the crowd singing along with them. 

Blink-182 has embarked on their first tour after their founding member Tom Delonge left the band and the crowd loved every second of it, bringing the fans back to their high school days! The first song of the night "Feeling This" brought back the iconic flaming "FUCK" sign. For myself, the highlight of Blink's set was songs off of their new album California like "We Built This Pool", "Cynical", and "San Diego". The only low point throughout the show was hearing Matt sing Toms' parts. Don't get me wrong, he did a great job, but it's not what I, and many other die-hard Blink fans, are used to hearing. Hearing Matt sing Toms' parts really made me miss him being a part of the band. Another thing missing that night was the back and forth jokes between the band members, who are also great friends. With all that aside, they put on a amazing show and would love to be able to see them again.