Monday, June 9, 2014

City Slang: Destroy This Place to open for Speedy Ortiz

Posted By on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 8:56 AM

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Speedy Ortiz, the indie rock band from Northampton, Massachusetts, will play Jumbo’s in Detroit on June 18, and local boys Destroy This Place will open the show.

DTP man Ryan Allen told us that, “If you're unfamiliar, Speedy Ortiz is leading the charge as far as indie guitar rock bands go these days. Their sound harkens back to 90s greats like Helium, Archers of Loaf and Polvo. They basically blew the fuck up last year, and just got off the road with the king of indie rock himself, Mr. Stephen Malkmus (and the Jicks). Pitchfork loved their last album Major Arcana (on Carpark Records, home of Cloud Nothings, Beach House, and other shit you like), and my 3-year-old son loves them, too. They're from Northhampton, Massachusetts, which, if you didn't know, is where J fuckin' Mascis and Thurston fuckin' Moore live, so there's obviously something in the water up there. They rule and are not to be slept on.”

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Check out Speedy Ortiz here.

With Destroy This Place currently working on a new record following a killer Blowout performance, it should be a great show.

Check DTP out here.


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