See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Hard Lessons make mad Euros.

Posted By on Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 1:03 PM

The Hard Lessons do Europe this September, hitting cities like Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne with Motion City Soundtrack - one of the only decent reps of the current pop/punk/emo crop - and crafty viral marketers OK GO.

How will the Germans respond to Augie's Who Came First-era Pete Townshend beard? But more importantly, with these first German shows, massive arena concerts are the inevitable next step for the Hard Lessons. I mean, you can't play a gig in the Scorpions' home country and not let their rock rub off on you. Film the whole thing in watery VHS, and smell the three-quarter sleeve!

I propose that the Hard Lessons learn a Scorps cover for the trip. Even better, they could cover the slinking, classic title track to Accept's 1984 album Balls to the Wall, with a lead vocal by Miss Ko Ko Louise. Korin's always been cooler than Udo Dirkschneider, anyway.

Ich nehme milch und zucker in meinem tee!


The Hard Lessons, live at Lager House 7/14:

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

More by Johnny Loftus

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 25, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation