See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

City Slang: Black Jake and the Carnies announce EP release shows

Posted By on Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

The third studio release from Ypsilanti’s bluegrass-influenced punks, Black Jake & the Carnies, will be called Watching, Waiting and it’s available from April 23.

According to the press release, “Recorded in the winter of 2012 at Big Sky Studios in Ann Arbor, MI, just prior to the departure of long-time mandolinist Zach Pollack, "Watching, Waiting" signifies a return-to-roots effort for Black Jake & The Carnies (after a fashion). The clean instrumentation and orchestrated vocals take center-stage on this 5-track EP. Traditional gospel tunes get worked up into a frenzy on the first two tracks, dissolving into the locomotive-powered instrumental, "Last Stop." The record then veers off into more irreverent territory with their Muppets-inspired rendition of an old Red Ingle tune, before finishing off with "A Good Man Knows," a powerful original played at a blistering pace, featuring some of the band's most intricate playing to date.
To celebrate the effort, BJ&TC have scheduled two shows immediately following the official release. The first, scheduled for April 25, takes place at Detroit's sexiest anarchist collective, The Trumbullplex. The second takes place in their home town of Ypsilanti at Woodruff's Bar. Joining them at both performances is Possessed By Paul James of Austin, TX, making a couple of rare Michigan stops before heading to Chicago for the MoonRunners Music Festival.”

The EP can be purchased here.

Click here to join the City Slang Turntable community!!!


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 letters@metrotimes.com.

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.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 25, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

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