Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cold English - Album Release Show - Friday in Ferndale

Posted By on Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Cold English

Self Release

 

Blending (and balancing) funk, R&B, soul and hip-hop, Cold English sound cool, confident and unabashedly enthusiastic as they run a ambitious gamut of genres on their new record. The local quintet make that easygoing verve, waved atop warm guitars, stirring keys and shimmied rhythms, pretty infectious – with each jam rollicking along, flexed with the muscle of rock but calm and focused with the rhythm of soul, built up to an untroubled, collected resolve by some strong-willed, steadily cadenced hip-hop bars.

This ain’t simply rap-rock, demonstrated enough by their slow-dancing R&B ballad (“Choose You,”) charmed with chimes and seafoam-surf-frothed guitar riffs. They’re distinguished by an overarching vibe of positivity, promoting community and dispelling any dwelling on negativity, strutting forth to “get the job done,” with battle-cry raps that go against the boastful stereotype of most Emcees: “(I) Could give a fuck about a Dollar

I’m tryna make change!”

Cold English Band's album release show is Friday, Sept 6 at the Magic Bag in Ferndale (22920 Woodward Ave) with Lola Valley, Pato Motown Band, and Charlie Beans - Doors open at 8pm - $8 - themagicbag.com - moderntribeartist@moderntribe.us

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.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

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

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation