Thursday, February 13, 2020

Indie duo Whitney heads to Detroit's Majestic Theatre with Japanese punk outfit, Chai

Staff Pick

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 10:53 AM

click to enlarge OLIVIA BEE
  • Olivia Bee

Whitney, comprised of songwriters Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, both of whom held membership in the dissolved psychedelic lo-fi outfit Smith Westerns, received a glowing feature in The New Yorker last fall in which the author claimed the band exceeded their expectations of what they referred to as “algorithmic indie.” Though Whitney’s sound is an undeniable amalgamation of their indie forefathers/mothers (Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam, Belle & Sebastian, and Fleet Foxes are among the brightest and most obvious comparisons), it’s clear Whitney is keeping the sensitive-dude-driven indie torch ablaze. The Chicago duo enchanted the indie world last year with Forever Turned Around, the band’s sun-drenched sophomore record. If that doesn’t pique your interest, perhaps Whitney’s high-energy opener, Chai, will. This all-girl Japanese pop-punk band gives us serious Sleigh Bell vibes.

Doors open at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Majestic Theatre; 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; Tickets are $25-$30.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , , , ,

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 [email protected].

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.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

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

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation