May 27, 2016

11 musicians with metro Detroit connections

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We Came As Romans - Hailing from Troy, these guys have pretty much made it in the metalcore scene. Too bad that scene is kind of dying ... (Photo via Creative Commons). 
(Photo via Goroth)
We Came As Romans - Hailing from Troy, these guys have pretty much made it in the metalcore scene. Too bad that scene is kind of dying ... (Photo via Creative Commons). (Photo via Goroth)
Tomo Mili?evi? of Thirty Seconds to Mars - Tomo Mili?evi? is the guitarist for 30STM, and also hails from Troy. Pretty sure his sister is an actor too? 
(Photo via Kristina Cortez)
Tomo Mili?evi? of Thirty Seconds to Mars - Tomo Mili?evi? is the guitarist for 30STM, and also hails from Troy. Pretty sure his sister is an actor too? (Photo via Kristina Cortez)
Sufjan Stevens - Stevens is our own little Michigan indie god. Even though he talks about the whole state (on his album about Michigan) he was born in Detroit.
(Photo via Oslomonsoon
Sufjan Stevens - Stevens is our own little Michigan indie god. Even though he talks about the whole state (on his album about Michigan) he was born in Detroit. (Photo via Oslomonsoon
Quelle Chris - Can't have a list about Detroit and music without some rap. Quelle's latest releases have been a bit abstract, so if you want something to chew on check him out. 
(Photo via Quelle Chris' Bandcamp)
Quelle Chris - Can't have a list about Detroit and music without some rap. Quelle's latest releases have been a bit abstract, so if you want something to chew on check him out. (Photo via Quelle Chris' Bandcamp)
JR JR - Formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, the newly branded JR JR duo come from Royal Oak. Their brand of quaint indie lends to an easy listen perfect for the summer.
(Photo via JR JR's Instagram)
JR JR - Formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, the newly branded JR JR duo come from Royal Oak. Their brand of quaint indie lends to an easy listen perfect for the summer. (Photo via JR JR's Instagram)
Jana Kramer - Why's that girl from One Tree Hill on this list? She sings? Apparently so, and of course it's country. This Rochester Hills native started her music career in 2012, and even though she isn't the next Faith Hills let's support our Mitten Fam.
(Photo via Justin Higuchi)
Jana Kramer - Why's that girl from One Tree Hill on this list? She sings? Apparently so, and of course it's country. This Rochester Hills native started her music career in 2012, and even though she isn't the next Faith Hills let's support our Mitten Fam. (Photo via Justin Higuchi)
I See Stars - Coming from Warren, these guys are, IDK, electronicore? They got popular enough to get on Warped for more than one year so they have to be doing something right.
(Photo via Creative Commons)
I See Stars - Coming from Warren, these guys are, IDK, electronicore? They got popular enough to get on Warped for more than one year so they have to be doing something right. (Photo via Creative Commons)
His Name is Alive - These guys' first album is actually named after where they come from: Livonia. This little former 4AD dreampop group is still going strong after 26 years. 
(Photo via JJ Hall)
His Name is Alive - These guys' first album is actually named after where they come from: Livonia. This little former 4AD dreampop group is still going strong after 26 years. (Photo via JJ Hall)
Bridget Regan of Flogging Molly - You'd think this Celt-Rock group would be a Boston boy's club, but surprisingly their fiddle player is from Troy. 
(Photo via Darkterp)
Bridget Regan of Flogging Molly - You'd think this Celt-Rock group would be a Boston boy's club, but surprisingly their fiddle player is from Troy. (Photo via Darkterp)
Don Was of Was (Not Was) - Neither the Detroit man nor his Detroit band probably sound familiar to you, but what might be a bit familiar is their song "Walk the Dinosaur." It became a bit of a meme years ago, which kind of stinks because their discography is rich with art-pop, funk, good old '80s pop, and a million other things. 
(Photo via Ron Baker)
Don Was of Was (Not Was) - Neither the Detroit man nor his Detroit band probably sound familiar to you, but what might be a bit familiar is their song "Walk the Dinosaur." It became a bit of a meme years ago, which kind of stinks because their discography is rich with art-pop, funk, good old '80s pop, and a million other things. (Photo via Ron Baker)