Detroit-native Choker returns home for Pike Room performance

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It’s been suggested that the burgeoning artist known as Choker might be Detroit’s answer to Frank Ocean. (Hell, Choker might have been Detroit’s very own under-the-radar superstar, and it’s no wonder we lost him to Los Angeles.)

His debut record, Peak, glides with intimate poetry with bursts of lush synths and moments of incredible stillness. In an interview with Bandcamp, Choker cites filmmaker Spike Jonze and soviet songstress Regina Spektor as influences and loves fellow Detroiter, Danny Brown. On his follow-up, 2018’s Honeybloom, Choker channels driving-along-the-coast indie jams à la Tame Impala.

Doors open at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 at the Pike Room; 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-858-9333; thecrofoot.com; Tickets are $15.

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