When the subject turns to Michigan Rock, most people tend to place the epicenter of any significant musical earthquake squarely in Detroit. That’s not necessarily wrong, but it does exclude an impressive array of talent from a variety of locales that aren’t the Motor City, including The Verve Pipe from East Lansing, Whirlwind Heat from Grand Rapids and The Stooges, who were from Ann Arbor, kids.
And that brings us inevitably to Pop Evil, the pride of Muskegon, Mich., and one of the state’s biggest and most recent successes.
Pop Evil came roaring out of the western edge of Michigan in 2001 with a penchant for metallic-edged Hard Rock and an enviable level of sonic sophistication. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.
See Pop Evil with Aranda and Red Sun Rising
Thursday at Bogart's. More info/tickets: bogarts.com.