Greta Van Fleet and Dorothy take over The Fillmore Detroit for the second of three sold-out shows, bringing along a heavy dose of rock n roll.

The Fillmore was vibrating with energy as Dorothy strode onto the stage. As her bandmates took their places, frontwoman Dorothy lit sage as she beamed to the crowd before jumping into “White Butterfly”.As always, Dorothy Martin captivated the crowd with her ethereal charm and powerful vocals that toe the line between gritty and soulful. Eliot Lorango’s bass and Jason Ganberg’s drums brought a groovy desert vibe to the music while Eli Wulfmeier and newcomer Owen Barry captivated the crowd with punchy guitar riffs. They play perfectly together as their chemistry emanates off the stage. During “After Midnight”, the men took control of the stage while Dorothy joined the crowd

As always, Dorothy Martin captivated the crowd with her ethereal charm and powerful vocals that toe the line between gritty and soulful. Eliot Lorango’s bass and Jason Ganberg’s drums brought a groovy desert vibe to the music while Eli Wulfmeier and newcomer Owen Barry captivated the crowd with punchy guitar riffs. They play perfectly together as their chemistry emanates off the stage. During “After Midnight”, the men took control of the stage while Dorothy joined the crowd.

The set list highlighted the band’s latest album 28 Days in the Valley, with “Pretty When You’re High”, “Ain’t Our Time to Die”, “Philadelphia”, and “On My Knees”. They also treated the crowd to more familiar songs “Down To The Bottom” and new single “Flawless” before they ended the set with their newest anthem, “Freedom”.

Dorothy showcases their blend of emotive music with a hard party feel every time they take the stage. They are definitely a band everyone has to see at least once. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities to. Once they finish their stellar tour with Greta Van Fleet at The Fillmore Detroit’s third show, Dorothy begin their Freedom Tour 2018 in July. 

With smoke filling the stage, Greta Van Fleet took the stage to an eruption of cheers. Vocalist and frontman Josh Kiszka strode on stage throwing white roses into the screaming crowd before launching into their first and possibly biggest single, “Highway Tune”. This rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan exploded onto the scene in early 2017 with the release of their debut studio EP, Black Smoke Rising. They quickly hit the road touring and released a double EP From the Fires in November 2017, which expanded Black Smoke Rising with four new tracks.

Manu have heard about Greta Van Fleet over the radio, and while they dig their music, you have to wonder if they are really worth the hype. After seeing them live, it can said without a doubt that the hype doesn’t even do them justice. They take their heavy Led Zepplin influences and throws in a gritty, electrifying sound that immediately pulls you in. Josh belts a husky howl that cuts through the room as twin brother Jake charges through gnarly guitar riffs. Brother Sam holds the groovy 70s beat down on bass. Danny Wagner ties in the sound on drums. Together, they emit a level of swagger and cool that they’ve earned in record time.
The band took the crowd through a blinding set of their entire musical catalog to date, including “When the Cold Wind Blows”, “Edge of Darkness”, and “Talk on the Street”. Halfway through, the band toned the energy down as bassist Sam Kiszka took to the keyboard for “You’re the One” before the band drove straight into a powerful version of Howling Wolf’s “Evil”.

“Lover, Leaver, Taker, Believer” was the night’s closer. This groove-heavy number quickly becomes a jam session showcasing each musician’s raw talent. The crowd immediately began chanting for an encore, as the band came back with two thunderous fan favorites, “Black Smoke Rising” and “Safari Song”, complete with a galloping drum solo by Wagner.

After finishing their three show stop at The Fillmore, this young band heads overseas to Germany, the U.K., the Netherlands, and France before returning to the United States. There is also a lot of buzz about a full-length album that fans are absolutely clamoring for, which the band has said to expect later this summer. 

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Event Date: 23-MAY-2018

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Calling Detroit, Michigan home, Sami has been photographing for many years and has been with National Rock Review since near the beginning. She is a photographer and writer for National Rock Review as well as being the US Marketing Manager, PR Correspondent, and Editor. She also owns her own photography business, Sami Lipp Photography. Capturing the excitement of live music and the passion of musicians is something she lives for. She is excited to grow her career in music photography every day.

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