Friday night in the heart of Detroit, a very special event unfolded to a sold out show at the beautiful Fillmore Detroit.
As fans reached the area surrounding the Fillmore Detroit, it was obvious who was in town and the venue they were playing at. Hundreds of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle t-shirts, jackets and even a handmade sign that read “I love you Mike” painted a clear picture as to the general direction to the show.
Upon entering the Fillmore Detroit, the lobby was filled with many concert attendees picking up a wide variety of FNM merchandise including a signed limited edition piece of concert artwork. Having the opportunity to pick up new FNM memorabilia was priceless.
Supporting FNM tonight was an incredible trio named Le Butcherettes. The group consists of vocalist commonly known by her stage name of Teri Gender Bender, Jamie Aaron Aux on bass, and playing drums was Chris Common. This group of seasoned musicians were a perfect fit for the FNM show.
Le Butcherettes set began with Teri dressed in red wearing a scarf around her head playing the nights into song on the keyboard.Â Having a sound in the “PJ Harvey” and “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” wheelhouse, LB had elements that proved to be very dynamic and passionate.
Midway through LB’s set both the dynamics and overall energy level had elevated to a point where all in attendance eagerly waited for what was about to happen.Â Ditching her shoes, scarf, and keyboard, Teri leaned over and picked up a guitar. From this point forward the band took things up a notch.Â With a full on garage punk themed style, LB entertained the audience with chunky guitar riffs and passionate heartfelt vocals.Â Rock solid drumming and nicely placed bass lines made the remainder of LB’s set loud and proud. This band is definitely a group to check out live.
After a short intermission, the lights in Fillmore Detroit began to dim and all in attendance made their way to a spot in the venue in which to experience a moment with a sold-out crowd.Â Gradually theÂ stage began to glow an eerie red and the keyboard line to FNM’s opening song “Motherfucker” came on.Â The night had begun and all in attendance were ready to rock!Â The stage and most everything on it was draped in white cloths and nicely placed flowers laced the front of the stage. The production was cleverly designed and as it definitely set the mood for the night.
The set included “From Out Of Nowhere”, “Caffeine”, “Sunny Side Up” and “Epic” among many other hits throughout the night.Â When the FNM guys played the infamous Commodores classic “Easy” the crowded joined in with a full house vocal ensemble backup section. “Superhero” closed the set to a packed house of fans screaming for more.
After a few minutes had past FNM returned to the stage for a well-received encore.Â They rocked out with a track from the upcoming album Sol Invictus and played a great version of Burt Bacharach “This Guy’s in Love With You.”
While standing on the main floor by the entrance to the photo pit, this photographer overheard a brief conversation that proved to be an incredible addition to an already fantastic evening. A gentlemen said to a lady friend next to him, “This is great! So, whatcha think?â€Â The lady friend replied, “Oh! You’ll be great!Â I can walk with you if ya like.” I slowly turned and watched the two of them step aside, open a door to a hallway that leads to the stage and wallah… Chuck Mosley! Yes, Chuck Mosley was in the house.Â Chuck and the band played “Mark Bowen” and the place went nuts. What a treat that was.
FNM closed the night with the energy packed song “From the Dead.”
On behalf of everyone in attendance at this sold out show… Thank You.Â Thank You for choosing Detroit to share your music with.Â Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin. We appreciate it.