The Jesus and Mary Chain kick off tour to celebrate their success after 30 years in Detroit, MI

The Jesus and Mary Chain embarked on a tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first release, Psychocandy. A release that was filled with bi-polar pop, drenched in feedback. The first U.S. stop of the North American tour, was in Detroit where St. Andrews Hall was host to the packed show.

They were joined, on the tour, by The Black Ryder. Originating from Australia, the songwriting duo of Aimee Nash and Scott Van Ryper enchanted the Detroit crowd with their swirling, ethereal, and shoegazin’ set. The St. Andy’s crowd was soaking it all in, and loving it.

The Reid brothers, Jim and William, backed by Mark Crozer (guitar), Phil King (bass), and Brian Young (drums), took to the stage of the packed St Andrews Hall and started off with a set of seven hits spanning their 14-year catalog. This was followed by a slideshow of JAMC history and highlights. Then they took the stage to recreate their full first release, Psychocandy. The crowd was mesmerized and sucked into the memories of the pop laden tracks that swam in insane screeching guitar fuzz. The simplicity of the pounding beat, the boom of the bass lines, the “barely there”, yet coherent vocals, and the screaming of the feedback. It was a site and sound to be seen and heard. And something that, hopefully, you did not miss…

Jesus and Mary Chain set list: April Skies, Head On, Some Candy Talking, Psychocandy, Up Too High, Reverence, Upside Down

Psychocandy set list: Just Like Honey, The Living End, Taste the Floor, The Hardest Walk, Cut Dead, In a Hole, Taste of Cindy, Never Understand, Inside Me, Sowing Seeds, My Little Underground, You Trip Me Up, Something’s Wrong, It’s So Hard

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Hailing from Boston and now residing in the Metro Detroit area, Mick has spent several years photographing concerts and interviewing musicians in the music industry. After spending a few years shooting and writing for, he founded and started the National Rock Review in the fall of 2013. Recruiting staffers from around the world, he has led the National Rock Review team in to a respected and established publication in the online music news/press industry in a short period of time.