Best Punk Bands In Detroit RIGHT FUCKING NOW:
FUCK YES JOHN BRANNON! I can't get enough of that gnarly screaming that he's so famous for. (you may also know the other bands he's fronted; Negative Approach & Laughing Hyenas; and if you don't you better look 'em up!) The only downside is that John is chronically out of Easy Action vinyl
Thrash coming outta two old dudes that look awful nerdy & school teachery. They just happen to live up the street from me and happen to be some of the kindest, but also neurotic people I know. When they let loose, it's because they really need to let loose.
If you like punk at all - you like Protomartyr, you just don't know it yet. And by punk, I mean like Pere Ubu, Television, Buzzcocks, the Fall. Oh yeah, and sometimes Kevin from Tyvek plays guitar with them which is almost like having another lead singer.
I never understand why so-called punk rock kids from the burbs out here wax so poetic about G.G. Allin. He's long past dead so forget about it! Jimbo Easter (ex-Piranhas) is way cooler anyway without being a total asshole... and he's been known to fart paint outta it, too. Here's a link to a video of him catching crayfish the ol' fashioned way
both Protomartyr & Druid Perfume are on Urinal Cake Records... along with just about everybody else in town
You simply can't have a list of best punk bands in Detroit without including Timmy "Vulgar" Lampinen (Timmy's Organism, Clone Defects) This project is psych heavy and brain melting and watching them live is like watching dudes trying to wrestle a crocodile. Tim is going mad, breaking stuff, wearing weird masks, throwing glitter and the band is somehow wailing heavy and chugging along like a speeding train without any brakes.
See Also: Sugarcoats, Frustrations, Pupils, Eroders, Growwing Pains, Johnny Ill Band, Hot Boss, T-Tops, Trabajabamos, Golden Torso or you could just cheat and listen to this: [link]
Ok - I have a band too and you can find my crap on Bandcamp