Friday, September 25, 2009

The Fillmore keeping Detroit music-rich history alive

These days, the bulk of the live-music buzz downtown centers around Kiss and their return to Cobo Arena, the house they made famous more than three decades ago. True music aficionados, though, are keeping a closer eye on The Fillmore Detroit, which until recently was called the State Theater, and which prior to that was called the Palms Theater, and which has always been an integral part in the Detroit entertainment scene. 

The Palms/State/Fillmore has hosted many big-name acts over the years, and the tradition continues this October when (are you ready for this?) Detroit will be treated to (don’t wet yourself!) a visit from none other than – Hanson! I’m no expert on the Hanson collection, but I have to believe their set will consist of more than a 90-minute version of “MmmBop!” Which, by the way, wouldn’t that be awesome!?!

Incidentally, the concert date is Oct. 10, I think. Lemme know how it goes.

(Kage Note: I plan on learning more about The Fillmore Detroit in the near future. Truthfully, since the casinos have failed on promises to bring big-name music downtown, the Fillmore has been – aside from the huge arena places - Detroit’s top venue for great live music. The Hanson date notwithstanding.)