Thursday, August 26, 2010

WCSX brings rock downtown with Workforce Wednesdays lunch concerts

Banned From Earth plays Campus Martius
Live bands playing to lunchtime crowds at Campus Martius Park is pretty common stuff throughout the summer.

But typically jazz fills the air. Maybe some R&B. So it caught my attention when yesterday, still nearly two blocks away from the Quicken Loans Stage at Campus Martius, I heard the guitar grinding of Black Sabbath tunes cutting between the buildings downtown.

As part of WCSX's Workforce Wednesdays Concert Lunch Series, a Sabbath tribute group called Banned From Earth was working the stage. And unlike much of the summer, the Campus Martius lawn was fairly crowded, thanks in large part (I assume) to the new flock of Quicken Loans workers who recently transferred to office space in the nearby Compuware Building.

WCSX Workforce Wednesdays will bring more hard rock downtown when local band Fifth Way plays Sept. 1. The Roy Orbison tribute act The Orbitsuns (Sept. 8) and Rod Stewart tribute artist Danny D (Sept. 15) will wrap up the season.