MELVIN DAVIS and THE PARTY STOMPERS with MR. FINEWINE and more at the Park Bar, Detroit

SATURDAY MAY 15, 2010
doors at 8PM
tickets: $8

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a key figure in the Detroit soul underground from the early 60s onward! Melvin's cameo at this spring's Andre Williams show brought the house down, and the Crofoot is honored to present a full set by this Detroit legend, backed up by the Party Stompers.

The Party Stompers, a Detroit band that puts their own twist on the primitive, gritty sound of the Motor City bar bands of the 1958-63 era, is a group built around the dual guitar attack of Jeff Meier (Rocket 455, Detroit Cobras, Compulsive Gamblers, The Shanks, Nathaniel Mayer, The Exit Eyes) and Mike Hurtt (Royal Pendletons, Nathaniel Mayer, Michael Hurtt & his Haunted Hearts). The Party Stompers, formed in early 2008, play vintage rock 'n' roll, R&B, blues, ballads, jumped-up hillbilly, cajun, swamp pop, and anything else they happen to like. The Party Stompers take their name from the savage 1960 single by the local group The Egyptians, "The Party Stomp" (the flip side was "Inkster Boogie," now part of the Stompers' repertoire), which captures the quintessential sound of raw, rockin' Detroit R&B as the '50s segued into the '60s.

With the Mayor of Downtown Soulville, WFMU's MR. FINEWINE, and Brad and Breck of Peoples Records.

 

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