doors at 7pm
tickets: $10 adv; $15 DOS (buy tickets)


THRIVING IVORY will be making their way from New York to headline a show in The Pike Room on August 8. The band, residing in San Fransisco, was formed in 2000 in Santa Barbara. They started small, touring around the West coast with their songs only recognized from their self-recorded albums and limited fan base. In 2007, they signed with Wind-Up Records, working with producer, Howard Benson, to release their debut, self-titled album in 2008, containing many tracks from their previous mix tapes. Their soft lyrics and gentle instrumentals are comparable to those of U2 and Coldplay. With the expected release of a new album in the upcoming months, we will have a lot to look forward to from Thriving Ivory.

RYAN STAR will be joining, playing some of his new tunes from his album 11:59, dropping August 3. He was born and raised in New York City, where his inspiration and musical education came from his parent's old vinyl collection, including The Doors, The Stones, Janis, Joni, The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, along with countless other legends. He has been writing music longer than he has not, and is self-taught in guitar with the help of Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. When a classmate heard that he was selling his music at school, they formed a band that would perform at many renowned night clubs in NYC. This continued in his college years, where he and his bandmates were signed to Maverick Records, touring with and opening for many large acts. After about ten years, he took a break and started recording some solo stuff, which got him on the map with the indie crowd. He has since signed with Atlantic Records and is finalizing a new record so that he can return to the road to share his California beach-written lyrics with his many, enduring fans.

CRASHING CAIRO is a local band, hailing from the Royal Oak area. It was formed in February of 07 when the lead, Wax, met Duane, a fan in attendance to a NY show, who invited him back to his place to talk and suggested that he start a band. He took Duane's advice and brought Joel (guitar), Nick (bass), Arthur (guitar/bass), and Dave (drums)on board to become Crashing Cairo. They have since been playing in many local Detroit venues such as The Magic Bag and Simon's After Dark. With their debut album, Monday Changed Everything, they treat indie and non-indie fans alike through unapologetic and gritty vocals and smart guitars. Their material stems from deep human emotion, including anger, sadness, apathy, confusion, and occasionally hope, encompassing the characteristics of some of the best writing product.

Come out the The Crofoot to see some great acts from your hood to the city! This is a show you will not want to miss!


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