SOMETHING UTOPIC with Friends at The Pike Room

SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2011
doors at 7:30
tickets: $10 (buy tickets)

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Made up of college students from all over Michigan, SOMETHING UTOPIC is a local band from Troy trying to push the envelope and take their music to the next level. The alternative/rock band has an already extraneous history with more ups than downs. Lead singer and guitarist, Michael Motherwell, and bassist, Andrew Reneaud, started the band three years ago while they were still in high school. “It was Andrew and I writing sappy love songs on acoustic guitars in my basement,” says Motherwell. “I figure if we write decent music, people might listen. The rest is unfolding before us as we speak. We don’t ask questions.”

In a desperate attempt to branch out Motherwell contacted his childhood friend, Keith Lambert, who has joined forces with Motherwell previously in bands such as The Advocates. “Little did I know Mike and Andrew had been hard at work with songwriting, and as the months passed our music grew dynamically across genres, and got damn good in the process. We love to perform and have a great time while we are at it, and I’m happy to be a part of it” Lambert says.

The band is so excited to play with their new drummer. The perfect fit was found in Keyur Shah whom Lambert and Motherwell have known since middle school. I guess it’s good to have a low point in the beginning than in the middle.

“People have come up to me and asked how far we want to go as a band,” Motherwell discusses. “The truth is we just like playing music. But hell, if someone wants to listen to it I’m not going to stop them.”

With F.D.I.K, THE DISCIPLES and ANGIE'S HOUSE

 

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