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Chris Richards + the Subtractions

Chris Richards + the Subtractions

Date, Location

    • Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    • 7 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Central Library
    • Free, open to the public. No ticket required.

    Detroit Power Pop!

    Detroit power pop trio Chris Richards + the Subtractions will appear at Central Library on September 18 at 7 pm. Joined by bassist Todd Holmes and drummer Larry Grodsky (both fixtures on the Detroit scene since the 80’s and 90’s), singer/songwriter Chris Richards has long been regarded as “one of the unsung heroes of Midwest power pop” (All Music Guide). Richards’ love of power pop, which combines an affection for the music of the British Invasion along with 90’s bands such as Teenage Fanclub and The Velvet Crush, is reflected in their guitar-driven approach. Says Richards, “We are all about songs dripping in melody and delivered with a punch! The simplicity of power pop makes it very endearing to us.”

    Get Yer La La’s Out

    The trio’s latest album, Get Yer La La’s Out, contains “songs of hook-laden, melody-intensive pop confection,” and has received glowing reviews from The All Music Guide and Pitchfork. Jeremy Porter of Motor City Rocks says that “the songs are great and served up on top of a thick bed of jangly-but-edgy guitars and the harmonies are all sweet and ‘oooooh’-ey... There’s elements of The Beatles, Kinks, Matthew Sweet and Cheap Trick. I’d bet Chris listens to The Raspberries on his way to band practice. Then Hüsker Dü on the way home. Then The Bangles on Sunday morning (no shame in that!).”