Detroit-based rock band The Von Bondies set the music scene abuzz with their flawless 2003 debut album Pawn Shoppe Heart. Just a few months later, the bands lead singer Jason Stollsteimer got his ass whooped by White Stripes frontman Jack White for talking smack. The high-profile altercation unfortunately overshadowed anything Stollsteimer and his band mates did thereafter. But that could soon change, thanks to the Von Bondies latest release, Love, Hate And Then Theres You, an album filled to maximum capacity with pummeling bass, raucous guitar riffs, and killer hooks. Stollsteimer pisses and moans through quintessential garage rock tunes like Pale Bride and 21st Birthday that are destined to have listeners shouting along. Now all Stollsteimer has to do is keep his shit talking to a minimum, and he and his band should be back on everybodys radar for all the right reasons by tours end. Photo courtesy Kevin Knight.
Sun., March 8, 8 p.m., 2009