Detroit-based electronic-rock group, Deastro is playing a show at Glasslands Gallery on April 14th in Brooklyn, NY. According to Relevant magazine-
Deastro’s strong melodies and Chabot’s whimsical vocals make for an experience that is both new and otherworldly… it seems only a matter of time before Randolph’s electro-genius is realized.
Check out this “vintage” interview with Randy by Death and Taxes from 2010, where he talks about Detroit, the city’s future, and how it affects the music:
Kevin Boyer from Tyvek, thinks the city is going through a creative resurgence. Do you agree?
Randy: Yeah, I think Detroit is on it’s way back and artists are on the move here from everywhere it seems. I meet people moving here from different states all the time. It wasn’t like this four years ago when I first started living here. It seems like there are just more people, new art, new bands and the old bands are still around and rocking it so we got a nice little thing ready to freak the world out (in a good way). Detroit has to come back. It is a process of evolution or something. Wherever there is oppression and hardship there is usually a revolution.
I live and grew up in the Bronx, NY, which is no stranger to economic uncertainty and devastation, but the things I read in newspapers and op-eds paint Detroit as a bombed-out city, not unlike how the Lower East Side was in 80s. Do you agree with this description? Is it fair?
Randy: I mean Detroit is bombed out for sure, but for people like me and I am sure 98% of the artists living here it, is a clean slate — a chance to start something new. Everyone talks about Detroit being messed up, but the world is messed up. We are already post apocalyptic and looking down at the failure of industrialism and consumerism. Detroit, to me, is a prophet of hope.
Has the city’s hardships affected you creatively?
Randy: This guy on the bus told me that I had to get smart or the world was going to spit me the fuck out. I am trying to take his advice.
Be smart and don’t miss this show.
The post DEASTRO TO PLAY GLASSLANDS GALLERY, TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.