Day Three of Waking Windows switches from the vibe from Day Two with styles of rock n roll, punk and lo-fi all on display at El Club. Attendees should brace for irrepressible performances from eminent musicians on the contemporary circuit.

PLAYGROUND DETROIT’s Hailey Dukes top picks for the final day of Waking Windows to catch local and visiting artists who will shut the festival out with a bang.

Empty Houses

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This Detroit-based trio Empty Houses takes the reminiscent feel of Motown and reworks it into a catchy, indie pop package. With soul and emotion, lead singer Ali Shea croons among minimalist and fine-tuned instrumentation. With only three members in the band, the small group creates a big sound putting their spin on Detroit’s Iconic style. Catch them in the D at Waking Windows’ final day.

Low Cut Connie

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Low Cut Connie brings classic American rock n’ roll to the Waking Windows stage on Sunday. Based in Philadelphia, the group outputs twangy vocals among high energy arrangements. Known for their energetic live show, Low Cut Connie gets heads thrashing with fun solos and catchy lyrics. From twangy originals to Prince covers this band plays it all.  Rock and roll sensation Low Cut Connie will put El Club’s audio to the test with exclaiming guitar riffs and an animated group performance standard for these emerging rock kings.

Car Seat Headrest

Led by singer and songwriter Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest mixes lo-fi rock with pop. With reflective and emotional lyrics the band outputs distant and drifting vocals with a hint of rock sprinkled in.  A proponent of DIY recording and self-expression, Toledo engages audiences by speaking candidly of life’s highs and lows. Car Seat Headrest is a band with a significant and growing following so catch them at El Club before they’re driving off to the next destination.

Rough Francis

Mix three punk princes with electrifying bass and guitar and you’ve got Rough Francis. Sons of African-American punk pioneer Bobby Hackney, (of Detroit’s legendary DEATH) Bobby Julian and Urian Hackney recruited musicians Paul Comegno Steve Williams and Dylan Giambatista to form a tribute to the 1970’s thrashers that the Hackneys call relatives. Based in Burlington, VT, the group melts faces with animated vocals, galvanizing guitar and forthright drums. Rough Francis gives an energetic and invigorating live show which they are known for. Watch them kill the stage in Detroit as they were born to do.

Day Three Passes available HERE

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