DETROIT – Rock band The Neighbourhood headlined at the Fillmore Detroit on Saturday with singer Claud and band Slow Hollows opening the show with equally entertaining but unique sets.
Claud’s song “Wish You Were Gay" was a clear hit with the crowd -- many appeared familiar with it. Their tender lyrics and skillful voice was a surprising, but well-suited opening act for The Neighbourhood.
Claud was previously known as Toast with Terrible Records. The singer’s music is the solo project of Claud Mintz. After releasing their debut EP created in their college dorm room, Claud dropped out of Syracuse University to further their music career. Claud changed their name out of fear of being sued by Wonder Bread.
View full gallery below: Claud at The Fillmore Detroit on Nov. 9, 2019
Claud at The Fillmore Detroit on Nov. 9, 2019
Los Angeles band Slow Hollows took the stage after Claud. The band’s energy and tone prepared the crowd for The Neighbourhood.
Slow Hollows is made up of band members Austin Feinstein, Aaron Jassenoff, Jackson Katz and Daniel Fox. The band was formerly known as Hollows, The Band, but they changed their name in 2014 and released their debut “Atelophobia.”
View the full gallery below: Slow Hollows at The Fillmore Detroit on Nov. 9, 2019
Slow Hollows at The Fillmore Detroit on Nov. 9, 2019.
The excitement was palpable as the stage was set for The Neighbourhood.
Lead singer Jesse Rutherford took the stage wearing a silver bodysuit and painted silver as “Chip Chrome.” He opened the show performing in front of a black curtain, the low lights made for an intimate moment despite the vastness of the crowd in front of him. After that initial song, the lights and energy lifted enthusiasm pulsing through audience.
After a instrumental solo Jesse returned without the silver and continued to perform to an elated audience. The band’s performance was on the same level as their recorded music.
View the full gallery below: The Neighbourhood at The Fillmore Detroit on Nov. 9, 2019
The Neighbourhood at The Fillmore Detroit on Nov. 9, 2019. (Kayla Clarke/WDIV)