On Saturday night Critical Bill hit the stage in Clinton at the Detroit Pub for a free show for their fans. The show was a rescheduled date after having to miss their June set at the Stars & Stripes Festival after a rain out.
Magnanomus & The Motor City Affiliates kicked things off and got the crowd ready to go for the evening with entertaining songs like “Peacock”. The band shared some songs from their forthcoming album, The Great Horned lp, which will be released in November with a album release party on November 14th at Three Blind Mice Irish Pub in Mount Clemens.
Glen Meadows are back out playing again and they were the next to hit the stage. Their set was a bit more laid back but kept the evening rolling as the crowd started to pack in and get amped up.
The place was pretty filled up by the time that Hell Rides North exploded onto the stage and those gathered were more than ready to move along to some heavy metal. They also just recently returned to the stage and are looking forward to releasing a new album. The band pulled out a number of songs from their last album, Let the Wicked Burn, during Saturday’s set as well as playing a little Pantera to the delight of the crowd and sharing new song “Ghost”.
Finally, Critical Bill closed the evening out as they tried out a new stage lighting set and tweaked their setlist a bit. The staples were there from “This Is Critical” to “My Suicide” and closer “Jump Around” but they also pulled out some newer tracks like current single “Alone or Lonely” and “Some Kind of Way”.
Throughout the set, front man Powerdise kept a running commentary going with the crowd, who spent much of the evening yelling out song requests and even found Powerdise answering their calls pulling out a few quick verses here and there. Towards the end of the evening, guitarist Mike Scott told the crowd maybe the band would let them choose their setlist for their annual free Thanksgiving show.
In the end, the show was a nice slice of some great Detroit music and filled with a family atmosphere as longtime Critical Bill fans made the trip from all over to catch their set.