City Slang: Whitey Morgan at the Machine Shop and the Magic Bag
Outlaw country locals and all-round bad boys Whitey Morgan & the 78â€™s will play the Machine Shop in their hometown of Flint on July 13 from 7 p.m. The very next night, July 14, the band will play the Magic Bag in Ferndale from 8 p.m. Cover for both shows is $10.
â€śIâ€™ve been through every kind of band there is, from rock to metal to indie rock â€“ Iâ€™ve played every kind of music,â€ť Morgan once told us in interview. â€śObviously, country is where it all started but itâ€™s hard for me to say that this is a country band because itâ€™s not just a country band. If people hear it when we play live, it definitely has a rock energy. Coming from Detroit, thereâ€™s always going to be a little bit of rock in there. For me to give an authentic interpretation of what Iâ€™m trying to do, I can never say that itâ€™s just country. Thatâ€™s not where I completely come from. I canâ€™t go to Texas and tell them that weâ€™re a country band because they can tell by how loud we are on stage that thereâ€™s something else going on. Weâ€™re from Detroit, and you canâ€™t get away from where you come from. So I would say that weâ€™re country with a rock edge.â€ť
Now they say, â€śSince the release of their first album Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels, Whitey and the band have revived a forgotten genre with a fierce dedication and determination. Theyâ€™ve toured the country spreading their sound and real deal vibe everywhere they go. They play honky-tonk tunes in any club in any town without apology and with a purpose. Look out, this bad news sounds real good.â€ť
Should be a great night.