Shake your ass with the Detroit Cobras at The Bottom of the Hill

One week from today–October 20th–the Detroit Cobras will be returning to The Bottom of the Hill. This makes me very happy and very excited. I love the Cobras; I seriously listen to them every day. They are a five-piece rock band from Detroit, Michigan that covers forgotten masterpieces of soul in a sweaty, sexy, ass-shaking sort of way. I got a chance to see them with some friends a year ago, also at the Bottom of the Hill, and I would say it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen in San Francisco.

They also have the incredible distinction of being the old band I’ve ever seen get the indie kids to dance at the Bottom of the Hill, a fact the Cobras commented on the last time they played there. Lead singer Rachel Nagy claimed that previously they hadn’t liked the venue because of how stiff the crowds had been, but during their 2005 show they “broke the curse.” My ass was shook: that much I know is true.

There are still tickets available, so if you like dancing, music, having a good time and soul music you should come down. Here is their label’s page, with a ton of glowing reviews.

Check out the cameo by fellow Detroiter Meg White/

2 Comments so far

  1. this charming man (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 4:03 pm

    if i wasn’t getting major dental work done that afternoon i’d be there. sadly i’ll be at home, trying to numb the pain.


  2. Peter (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 3:18 am

    funny you mention the stiffness of the BOTH crowd. most pathetic crowd for a show i’ve ever experienced – in any city, at any time, ever.

    (foreveh-eveh?) yes.

    and they were all just there to be able to tell their friends that they’d been there – just to pump up their nonexistent street cred. losers. i have to think real hard before going back.

    note to losers: a little less studious indifference of a lab-coat-wearing animal torturer, and a little more ‘Crikey!’.



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