The acoustic guitar and banjo centering the sound of Frontier Ruckus does not sound at like it was developed in the midst of urbanity, but rather in a place of earth and wood.
It would be hard to overstate the importance and the beauty of the Everly Brothers' music, though with the passing of Phil Everly on January 3, 2014, many have tried. But that beauty always slips away. For a moment, Detroit-area band Frontier Ruckus manages to capture some of that elusive grace in its cover of "Like Strangers."
Frontier Ruckus calls its new album "Eternity of Dimming" a closing chapter; in some ways, however, it feels more like a beginning.
Frontier Ruckus writes brokenhearted songs for the lonely. Most think this doesn't go well with a Friday night, but with some help from their friends they proved that sometimes it feels damn good to feel damn bad.
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
You know a band throws down when it has a dude playing the musical saw. Michigan folk rockers, Frontier Ruckus, brought its melancholy, autumnal sound to the KDHX studios and, yes, the musical saw made an appearance.
The strip malls of the Midwest are so maligned, perhaps rightly so, but they’re ours, and they’re not going away anytime soon.
As Edgar Lee Masters was to the small towns of Illinois, so Frontier Ruckus is to the strip malls and suburbia of Detroit. The band's debut for the Ramseur label, Deadmalls and Nightfalls, evokes the mysteries and memories that haunt these everyday places.