We all love big bodies of water, right? and boats? And beer? And music? Good, because Protomartyr is throwing a concert on the historic Detroit Princess Riverboat September 22nd, and they will combine all of those things in spades.
First comes an hour-long cruise down the Detroit River, which boards at 7pm and will take guests around Belle Isle and towards Lake St. Claire. You can get that cruise, and the bands that will play during this early set, and Protomartyr, for $20. Set times are to be determined, but the full billing includes METZ, ADULT., Preoccupations, and Tyvek.
If you just want to board at 8:30 for the Protomartyr concert, you'll get to enjoy their music and beer on the riverside for a mere $15.
The concert will double as a release show for Protomartyr's newest record, Relatives in Descent.
Don't let the themes on the new album bring you down as you celebrate life on the river. The music hopes to present 12 varitions on a theme, according to their release: "the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing."
Protomartyr singer Joe Casey feels were are in a crucial moment for truth. “I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty,” he says. “Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more skeptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”
Protomartyr will be joined by October favorites Preoccupations, who detailed their love for beer, especially locally-brewed lighter styles, to our own Katie Bain at Coachella.
They'll be happy that Stroh's and Pabst Blue Ribbon are bringing the beer.
Stroh's has been a Detroit brewery since 1850, when Bernhard Stroh came over from Germany and started the original brewery, which consisted of a basement brewing operation. He sold beers door-to-door in a wheelbarrow.
This time, the beer will come on a fancy boat with great music, but it'll still be true to its local roots.