Loch and Order

Loch Alpine is not your typical suburb. For the most part, it’s completely surrounded by dense foliage, and in the parts where it’s not, it has a lovely view of… an overgrown and abandoned golf course.

The golf course was once the main attraction of the neighborhood, having been modeled off of Barton Hills by Ward Blakely in 1928. When Blakely died in 1935, his son took over construction, adding the clubhouse to the original plan for the neighborhood. In 1954, however, the golf course and clubhouse were sold, and since 1961, the ownership has been transferred often.

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The Garden Review

On Friday, April 13th, the relatively niche indie rock band The Garden found its way to The Shelter in Detroit. It’s small, dirty, and dark — exactly the kind of place a band like The Garden would play in.

I arrived late, and I missed the first opener (Cowgirl Clue), but judging by her music available online, she’s an ideal complement to The Garden: not only does her music sound just similar enough to them without being a copy of it, she’s openly inspired by The Garden, occasionally quoting them in songs.

I did arrive in time for the second opener, Tijuana Panthers. While their style is less similar to The Garden than Cowgirl Clue’s is (it’s more smooth and quiet), their overall mood was great and got the crowd excited for the main act. Continue reading “The Garden Review”