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Bring Da Ruckus: Detroit Folks Frontier Ruckus Dip into the '90s

January 9th, 2015

By Travis Wright



Yes, Frontier Ruckus are a Culture City favorite. See, WDET's Travis Wright has been following the band since singer-songwriter Matt Milia was making laptop demos on early versions of Garage Band out of a dorm room at Michigan State University.

The writing is delightfully verbose but heartfelt. But Milia's literary bent doesn't do it alone.

The band has a signature sound that's crafted by inventive and inspired musicians. Some have come and gone (drummer Ryan Etzcorn, bassist Eli Eisman, but the core members are still pivotal to the sound. I'm talkin about Davey Jones on banjo, multi-instrumentalist (trumpet and singing saw)Zachary Nichols, and harmonizer extraordinaire Anna Burch, who recently re-joined the band.

Frontier Ruckus talks about the new sound, inspired by an affinity for 90s pop, heard on their latest record on Quite Scientific Records "Sitcom Afterlife" with WDET's Travis Wright.