Bump & Hard Lessons Give Thanks

The Hard Lessons join Bump for 7th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Spectacular

The dictionary lists the definition of "Tradition" as the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice.

For Detroit's Bump, the statement is that their annual Thanksgiving Eve shows are legendary. Through a DIY approach, word has spread helping to create one of Detroit's largest independent concerts of the year with consecutive shows of more than 1,000 people in attendance. It's a common belief by those in attendance that the show is a raucous good time, lubricated by the steady pours from the Majestic Theatre's bartenders on the "biggest bar night of the year."

For the 7th Annual Bump Thanksgiving Eve Show on Wednesday, November 26, at Detroit's Majestic Theatre, it has become customary to have your face melted by Bump's progressive art rock. This year, Bump welcomes high-energy Detroit rockers, The Hard Lessons for what has the makings of the biggest Thanksgiving Eve yet!

The Thanksgiving Eve show will mark an early sneak peak of Bump's new full length album due out this spring. For one night only fans can purchase a special enhanced CD that will feature the album's first single "Out of Reach" and special enhanced video of behind the scenes footage from the "Out of Reach" video shoot. Bump's new album is due out in early 2009 and is being co-produced by Dan Currie, formerly of Rustbelt Studios, and Josh Epstein of The Silent Years.

The Hard Lessons make rock music. Not the kind of rock music that plays during beer commercials or in the background at party scenes in bad movies, but the kind of rock that inspires people to stand up, stomp the floor, and allow themselves to be transported somewhere else. Fall of 2008 has led Augie and Ko Ko back into the studio to record their Quack Records full-length debut, which will be released in spring of 2009. The album reunites them with producer Zach Shipps (The Electric Six) and Dave Feeny (Loretta Lynn, Blanche).

Bump is excited to have transportation to the show from Royal Oak and Ferndale provided by The Night Move, metro Detroit's new biodiesel-powered shuttle service. The company aims to fill the void that currently exists in the local transit system while encouraging environmental and social responsibility. It's the Detroit Transportation Revolution. E-mail Marketing@TheNightMove.com for more information, or book a ride at www.TheNightMove.com/booking.

Doors for the all ages show are at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at Ticketmaster.com. Fans can also stop by the Woodward Avenue Brewers in Ferndale and purchase two tickets and receive a free WAB pint!


[Published on: 11/10/08]

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phishman706 Mon 11/10/2008 01:36PM
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dude this is going to be sick as helll!

rombie starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/10/2008 01:40PM
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Another great show to see.

schofizzl Mon 11/10/2008 01:41PM
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bump is tight. i've always had a soft spot for them since one of their roadies gave me some breadsticks at summercamp07.

rombie Mon 11/10/2008 01:43PM
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The only thing I ever get from them is a hangover:-) I wish they delivered breadsticks to Chicago.

downtownentertainment starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/10/2008 01:53PM
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I'm still fighting a hangover from Saturday in Indy!

rombie Mon 11/10/2008 03:06PM
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I was going to go to that show...hopefully my old hometown came out in full force.

downtownentertainment Mon 11/10/2008 03:15PM
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Yeah man, Indy was great!


wastintimejp starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/10/2008 08:35PM
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I am happy to see that Bump is getting some headlines on Jambase. They are a great band that brings pride into the Detroit music scene. Without a doubt, they lead in the "Jam" scene in Detroit. Next time I see them will hopefully be on the main stage at a big festie.

Detroit Funk Tue 11/11/2008 04:00PM
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Detroit Funk

bump is the most overrated band from Detroit. I don't see why people like them. There are a lot of bands that could blow these guys out of the water... The Macpodz, Covert Operations, Aleph-1

timmyp starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/11/2008 05:20PM
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Great to see the Hard Lessons getting some jambase love.

Berns starstarstarstar Wed 11/19/2008 01:50PM
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Bump is a great band and Im pretty good at givin away breadsticks(also lost joey c's sweatshirt) contact bump to get it back www.myspace.com/bumpband or www.myspace.com/lymefest, its so randon seein these beloved creatures of the detroit night on jambase, theve melted me face probably 30 times and hope to see them out west this spring and maybe even at lolo hot springs? keep groovin y'all and peace and if any of y'all are in the detroit area next wednesday man dont miss it


skye berns