The Front Porch

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David Bierman Overdrive

4pm | 594 West Withington Street, Ferndale, MI, United States

David Bierman was lead singer of Detroit’s Junk Monkeys, a seminal alt-rock band that released several albums in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. Their last two releases on Metal Blade/Warner Bros, Five Star Fling and Bliss, both featured “hook-laden power pop/punk inspired by ’70s legends like Cheap Trick, Big Star and the Flamin’ Groovies.” (allmusic.com)
MusicHound’s Rock: The Essential Album Guide called 1992’s Bliss, “One of the best guitar-pop releases in a decade rife with great ones.”
But the band, and Bierman, essentially closed shop in 1994. Until now.
David Bierman Overdrive, then, is a welcome surprise from a Detroit rocker who’s been silent for 20 years before wandering into Ferndale’s Tempermill Studios earlier this year with a handful of songs, and an impressive band ready to help bring them to life