Detroit's music scene comes out of the dive bar and onto the TV screen with the documentary series New American Noise.
The series by Nokia Music is comprised of six short films investigating the music scenes of Detroit, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Portland. It premiered on the Sundance Channel Friday. Detroit's segment, which ruminates on the multiple genres that inform the city's sound through the eyes of locals, was directed by Somesuch and Co.'s Bob Harlow.
"There's definitely not 'a sound' from Detroit. It's also been really diverse," one of the interview subjects says in a voice-over.
Harlow spends the most time with Lord Scrummage, Deastro and Lo & Behold Records and Books in Hamtramck, Mich. And with slowed-down scenes of bike rides at dusk and packed house party shows, all set to an addictive local soundtrack, the city has never looked so fun.