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Chris Richards and the Subtractions

Chris Richards and the Subtractions

Rock / Power Pop / Jangle Pop Livonia, MI  US
It's Something
It's Something
Don't Do Anything Tonight
Don't Do Anything Tonight
Oh Canada (Pt Deux)
Oh Canada (Pt Deux)
I Can't Quit Her
I Can't Quit Her
Ordinary Man
Ordinary Man


It's Something - Chris Richards and the Subtractions


  • Sat

    Aug 1

    Detroit, MI, US | 8:00pm
  • 2015

    Apr 4

    Detroit, MI, US | 8:00pm

    International POP Overthrow Detroit night 3..

  • 2014

    Aug 30

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 7:00pm
  • 2012

    Jun 22

    Berkley, MI, US | 8:00pm

    It's our Get Yer La La's Out release party! With super special guests Ryan Allen and his Extra Arms and the Corktown Popes. Your paid admission will also score you a copy of Get Yer La La's Out on CD. Get hyped!

  • 2011

    Feb 5

    Ypsilanti, MI, US | 10:00pm

    Another of the highly successful Tribute nights in Ypsilanti...this time songs by the legendary Who. We'll be performing four songs.


  • Chris Richards and the Subtractions
  • Live at the IPO-Paychecks
  • Praying-Pub Shot


Sounds Like: Tommy Keene, The Who, Bob Mould, Jason Falkner, Teenage Fanclub

Label: Gangplank Records

Bio: Detroit power pop trio Chris Richards and the Subtractions released their full-length debut Sad Sounds of the Summer on Gangplank Records on March 17th 2009. Produced by Gangplank-founder David Feeny at his own Tempermill Studios just outside of Detroit, the album contains 10 songs of hook-laden,...See Full Bio

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“Being classified as “power pop” is often a dangerous, slippery slope. On one hand, you get instant adoration from a group of music fans that are as fanatic and devoted to the genre as most Europeans are to watching soccer (er, uh, football). On the other, the often over-earnestness of some power pop groups seem to turn off the hipsters; indeed, the “cool kids” aren’t often accepting of the “everyman.” But, when you have somebody as purely talented as Livonia-based power-pop legend Chris Richards — backed on his new disc by the Subtractions — giving a shit about what’s cool and hip becomes secondary when you focus on the guts and glory of the songs. On Sad Sounds of The Summer, thick guitars tangle with a locked-in rhythm section, and Richards’ familiar tenor rolls nicely over top, as each song is blanketed in a hefty amount of jangle and fuzz. Oh, and let it be known: the man knows his way around a quality bridge.”

— Ryan Allen, Detour

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