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Modern Classic Rock: How Mac Saturn Brings Rock Back to Basics


Auto-tune, track loops, and digitized beats might be all the rage in music these days, but Detroit’s own Mac Saturn looks to strip rock back to its core with a blue-collar sound. 

Comprising of Nick Barone on vocals and rhythm guitar, Carson Macc on drums, Brett Dooge on lead guitar, and Jive on bass, Mac Saturn formed in 2014 playing Pac-Man at a Christmas party. The guys realized that they shared similar tastes in music and have been a group ever since.

Their love of classic rock has been apparent in all of their music since day one. A record producer once told them that they sound like the Eagles if they were from Detroit, while the guys are influenced by Jimmy Reed, the Rolling Stones, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their experiences growing up in Metro Detroit, along with those influences, have made what Mac Saturn is today.

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“We’ve been fortunate enough to have befriended some pillars of the Detroit community who have punched our ticket to the underground rock ’n’ roll circus. We’re just really happy to be here,” Barone said.

The group is gearing up for the release of their second studio album, titled “Stomp Shop.” The ten-track album features catchy guitar riffs, soulful lyrics, and an old-school vibe that makes it feel refreshing and unique. The album is due out on Friday, September 6 on all streaming platforms.

“[It’s] a front-to-back, honest to God, blue-collar rock ’n’ roll record with sufficient evidence to establish responsibility definitively,” Barone said.

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Mac Saturn will be hosting am album release party at the Loving Touch on Saturday, September 7. The show will also feature Detroit based psychedelic rock band, Asphalt Flowers.

You can also catch Mac Saturn playing with DASH at the Cadieux Cafe a few weeks later on Friday, September 27. Mac Saturn hopes to announce some more shows in the near future and hit the road to spread their old-school rock sound. 

To keep up with their upcoming shows and other exciting announcements, be sure to follow the group on Facebook. You can stream their new album on Friday, September 6 on all major streaming platforms, or through their website.

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