When it comes to innovative, off-kilter rock and roll delivered with the utmost energy and passion, the Hard Lessons are an easy favorite. Boasting a sound palette that includes a kazoo, an autoharp, and even a vacuum cleaner, the band whip up an astonishingly diverse array of timbres and textures at their infinitely satisfying live shows. From the soaring emotion of "Wedding Ring" to the fuzzed-out garage rock of "Wicked Man," the Hard Lessons will have a little something for everyone on their upcoming tour dates.
Formed by husband and wife duo Augie Visocchi and Korin "Ko Ko" Lousie Visocchi during their time at Michigan State University, the Hard Lessons self-released two albums before landing on No Fun Records for 2005's Gasoline. Their hard-charging live shows made them a local favorite in their home base of Detroit, and in 2006 the Real Detroit Weekly named them one of its Artists of the Year. Since then, the band's music has been featured in several shows including Grey's Anatomy and Friday Night Lights, expanding their fanbase and paving the way for their continued touring. Back on the road, the band will treat fans to their electrifying live shows and unique sound world of fuzzy guitars, vintage organs, and left-field elements like vacuum cleaners and kazoos.