Review: Protomartyr At Paper Tiger

Oct 26, 2017
Michael Flanagan

Protomartyr is a band from Detroit, Michigan. Their sound is reminiscent of English art rock legends The Fall and Australian luminaries Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Lead singer Joe Casey’s lyrics are often inspired by ancient history, classical literature, the mundanity of everyday life, and the inevitability of death. In the midst of an International tour in support of their fourth full length album, “Relatives in Descent,” the group performed at Paper Tiger, in San Antonio, on October 19th.

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To a lot of young bands, the music world seems like a great opportunity for fame and fortune. However, The Black Market Club looks at it with a more humble perspective. Going five years strong, this indie rock band has found a way to mesh their passion for music into their lives. Bassist Adam Herzig says that the band “plays shows because it’s fun to play, not for the money. It’s just entertaining to entertain. So when I don’t even have money as an aspect, I get excited for gigs. It keeps it organic for me.”