The Cartridge Family
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The Cartridge Family

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"Ball Joins the Navy EP Review"

"Descendents style punk rock complete with nonsensical inside jokes" - Punk Planet

"Show Review"

"An entertaining extravaganza of nearly naked guys going crazy. It was like going to Danny's in Windsor but without the cover charge." - The Angry Nerd

"Show Review"

"I dare posit that they're the most honestly "punk" band i've seen lately." - Jet [sic]

"DVD Review"

"...a spectacle, and i think spectacle is missing in music these days." - City Pulse

"7" Review"

"Plowing through classic Detroit riffs with nearly-out-of-tune abandon while combining them with '76 style snotty vocals and a 90's pop-punk sense of humor and melody." - Maximum R&R

"Show Review"

"Treating 6 members of the audience to a 4 course meal made completely on stage while playing (?!), the Cartridge Family once again proved why they are one of the few bands in Michigan that are worth seeing every time they play." - Noise


Ball Joins the Navy EP ('05 Bermuda Mohawk Productions, 2,000 copies, out-of-print); Their Semi-Automatic Majesties Request split 7" w/ Rick Johnson Rock n' Roll Machine [bassist of Mustard Plug/Bomb the Music Industry] ('06 Bermuda Mohawk Productions 550 copies, marble-blue vinyl, out-of-print; track 'Born in the NRA' received moderate airplay on local music stations as well as several Midwestern college stations); Zombie Abe Maxi-Single ('07 Bermuda Mohawk Productions, out-of-print; track 'Zombie Abe' received moderate airplay on local music stations as well as several Midwestern college stations); TCF/DVD ('08 Bermuda Mohawk Productions, in-print, has sold more than 500 copies to-date); forthcoming: 'Cakewalk - An Anthology' [CD compilation of EP, 7", unreleased B-sides, rare-singles & comp tracks] fall/winter 08, 'Gods & Genitals' [tCF Civil War Reenactment & Guerilla show DVD] expected early '09



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Seeking to combine their love of punk, rock, soul, hip-hop, hardcore and general on-stage spectacle these true bastard children of the diverse Michigan/Detroit music scene joined forces as a 5-piece in 2004, playing an assortment of ruckus shows and developing a reputation as a band that successfully bridged the gap between performer and audience.

Keeping a light show schedule to work with the various bands they were moonlighting from, The Cartridge Family slowly enveloped more and more members to contribute to performances that included Murder Mysteries, Civil War Reenactments, mobile generator-run guerilla shows staged on a flatbed trailer, a 4-course meal cooking-show, and general anarchic punk-rock circuses complete with stunts, fire-breathing and a moon-bounce for crowd and band enjoyment alike. As the band became more active, it simultaneously developed reputations as a rare, can't miss show, an outlandish on stage spectacle, and an unchecked group of misfits delivering chaos to a stagnant music scene in dire need of a challenge.

In 2008, The Cartridge Family has sharpened its craft from a blunt weapon of catharsis to a well-honed "Guitar Army" (having taken advice from John Sinclair himself, who also lends an intro the band's 'Their Semi-Automatic Majesties Request' and a monologue in the 'Cold Dead Hands' single) and instrument of entertainment, drama, comedy, performance art and storytelling streamlined for the 30-minute set attention span of modern rock audiences. The cult fan-base of show-goers looking for something different amongst the oversaturated and blandly-homogenized rock/punk-scene has not only embraced The Cartridge Family, but has been encouraged to join it as it further pushes its all-fun-all-the-time agenda across the Midwest and beyond.