An Intimate Evening with Discipline

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Detroit rockers Discipline will perform at Popps Packing in Hamtramck (Detroit) on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Admission is free.

There is no doubt in my mind that one of the most important bands to come out of America in the last 25 years is Discipline.

Popps Packing hosts "An Intimate Evening with Discipline" on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Doors open at 8PM. Discipline's performance begins at 9PM. Admission is free. (Donations to support Popps Packing are welcome.)

"There is no doubt in my mind that one of the most important bands to come out of America in the last 25 years is Discipline," writes New Zealand-based rock journalist Kev Rowland in his review of Discipline's "This One's for England." Recorded live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 2014 double album is Discipline's follow-up to their 2011 studio release, "To Shatter All Accord."

Discipline's 1997 CD "Unfolded Like Staircase" is considered by some to be the best American progressive rock album of the 1990s. Brian Watson of the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages goes further: "Unfolded is my favourite progressive rock album of all time. In over 30 years of listening, and out of a collection touching 1500 albums, Unfolded Like Staircase is ‘the one.’"

In spite of critical success and an international following, Discipline seldom performs live. Even in their hometown of Detroit, a Discipline performance is known to be a rare occurrence. Popps Packing will help to buck the trend when they invite Discipline onto their Hamtramck stage September 20th.

Graem Whyte, a Detroit based artist and co-owner of Popps Packing, also created the cover art for Discipline's album, "To Shatter All Accord." Proceeds from guest donations at the free admission show will go to support Popps Packing.

About Popps Packing

Popps Packing is located at 12138 St. Aubin, Hamtramck, MI 48212 - - poppspacking(at)gmail(dot)com

Popps Packing is an arts studio and venue founded in 2007 by husband and wife team, Graem Whyte (sculptor and architectural dabbler) and Faina Lerman (painter and performance artist). Popps was built in the 1930′s as a meat packing plant and later became a cookie factory followed by a t-shirt hub before being reborn as an arts venue. Since opening their doors to the greater community in 2009, Popps Packing has hosted over 30 exhibitions and performances.

About Discipline

Discipline are an independent rock band from Detroit. They have performed and recorded together for over 25 years on their indie record label, Strung Out Records. Current members include Matthew Parmenter, Chris Herin, Mathew Kennedy, and Paul Dzendzel.

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