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ernie johnson from detroit 3/4 woodward theater
March 4th, 2023 | 7:30 doors, 8:30 show
Ernie Johnson From Detroit
w/ Electric Citizen and The Harlequins
SAT 3/4/23
$20 / $25

7:30 doors, 8:30 show


The long awaited release of the second full length LP Swamp Nymph by Ernie Johnson From Detroit is finally here!! Join us at the Woodward Theater for an unforgettable celebration.

Joining us on the bill are Electric Citizen and The Harlequins!! Bunk News will be providing visual delights.


Ernie Johnson From Detroit is a Cincinnati based big band that blends funk, afrobeat, and jazz with 70s psychedelia and hard rock to create a hypnotic, danceable sound that is both accessible and boundary pushing at the same time. Their stage show is known to be a high-energy, infectious dance party that centers on intense, spontaneous improvisation combined with tight, sophisticated compositions that live inside the groove. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2018 to critical acclaim, garnering praise from both critics and musicians alike, in a city known more for indie rock, folk, and bluegrass. EJFD released their first live record, Ernie Johnson From Detroit Live: Vol. I and II, in April of 2020 and is planning to release their followup to Ernie Johnson From Detroit in the Fall of 2022. The band also hosts their annual Ohio River boat cruise known as Pelicans on the Breeze.


Ohio Rust Belt Rock and Roll since 2012.

Appeared in 2022 throughout Europe in September and October with Fu Manchu.
Previously touring with acts like Wolfmother, Pentagram, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Fu Manchu, Monster Magnet, Budos Band, and supporting acts like Joan Jett, King Diamond and The Cult.


After 15 years in the rock & roll trenches, The Harlequins have emerged as bonafide scene veterans—enduring anti-heroes of the American garage-psych underground. Founded in 2007, the intrepid Cincinnati power trio—Michael Oliva on guitar & vocals, Alex Stenard on bass and Robert Stamler on drums—made its bones alongside contemporaries such as the Black Lips, Gringo Star, La Luz and Thee Oh Sees. They’ve since shared bills with Ty Segall, Cherry Glazerr, Kurt Vile, Deerhoof, Ride and Kikagaku Moyo.

Check out their new album here:



Cincy art collective pushing boundaries of visual stimulation.