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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. talks Michigan love, coming to The Loft 2/7

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr @ The Loft - Lansing, MI
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr @ The Loft - Lansing, MIFusion Shows

No, this isn't NASCAR; this is a band, who's come to be known by alternative music lovers for their single "If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)," called "one of the best songs of the year" by FILTER.

Watch a performance of the super catchy tune (with some pretty awesome "JR" lights) on the Late Late Show here!

Hailing from Detroit, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will be hitting up The Loft in Lansing on Friday, February 7. Tickets are available here and hometown heroes Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will be opening.

Check out a little Q&A with Josh Epstein and make sure you don't miss this show!

Who does most of the writing? What usually inspires you?
We both write all of the songs together. Everything can be an inspiration...from a sound you hear on the street to a story you read on the web.

What do you strive for in your music?
I think that we are our own harshest critics. At this point, we strive to make something that we both love.

If you could play at any music venue or festival in the world, which one and/or where would it be?
The Loft in East Lansing. Seriously. We can't wait.

I read in an old interview that you guys played wearing NASCAR suits; does that still happen?
It no longer happens. We had intended to make people uncomfortable by wearing advertisements to perform for them. Ultimately everyone just accepted it and it became a distraction.

So you both are from Detroit; how do you feel about Detroit's music scene?
I think that there is a lot of talent in Detroit. Hopefully more and more bands will gain exposure outside the city.

I heard you used to be part of the Silent Years? That's awesome. What happened with that whole thing?
I did. Hopefully at some point we can revisit that project. It was my baby and we worked so hard for 5 years on it. Nothing really happened per se. Just timing.

What do you like most about being a band?
That it allows me to create most days and work at something I love.

What do you think it takes to make it as a band these days?
Luck, hard work and a super thick skin

What are you hopes for the band's future?
To play Breslin Center someday. Or at least meet Izzo.

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