On August 5th, Detroit’s Citizen Zero will release their debut album for Wind-Up Records, State of Mind. The four-piece mainstream rock band have been playing around the country with bands like P.O.D. and Highly Suspect, and logged time at festivals including Rock on the Range and Carolina Rebellion. However, they’re most at home in Detroit, so we reached out to guitarist Sammy Boller to have him put together a guide for bands playing the Motor City of places in and around its venues where they could get a quick bite or a drink in between load-in and soundcheck. Mark these spots on your Detroit itinerary, and pre-order State of Mind here.

When Playing The Fillmore


We like to go to Hot Taco for a cheap eats and pocket a few tacos for after the gig. Before returning to the venue after soundcheck, it’s good practice to get a quick shot at Harry’s.


When Playing St. Andrews


After scrounging the other bands greenrooms for food and liquor, we’ll make our way down the street to Grand Trunk Pub. Great food and bar. Also just a tip, invite the waitresses to the show – they’ll show.


When playing the Majestic Theatre



Walk next door to The Garden Bowl and bowl a couple games. When your TM gets pissed and you have to return to the venue for soundcheck, grab a slice of Sgt. Pepperoni’s on your way out!


popsWhen playing the Crofoot

You can walk one block down Saginaw St. and find yourself in front of the Citizen Zero rehearsal space. When we’re not on the road, you can hear us jamming from the street before the show and throwing jam space parties after the show. If you’re not in the mood to jam, grab a red bull or a 40 from Pop’s Party  Store. Viola, you’re ready for the show.