Artist Spotlight: Artificial Agent

A weekly feature showcasing local artists

Name: Artificial Agent

Line up: Derek Jendza, vocals; Mike Elgert, guitar; Brad Jendza, bass; Karl Crafton, drums.

Sound: Artificial Agent plays glam rock that pays homage to the hair metal bands of yore. In fact, the band has served as an opening act for many as they roll through town, including Vince Neil, Poison, Warrant, Ace Frehley and Alice Cooper.

New songs: The guys recently released two new singles — “Torched” and another song with a title that can’t be printed in a family newspaper — on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Next: The glam rock group opens for Christian heavy metal band Stryper that is on its “To Hell with the Devil” 30th anniversary tour. The show hits Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress in Detroit, at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Call (313) 961-8961.

Melody Baetens