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5/4/16

UPCOMING (Fri. May 6 and Sat. May 7)- Child Bite double release show weekend at the Majestic and The Sanctuary in Detroit


Child Bite is celebrating their new album Negative Noise with a live double release show weekend.

The Details:
 
FRIDAY, MAY 6th @ MAJESTIC CAFE
Child Bite w/ Fuck You Pay Me (Cleveland), Ritual Howls, and Deadly Vipers
 

4140 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48201
Doors @ 8pm
All Ages
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SATURDAY, MAY 7th @ SANCTUARY
Child Bite w/ Shitfucker, Empathy, and Cheerleader
 
5467 Moran St, Detroit MI 48211
Doors @ 8pm
All Ages
 

$12 admission includes a copy of the new album on vinyl (Limited to 50 per night), CD, or cassette!
  
For those of you who snag the album BEFORE our May 6/7th release shows, fear not: They will give you the option of receiving a free t-shirt (any design) instead of the album. This offer also applies to anybody that decides to come out to both shows.

 

 

5/3/16

Upcoming (Fri. May 6 & Sat. May 7): Koffin Kats at Small's in Hamtramck and Zeke's in Ferndale


This weekend The Koffin Kats are playing two separate shows 
and will be playing their first four releases in their entirety.

  Here are the details:

May 6th, 2016
Smalls Bar - Hamtramck, MI
Doors at 8
ALL AGES
Koffin Kats playing Self Titled & Inhumane
With special guests: The Amino Acids, The Dewtons
$11 ADV / $13 At Door
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May 7th, 2016
Zekes - Ferndale, MI
Doors at 8
21+
Koffin Kats playing Straying From The Pack & Drunk In The Daylight
With special guests: Elvis Hitler, Nuke & The Hellriders
$11 ADV / $13 At Door


Presale Tickets Now Available Through the Koffin Kats website at

5/2/16

Upcoming (Sat. May 7): The Rock N Roll Toy & Nostalgia Show at D.A.V. Hall in Shelby Township



Mark your calendars for Saturday May 7th for the The Rock N Roll Toy & Nostalgia Show.

Here you will find multipe vendors with 50 tables of vintage greatness all under one roof including 
Records, Old Toys, Posters, T-Shirts and a wide variety of unique items. 
A veritable Pop Culture Explosion of 50's 60's 70's and 80's items.  




The show is taking place at the
D.A.V. Hall located at
47326 Dequindre
Shelby Township, MI

The event runs from 9am-5pm and is FREE to attend! 
All Ages with plenty of free parking!

First 100 kids ages 15 and under through the door get a free comic book of their choice off the free comic book day table!

 

THIS WEDS: RareWolf @ Lager House

Fun, peppy, and something new for a Wednesday night. Check 'em out.



 The Zotz / North by North / RareWolf
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 8:00 PM

NEXT WEEKEND: Motor City Comic Con @ Suburban Collection Showplace

May 13-14-15, 2016

This is the big one! Michigan's largest pop culture event. With too many activities and guests to list, check the website for details!

UPCOMING (Wed. May 4)- Negative Approach at the El Club in Detroit


Boy do we have a week day show of epic proportions for you this week.
It all goes down on Wednesday, May 4 at Detroit's newest performance venue- The El Club.

Negative Approach (Detroit, MI)
with
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads.(New York, NY)
and
The Cheetahs
plus 
Keep On Trash DJ's

  $10 / 8PM / ALL AGES

El Club is located at
4114 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI

4/28/16

UPCOMING (Sat. April 30)- Screw/Haf Life/Luckouts/The DDT's at the Token Lounge in Westland


Have time for a good solid night filled with high energy live rock and roll? 
Then the Token Lounge is a safe bet this Saturday (April 30).

The lineup for the evening includes:   
Screw
Haf Life
Luckouts
The DDT's


Doors open at 8pm
18+ w/ proper ID
$7 at the door

The Token Lounge is located at 28949 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185  

4/27/16

Show Review – Bleached & No Parents at The Loving Touch April 2016

With the announcement last Thursday of Prince’s death it was certainly a day marked with sadness and memories of the exceptional artist. But, moreover,  with an announcement as heavy as this one, it was a day to be social. To get lost in a crowd with the aid of music blaring loud enough to block the mind from misery and stimulate the feet. Bleached along with No Parents brought all this and more to the Loving Touch with a high energy performance of raw, melodic punk.
No Parents


No Parents from California kicked the show off with a batch of fast punk that may not have left much a of mark on the early, subdued crowd but it was still a fun enough start for things to come.

As the crowd multiplied, Bleached took the stage with a fury of sweet and sassy guitar, bass and drums. Pulling most the songs from their latest album “Welcome the Worms,” Bleached played with a wild abandon that had the singer and bass player joining the crowd for a dance and careening across the stage oblivious to cords and mic stands. While their songs have the rawness of punk, they are also laced with a syrupy pop goodness. Standout moments from their set included a joyous cover of the Ramones “Today Your Love, Tomorrow the world” and their own “Sour Candy.”
Bleached 4-21-2016

I won’t lie, it took some extra energy for me to make it out to the show, but Bleached easily repaid it back with dividends.

Words and pics by Mikel OD Pfeiffer of Digital Racket

NXNE Port Lands announces Father John Misty • Ghostface Killah • Mother Mother Dan Mangan • Shamir • Daniel Caesar

NXNE Port Lands
Father John Misty • Ghostface Killah • Mother Mother
Dan Mangan • Shamir • Daniel Caesar

Plus more from NXNE Clubland

 
Today, North By Northeast (NXNE) and Budweiser are excited to announce the first acts confirmed for the NXNE Port Lands, taking place June 17-18, 2016 in Toronto. NXNE Port Lands will welcome Ghostface Killah, Shamir, Daniel Caesar, and Mick Jenkins on Friday, June 17, and Father John Misty, Mother Mother, Dan Mangan, The Zolas and The Devin Cuddy Band with special guest Jim Cuddy on Saturday, June 18.

NXNE Club Land has confirmed performances by The Motorleague, Adam Baldwin, Birds of Bellwoods, and Jesse Mac Cormack. NXNE Club Land will also host an Indigenous music showcase, co-presented by iNATIVEfest and Gunner Records, featuring Stevie Salas and Bernard Fowler in The IMF's, Shawnee, Mariam, and DJ Shub at The Great Hall.

All NXNE Club Land tickets, and NXNE Port Lands single day, weekend and VIP passes will be on sale on Friday, April 29 at 10am EST through TicketFly at www.nxne.com/tickets.

More announcements will be released in the coming weeks including the new NXNE Future Land Interactive, Music and Gaming Conference at the Ted Rogers School of Management, NXNE Game Land at Yonge-Dundas Square, and additional NXNE Port Lands and NXNE Club Land programming.

Previously announced acts as part of NXNE Club Land from June 13-19, 2016 include: A-WA; Bad Sports; The Beatdown; Bertrand Berlin; Big Eyes; Big Ups; Bionic; Brains; Bry Webb & Providers; Cold Specks; DIANA; Danny Rebel & the KGB; Dig It Up!; Duotang; Eagulls; Escondido; Eternal Sleep; Full of Hell; God's Hate; The Hunna; The Joy Formidable; Kamasi Washington; Kevin Morby; King Khan and The Shrines; K-Man & the 45s; Mikey Erg; Moving Units; Nails; NQ Arbuckle; Pere Ubu; Prozzak; Radioactivity; SATE; Screaming Females; Shred Kelly; The So So Glos; Stonefield; Sun K; USA Out of Vietnam; The Worriers; and The Yardlets.

About Budweiser
Budweiser has a long history of supporting music globally and has played a part in the stories of music legends including Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, KISS and many more. Budweiser will give music fans access to some of the most unique musicians, artists and creators that truly bring authenticity and passion to music.

Budweiser - the King of Beers - has been brewed since 1876 under the highest quality standards. Brewed in Canada for more than 30 years, Budweiser uses only the finest ingredients without any artificial ingredients, additives or preservatives. Budweiser is distinguished by its clean, crisp, distinctive flavour, the result of a unique beechwood aging process. For more information, visit www.budweiser.ca or www.facebook.com/budweisercanada.
 

4/26/16

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival - Another festival worth a road trip!

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival Showcases Pittsburgh’s Creative and Tech Boom September 20-24, 2016.

First Music Lineup: CHVRCHES, Thievery Corporation, Metric, Lettuce, and more.

Besides making the trek out to Moogfest in a couple weeks, I've also added the Thrival Innovation  + Music Festival to my MCB road trippin' experiences for 2016. 
Launched in 2013 by Pittsburgh-based nonprofit Thrill Mill, Inc., Pittsburgh’s Thrival Innovation + Music Festival is an annual week long event that showcases the former industrial juggernaut’s resurgence as a dynamic tech and creative hub.

Running September 20-24, the festival features multiple days of immersive, innovation-focused programming, capped by a diverse two-day outdoor live music experience with world renowned talent. Thrival musical headliners include CHVRCHESThievery Corporation,Metric, and Lettuce with additional acts to be announced. Former headliners include Panic! At the Disco, RJD2, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Wale, Moby, Portugal. The Man, and more.

Thrival Innovation programs will explore three themes: AuthentiCityThe Ripple Effect, andLost and Found.

AuthentiCIty speaks to the complexities of Pittsburgh’s rising status as one of the most livable cities in the U.S., as well as America’s top food town and other accolades.

Thrival executive producer, Dan Law, explains, “Recently, Pittsburgh finds itself on a number of ‘top’ lists, but so much of our city remains undiscovered to a broader audience. The festival offers that unique opportunity to witness why Pittsburgh is a modern comeback story.”

The city’s tech boom has been a driving force in its comeback narrative attracting industry stalwarts like GoogleAppleFacebook, and Uber. However, Thrival’s Ripple Effect theme also explores the smaller ideas that eventually lead to big impacts emerging outside of the tech giants’ umbrellas — particularly within the realm of startups and entrepreneurship.

The festival’s third theme, Lost and Found is an examination of rediscovered industries and skill sets that are shaping our modern economy — a theme embodied by the landmark venue anchoring the weekend music experience, the Carrie Furnaces. This national historic landmark was once a part of the historic Homestead Steel Works.
For limited time tickets for the music festival early bird tickets are only $49, get them here!
Mikel OD Pfeiffer of Digital Racket

UPCOMING (Thur. April 28): Purple Rain film screening at The Henry Ford in Dearborn

 
 
The Henry Ford in Dearborn will pay tribute to Prince this Thursday, April 28, with a special showing of Purple Rain at the Giant Screen Experience (former home to IMAX).
 
 Doors open at 6:00 pm with the film starting at 7 pm. 
Concessions and a cash bar will be available during this limited-run engagement.
 
Tickets for this one-night only event are $10.00 available HERE.
 

4/22/16

TONIGHT (Fri. April 22)- The Fabulous Missy Wendy, Detroit 442, and The Leading Cause Of Death at the Corktown Tavern in Detroit



TONIGHT (Fri. April 22) catch a bill of solid Rock N' Roll with:

It all goes down at the Corktown Tavern in Detroit.
The Corktown Tavern is located at 1716 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

 

4/19/16

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Slight Return- "Funky People" featuring George Clinton

The Music Video for Slight Return's "Funky People" featuring the legendary George Clinton of
Parliament Funkadelic was just released to the public today.

The video was shot at the historic Masonic Temple Theater in Detroit and the track is from the Slight Return album "Welcome To The D".

Check out the video below and for more information on the band visit www.slightreturn.com





4/18/16

UPCOMING:(Sat. April 23) Cheerleader record release show at the Marble Bar in Detroit



Cheerleader invites you to join them for their release of their debut full-length studio album, "Bitchcraft".

Featuring live performances from:
- Cheerleader
(Playing "Bitchcraft" LIVE in it's entirety!)
 Plus special guests:
 

Available that night will be TWO special edition versions of "Bitchcraft"! Including:

- The "Spirit Board Edition" CD with screen printed packaging and sticker. Limited to 100 copies.

- The "Spellbook Edition" cassette tape with laser cut wood packaging and sticker. Limited to 50 copies.

 Along with the albums you'll be able to grab the new t-shirt, pint glasses, a button pack, and a secret exclusive piece of merch only available at the Detroit release show. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 23
WHERE: Marble Bar
1501 Holden St.
Detroit, MI 48208 
 
 TIME: 9:00 PM
  COST: $5.00
  


 

TONIGHT (April 18): TRIBULATION+TEMPLE OF VOID+HER DARK HOST at The New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck



TONIGHT (Monday, April 18) The Ghosts of The North return to Detroit for an EXCLUSIVE North American headlining set. Strange gateways beckons!

Tribulation (Official) (Century Media Records)
Brand new full-length, 'The Children of the Night,' out now!
+
 Temple Of Void (Shadow Kingdom Records)
Detroit's doomed death dealers.
 +
 Her Dark Host
Local "Anti-Cosmick Rock n' Roll"
  

At The New Dodge Lounge located at 8850 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
  
8:00 PM
$20.00 at the door

Presented by Electric Assault Records and Madre Muerte Promo/Booking

UPCOMING (Wed. April 20): Napalm Death+Melvins+Melt Banana at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit

 The Savage Imperial Death March Tour Featuring Napalm Death & Melvins wsg: Melt Banana 
make's it's Detroit stop on Wednesday, April 20 at the Majestic Theatre.

 "We have been talking about doing a tour like this for a long time so we are thrilled it's finally happening," states NAPALM DEATH bass player Shane Embury. "Having been longtime fans and friends of the MELVINS, we are very happy to be embarking on this six-week tour of musical madness with them and MELT BANANA. Expect the unexpected!"

MELVINS' singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne added: "NAPALM DEATH sounds like a gorilla on LSD firing a machine gun... and I mean that in a good way. We're happy to be heading out with the ultimate grindcore pioneers."

This isn't the first time the two bands have collaborated. In 2004, Buzz Osborne, Shane Embury and Danny Herrera played together in VENOMOUS CONCEPT, with their debut release ("Retroactive Abortion") out via Ipecac Recordings.

U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their 15th studio album release, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", which you can order various formats of as well as previous NAPALM DEATH releases from CM Distro.

This show is being presented by: Black Iris Booking

The Majestic is located at 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 

 
Advance ticket's can purchased HERE.
Ticket's are $25.00 and the show is all ages.

4/13/16

UPCOMING (Sunday, April 17): The Rockery rummage sale at the Rockery in Wyandotte


The Rockery bar in Wyandotte is hosting a rummage sale this Sunday (April 17).

Come take a look and possibly find that special item you never knew existed. A handful of vendors will be selling everything from books, records, clothing, to dishes and toys. There will a nice selection of antiques and rare items!

Doors open at 2pm and it runs till 8pm.
The event is all ages and free to attend.
The bar will be serving food on top of their huge selection of beer!

The Rockery is located at: 1175 Eureka Rd Wyandotte, MI  



 

4/12/16

Moogfest schedule is up and 1 day tickets are available!

Moogfest just released their incredible 4-day packed schedule!  Exploring the future of technology, art, and music, the festival includes more than 300 musical performances, daytime workshops, conversations, masterclasses, film screenings, live scores, durational sound installations, and multiple interactive art experiences.

The full schedule can be found online at: https://moogfest.sched.org/.



I've already printed out the full 19 page schedule and I've got my highlighter ready.  I could download the app, but I guess I'm still old school about these things.

Day Passes Announced!
A limited number of Single Day Passes will go on sale Friday, April 15 starting at 12pm EST
Passes for Thursday, Friday or Saturday are $129
Passes for Sunday are $69

Moogfest celebrates the legacy of Bob Moog, a visionary engineer who pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools used by artists like Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Kraftwerk. This year’s program will feature over 250 innovators in music, art, and technology -- from Gary Numan (3 nights), GZA (2 nights), Grimes and Laurie Anderson, to virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and transhumanist visionary Dr. Martine Rothblatt. For the first time, Moogfest takes place in Durham, North Carolina, a fast-growing capital of technology, culture and entrepreneurship.

Find more about Moogfest at:

●       Moogfest website

●       Moogfest tickets

●       Moogfest Facebook

●       Moogfest Soundcloud

●       Moogfest Twitter

Mikel OD Pfeiffer of MPAD Media


4/11/16

WIN FREE TICKETS: Napalm Death & Melvins at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on Wed. April 20



 The Savage Imperial Death March Tour Featuring Napalm Death & Melvins wsg: Melt Banana 
make's it's Detroit stop on Wednesday, April 20 at the Majestic Theatre.

 "We have been talking about doing a tour like this for a long time so we are thrilled it's finally happening," states NAPALM DEATH bass player Shane Embury. "Having been longtime fans and friends of the MELVINS, we are very happy to be embarking on this six-week tour of musical madness with them and MELT BANANA. Expect the unexpected!"

MELVINS' singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne added: "NAPALM DEATH sounds like a gorilla on LSD firing a machine gun... and I mean that in a good way. We're happy to be heading out with the ultimate grindcore pioneers."

This isn't the first time the two bands have collaborated. In 2004, Buzz Osborne, Shane Embury and Danny Herrera played together in VENOMOUS CONCEPT, with their debut release ("Retroactive Abortion") out via Ipecac Recordings.

U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their 15th studio album release, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", which you can order various formats of as well as previous NAPALM DEATH releases from CM Distro.
 
This show is being presented by: Black Iris Booking
 
Advance ticket's can purchased HERE.
Ticket's are $25.00 and the show is all ages.

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Would you like to win a pair of tickets to the show?
Then e-mail us at ambervillainfilm@aol.com with the subject "Savage Imperial Death March" and let us know your full name as well as your favorite album by any of the three bands.
(Winners will be notified via e-mail on Friday, April 15)
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UPCOMING: Motor City Nightmares Horror Expo 22-24 April


Horror Expo and Film Festival
22-24 April 2016

There's a great list of special guests lined up for this year's con, so check the website for full details!