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7/27/18

SATORI CIRCUS PRESENTS.…"SATORI CIRCUS: The Choir"


               

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! For One Performance ONLY!
                            
On Saturday, August 25th, 2018, SATORI CIRCUS will present almost 30 years of original music with a new twist-by performing them with a choir! SATORI CIRCUS, accompanied by a slew of Detroit and Port Huron friends, will reinterpret original tunes as new arrangements via A Cappella and perform them live at the historical site of St. Albertus Church, one of the city's oldest buildings at 146 years old! Selections will come from performance art pieces such as “EQUILBRIUM”, “MOSES:39”, “Child-Proof”, “Funy As Hell”, “63mins” and “poems we tell ourselves”.

A thought had occurred a few years back for S.C. while reading an article about the Judson Church in New York City, which lead to reminiscing about the mid to late 80’s in Detroit, when S.C. was a young performance artist, and venues such as abandoned buildings, galleries, lofts and sometimes churches were used for performance. Whether it be dance, music ensembles or other alternative performance, these spaces were a great breeding ground for difference, self-challenges and stretching the imagination.

So with a wild thought at the forefront of his mind, S.C. started reaching out to churches that possibly would allow something wild and organic, and possibly on the verge of chaos to be performed within its walls. So the networking began. And from word of mouth, to friend to friend to acquaintance, S.C. was introduced to Matt Baka of St. Albertus Parrish, who opened the doors to the church and galvanized the concept of S.C. and friends singing songs from years past…and giving them new life with a new audience.

St. Albertus Church is the Mother Church of all Polish parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The parish was founded in 1872 and was the spiritual home to many Polish immigrants in the late 1800s and early 1900s. St. Albertus Church, erected in 1884, still stands proudly at the corner of St. Aubin and Canfield as an icon of Detroit's Polonia. The iconography of the church is spectacular and is often compared to the finest Churches of Europe. The church was declared State of Michigan Historic Site and placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The parish was officially closed in 1990 after 118 years as an active parish. A group of former parishioners and historians formed the Polish American Historic Site Association (PAHSA), a 501-C (3) non-profit group, to care for the Church and adjoining properties as a historic site and museum of cultural history.
   
August 25th, 2018 at St. Albertus Church
4231 St Aubin St, Detroit, MI 48207 / 313.831.9727 / http://www.stalbertusdetroit.org/
ONLY one performance – Doors @ 8PM – Performance Promptly at 8:30P
Suggested donation of $15 at the door

Be prepared for the unknown and come with an open heart and head to witness a hybrid of performance art rarely seen in this Detroit Metro Area. We guarantee that you have never seen anything like this and you may never again. Sometimes, journeys end where they begin and begin where they end.
   
SATORI CIRCUS
http://www.satoricircus.com
satori_circus@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/satori.circus
https://www.facebook.com/SATORICIRCUS1988
http://www.youtube.com/SATORIcircus
http://twitter.com/SATORI_CIRCUS

7/26/18

THE 7th ANNUAL FINE ART FAIR MOVES TO DOWNTOWN DETROIT!


The 7th Annual Fine Art Fair returns to a new location, this year it will be held in the backyard patio at Detroit's Old Miami in Midtown. The Fair will feature some of Detroit's best artists showcasing sculpture, photography, fine art, metals, wood, textiles, ceramics and more!

Experience great art, acoustic music, and lots of cool drinks from their patio bar! Local artists, artisans,  music, and a grassroots community vibe is the focus of the annual event. Acoustic music will be provided by Bruce Farrell and the Laughing Madmen.

Saturday, August 11 from 11am to 8pm is the date and the fair is FREE to attend with free parking. 


The Old Miami is located at 3930 Cass Avenue in Midtown. Phone number is 313-831-3830.


Local visual art/artisans such as sculptures, jewelry makers, metalworks and paintings will be featured - not mainstream product vendors - in order to keep the integrity as an “art fair.” Some of the many artists and artisans featured are Zacariah Messiah's unique spider art, photographer Laura Grimshaw, Unique head lights by The Horse's Banana, and the organizer of the Fair - artist Julie Fournier - will also display her paintings from her Smiling Eyes Studio (juliekfournier.com).

ARTISTS:

  • Rebecca Wolowiec
  • Zacchariah Ribera
  • Josh Mulligan
  • Julie Fournier
  • Laura Grimshaw and Linda Flynn
  • Magpie Treats
  • Marcus Concernicus
  • B.p. Legault
  • Colleen Novak
  • Lisa Galperin
  • Savage Style Customs
The FAF strives to provide a truly unique festival with an eye on benefiting the community they are a part of and enhancing the local quality of life for everyone involved. The Fine Art Fair funds community education via college scholarships, the local library, animal shelters and the local homeless charity the Congregation of Every 1. The Fair offers low booth fees to artists so they can continue to focus on art which ultimately stabilizes and improves our community.

For more information please visit www.detroitfaf.com or contact director Julie Fournier by email detroitfaf@gmail.com

7/22/18

STATIC presents...THE BIG 80'S FLASHBACK BASH!

Static invites you to go back in time for the night with the return of thee retro party of the year! On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, be prepared to flashback as the 23rd Big '80s Flashback Bash celebrates all genres of 80s music all night long! Each band performs selected songs in their various styles.

Performing bands:
  • TWITCH – The return of the almighty Twitch as the Twitchet Men performing a tribute to the Minutemen!
  • RED SEPTEMBER - (various) Bringing on the mix of punk, metal and more!
  • WALKIN’ TALKIN’ TOXINS - (various) Punk classics!
  • THE DDTS -  Performing their tribute to The Ramones!
  • THE ZOTZ – The power rock trio will smash it up!
 
The party starts at 8 p.m. at PJ'S LAGER HOUSE, located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. Call 313-961-4668 for info or check out www.pjslagerhouse.com  

21 & over are welcome and cover is $6 and partial proceeds benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army, a local cat rescue group. www.HaterKitty.com

THE DETROIT ALL-STAR GARAGE ROCK PUNK REVUE RETURNS!

 
Motor Dolls
Get ready to celebrate Detroit Rock n' Roll at its finest! For one night only, Smitt E. Smitty brings you a flashback of Motor City music history! This year he joined forces with Stirling, Static Network, JFL Smith and sponsors Zim's Vodka, and in conjunction with Third Man Records, to bring you the third installment of The Detroit All-Star Garage Rock Punk Revue on Saturday, August 4 at 8 pm at The Tangent Gallery in Detroit. The show is also held in conjunction with the Cranbrook Museum of Art's exhibition “Too Fast to Live-Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986” held this summer at the museum.

This year's show will feature new bands and revisit some old favorites from the Detroit garage, rock and punk music scenes. Reuniting for the show will be The Hysteric Narcotics, The Motor Dolls and The Algebra Mothers - who will soon have their music catalog re-issued by Third Man Records. Current bands joining the bill are power trio White Shag, the retro band The Flipsters and the final musical performance ever of Jerry Vile and his 21st Century Boners. Veteran rockers Cinecyde and The Seatbelts will join the revelry too. The host himself, Smitt E. Smitty, will also perform a set of his new songs off his just released solo debut album “Just a Modern Guy.” 
 
Also returning will be the Detroit All-Star Band helmed by drummer Smitt E. Smitty featuring a cast of local rockers: Stirling, Jerry Vile, Hiawatha, Nikki Corvette, Ricky Rat, Queen Bee, Linda Lexy, Spaz (from the Cadillac Kidz), Danny Kroha, Dave Rice, Michael Persh, Gerald Shohan, Richie Lovsin and Blackwolf. The All-Star Band will be performing classic Detroit favorites and a special finale for your listening pleasure. 

Special guest MC for the evening will be actor/bartender/raconteur Jimmy Doom and guest DJ Ricky Rat will keep the house rockin' throughout the night.

The event will also have a Made in Michigan vendors room that will feature local vendors selling everything from Detroit t-shirts, unique jewelry and handmade items, and concert photos and posters from Detroit's rock past. GrimShopArt featuring the work of artist Gary Grimshaw and rock photographer Leni Sinclair will be there.

The night promises to be an unforgettable one with the return performances of so many seminal musicians together again.

The show is on Saturday, August 4, 8 pm doors and 8:30 showtime at The Tangent Gallery located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. 313-873-2955 and tangentgallery.com
 
18 & over are welcome and tickets will be available at the door for $20.

Advance tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets: https://bpt.me/3445169 

For more information on the event check out the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/482218035505627/

SINGER-SONGWRITER EMILY ROSE ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT!


Award-winning singer-songwriter Emily Rose will mark the release of her third full-length studio album with a concert on Saturday, August 18 at 8pm at The Ant Hall in Hamtramck, Michigan. Celebrate the highly anticipated album, ‘Wake Up Brave’ as Rose unveils the songs she has labored over for nearly three years. Rose will perform solo, in addition to being joined by her musical trio-mates Audra Kubat, and Tamara Finlay. Fellow singer-songwriters Scott Fab and Carmel Liburdi will open the evening with their original music sets. 

The Detroit based singer-songwriter has dazzled audiences in her hometown and beyond for several years now and was named “Outstanding Americana Vocalist” by the Detroit Music Awards in 2018. Her roots are steeped in poetic songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Fiona Apple, and Rose began composing and performing her own music as a teen. Her mode of articulation borders on confessional, while grounded in observational story-telling. Taking on uncommon narratives and building their soundtrack – her reward is in the telling. Music writer Scott Kraus wrote,“Emily Rose embodies the concept of songwriting as calling over profession.” She released her first studio album in 2006.

In addition to extensive touring throughout the Midwest, Rose has had her songs included in movie soundtracks and the song “Seven Rooms” in the Detroit: Become Human video game. She is also an author of her first book of poetry, “Cemetery Tea Party” released in 2014. Rose has been a music educator for almost a decade. Her latest body of work, ‘Wake Up Brave’ will bring into focus the canon of this compelling and poignant artist.

Scott Fab creates a meditative intimacy through stories of everyday life. Scott’s latest record, ‘Leave My Friends’ was released last year garnering him showcases at Folk Alliance Midwest and Kerrville as a New Folk finalist. 

Carmel Liburdi is a singer/songwriter who performs alternative folk with ragtime, punk, and jazz influences. Liburdi's fun performances are full of energy and soul. Her most recent release "Insomnia Slumber Party" was nominated for a Detroit Music Award.

The Ant Hall is Planet Ant Theatre’s newest performance venue; established on March 2017. Throughout its 20-year history, Planet Ant has produced original creative content, as well as myriad theatre/improv/music/comedy festivals, musical productions, comedy tournaments, and events for both regional and national artists across a vast spectrum of mediums. 

The show is Saturday, at 8pm (7:30 doors) at The Ant Hall located at 2320 Caniff St, Hamtramck, MI 48212. www.planetant.com.  


Tickets are $10 at the door or $8.50 in advance online at http://www.planetant.com/tickets/emilyrose

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/193887094614221/

For more information on Emily Rose visit: https://www.reverbnation.com/emilyrosemusic or email emilyrosemusica@emilyrose.com

7/19/18

THIS WEEKEND: Rejecting Reality at Red Bull Arts Detroit



SUNDAY 7/22

REJECTING REALITY with Detroit Bureau of Sound and architect Aaron Jones will fuse avant-garde music with immersive architectural installations into an apparatus for sensory escape. This escape mission will defamiliarize the familiar through unconventional relationships in music, self, and infrastructure. A diversion for your senses showcasing a spectrum of sound experiments and special guest performers Apetechnology, Onyx Ashanti, and Pamela Z within a fully transformed environment at Red Bull Arts Detroit (formerly known as Red Bull House of Art). A one-night-only, up close and personal glimpse into another dimension.

"Our biggest conceptual event ... ‘Rejecting Reality’ at Red Bull Arts Detroit with a space fully transformed by architect Aaron Jones. July 22 from 7-10pm for FREE, the culminating event of Detroit Art Week."

This event is free & open to the public of all ages. 

Doors will be open from 6:30pm - 10pm.
Entry subject to capacity.

Red Bull Arts Detroit
1551 Winder St, Detroit

6/29/18

Lushes LaMoan & Chloe Bowie Present... “Satire-Day Morning Cartoons” Variety Revue

A vaudeville revue show full of maniacal mockery and provocative parodies of new and nostalgic cartoons. 

Expect loads of lascivious laughs that will make your belly ache from this action packed show!
Featuring an all-star cast of Detroit's most notorious and sought after vaudevillians:
  • The indefinable Emcee Josh Danforth
  • The musical stylings of Chloe Bowie
  • Timeless vocals of Grace Detroit
  • The dazzling dance of Michael Dallas
  • The Amazing FLEC and his contact balls
  • and Detroit's most intoxicating burlesque artist Lushes LaMoan.

July 6, 2018 -  The Tangent Gallery 
715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, Mi 48202
Doors @ 9pm - Cash Door $15 - 18+

Bowie and LaMoan's Variety Revue is the love child of Chloe Bowie's Slapstick Silly Detroit Burlesque Company and Lushes LaMoan's award winning classic burlesque group, The Detroit Dizzy Dames. 

Bowie and LaMoan's Variety Revue will delight Detroit audiences by fusing together their styles of decadence and debauchery with talents that will leave you breathless! This all inclusive show will feature performers specializing in the themed acts ranging from performance art, music, comedy, drag, sideshow, belly-dance, circus arts and burlesque. There is something for everyone to feast their eyes upon!

About the producers:

Lushes LaMoan has been dubbed "Detroit's hardest working showgirl" due to her work ethic and compassionate commitment to the arts. She has been a performance artist her entire life. With experience on many theater stages, she was an international improv comedian by the age of 18, model, actress, singer, seamstress and designer. This showgirl is a quadruple threat! Lushes has been performing burlesque since 2006, she incorporates all of her fine art and performing art skills to bring to you awe inspiring numbers you won't forget! 

Chloe Bowie is a Detroit Native with a background in musical theater. Her goal is to modernize the art of burlesque by bringing her unique musical style of her remarkable voice and ukulele to her performance. She started burlesque in 2008 as an original cast member of the Detroit Dizzy Dames, and moved on to starring in large scale vaudeville style productions. Shortly after her rise as a solo star, she founded the Detroit Burlesque Company. Not only statuesque but also incredibly striking, Chloe Bowie will surely strike your heart chord while strumming on her g-string.
For more information on the event check out the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/184551392386819/

6/21/18

Kubat, Finlay, and Rose to make Ann Arbor debut!

 
Songwriter trio to perform wsg Andru Bemis at The Ark on July 6th 

The Detroit singer-songwriter trio Kubat, Finlay and Rose will mark their Ann Arbor debut performance at Michigan's historical folk venue, The Ark. Celebrate a night of harmony and story through song with very special guest Andru Bemis. The show is on Friday, July 6 with doors at 7:30 and the show at 8pm.  

Kubat, Finlay, and Rose is the musical collaboration from three of Detroit's top singer-songwriters: Audra Kubat, Tamara Finlay and Emily Rose. Each of these three artists not only share talent and a flair for songwriting, but have multiple achievements of recordings and awards between them. While they often found themselves performing on the same shows, the musicians began performing together and KFR was formed. They were quickly named one of the ‘Best Up and Coming Detroit Bands’ by noted music journalist Jeff Milo. They specialize in lush harmonies, thoughtful original compositions, and innovative interpretations of a variety of popular covers. With a focus on storytelling, the trio mesmerizes audiences with their haunting voices and siren songs. They have shared stages with the likes of War and Treaty, The Sweet Water Warblers, The Appleseed Collective and Scott Fab, and toured throughout the state. While Kubat has performed at the historic folk club The Ark before, this will be the first time for the trio, so you can expect a timeless performance on this night. 

For more information on KFR please visit: https://www.facebook.com/kubatfinlayrose/

Special guest opening act Andru Bemis is an American Folk musician, piano tuner, audio engineer and concert promoter from New Mexico, currently residing in Michigan. As a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed throughout North America since 2001, traveling mostly by train, bus and public transportation. He embarked on two notable tours with actor/comedian/musician John C. Reilly. Bemis has released three solo albums to his credit and has many collaborations with other artists. http://www.andrubemis.com
 

The show is Friday, July 6 at 8pm (7:30 doors) at The Ark located at 316 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $15. (734-763-TKTS) www.theark.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/1507965139333102/

5/30/18

SATORI CIRCUS PRESENTS...”STROKE”


“Satori Circus is the Theatre of the Absurd - on Mars.” – RDW

On Friday, June 29th, 2018, SATORI CIRCUS will perform a new original performance art piece titled, ‘Stroke’ at the Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom. Also performing will be the theatrical rock performance group, The Haberdasher from Port Huron, MI. This new show is one of many performances that will lead up to Satori Circus' 30th Anniversary celebration in late September of this year.

The new piece ‘Stroke’ is based on a short story by Antonio Cosenza, a young Detroit writer, titled ‘The Painter’. In the short story you find a loner artist, trying to make things out of whatever he can find, and appropriate into his work; whether it be painting, sculpting, collaging, et. al. He’s a starving artist, that might be of this era, or of an era that was a part of our early art history: the beginning of the 20th century. Maybe France, maybe Brooklyn, who knows. What you do know is it is a struggle. A struggle we are all too familiar with. A struggle about life, identity, moving on and trying to survive the path you’ve charted for yourself.

“The people wouldn’t have known that he existed if not for his occasional visits to the town square. He would walk, a vagabond, in tattered clothing through the town picking up anything that caught his eye. He would appear a month or so later with paintings that were identical to those very objects he had picked up weeks before.”
     
A collaboration with dear friends Brian Dambacher (Funy As Hell, 63mins., poems we tell ourselves), Tim Suliman (MOSES:39, Child-Proof, poems we tell ourselves), Ryan McInnis (Funy As Hell), Robin Schweihofer (Funy As Hell), and first-time collaborations with Antonio Cosenza and Nakita Crothers. This culmination of eclectic talents ventures into a hybrid performance art piece of new original music, movement, avant-garde theatre and a departure of the classic SATORI CIRCUS make-up of black and white.

The Haberdasher is a hybrid of performance art and live music, which the group calls “Theatrical Rock.” Their eclectic musical and performance influences allow them to transcend the genre trap creating a unique, unusual and interesting art form. A storytelling device, The Haberdasher weaves tales of an immortal being whose life experiences transmute to song, enabling the group to share his wisdom of the ages. Ranging in style from ballad to pop, to metal, our multicultural influences blend to result in a n undeniably different vibe which brings something for everyone. The Haberdasher is any time, any place, anyone. All knowing, all seeing, all beings.

Detroit’s very own Christopher Bogucki/The Big Icky, will be the host and narrator of this colorful event. The Big Icky has been recognized as one of Detroit’s finest side-show performers who has been entertaining and dropping the jaws of Detroit audiences for years. 

Be prepared for the unknown and come with an open heart and head to witness a hybrid of performance art rarely seen in this Detroit Metro Area. Sometimes, journeys end where they begin and begin where they end.


One Night-June 29, 2018 / Two Performances – ‘Stroke’ & The Haberdasher
 

Doors at 8P…First Performance – ‘Stroke’ @9:30P…Second performance – The Haberdasher @11P 
There will be an intermission between ‘Stroke’ and The Haberdasher
$15 at the door with Limited Seating / 18+
@ the Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom, 
715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, MI 48202 / 313.873.2955 /www.tangentgallery

“New York City has the Blue Man Group, Detroit has SATORI CIRCUS.” - Chris Jaszczak

5/29/18

JEFF GERMAN & THE BLANKETY BLANKS RETURN TO DETROIT

Americana artist and former Detroiter, Jeff German & The the Blankety Blanks, returns for a hometown show on Friday, June 29 at 8pm at PJ's Lager House in Detroit. The show also features two local singer-songwriters bookending the night of acoustic folk music.

This will be the Detroit debut of the new Blankety Blanks lineup that features Matt Wilson on pedal steel, Matt Newman on bass and Brian Osborne on drums. The band just completed a spring tour through the Mid-South that included a spot on the popular “WDVX Blue Plate Special” radio show in Knoxville, TN.  

Jeff German & The Blankety Blanks music can best be described as "Midwest music for the working class."  He creates an eclectic mix of musical styles - country, punk, rock, bluegrass, gospel - and melds them into a blue collar brand of Americana all his own.   

The band has recorded and released four albums on the indie label Slothrop Records. His latest collaboration as an acoustic duo with pedal steel player Matthew Wilson, "12 Day Weeks," was released in the winter of 2017. His latest offerings were recently released in Europe and received high praise from overseas critics. One review stated, "Jeff seems unable to compose a bad song and with these releases does nothing but confirm it."  

The night will also feature performances by: 

Michelle Held  –  https://www.reverbnation.com/michelleheldmusic Michelle Held is a folk singer, known for her timeless, captivating style. Brett Callwood (Detroit Metro Times) wrote, “Held plays gentle folk with oft scathing lyrics. It's her voice that adds the X-Factor; that little bit of welcome strange." Held performs regularly throughout Southeast Michigan with recent national appearances that include Kansas City Folk Festival, Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe and Wheatland Music Festival and received honorable mention in the 2018 Telluride Troubadour Contest. 

Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks  - The band hails from Columbus, Ohio but guitarist/frontman Jeff German is a native Detroiter. He is known around these parts for his previous work fronting the rockabilly trio The Flyin' Saucers, who regularly performed in Detroit. He also fronted The Curdogs and was the sideman to Bloodshot Records artist Lydia Loveless and Americana singer Amy Black.

Mike Ward https://www.reverbnation.com/mikeward6 Singer-songwriter Mike Ward is a regular solo performer around the Michigan area known for his straight-forward songs and style.

For more information on Jeff German & The Blankety Blanks check out www.jgblanketyblanks.com

The show is on Friday, June 29, 8pm doors/9pm show at PJ's Lager House located at 1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, 48226. 313-961-4668,www.pjslagerhouse.com 21 & over are welcome and cover is $5.

4/2/18

TONIGHT! New Music Detroit: Marc Mellits SMOKE Party + guests at El Club



New Music Detroit with special guest composer Marc Mellits


Celebrating the new album "Smoke", NMD's recordings of pieces by Marc Mellits


El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit

ALL AGES

Tickets $10 via ticketly



Made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts

3/23/18

TONIGHT: Detroit Bulldog Rescue Annual Bowling for Bullies 2018!

Detroit Bulldog Rescue Annual Bowling for Bullies 2018!


Tonight at ASTRO LANES 32388 John R. Road in Madison Heights enjoy a night out of bowling & support the bullies of DBR! 

$25 at the door per person includes:
shoes, 3-games of bowling, pizza & pop! Kids 8 & under $15.

There will be LOTS of awesome gift baskets up for raffle and t-shirts for sale! 

THIS WEEKEND! Paxahau presents: MISS KITTIN at TV Lounge



THIS WEEKEND! ADULT. wsg Aaron Dilloway & HIDE at El Club


ADULT.
Aaron Dilloway
HIDE


Saturday, March 24th

8pm | All Ages | $15

El Club - 4114 W. Vernor - Detroit

3/21/18

Friday 3/30: Detroit Bureau of Sound 2 YEAR with AUDION Live


Detroit Bureau of Sound 2 YEAR Anniversary
with special guest Matthew Dear as Audion




Detroit Bureau of Sound celebrates 2 years by returning to the Rivera Court as part of the DIA's Friday Night Live! series with music that’s minimal, hypnotic, and all made by living composers. 

Works for percussion quartet by David T. Little, Elliot Cole, Steve Reich, and a world premiere by DBS director Zac Brunell will be delivered on the first half of the program - the second half will feature a live electronic performance from Matthew Dear as Audion.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH

Lineup:

-7pm-


Speak Softly - David T. Little

Postludes - Elliot Cole


World premiere - Zac Brunell


Drumming Part 1 - Steve Reich

with Jon Brown, Thom Monks, Mike List, percussion

_*_ intermission _*_

Audion (aka Matthew Dear),
live electronics 

_*__*__*_

!!!!! FREE !!!!!

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit

DBS is made possible via Michigan ArtShare with a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts :)

Friday Night Live! is supported by your tri county millage investment in the DIA. General admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Friday Night Live! is supported by the DTE Energy Foundation.

3/20/18

Global Warming is Indeed A Real Thing - Event Preview

This Saturday at Leland City Club we get to experience a true Global Warming experience as PrismViews presents Global Warming 2.0 with CIFIKA, Fee Lion and many more! This show is like one of those great events Stefon from SNL news (did you catch last week?) brings up and you think to yourself, "hell yes I'd go to that!"
Billed as an after Adult. show, and you should probably check that one too, Global Warming features two fresh and unique sounding electronic artists, as well as some local DJs pumping up tracks before, during and after. Here's the lowdown:

CIFIKA

CIFIKA deftly blends genres like R&B, playful pop with low-fi, dark electronic soundscapes and bouncy house. Her latest ep 'PRISM,' features her signature vocals in both English and Korean.





Fee Lion

FEE LION is the new-wave-pop, witch disco output of solo musicatrix Justina Kairyte. Fusing together soft, haunting melodies with gritty dance rhythms, FEE LION creates a powerfully minimal sonic haze for her entrancing, evocative vocal hooks to soar above.

Get all the details here!


3/13/18

The 3rd Annual Detroit International Festival of Animation

DETROIT, MI - On April 6th and 7th 2018 at Detroit's Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, the 3rd annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA) will celebrate and showcase a wild diversity of animations from animators and filmmakers local and international. DIFA will feature 90 minutes of animated shorts ranging from experimental to quirky as well as more sophisticated mini features.
Also within the same venue, you will find an expo of local artists, animators, zine publishers and comic creators.  There will also be a full bar for pop, beer and mixed drinks purchases, as well as hot food and popcorn.
Admission is $10 ($5 matinee Sat 5pm).  This event is 18+ due to some mature film and art content.
Detroit International Festival of Animation 3
Fri April 06  – Expo 6p-midnight, Showtimes 7p & 9p
Sat April 07 – Expo 4p-midnight, Showtimes 5p, 7p & 9p 
Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit
- - -


2018 DIFA ANIMATIONS & ANIMATORS
(In title alphabetical order and not in order of screening*)
"As The Light Fades" - Justin Simonetti (2017 United States 3mins)
An animation exploring death, the pain of loss, and the fear of meeting nothingness on the other side.
"Blow Job" - Robert Hemlich (2017 United States 4mins)
An inflatable tube man vies for the attention of his lady love.
"Clay vs Animation" - Alako Myles (2017 Australia 5mins)
A group of four friends accidentally unleash an unwanted creation...
"Cocoon, Cocoon" - Ori Goldberg, Ilai Margulies (2018 Israel 7mins)
A fat, smug caterpillar doesn't want to become a butterfly. In song and rhyme, the horrors of metamorphosis are revealed.
"Duel " - Alex Morgan  (2017 United Kingdom 3mins)
A duel-crazed nobleman strives to uphold his honor by taking on the ultimate opponent - a starving orphan child. 
"Eggs With Legs" - Harrison Schaeffer (2017 United States 3mins)
An egg, a leg, another egg, another leg, a man, a dream, and an egg.
"Eon" - Nick Zweig (2017 United States 6mins)
Rise and fall.
"Framed" - Marco Jemolo (2017 Italy 7mins)
A noir animated short-film which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.  
"Glorious Victory" - Will Kim (2017 United States 2mins)
A watercolor animated short about two beetles intensely fighting over a fig fruit.
"KOMØD" - Annick Buhr, Janina Schmidt, Annika Saum  (2017 Germany 4mins)
Ole the Hotdog has bought a new commode but after assembling something is not as expected. 
"Obah-chan" - Paul Thurwachter (2018 United States 4mins)
A compilation of animated shorts revolving around the daily life of Obah-chan, a Japanese grandma.
"Outside" - Laura Norris (2017 United States 5mins)
When a lonely little boy finds a strange creature in the woods, he must keep it a secret from his mom.
"Pokey Pokey" - Junjie "Jake" Zhang (2016 United States 7mins)
A father attempts to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing filthiness of the crime-ridden city.
"Ready to Fight" - Natasha Cánepa (2017 United States 2mins)
A princess's desperate call for help is soon answered by a hero who is not prepared to defeat the enemy.
"Rose on the Moon" - Panna Horvath-Molnar (2017 Hungary 2mins)
Hidden by the depth of night, small creatures roam the forest.
"Stroke" - Jiani zhao , Emanuele Romano (2017 United Kingdom 5mins)
An old man recalls his experience of having a stroke with peculiar visions regarding himself and the reality around him.
"Stuck" - Whitney Walters (2017 United States 6mins)
A blob tries to get a job in its respected, creative field.
"The end of the line" - William Côgo (2016 Brazil 3mins)
Based on an awarded picture book, the story is about Brazilian animals standing in line. What is at the end of the line?
"The Perm" - MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO (2017 United States 1min)
No longer Natural, this Monster is a Cold Wave of Destruction (and that's No Lye)!
"TIS" - Chloë Lesueur (2016 France 9mins)
Here is our hero, TIS, as he struggles to free himself from the sheet of paper.
"When Comes the Rain" - Brian Giovanni (2017 United States 2mins)
The local birdbath is empty and the hot sun won't let up, so one ambitious bird decides to tamper in God's domain.
"Why We Want a Dog" - Alison Locricchio (2017 United States 2mins)
Max and Paulie are siblings yearning for one thing only: a pet dog, and decide to make a home video to show their parents that they do, indeed, deserve a dog.
*Actual screening schedule will be released by April 1st.



2018 DIFA EXPO ARTISTS


Andre Batts - Comics, posters and tshirts.
Damon Chamblis First Born Art - Prints, drawings and live caricatures.
Matt Feazell - Self-published minicomics, posters, books, DVDs, hand-drawn artist trading cards and related merchandise based on The Amazing Cynicalman comic strip.
MCR Electric Otto - Comics, animation/indie film DVDs, music and art.
Ren Fracture - Mini comics, zines and prints.
Shayauna Glover - Comic inspired art, both original and digital prints.