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2/8/16

UPCOMING (Sat., Feb.13): A Tribute To Lemmy at The Token Lounge in Westland




Join the bands Dead in 5, Mound Road Engine, White Shag, Paula Messner (Candy Band/Motor Dolls/Vertical Pillows) and Mary Cobra (The Detroit Cobras/Vertical Pillows/Motor Dolls), HafLife, Wild Savages, SCREW, Shameless Tramps, One Last Crime and special guests this Saturday (Feb 13) at the Token Lounge in Westland as they pay tribute to rock legend Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead. Each band will play 2 Motorhead songs and 2 originals.
 
VJ Strokenfold will be spinning Motorhead influenced bands and showing clips of Lemmy interviews between acts.
  
They will also be raffling off 2 DVDs of Lemmy (film), a custom LEMMY drumhead courtesy of Vernon Glen Blevins of HafLife, a 16 X 20 Lemmy Photo (by Terence Cover) with Ace of Spades frame, and a Lucky Monkey Tattoo prize pack. Blackport Speaker Cabinets and Music Castle are donating an Eminence Speaker LLC Texas Heat speaker to the raffle!  

All raffle proceeds and Partial door proceeds will benefit Anthony Tolson's children. Anthony Tolson was a Detroit bass player, brutally murdered on Christmas Eve.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their Motorhead gear, and share their favorite Lemmy/Motorhead moments/personal stories!

Doors open at 7pm
18+ w/proper ID
Admission $10

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

The first 100 attendees get a free collectible Ace of Spades card!   






 

Chasing that little bugger: Mardi Gras en Rouge by DC in Detroit


DC is a longtime contributor to the MCB.
She can be reached at DC.in.Detroit [at] gmail.com

6 February 2016
Detroit/Hamtramck, Michigan


What you need to know about the Nain Rouge is that everything bad that’s happened to you in the past 3 months is his fault. That’s because winter — and any other misfortune — is his doing, and as much as Detroiters tough it out every year, there’s no one who wouldn’t prefer to skip it and head straight to spring. That’s where the Marche du Nain Rouge comes in, chasing the little bugger back into the Detroit River on the first Sunday of Spring.

It’s easy to forget Detroit’s French roots, but you don’t even need it to enjoy a good Mardi Gras party. And that’s what we got on Saturday, 6 February, courtesy the Mardi Gras en Rouge. We don’t have to work hard to find a good reason to party, but in this case, we also got an excuse to feel good about ourselves — the party was a fundraiser for restaurant/museum/music nonprofit Gabriel Hall and one of our favorite recurring events, the Marche du Nain Rouge.

We were asked to “dress to impress, with a touch of red,” and impress we did. The smallish space was comfortably packed with good-lookers in their finery and mandatory masks, bouncing to a regular stream of live music and other entertainment, pressing the flesh, and being merrily mysterious. Soon enough, we were happily munching from the Gabriel Hall buffet, and super tasty Belle Isle Pizza who showed up with a specially-concocted spicy Nain Rouge pizza. It’s not on the menu, but legend has it, if you call and request it, they’ll make one special for you. By the time I was 3 or 4 hurricanes in, that pizza was the highlight of my night.

Oh and the Nain Rouge? Yeah, he had the nerve to show his snarly little face in the midst of our merry-making. We chased him out, but I’m afraid he’s just hiding, waiting to wreak more havoc if we aren’t vigilant. Our chance to banish him for another year is fast approaching, so prepare your battle gear and make sure to come out and make some noise with us in the Marche du Nain Rouge on March 20th.


Created with flickr slideshow.

2/4/16

THIS SATURDAY: Mardi Gras party to benefit Marche du Nain Rouge and Gabriel Hall — February 6


Gabriel Hall and Marche du Nain Rouge present
Mardi Gras En Rouge
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Marche du Nain Rouge and Gabriel Hall to Throw Mardi Gras Party with Detroit Style

Detroit’s best New Orleans brass band and legendary parade of city spirit are teaming up to throw a masquerade gala that promises to bring some New Orleans heat to the winter chill.

Mardi Gras en Rouge is a masquerade gala to benefit both the Marche du Nain Rouge parade and Gabriel Hall, a restaurant and music venue planned for West Village.

“This is not only going to be a good time, it’s going to help us raise necessary funds so we can get Gabriel Hall’s doors open and share our music and culture with the city,” says Dameon Gabriel, leader of the Gabriel Hall Brass Band and co-founder of Gabriel Hall.

“A Mardi Gras party -- the music, the masks, the spectacle -- is a perfect way to usher in the Marche season,” says Marche organizer Francis Grunow. “The fundraiser will help us expand our community workshops and bring more Detroit neighborhoods into the parade.”

The party will be 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Guests are asked to dress to impress with a splash of red, and wear Mardi Gras masks. Gabriel Hall’s executive chef will offer a preview of the restaurant's offerings, serving up authentic, delicious New Orleans fare, and the bar will be stocked with Mardi Gras cocktails.

Guests can sip a hurricane, nibble some jambalaya and get down to music from O N E F R E Q and Gabriel Brass Band. Plus there will be entertainment from Lushes LaMoan, Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions, DJ Carleton Gholz and Comedian Emcee John Bell.

All tickets include admission and food. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. VIP is $100 and includes admission, food, two drink tickets, reserved seating, table service, a photo opp with the Nain Rouge, and Mardi Gras swag bag. Advance tickets are available at www.mardigrasenrouge.eventbrite.com

All proceeds will benefit Marche du Nain Rouge and Gabriel Hall. The 7th annual Marche du Nain Rouge is a Detroit rite of spring, and takes place March 20, 2016, bringing thousands of people to Midtown to show the spirit of the city. Gabriel Hall is a bar/restaurant which will host live music coming soon to West Village. Gabriel Hall also has a nonprofit branch which serves to preserve the musical Gabriel’s New Orleans and Detroit legacy as well as music outreach to local youths. Find more at marchedunainrouge.com and https://www.facebook.com/gabrielhalldetroit & www.gabrielmusicsociety.org


2/3/16

UPCOMING (Fri. Feb.5): Turn Up The Love- A Steampunk Valentine in Downtown Monroe


Join First Friday Downtown Monroe for a Steampunk Valentine adventure in Historic Downtown Monroe on First Friday, February 5th beginning at 6pm.

Dress to impress and indulge your inner Steampunk by stepping out in your fantastical attire.

Events will include: Live music, art demonstrations, kids activities, restaurant & retail promotions and contests including:

AGUA DULCE COFFEE & TEA ROOM and FLORAL CITY IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
10 W. 1st St.
6pm to 9pm
Two great forces are coming together to offer some fun on your night out. Dress up in your favorite steampunk outfit and visit Floral City Images Photography at 10 W. First St., enjoy complimentary tea tasting and treats from Agua Dulce and have your picture taken.
https://www.aguadulcecafe.com/
http://www.floralcityimages.com/

SERENDIPITIOUS VINTAGE
40 S. Monroe St.
7pm to 11 pm
18 &Up
Join us for a night of music, magic & more as we celebrate Turn Up The Love: A Steampunk Valentine In Monroe put on by First Friday Downtown Monroe. We have a very limited amount of tickets available to this event (so buy them now!) The event will feature poetry by Madhouse Sessions wordsmiths Leo Todd Jarret and Barry Graham, live acoustic music by two local and talented solo artists Frank Shock and Leo Jarret. The main event is a magnificently magical stage show by Steve the Amazing!
Refreshments will be available for purchase on site.
*TICKETS SOLD OUT* 
http://www.serendipitousvintage.com/

YOU & I BAR
36 W. Front St.
Live music by Frank Shock
9 pm
https://m.facebook.com/You-I-Bar-556762667787907/

ART UP
34.5 S Monroe St.
Live Music 7 pm -The Pin-Ins
Art Show 6 to 9
UPSTAIRS!
https://m.facebook.com/Art-Up-Gallery-614868225302247/

HIPPIE CHIC HERBAL HARMONY
35 S. Monroe St
5 pm to 8 pm
Raffle with purchase, 10% off tonight's purchase and future purchases when you buy a reusable HCHH purple shopping bag. CHAIR MESSAGES BY JEREMY
https://m.facebook.com/hippiechickherbalharmony/

LOGAN CHARLES SALON
110 S. Monroe St.
3 pm to 7 pm
$5 Parafin Wax Hand Treatments on First Friday, February 5th from 3 pm on to 7 pm. Stop in and tour this beautiful new salon and put some much needed moisture back into those dry winter hands. https://m.facebook.com/lcsalon

MIND BODY BALANCE
105 East Front St., Ste. 304
6 pm to 7 pm
Community Yoga
Donations for participation in this drop in class will benefit The Daughter Project (who fight human trafficking)
http://mindbodybalance.com/
http://www.thedaughterproject.org/

JULIE'S CORNER CAFE
2 W. Front St.
6 pm to 8 pm
Will host award winning Michigan Steampunk author Cindy Spencer Pape for a book reading and signing. Books will be available on site for purchase.
https://m.facebook.com/juliescornercafe/
http://www.cindyspencerpape.com/

ART INSIGHT IMPORIUM
113 E Front St
Will be open for retail from 12-5:30 on FIRST FRIDAY. They are featuring artist Becca Cochran. They will also have handmade Valentine mugs $15 each and ornaments $7 each in the gallery. Stop in!
http://www.artinsightemporium.com/

MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
120 S. Monroe St
Noon to 8 pm
They will be featuring a mini exhibit on Antique & Vintage Valentine's Day cards.
http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/government/departments_offices/museum/index.html

129 LOUNGE
129 E. Front St.
HAPPY HOUR 5 pm to 7 pm
$2 domestic bottles, $5 cosmos & classic martinis, $5 wine glass pours.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/129-Lounge/118005058225925

BOOK NOOK
42 S. Monroe St
EXTENDED HOURS from 5 PM to 9 PM
FREE Steampunk Adult Coloring Book to the first 10 customers 16 years or older dressed in Steampunk gear after 7 PM.
FREE KIDS DRAWING to win "Pete The Cat Doll" and "Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Love" books.
https://www.facebook.com/Book-Nook-Monroe-116730108363481/

2/2/16

SHOW REVIEW: Negative Approach live at Third Man Records in Detroit (with live footage)

 
Third Man Records in Detroit kicked off their live music series this past Saturday with a free show from Negative Approach. Negative Approach are one of the most important and influential hardcore/punk bands to come out of the United States.

Third Man Records reached capacity quite early once doors were open at 6:30. With roughly 300 people inside a line of people were left waiting outside anticipating entry. Third Man employees took precautions before the live entertainment began by removing merchandise in close proximity to the stage.  
 
The Craig Brown Band opened up the show as old school punks rubbed elbows with scenesters in their 20's in the beer and bathroom line's. 
 
As Negative Approach's lead vocalist John Brannon took to the stage he opened the set by saying "All right. Is everybody doing all right? Well check it out, that's all going to change right now. We're fucking Negative Approach". The band then went into a blistering version of 'Hypocrite' off the 1983 album 'Tied Down'. The crowd erupted in a large pit and the show was officially on. If you were anywhere near the stage it was fair game for bodies to be slamming against you.
 
 
  Negative Approach cut their teeth right around the corner from Third Man in the 80's at the legendary Freezer Theater which singer John Brannon pointed out from the stage at one point. He also pointed out that the area is the "Cass Corridor" and NOT "Midtown" as he shared his love for Detroit.  
 
The set 20+ song set list consisted of classic Neagtice Approach songs including 'Ready To Fight', 'Fair Warning' and 'Nothing'. Some of the cover songs performed during the set included 'Borstal Breakout' by Sham 69, 'I Got a Right' by Iggy & The Stooges, and 'Friends Of Rock & Roll' from Brannon's other band Easy Action. 
 
At one point during the set John Brannon asked if there were still people outside waiting to get in. He then requested from stage to let everyone in. The crowd agreed and started chanting "let them in". Third Man made it happen and those who stuck around were granted access.
 
This was a unique Negative Approach with three drummers taking part. Original drummer Chris "Opie" Moore played the majority of the set with fellow Negative Approach skin beaters John Lehl and Chuck Burns each doing a few songs to finish the 55 minute set. 
 
  
At this point in this review we here at MCB recommend sitting back and cracking open a beer to enjoy the sights of sounds of Negative Approach live at Third Man Records-Cass Corridor on January 30, 2016... 
 
"Hypocrite" LIVE 
 

"Ready To Fight" and "Nothing" LIVE

"I Got A Right" (Iggy & The Stooges cover) LIVE
    
"Friends Of Rock & Roll" (Easy Action cover) LIVE

**All live footage courtesy of Ambervillain Films**

2/1/16

CALL FOR ART: Cranbrook Arts & Crafts Market this July


Call for Artists: Arts & Crafts Market in the Gardens

Market Dates
Saturday, July 9, 2016 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 10, 2016 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Setup Dates
Friday, July 8, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2016 | 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Application Deadline
February 22


Apply now for Arts & Crafts Market in the Gardens, a juried event hosted by Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2016. This outdoor event nestled in the beautiful Cranbrook Gardens is open to all mediums emphasizing natural materials, hand crafting, organic themes and above all, quality craftmanship. Arts & Crafts Market in the Gardens will attract art enthusiasts, the local community, and other visitors interested in purchasing quality fine art and contemporary crafts. Applications will be accepted until February 22.

CALL FOR ART: Rejected: A Second Chance Art Show this April


CALL FOR ART: Deadline Friday March 4

Have you been rejected?

Did the Big Sexy Show say you weren't sexy enough? Did some other show tell you "too darned bad!"? Have art agents sent the dreaded "thanks, but no thanks" response to your inquiries?

You're not alone. We're betting that it's happened to everyone, and that a show of "rejected" art might just be the best group show you'll see this year.

Coming Friday, April 1 to Detroit's Tangent Gallery, "Rejected;" a second chance art show and evening of live entertainment! Our goal is to respectfully showcase amazing art that didn't fit into some other curator's vision. We present here a chance for artists to show work that they have put
all their blood, sweat and tears into (or something like that!)

Send photos of up to four pieces of your rejected work to rejected@handgroupstudios.com. Along with your name and best way to contact you, for each piece submitted include:

Title
Medium (all are welcome)
Price (pieces do not have to be for sale but must be available to be displayed at the show)
Name of show/gallery/agent that rejected the piece (Previous rejection IS required!)

There is no fee to submit (we might reject your work too, but we won't charge you to be rejected!) On acceptance, there will be a $10 fee per artist (not per piece) to assist with covering the cost of the show. Additionally, the show will take a 20% commission on all sales. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 4 at 12AM.

Also, this event is reaching out worldwide, so if you know any artists anywhere that may be interested, please let them know!

SHOW REVIEW: Elle King at The Majestic Theatre in Detroit

Singer/Songwriter Elle King finally made it to Detroit this past Wednesday night and MCB was there to catch the show. Elle had to postpone a scheduled performance back in November which seemed to have built the anticipation for many within the walls of the sold out Majestic Theatre.
 
Elle opened her set with the song 'Jackson' off her critically acclaimed debut full length album 'Love Stuff'. By the end of her second song she was proclaiming her love for Detroit and offered her apologies for the postponed show. She promised a special treat near the end of her set for those who stick around. She also stated the fact that she was "drunk already". A beer strategically located in a cup holder on her mic stand would help keep her in that condition throughout the set.
 
She would proclaime "I only go dumped once in my life and it won't happen again" before her third song of the set entitled 'Good To Be A Man' which ended up being the song that got her signed back in 2012. Elle put down the guitar and picked up a banjo for this song. Her alcohol consumption was most likely a factor in Elle forgetting some of the lyrics to the song, but she was quick to draw attention to the fact that she did and had fun with it. She stated that she "didn't feel bad about getting drunk in Detroit because Detroit is wild." The statement was proven true as the crowd kept their own beers flowing.   

 
 
 
Elle King would ask the crowd "Who knows the words to my album? Who's going to help me fuckin' sing this shit?" before breaking into the 'Where the Devil Don’t Go' . This was to be the first song into her set where she didn't have a guitar or banjo in her hands. With this freedom she proceeded strut around the stage and got right at the edge of the stage and on her knees as she sang to the crowd. At one point she laid down at the front of the stage and belted out the song that sounded much like her albums recorded version. Elle was truly having a good time performing and made a connection with the audience with her humor and openness. She asked the crowd "who saw up my skirt?" after the song.
 
At one point in the set Elle told her band to skip the "slow ass song" choosing to play a more upbeat song to continue the party as she told the crowd. She choose to perform a mashup of Nick Jonas’s 'Jealous' and 'Can’t Feel My Face' by The Weeknd. This would not be her only cover of the evening. Elle also belted out a version of The Beatles classic 'Oh! Darling' which she proclaimed as one of her favorite songs. She held her own with the song and did not disappoint.
 
Elle lived up to her tattooed statement to "have a good time all the time" as she continued to interact with the crowd between songs. She laughed with the crowd and asked them to raise their glasses because "She doesn't like to drink alone". Her genuine personality shined during the show and a good time was being had by all. She kept telling the how appreciative she was of everyone in attendance and the fact that she was having a great time. Her statement that she's from Ohio did get a fair amount of "boo's" from the audience which I assume is a result of Michigan and Ohio being big rivals in sports.   
 
Elle's band held their own during the set and were tight. They were there to provide musical accompaniment to the shining star that is Elle King. They adapted quickly to on the spot changes to the set list and lyrics that were dropped during the songs.
 
 

Elle stated “Detroit! Y’all know how to party.” as she continued a set filled with more tracks off 'Love Stuff' including 'Song of Sorrow', 'Under the Influence', and 'Kocaine Karolina'.
 
Elle King is not only the vocalist, but is also the songwriter for songs that reflect her experiences with love and heartbreak. Tracks such as 'I Told You I Was Mean' may display love gone wrong, but Elle isn't apologizing on her end. She stated during the set that when she get's pissed off at someone it's better that she writes a song about them instead of stabbing them. Make's sense.
 
Before the song 'Last Damn Night' Elle shared with the audience that "I wrote a song about sleeping with a bunch of fucking dudes and I got nominated for two fucking Grammys." She recommended that the audience "Find ways to stand out" and for her it was being a "Big Slut". King is not above laughing about her wild ways and stated that she is glad she is a musician and doesn't have a "real" job.    
 
As Elle performed her chart hit 'Ex’s and Oh’s' (which happens to be nominated for two Grammy's this year) the crowd was infused with a wave of energy as they sang every lyric to the best of their ability and waved their drinks and cell phones in the air. It's a well deserved hit song and the performance of it was stellar.
 
Elle and band left the stage after 13 songs and would return shortly after to perform a few encores. The band returned to perform the special treat Elle promised to the Detroit crowd for the previously postponed show. The band started the music and was instantly recognized by most in the crowd as 'The Real Slim Shady'  by Eminem. Elle would soon join the band to deliver the lyrics to the song. It's not a easy song to rap to and is often like aerobics of the alphabet, but Elle nailed it and sang every verse with ease and used her body language to reflect the lyrics in the song.
 
Her second encore of the evening was another cover song. This time it was 'My Neck, My Back'  which was first presented as a live track on 'The Elle King EP'. Elle modifies Khia's rap version into a smooth rock sing along and stayed true to the sexually explicit lyrics.
 
Elle King concluded her show with 'America’s Sweetheart' which has a great chorus that could easily rival that of 'Ex's and Oh's'.  
 

 
At one point during her set Elle proclaimed "Tonights a shit show. Don't hold it against me. I just like to party" and the audience was just fine with it. If you were a Elle King fan based on her albums then the live show is not to be missed. She was able to pull off a vocal delivery of the songs that proved that she is indeed a fantastic singer in as well as out of the studio. The live show was a unique experience and it felt like we here in Detroit were being treated to something special. The lengthy, alcohol-induced tales between songs were highly entertaining and gave a glimpse into Elle's personality even so at times it was filled with many expletives.  Performances that are as raw as the one Elle was bestowing upon the crowd that evening are usually the one's you tend to remember long after the night ends. 
 
  
Setlist:
Jackson
Can’t Be Loved
Good to Be a Man
I Told You I Was Mean
Good For Nothin’ Woman
Where the Devil Don’t Go
Song Of Sorrow
Kocaine Karolina
Oh! Darling (The Beatles cover)
Under the Influence
Jealous/Can’t Feel My Face (Nick Jonas/The Weeknd mashup)
Ex’s & Oh’s
Last Damn Night
 
Encores:
The Real Slim Shady (Eminem cover)
My Neck, My Back (Khia cover)
America’s Sweetheart

1/29/16

TONIGHT (Fri. Jan 29): Wolf Eyes at the UFO Factory in Detroit



Experimental noise rock band Wolf Eyes has a headlining gig at the UFO Factory tonight.

The lineup for the evening shapes up like this...
 

 
$10 Admission at the Door
The UFO Factory is located at: 2110 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

 

1/27/16

UPCOMING (Thur. April 7) : IGGY POP at the Fox Theatre in Detroit




Iggy Pop is coming back home. He just booked a Thursday, April 7th gig at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
Iggy's band this time around consists of Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Dean Fertita (Dead Weather, QOTSA), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Troy Van Leeuwen (QOTSA) and Matt Sweeney.

They will be touring in support of the forthcoming album "Post Pop Depression" out March 18. The Fox Theatre show is one of just 13 North American dates on the tour, which promoters are billing as a "one-time-only" run.

Tickets ($39.95, $59.95, $75.95 and $115.95) will go on sale to the general public on Saturday Jan. 30, though some seats will be available via pre-sale on Thur. Jan. 28 and  Fri. Jan. 29. Tickets can be purchased online HERE as well as the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, and at all Ticketmaster locations. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.



GET THERE QUICK! HYPE Screen Print Space Fundraiser LAST DAYS!

By now you know that my favorite Detroit band—possibly my favorite-of-all bands to see play live—is the Amino Acids. One of their affiliates and screen printer to the stars, Scotty Boyink, has been filling his "extra," non-band-managing time by making excellent quality, hand-pulled, made-in-Detroit screen prints—everything from tshirts to posters to stickers to anything you bring yourself—under the label HYPE Screen Printing. I have a couple myself, printed AT local shows, and they're some of my favorite shirts.

HYPE is currently building out a retail space in Southwest, and is looking for a little boost for some supplies. The space is already procured, they are just putting in the necessary accommodations. This won't just be a retail/work space for HYPE, but an all-ages show venue, meeting space, and overall boon to the community.

They aren't asking for money for nothin' either! Check out HYPE's Patronicity page for rewards.

The campaign ends in three days! I wish I'd known earlier to get all the MCB rabblerousers on board! (Thanks to Hip in Detroit for cluing me in on this.)

So get in there and share a couple bucks. I've already contributed so I can be there for the Aminos show March 20th.





Yeah, this is how much we love HYPE.

1/25/16

UPCOMING (Sat. Jan 30): Negative Approach at Third Man Records in Detroit



Third Man Records in Detroit is kicking off their live music series this Saturday, January 30th with a free show from Detroit’s own Negative Approach.

Negative Approach cut their teeth right around the corner from Third Man in the 80's at the legendary Freezer Theater. John Brannon and Negative Approach are one of the most important and influential hardcore/punk bands to come out of the United States.

Craig Brown (Terrible Two’s, Liquor Store, Mahonies) is opening the show with his all new country-tinged solo project, the Craig Brown Band.

Show Details:
Doors 6:30pm!
All Ages!
Free Admission! 

Third Man Records is located at: 441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201



1/22/16

Tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 23): WCSX CLASSIC ROCK SWAP at Oakland Mall in Troy



On Saturday, January 23 WCSX (94.7FM) will be holding their CLASSIC ROCK SWAP. 
The event is taking place at Oakland Mall in Troy from 10AM- 5PM.

Buy, sell, and trade vinyl LPs, CDs, and music memorabilia with over 50 vendors from all over Metro Detroit.
See & bid on real Detroit rock history: a large portion of the original vinyl library from WRIF! 
This, as well as one-of-a-kind auction items, benefit Gleaners Food Bank.


Oakland Mall is located at: 412 W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083

For more information visit:

1/21/16

TOMORROW (Friday, January 22): Bowie Night at the Loving Touch in Ferndale


Bowie fever is still going strong and this Friday (January 22) The Loving Touch in Ferndale is throwing their own shindig with local acts taking the stage to pay tribute to The Thin White Duke,

Music kicks off at 9! The lineup order is as follows (listed in order of appearance, first to last):

My Girlfriend Beru
Eddie, Nicole & TJ
Taxon Clade
Augie Visocchi (The Hard Lessons) and Friends
The Scrappers
Flowers Bloom
The Messenger Birds
Air is the Arche
The Kickstand Band
GJavelins
Earth Engine
Bastardous
BARS OF GOLD


This is a FREE event and all are encouraged to come jam out to Bowie all night, with a 100% Bowie playlist rocking between each act's cover sets.

Doors at 7PM! 
All Ages!

The Loving Touch is located at: 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

1/20/16

MOVEMENT Electronic Music Festival: 10 Years in Detroit in 2016

2016 marks Movement Electronic Music Festival's 10 year anniversary in Detroit.

For the last decade thousands of people from all over the world have come together in Detroit to celebrate music right here, in the birthplace of Techno. Paxahau's incarnation of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) began in 2006 and has since grown the event to become one of the top electronic music festivals in the world.

Continuing to showcase local artists alongside world renowned acts, Movement not only offers the music and culture, but heavily boosts the local economy in Detroit.  

The first phase of the anniversary lineup was officially released today.
(Yes, this is just phase 1!)  


Tickets are on sale now at www.movement.us

PREPARE YOUR HIDE: Motor City Tattoo Expo 2016, March 4-5-6


21st Annual
March 4-5-6, 2016

Friday:  Noon-11 pm
Saturday:  11 am- 11 pm
Sunday:  11 am- 7 pm

TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE EXPO
1 day pass: $20  |  2 day pass: $30  |  Weekend pass: $40
Children 14 under free

1/18/16

UPCOMING (Sat. Jan.23): Downtown Brown Farewell Show at The Loving Touch in Ferndale



Downtown Brown is moving to Los Angeles and is having a farewell show taking place at the Loving Touch in Ferndale this Saturday (January 23) to celebrate.


The schedule and lineup for the show shapes up like this:

DOWNTOWN BROWN (11:20 - 12:30am)
The Amino Acids (10:30 - 11:00)
Hillbilly Knife Fight (9:40 - 10:10)
Carmel Liburdi (9:10 - 9:40)
Matt Wixson's Flying Circus (8:20 - 8:50)
The Farleys (7:30 - 8:00)

All Ages | 7:00 pm
$10 presale | $10 day of


The Loving Touch is located at: 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220




1/15/16

NEW ALBUM RELEASE: Esham- The EP Collection (1991-1994)

It's been over two decades since physical copies of Esham's legendary EP's have been available. 
Today (January 15), you can score all four-remastered and re-released- on one CD!




Esham- The EP Collection (1991-1994) features Erotic Poetry (1991), Homey Don't Play (1991), Hellterskkkelter (1993), and Maggot Brain Theory (1994).


  











  
The album can be purchased directly from Reel Life Productions at

1/14/16

UPCOMING (Sat. Jan. 23): WCSX CLASSIC ROCK SWAP at Oakland Mall in Troy


On Saturday, January 23 WCSX (94.7FM) will be holding their CLASSIC ROCK SWAP. 
The event is taking place at Oakland Mall in Troy from 10AM- 5PM.
 
Buy, sell, and trade vinyl LPs, CDs, and music memorabilia with vendors from all over Metro Detroit.
 
See & bid on real Detroit rock history: a large portion of the original vinyl library from WRIF! 
This, as well as one-of-a-kind auction items, benefit Gleaners Food Bank.


Oakland Mall is located at: 412 W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083

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UPCOMING (Sat. Jan. 16): Grindhouse style double feature movie night at The Sanctuary in Detroit



This Saturday (January 16) The Sanctuary in Detroit is holding the first installment of their monthly Grindhouse style double feature movie night.

They are starting it off with two classics that have shocked and captivated people over the years, but have had too few big screen appearances.

Nekromantik
The 1987 West Germanhorror exploitation film co-written and directed by Jörg Buttgereit. It is known to be frequently controversial, banned in a number of countries, and has become a cult film over the years due to its transgressive subject matter (including necrophilia) and audacious imagery. Only recently did any new printings become available to the public!

Cannibal Holocaust
1980 Italian cannibal exploitation horror film directed by Ruggero Deodato. The film was inspired by Italian media reporting of Red Brigade terrorism. Cannibal Holocaust achieved notoriety as its graphic violence aroused a great deal of controversy. After its premiere in Italy, it was ordered to be seized by a local magistrate, and Deodato was arrested on obscenity charges. He was later charged with making a snuff film due to rumors that claimed some actors were killed on camera. Although Deodato was later cleared, the film was banned in Italy, Australia, and several other countries due to its portrayal of graphic brutality. Critics have suggested that the film is a commentary about civilized versus uncivilized society.

Doors will be at 8pm

Nekromantik starts at 8:30pm on the dot!
There will be a short intermission  between films of about 15-20 minutes then Cannibal Holocaust will start.

Door price is a $5 donation (all money goes to the venue to put towards continued upgrades).


The Sanctuary is located at: 1501 E Outer Dr, Detroit, Michigan 48234