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5/27/16

UPCOMING (June 3-12): 2016 CINETOPIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Dearborn


 It's that time of the year again- 100+ Screenings, 50 Films, 10 days - The Cinetopia International Film Festival is back in 2016!

Cinetopia International Film Festival, created for the people of southeastern Michigan, features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, SXSW, Toronto and Venice.

 Cinetopia passes are on cinetopiafestival.org and include Festival Passes (offering unlimited film screenings, priority admission, opening night parties and other hospitality events), Movie Passes (unlimited film screenings and priority admission) and a Student Passes for those with valid student identification (unlimited film screenings). 

Tickets to individual films are $12 for the general public, while members of the Arab American National Museum, Cinema Detroit, DIA, Charles H. Wright Museum, The Henry Ford, and Michigan Theater can purchase tickets at the member price of $9.  All tickets can be purchased at cinetopiafestival.org.

5/26/16

UPCOMING (July 20-July 23): The 17th Annual Gathering Of The Juggalos at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH



The lineup for the 17th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, rap duo Insane Clown Posse’s annual underground music festival, has been announced.

This year’s festival takes place July 20-23 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.

Entertainment this year includes...

Main Stage
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • Tech N9ne
  • Suicide Silence
  • Kottonmouth Kings
  • Kung Fu Vampire
  • Attila
  • Blaze Ya Dead Homie
  • Lil Wyte
  • One-Eyed Doll
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Ces Cru
  • Twiztid
  • Rittz
  • Emmure
  • Anybody Killa
  • Kissing Candice
  • Boondox
  • GWAR
  • JellyRoll
  • Hopsin
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Late Night Acts
  • ¡Mayday!
  • Young Wicked
  • Lex The Hex Master
  • The Dayton Family
  • Wolfpac
  • Green Jelly
  • Dark Lotus
  • Big Hoodoo
  • Axe Murder Boyz
  • Whitney Peyton
  • Slick Rick the Ruler
  • ESHAM
  • The Killjoy Club
Side Shows
  • Illusive Hooded Magician
  • Skydiving Show where FREE MERCH will be dropped on your head
  • PsychopathicRadio.com will be live the entire time hosted by Wolfpac and the Wolfpac girls
  • Freakshow Deluxe (Glass Eating, Skin Piercing, Skin Suspension
  • Bizarro World (Fire Dancing, Voodoo Rituals, Drum Circles, more!)
  • Peep This Shit Stage (where anyone can perform!)
  • CONTESTS (including Faygo Launching, Flow Master Rap Battle, 2 Tuff Tony’s Fishing Tournament, Juggalo Gong Show, Ninja Olympics, Tattoo Contest, Texas Hold ‘Em Bounty
  • Tournament, Wet T-shirt Contest, Neden Game, Costume Contest, Morton’s List, Quest for Shangri-La, Juggalo Family Feud, Juggalo Psypher Auditions (Music Video filmed right at the
  • Gathering!), Killer Clown Academy (earn a chance to dance on stage with ICP during their main stage performance), Into the Echoside (Play it for the first time!)
  • Lingerie Contest
  • Miss Juggalette Pageant
Underground Artists:
  • UPS
  • Scare Don’t Fear
  • Black Flag Music
  • Famz and hte Hooliganz
  • Ninja G
  • Dreadeye & Sike Sick
  • Enasnimi
  • 614 Villainz
  • Molly Gruesome
  • Jonathan aka J Dub
  • Gypsy
  • Frodo The Ghost
  • G-Mike
  • Ill Phil
  • Lowercase J
  • Sewerside
  • Skitzo
  • George Aneed and the Law Abiding Citizens
  • Stoner Jordan (with Bobby James)
  • Nemesis Poe
  • Freddy Grimes
  • Lo-Er-Kace
  • Spaide Ripper
  • Mike Spitz
  • B Skan aka Headshot Louie
  • Bukshot
  • Project Born
  • SSB (featuring SHSM)
  • #Baconomics
  • Alla Xul Elu
  • Sedated
  • Unlimited Future Objective
  • ILL
  • Ascent To Power
  • Lo Key
  • The R.O.C.
Other Attractions:
  • Carnival Rides (No better way to watch a concert than from the top of a Ferris Wheel)
  • Juggalo Auction & Swap Meet
  • Psychopathic Auction (where some of the rarest items taken from the vaults of Psychopathic Records are put up for bid)
  • Autograph Signings
  • Dark Carnival Tarot Tent
  • Zip Lines
  • Scrub Care Unit
  • Special Mystery performance EVERY NIGHT on the Main Stage
  • Live DJ Set between ALL performers (featuring DJ Carlito, DJ QBert, Mike E. Clark, DJ Clay)
  • MUSIC VIDEO from Psychopathic’s newest artist will be shown on FRIDAY NIGHT at the Big Top Stage!
Vendor Booths
  • Bluntman’s One Stop Shop
  • Costume Hat Pins
  • Domic Dalgbeisch
  • Grassroots California
  • Lion’s Den Adult Superstore
  • Redbone Designs
  • Starving Artists
  • Pain For Sale Tattooing
  • Burrito Man
  • Mike Busey’s Tent of Half Naked Booty Shakin’ Beauties
  • HATCHETGEAR Merchandise (Wizard of the Hood merch, 6 song EP from Psychopathic’s newest mystery artist)
JCW
  • Crazy Mary Dobson and Natalie the Ring Girl
  • Rude Boy
  • The Ring Rydas
  • Warchild
  • Abyss
  • Horn Swoggle
  • Tommy Dreamer
  • The Weedman
  • Moshpit Mike
  • Willie Mack
  • 2 Tuff Tony
  • Officer Cold Cabana
  • Samantha Heights
  • M Dogg 20 Matt Cross
  • Vikin gWar Party
  • Jeff Cannonball (aka Lil Bundy)
  • Hyzaya
  • Bad Boy Joey Janela
  • The Nerds
  • Ron Mathis
  • Danny Havoc
  • Ruff Crossing
  • Chuey Martinez
  • The Spider Monkey
  • Super Strong Tiger
  • The Hooligans
  • The Bulldozer Matt Tremont
  • Markus Crane
  • Smokey C
  • Kongo Kong
  • The Iron Demon Shane Mercer
  • The War Machine: Rhino
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Live Commentary by Shaggy 2 Dope and KG Kevin Gill
  • Train with the biggest wrestling stars during the JCW tryouts for your chance to participate in the Battle Royal match during Bloodymania 10
  • Strangelmania LIVE Death Match Madness!
Seminars
  • Axe Murder Boyz (Young Wicked & Bonez Dub)
  • Gathering Seminar (with Jumpsteady)
  • Big Hoodoo
  • JCW (with Kevin Gill, Rude Boy, Mad Man Pondo, Ring Rydas)
  • Anybody Killa
  • Insane Clown Posse (with MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS)
Comedians
  • Joey Gay
  • Jim Norton
  • Jim Breuer
Late Night Parties
  • Kuma’s Black Light Bikini Smoke Party (ft. Triplesix and her friends, and Shaggy 2 Dope solo set!)
  • Mike E. Clark’s “Foam to your Dome” Party (ft. Neko Lette Nekro and the Wolfpac Girls)
  • ABK’s Wake N’ Bake Bash (featuring performances by the entire Native World roster)
  • DJ Clay vs DJ Hoppa Battle Party (hosted by Mike Busey and hte Busey Beauties)
For more information and tickets visit juggalogathering.com.

UPCOMING (Sat. May 28)- Hip Hop Smackdown at the Fox Theatre in Detroit


Eight of hip-hop's finest artists battle it out on stage this Saturday (May 28)
 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

 Artists for the Hip Hop Smackdown include:
Uncle Luke
Juvenile
Lil' Kim
Trina
Scarface
Too Short
The LOX 
E-40


Doors open at 7:00PM with the show starting at 8:00 PM. 

The Fox Theatre is located at 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

 Tickets can be purchased at Olympia Entertainment.com, the Fox Theatre 
and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge),
 and at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com.
 

UPCOMING (Fri. May 27- Sun. May 29): TRIP MUSIC FEST in Detroit


The Trip Metal Fest taking place this Memorial weekend at various Detroit venues is featuring electronic music in all its different forms: experimental, industrial, funk, punk, techno and more.

The events seeks to establish Detroit as a place to see unique music happenings and maintain the city’s long-standing status as the birthplace of revolutionary music genres.

Curated by Wolf Eyes' Nate Young, the festival will feature performances from Wolf Eyes, a collaborative performance from Andrew W.K. and Young, synth pioneer Morton Subotnick, Hieroglyphic Being with Marshall Allen & Danny Ray Thompson of the Sun Ra Arkestra, and more.

There will also be film screenings at Third Man Records, two "Everything Is Terrible!" shows at Cinema Detroit, a long-distance conversation with composer Pauline Oliveros, and more.

The schedule shapes up like this.  

FRIDAY, MAY 27
EL CLUB – LIVE
Morton Subotnick, Rubber (O) Cement, Panicsville, Cotton Museum/Ape Tech Chip, TarPit/Jesse & Eels, Traag, MV Carbon

THIRD MAN – SCREENING
Canyon Cinema’s ACID STRIP: Inzane & Fried Alive 16MM Short Films
 
TRINOSOPHES – TALK
Morton Subotnick in conversation
 
MENJO’S OLYMPUS THEATER – AFTER PARTY
FIT SOUND / EST.83 x TRIP METAL AFTERHOURS w/ DJ Sotofett, Madteo, Stallone The Reducer, Especially Good, Fit Siegel
 ($10 admission)
 
SATURDAY, MAY 28
EL CLUB – LIVE
Hieroglyphic Being + Marshall Allen & Danny Ray Thompson (The Sun Ra Arkestra), Viki + Magas, Drainolith, Pengo, Joseph Hammer, Viands, Sick Llama, Lexie Mountain & Scroll Downers, Pod Blotz
 
CINEMA DETROIT – SCREENING
 7PM Everything Is Terrible
 9PM Everything Is Terrible
($12.00 admission)
 
TRINOSOPHES – TALK
Hieroglyphic Being in conversation (waiting to confirm Marshall) 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 29
EL CLUB – LIVE
Wolf Eyes, Andrew WK + Nate Young, Nautical Almanac, DJ Dog Dick, Wooden Highway, Shades, Creode, Brain Transplant
 
THIRD MAN – SCREENING
Andrew WK & Trip Metal Fest present DESTROYED HISTORY: Trip Metal Vids From the Vaults
 
TRINOSOPHES – TALK
Telematic Talk with Pauline Oliveros

 
Events are FREE (unless noted otherwise) and all ages!
Check the Trip Music Fest websites at:
 for more info!

 


5/25/16

UPCOMING (Sat. May 28): EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE screening/performance at Cinema Detroit


Once a millennium, something emerges from the darkest corner of the universe and enlightens us to the true meaning of being. Something so mystickal, so magickal, and so mind-splitting that all concepts before its existence sounds stupid and boring. 
Of course, we are talking about Everything Is Terrible!  
The Legends show is a culmination of the first seven (of 777) years of work from the video alchemists at EIT! These mindfreaks have taken thousands of forgotten VHS tapes, chewed them up, and spit them back to their young via daily website postings, six movies, and world tours. In that time, they’ve exposed us to wonders such as massaging cat ladies, apocalyptic facial exercises, pizzas parties in hell, and our immortal party-god, Duane. Nobody could have predicted the cultural, psychological, and illuminating impact EIT! would have on our consciousness, but seeing all their greatest works chronicled in one place reminds us that in the right hands, garbage can be turned into gold! It is time pack up your copies of Jerry Maguire and accept the fact that your life up until this moment has been pointless.  
Trip Metal Fest presents EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!
Sat, May 28 – Two shows ONLY – Tickets $12
7:00 p.m. – Doors @ 6:45 p.m. – Get tickets online
9:00 p.m. – Doors @ 8:45 p.m. – Get tickets online
Tickets will also be available at the Cinema Detroit box office on the day of the show only.

UPCOMING (Sat. May 28): BLED FEST 2016 at the Hartland Performing Arts Center in Howell



Based in Howell, Michigan, BLED FEST has become one of 
the most popular music festivals in the Midwest over the years. 

BLED FEST 2016 is taking place this Saturday (May 28)
 at the Hartland Performing Arts Center in Howell, Michigan.
 

TENTATIVE SET TIMES FOR THE SHOW SHAPES UP LIKE THIS:

Stage A
presented by DIME Detroit
1235-100 Small Parks
125-200 Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties
225-250 Sorority Noise
315-345 Kevin Devine
410-450 Citizen
515-545 Old Gray
615-645 Battlecross
715-750 The World Is A Beautiful Place
820-855 Knuckle Puck
930-1015 The Black Dahlia Murder

Stage B

presented by Wax Bodega
1210-1235 Hot Mulligan
100-125 Disentomb
200-225 Pentimento
250-315 Somos
345-410 Fallujah
450-515 The Copyrights
545-615 All Dogs
645-715 Tiny Moving Parts
750-820 Abigail Williams
855-930 Superheaven

Stage C

presented by Impact 89FM
1200-1225 All Is Well
1250-115 Watermedown
140-205 Convictions
230-255 Homesafe
320-345 The Saddest Landscape
410-435 Tidal
500-525 A War Within
550-615 Free Throw
640-705 Act As One
730-755 Gates
820-845 Creepoid
910-935 Prawn

Stage D
presented by Punk Talks
1225-1250 Forever Losing Sleep
115-140 Artifex Pereo
205-230 The Cardboard Swords
255-320 Stories Untold
345-410 Amateur Eyes
435-500 Parkway and Columbia
525-550 Ellis
615-640 Alaska
705-730 Casey Bolles
755-820 Spirit of the Beehive
845-910 Ray Rocket
935-1000 Citycop

Stage E

presented by Dirt Fest
1245-110 Of Athens
130-155 Lemix J Buckley
215-240 The Class Acts
300-325 Argus
345-410 Broke
430-455 Athena’s Grace
515-540 Our Vices
600-625 Undesirable People
645-710 Heartsick
730-755 Second Best
815-840 The Fever Haze
900-925 The Illustrator
945-1010 June Earth

Stage F
presented by Audiotree Music Festival
105-130 Welman
150-215 Copneconic
235-300 Blind Merle And His Traveling Band
320-345 Carved Out
405-430 Chase Huglin
450-515 Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts
535-600 Adventurer
620-645 Pines
705-730 The Plurals
750-815 Convenient Trash
835-900 The Beautiful Gorgeous
920-945 Grey Matter

 

These are subject to change at any time, for any reason. 
Also, check out their mobile website on your phone or tablet! 
Go to http://m.bledfest.com to save your schedule! 

TICKETS ARE ON-SALE NOW HERE.  


The Hartland Performing Arts Center is located at 9525 E. Highland Rd. in  Howell, MI.

This event is ALL AGES!

Will Call opens at 10:00AM with Gates open at 11:30AM.

5/24/16

UPCOMING (Fri. May 27): PANEL DISCUSSION- "Plastic Dreams: The Forgotten Future of the Vinyl Format" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit


This Friday (May 27) there will be a panel discussion entitled 
"Plastic Dreams: The Forgotten Future of the Vinyl Format" 
 taking place at the MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit).
 
  The panel of experts will explore topics involving the resurgence of the vinyl format and its impact on the local music industry. Leading members of Detroit's music scene will be on hand to discuss whether or not the resurgence is real, Detroit's storied history with vinyl manufacturing, and more. 
The discussion will be moderated by Monty Luke.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Kai Alce (Owner, NDATL Music)
Anna Atanassova (Owner, Paramita Sound)
Dave Buick (Vinyl Release Specialist, Third Man Records)
Brandon Chrzanowski (Production Manager, Third Man Records)
Mark Sandford (FIT Distribution)

The event runs from 2pm-4pm
Admission: Free (But there is a $5 suggested donation).
 
The MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) is located at:
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
313-832-6622     

5/20/16

NXNE Future Land Interactive Conference presents NOLAN BUSHNELL Founder of Atari


NXNE Future Land

Interactive Conference 
presents
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Founder of Atari


Today, North By Northeast (NXNE) Future Land, the new Interactive, Music and Gaming Conference together with co-host, Ryerson University announces the godfather – or grandfather - of gaming, the man who founded Atari, technology pioneer, entrepreneur, engineer and author Nolan Bushnell will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, June 15 at Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management.

Nolan Bushnell is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation. Often cited as the Father of the video game industry, Bushnell introduced videogames to the masses with PongComputer Space and many other legendary games, as well as the home videogame console system with multiple game cartridges. With his latest startup, BrainRush, he is intent on fixing education with software that uses gamification principles to “addict” students to learning. 

NXNE Future Land conference brings together the intersection of music and gaming with a speaker series and industry panels focusing on technology, gaming, and how musicians can thrive in these industries. Sessions include: The Art of Sound and Music with music composers and game publishers discussing how they make, find and choose music for gaming soundtracks; Master Class in Storytelling and Game Development with the creators at Ubisoft; Designing the Future with Big Viking, innovators in the mobile gaming industry, speaking about why they believe Toronto is poised as an innovation hub. Session attendee’s will also have a chance to sign-up and experience the latest in Virtual Reality from sponsor AMD.

Tickets for NXNE Future Land are on sale now at nxne.com/future-land-interactive-conference and include access to all sessions, light meals, and a cocktail/networking session. 

Even more programming announcements will be reveled in the coming weeks including NXNE Game Land at Yonge-Dundas Square, and additional NXNE Port Lands and NXNE Club Land programming.

5/19/16

UPCOMING (Sunday, May 22): The Demented Dolls of Sideshow at Smartycatz in Ypsilanti




Enter the Realm of the Wildest and Weirdest Women in the World-
Princess Tweedle Needle, Jenn O. Cide, Princess of Scars, Betty Bloomerz, Spaghetti Anaelle and Fibi Eyewalker are combining their devilish delights and coming to Smartycatz in Ypsilanti this Sunday (May 22).

After their successful 2015 European spring tour, they are now ready to cross the Atlantic Ocean to spread their Madness, Mayhem and Devilish Delights in the U.S.A.

Sword Swallowing! Fire Eating! Human Pincushion! Beds of Nails! These are just a few acts in this twisted comedy show: it's a collection of the most diverse and demented women in the world, combining classic fakirism, contortion, modern sideshow and burlesque.

All the acts they do are real: this is NOT a magic show! They will entice you with their beauty, shock you with their stunts, make you cry from laughter and...they LOVE to bleed, just for you!

The Show is 1.5 hours done in two blocks of 45 min. So you are in for a real treat!
  

The perfomers for the evening include:

Princess Tweedle Needle is Holland's one and only Human Pin Cushion Girl. Tweedle combines traditional fakir stunts with outrageous and often bloody sideshow acts. She's charming, comical, and completely fearless. Tweedle has travelled worldwide with The Squidling Brothers International Freak Show and performs with Pain Solution in the German Zirkus des Horrors.


Jenn O. Cide breathes fire, belly dances and eats broken glass, sometimes all at once. She's worked for everyone from Sesame Street to America's Most Wanted to Mötley Crüe. If it’s shocking, if it’s compelling, if it’s ENTERTAINING: Jenn O. Cide is all in. Jenn starts her day by breakfasting on broken glass and stapling the morning paper to her forehead. She is a comedic genius and ringmaster to the circus of the absurd; a true American treasure.


The Princess of Scars is a fakir and proud performing artist in Pain Solution, touring worldwide for the last seven years. She elegantly presents her various fakir stunts and skills using theater, dance and comedy. But beware: the Princess is especially attracted to the contrast between the charming and the brutal. Watch her stretch her body and mind to the limit as she explores everything in between.


Betty Bloomerz is one of a kind: a true sideshow doll that devours flames and swords like no other. A clown at heart, she combines the daring and graceful acts of sword swallowing, fire eating, belly dancing and aerial acrobatics. She takes the audience down the rabbit hole into her world of odd anatomy. She works at Ripley's Believe It or Not, the famous Coney Island Sideshow, Cirque Dracula and tours worldwide as part of the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow.


Spaghetti Anaelle will shock and amaze you as she bends and twist in ways, making the imposible possible! She's a contortionist in body and spirit, and you will laugh at her silliness while amazed at her flexibility. Anaelle created the "Duoh!LaLa!" performance duet and does everything from street festivals in Asia to the contemporary circus project Crece in Madrid. In 2013 she won the Monti-Price at the Solycirco festival. For most of 2014, she toured with Circus Monti in Switzerland.


Fibi Eyewalker started as a flying trapeze artist under the big top, and then she ran away FROM the circus to join the Squidling Brothers Sideshow. She’s known as the dragon tongued lady, using her powerful breath to inflate balloons and bend fire in ways that are both bizarre and beautiful! Fibi is covered in eyeballs, bringing her visions of space and the outer dimensions into this world. In the past year, she’s circled the globe, traveling coast to coast in the USA, across Europe, into Israel, India and Japan.


Tickets are $10.00 at the door.
Doors 9 pm  
18+
 
Smarty Catz is located at 16 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 



 

5/17/16

TOMORROW (Wed. May 18)- Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds at PJ's Lager House in Detroit



Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club/The Cramps/Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) is bringing his band-
 Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds to PJ's Lager House in Detroit tomorrow night (Wed. May 18).

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds are touring behind their fourth album 
entitled “La Araña Es La Vida".

Opening the show are The Hentchmen and Pretty Ghouls.
 
Tickets are $10.00
Doors open at 8:00 PM. Music at 9:00 PM.
21+ 

PJ's Lager House is located at 1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI 48226

5/16/16

WIN FREE TICKETS!- Speedy Ortiz and Hop Along at the Loving Touch in Ferndale on Friday, May 20th

 
 
MOTORCITYBLOG is giving away tickets to the SPEEDY ORTIZ show with special guests Hop Along
at the Loving Touch this Friday, May 20th.

Just drop an e-mail to ambervillainfilm@aol.com with "SPEEDY" as the subject along with your "full name" in the body of the e-mail. We will pick a winner by random and will let you know by Thursday, May 19 if you have won!
 
The Loving Touch is located at 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
 
 
And if you miss out you can always score tickets for $15.00 HERE.
 
 
 
 

5/11/16

UPCOMING (Fri. May 13): Fuzzgun, Lisboa, Tammi, and Chin Tiki at the Old Miami in Detroit


The Old Miami in Detroit has a solid night of Rock N' Roll booked for you this Friday (May 13).
The lineup for the evening shapes up like this...

Fuzzgun 
Lisboa
Tammi
Chin Tiki


Doors at 9PM 

The Old Miami is located at: 3930 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

5/10/16

UPCOMING (Sat. May 14): 7th Annual Detroit Dio Tribute at the Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield Township


THE 2016 INSTALLMENT OF THE DETROIT DIO TRIBUTE IS BACK 
AND IT'S BIGGER THAN EVER!

  Join the Detroit Dio Tribute as they celebrate the life and music of the legendary metal singer Mr. Ronnie James Dio, with music from some of the area's finest musicians, performing songs that span Dio's career.

As always, they will be raising money to help relieve the financial strain of a local individual with cancer. This year's recipient will be April Caudill. April is suffering from reoccurring breast cancer and has a tough road ahead.

The success of our previous events has led The Detroit Dio Tribute in search of a larger venue and they are pleased to be moving the event to the Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield Twp. The larger space will give them more room to expand the stage show, more room for longtime event supporters Rock N Rummage, and more room to bring you new features like the "HOW DO YOU DIO?" Facehole. That's right! You'll have your chance to put your face in the hole of a giant Ronnie James Dio painting.

This year's lineup is packed with some of the area's finest musicians:

 
12:10 a.m. BANNED FROM H.E.L.L.
(Jason Quayle, Rachel May, Dennis Smith, Evan Hakim)
 
11:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN
(George Neal, Don Guerrier, Tj Richardson, Chris Buczek, Brian Thomas 
and special guests Lisa Hurt and Ed Reid)
 
10:05 p.m. RAINBOW RISING
(Pat DeLeon, Bryan Paxton, Rachel May, Pete Hopersberger, Big Al Grebovic)
 
9:25 p.m. ROCK 'N' ROLL CHILDREN
(Nick Marocco, Ryan Goldsworthy, Bob Tyrrell, Josh Wizinsky, Dennis Schwan)
 
8:40 p.m. SACRED HEART (Traverse City)
(Jim Adkins, Mike Zimmerman,Damien Allen)
 
8:00 p.m. EVIL PLAY
(Eric Johnson, Danny Grimm. Dan Durecki, Mark Jones, Dave Seymour)

For those people that cannot attend this years event but would still like to contribute to April, donations are being collected via GoFundMe at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/ddt2016

Doors at 7 p.m.
Admission $10

The Diesel Concert Lounge is located at 33151 23 Mile Rd, New Baltimore, MI 48047

5/9/16

UPCOMING (Wed. May 11): BABYMETAL at the Fillmore in Detroit



BABYMETAL, the female-fronted band whose hybrid of j-pop and heavy metal have made them global sensations are bringing their show to Detroit for the first time ever this Wednesday, May 11.

Detroit is one of just a handful of U.S. stops as 
the group promotes its new sophomore album, "Metal Resistance."
 
The Fillmore is located at: 2115 Woodward, Detroit
Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25-$49.50.

Tickets can be purchased from Live Nation in advance HERE




5/6/16

NEXT FRIDAY: Halfway2Halloween @ Tangent Gallery

Friday the 13th of May
7pm to 2am - $10 w/costume - $15 w/o - 18+

The gang and crew from Krampus Night and the Christmahanakwanza Variety Show are back and they are bringing Halloween back to Detroit!!!

On Friday the 13th of May 2016 at Detroit's Tangent Gallery comes the premier of the:

HALFWAY2HALLOWEEN MONSTER BOOLESQUE SPOOKTACULAR!!!

The tricks and treats will include:

- A Halloween burlesque variety show starring Lushes Lamoan, Bootsie La Fontaine, Sofia Syntaxx and Magenta DeMure

- A multiple room Haunted House inside the venue created and hosted by the House of Fear of Hazel Park

- Costume contests with artsy thrift store trophies for Worst DIY and Best Overall Costume

- Tarot, palm and intuitive reading by Psychic/Spiritual Advisor/Artist SANDA COOK

- A UV dance party with special guest DJs Mikey and Zumby from Strangeways Radio

- A mini exhibition of Halloween art from local artists

- Delicious hot food created by The Fargin Chef

- Halloween merchants, psychic readings, booze specials and haunted hijinks galore!

The schedule is as follows:

07:00p - Doors and the haunted house (until 2a)
09:00p - Burlesque variety show (until 10:30p)
10:30p - Costume contest
11:00p - UV dance party (until 2am)
02:00a - GO HOME!!!

UPCOMING (Sat. May 7): Downspeed record release show at the Longhorn Saloon in Toledo


Toledo, OH rockers Downspeed are releasing an album and celebrating by throwing 
a big release party this Saturday (May 7) at the Longhorn Saloon in Toledo.
   


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

Downspeed (Rock N' Roll from Toledo)
Banned from H.E.L.L. (Dio era Black Sabbath Tribute act

 
Megaton Hammer (Rock N' Roll from Toledo)
Doppleganger Circus Sideshow (must be seen to believe)


and
Rock N' Rummage (Traveling Rock N' Roll inspired flea market)

The Longhorn Saloon is located at
944 Phillips Ave
Toledo, OH

Doors open at 8:00 PM. 
$7.00 cover at the door.