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The night is still young for BIG GIGANTIC, one of the most celebrated acts in live music right now.  They have announced they will return to the road on their “Touch The Sky Tour,” their next headlining road trek in 2014 in support of their fifth studio album THE NIGHT IS YOUNG out now.  
The month-long tour launches on October 8 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH right after BIG GIGANTIC performs with Bassnectar at the famed Madison Square Garden inNew York City.  The pair mostly keep east of the Mississippi, making stops in such markets as Grand Rapids, St. Louis, Kansas City, Urbana, IL, Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta and more. Named after The Night Is Young album cut “Touch the Sky”—an electro-leaning dance track drizzled with jazzy sax tones courtesy of BIG GIGANTIC’s Dominic Lalli and live drums per Jeremy Salken—the tour will capture BIG GIGANTIC’s explosive live show at every stop. Sandwiched between their headlining dates will also be four shows featuring BIG GIGANTIC supporting their good friend and recent Bonnaroo Superjam collaborator Skrillex in ColumbusPittsburghSyracuse and Amherst, MA.
Prior to the “Touch The Sky Tour,” BIG GIGANTIC will host “ROWDYTOWN III,” their third annual hometown show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.  Set for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27“ROWDYTOWN III” will feature different support lineups for each night, offering fans an even bigger party this year with its expansion to two days.Supporting BIG GIGANTIC on Friday, September 26 will be Brooklyn-based electro-house trio Savoy, Canadian electronic music duo DVBBS, Kansas-based brother duo The Floozies and two tweener sets from producer/DJ Trippy Turtle; Saturday’slineup will feature the newly reunited Toronto trio The New Deal, hip-hop duo Caked Up, Atlanta-based electronic producer HeRobust and another two tweener sets from Trippy Turtle.  Members ofTHE MOTETthe band that DominicLalli started in and is considered Colorado “family,” will join BIG GIGANTIC both nights to create a full live band and special experience.  GA, VIP and 2-day tickets are currently available via here: 

Catch BIG GIGANTIC on the road in the following cities:
Mad Decent Block Party
Sat8/23Nashville, TN12th Avenue North
Fri8/29New Orleans, LAMardi Gras World
Sat8/30New Braunfels, TXWhitewater Amphitheater
Sun8/31Dallas, TXClub Zouk Outside Lot
Mystik Sanctuary Music Festival
Sept 5-6Oklahoma City, OKOKC Downtown Airpark
Mad Decent Block Party
Fri9/12Phoenix, AZRawhide
Summersalt 2014
Sat9/13San Francisco, CAPier 70
Mad Decent Block Party
Sat9/20Eugene, ORCuthbert Amphitheater
Rowdytown III 
Sept 26-27Morrison, CORed Rock Amphitheatre
Supporting Bassnectar
Sat10/4New York, NYMadison Square Garden
“Touch the Sky Tour” 
*Wed10/8Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
*Thu10/9Grand Rapids, MIThe Intersection
*Fri10/10St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
~Sat10/11Kansas City, MOCrossroadsKC
*Sun10/12Urbana, ILThe Canopy Club
*Wed10/15Little Rock, ARRevolution Music Room
*Thu10/16Memphis, TNMinglewood Hall
*Fri10/17Birmingham, ALIron City
*Sat10/18Chattanooga, TNTrack 29
Supporting Skrillex
Mon10/20Columbus, OHLC Pavilion
Tue10/21Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
Wed10/22Syracuse, NYF Shed at The Market
Thu10/23Amherst, MAMullins Center
“Touch the Sky Tour” 
^*Fri10/24Philadelphia, PATower Theater
^*Sat10/25Detroit, MIFreaky Deaky @ Masonic Temple
*Tue10/28Raleigh, NCLincoln Theatre
*Wed10/29Norfolk, VAThe Norva
*Thu10/30Columbia, SCMusic Farm
^Fri10/31Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
Sat11/1Live Oak, FLSuwannee Hulaween
Mad Decent Boat Party
Nov 12-16Miami-BahamasNorweigan Pearl
*support from Manic Focus
~support from Manic Focus and The Floozies
^support from Paper Diamond

About BIG GIGANTIC:Formed in 2008, saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli (classically trained with a master’s degree in jazz from the Manhattan School of Music) and drummer Jeremy Salken interpret traditional DJ-based music with live instruments and have successfully created an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own. Their transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet. The duo leaves no genre off-limits as they channel everything from funk and dubstep to house and hip-hop. Their latest album, THE NIGHT IS YOUNG, was released in February 2014 as a free download on their website, and has already logged over 70,000 downloads to date.  The new album marks the fifth album for the duo following Fire It Up (2009), Wide Awake (2009), A Place Behind The Moon (2010) and 2012’s Nocturnal(which has received more than one million downloads to date). BIG GIGANTIC have spent the last few years on various sold-out headlining tours across the country and received rave reviews from their many festival appearances that have included Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Hangout, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest and Outside Lands among many others. 

BADILLAC driven by together PANGEA crashes into The Blind Pig this Sunday 10/26/14

Be sure to save some steam from the weekend jaunt for a crash course in BADILLAC from together PANGEA who play a Sunday night show out in A2 at The Bling Pig - get there!

Los Angeles-based trio together PANGEA are excited to reveal their video for "Badillac," from their recently-released Harvest Records debut of the same name. The sci-fi inspired clip was premiered by 
A.V. Club, who noted that it "has some serious Young Frankenstein vibes, as well as some solid tunes to back it up." 

together PANGEA has received much praise for Badillac, with Consequence of Sound awarding the album an A-, noting Badillac is "moody, it's fun, and it's the sort of thing I want to believe in - one of those rare listens where you think, Okay, I get this... and I think it gets me." MTV News ushered in its release by listing the album as one of the ten "Most Anticipated Indie Albums of 2014," while Stereogum declared "gear up for one of 2014's wildest records." VICE Magazine awarded Badillac with "Album Cover of the Month," and lauded the record, exclaiming "finally, a garage band with some fucking balls. Let 'em fly, motherfuckers." MTV Hive summed up the band aptly, saying "together PANGEA is just one fucking fun band." Referring to the 7-inch that preceded BadillacPitchfork said "Snakedog" is "an absolute shredder worthy of its awesomely ridiculous title." Badillac is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
together PANGEA do rock 'n' roll as it was meant to be - raw, unpredictable, and probably dangerous, but also blazing with intelligence, emotion and edgy experimentation. The Los Angeles-based trio made their bones as purveyors of post-millenial punk, but with their third full length release - and Harvest Records debut - Badillac, they pay their debt to the supersonic 90s rock that first inspired them. The band has not sacrificed a spurt of precious energy, instead integrating nuance and dynamic momentum to songs like "No Way Out" and the undeniably badass title track. The volcanic riffs and massive melodies are matched by an equally provocative lyrical stance, with songs like "Sick Shit" and the album-closing "Where the Night Ends" casting an acerbic eye over the wreckage of the party they helped start - it's 3 am and the drunken fun has given way to sexual panic, anxiety and self-doubt. Slightly stoned but by no means slack, Badillac reveals together PANGEA to be both confident and surprisingly committed, their audacious ambition already impossible to contain.
together PANGEA tour dates:

10/24 - Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, IL
10/25 - The Southgate House Revival - Newport, KY
10/26 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
10/27 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
10/28 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC
10/29 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
10/30 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
10/31 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
11/1 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
11/2 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
11/3 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
11/4 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
11/5 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
11/6 - The Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN
11/7 - City Tavern - Dallas, TX
11/8 - Fun Fun Fun Nights - Austin, TX


New York-based Blonde Redhead has always been a band that innovates with each album. They challenge themselves with each recording situation, and the results have been stunning every time. Their music is always inspired by the same emotions, but their tastes and ways they choose to execute those emotions are constantly evolving. Their latest offering, Barragan, is no different, though it bears a more minimalist.

Blonde Redhead kicks off a North American tour in support of Barragan next month and will hit stage at The Magic Stick on Sunday, November 2 with Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic) opening the show.

If you're feeling lucky, send us an email at to win two free tickets to the show.

You can also grab tickets right here.

NIGHTMARE ON ELMHURST - Detroit’s Premiere Haunted Attraction Opens October 24th Cass Community Social Services Spook Supporters While Helping Homeless Women & Children



Detroit's Premiere Haunted Attraction Opens October 24th

Cass Community Social Services Spook Supporters While Helping Homeless Women & Children

On Friday, October 24, 2014 metro-Detroiters are invited to Cass Community Social Services' (Cass) Nightmare on Elmhurst haunted attraction.  When darkness falls in Detroit, the nightmare begins for those that dare to enter Cass' frightening outdoor maze. The Nightmare – regardless of weather – is open 7 - 11p.m. Proceeds benefit Cass' work with homeless women and children.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 (not recommended for children under five). New this year, a $15 Fast Pass, allowing the bravest ticket holders to jump to the front of the line if they dare. Secure, free, gated parking is available. Group rates are also available*.

Months before opening, Cass staff seek out the premiere paranormal in order to create the most spine-chilling experience in Detroit. Carnage covers the Zombie Field with the walking dead looking for their next victims and tree houses with unnatural occupants will keep visitor's eyes to the skies. The bottomless pit dares all to test their talent to escape the demons that are rumored to be imprisoned below.

One hundred student volunteers from Brighton will join the Cass staff to run this year's attraction. This is the second year Cass is producing the Nightmare on Elmhurst attraction next to their Scott Building headquarters.

Cass previously hosted Detroit Urban Legends haunted house from 2003 – 2012 at the 131-year-old Cass Community United Methodist Church in Detroit.

"I love this time of year and the chance each year to come up with a more frightening experience," said Rev. Fowler.  "It's not only an important fundraiser for the women and children we serve, it provides a fun event for the community."

Beginning Sunday, October 19, 2014, Cass Executive Director, Rev. Faith Fowler, will lead a team of volunteers to begin the week long work of creating a scream-inducing encounter for those brave enough to enter. 

Nightmare on Elmhurst will be open October 24-26, 30 & 31 from 7pm-11pm.

Attraction goers can arrange free, secure parking and entry into the haunted attraction at

11850 Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit (link to map )

*Groups of 12 or more are eligible for a discount. Transportation is available for groups of 20 or more.  For more information on the haunted house call 313-883-2277 – for group information ask for Gladys Ferguson.

About Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services is dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of the diverse populations it serves by providing for basic needs, providing affordable housing, promoting self-reliance and encouraging community involvement. The agency works with men, women and children with HIV/AIDS, medical and mental illness, developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse. Cass utilizes 5,000 volunteers annually. To learn more about Cass Community Social Services, please visit

This Weekend: A "Decade of Dance" Benefit for WHFR.FM

Get ready to dance and party as WHFR.FM celebrates a "Decade of Dance

In October of 2004, WHFR.FM started a show on Thursday evenings from nine to midnight called "The Journey into Trance." Ten years later, and now called
"The Mix", WHFR radio host "BAM" continues to bring you the best in local Techno, Trance, House and Dance every Thursday evening spun live by local DJ's. 

Join in on October 25th, 2014 at Oakwood Bar and Grill in Dearborn
to celebrate a "Decade of Dance" with mixes from many of your favorite
artists from the show playing live including:

* Mr. Jeffrey Woodward

* DJ Stop-e & 2Tall

* Detroit Deep Sessions ( Dj Disc...Detroit, Brian Borsa, Tim CroniCk )
* Detroid vs. Radiohack
* NF-3 (aka DJ Deejay Roach, Carlos G, and Tunnel7)

Think of it as a ten year reunion...just without the awkwardness.
Come meet and greet with the faces behind the music!

Please join us for this fundraiser for WHFR.FM to keep shows like "The Mix" with BAM on the air.
$5 min donation at the door. No guest list! 21+ Event 



Tune in to "The Mix" with BAM every Thursday on WHFR.FM for more information.

Event Support By:
Commotion Designs
Ambassador Mag
Detroit Deep Sessions
Oakwood Bar and Grill
89.3 WHFR.FM 
Henry Ford College

Northern Lights Lounge 10 Year Anniversary and Halloween Jam

[something clever] is hosting Northern Lights Lounge's 10 Year Anniversary!
10 years is along time to last in the restaurant/bar industry in Detroit.
Celebrate with the NL crew as we look forward to 10 more years of Detroit nights at Northern Lights!

:: Halloween Jam! Costumes welcome! ::

DJ's on the Outdoor Patio and the Inside Main Bar! Patio will have warming stations! 

Food and outdoor grill will be served until close

and friends:

:: INSIDE ::
0800-0900 - Joey Krueger
0900-1000 - Nesto
1000-1100 - Jeremy Poling 
1100-1200 - ADMN
1200-0100 - SuperDre
0100-0200 - Sherif

0800-0900 - Derek Hannon
0900-1000 - Mike "Agent X" Clark
1000-1100 - Eric Johnston
1100-1200 - Eric Sutter
1200-0100 - John Johr
0100-0200 - Kevin Reynolds

Sound Provided by Source Audio Systems

Northern Lights Lounge
660 W Baltimore

8PM - 2AM
$5 Cover


Gentle Reminder: Dum Dum Girls @The Magic Stick

Dum Dum Girls
W/Ex Cops
Saturday, October 25th, at The Magic Stick
Doors at 8:00 PM, $15

PRE-ORDER/FUNDING OPP: Bring Detroit's Orbit, Fun & White Noise Home!

Bring Orby's Story to Your Home!

Help celebrate Orbit's 25th in style 

15 years after Orbit was laid to rest, the time has come to tell the shocking true tale of Detroit's greatest alt-publication in Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology from Wayne State University Press.

Your tax-deductible support will help create a lasting document to over 35 years of vital Detroit cultural history as told through OrbitFun, and White Noise magazines. This deluxe illustrated edition will not only feature reprints of popular articles but also tell the behind-the-scenes stories of how these landmark magazines covered Detroit's music film, art, food, and creative scene like no one else dared with a healthy dose of humor.

Your support of $60 gets your copy of the book, a partial charitable deduction (just in time for tax season), and the knowledge that you have done your part in helping to preserve this important cultural history.

We are also offering cool things and events including new Orbit t-shirts, original art from Jerry Vile and Niagara, a complete set of Fun magazines, tickets to a special party, and more! You can also expect a large portion of your gift will be tax deductible at any level.

"...Fun magazine and Orbit felt a lot more supportive and positive to me and also full of satire as well - which is the positive side of that sort of 'hip' culture." - Jack White 

You can give now by clicking Orby's head!

Please tell your friends, neighbors, and other fans about this campaign.
Let's celebrate Orby's 25th birthday in style in 2015!

Rob St. Mary - Author, Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology
WHITE NOISE (1978-1980) covered Detroit's punk scene in and around Bookie's Club 870 and visiting national acts such as the Ramones, DEVO, Patti Smith, the Dead Boys, and more! 
FUN (1986-1990) was America's first free humor magazine - a true Detroit innovation! Satire, music, film, art, culture, and more. Fun's humor was too good to last and too great to be forgotten! 
Bringing humor to alt-publishing, ORBIT(1990-1999) covered Detroit like no one else dared and shined a light on techno, Kid Rock, ICP, Jack White, EMINEM, and many more.
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