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2/14/24

Ministry + Gary Numan + Front Line Assembly - ROMT March 13, 2024

Three of your favorite bands in one intimate venue? 

Yep! 


AEG presents

Ministry

wsg Gary Numan + Front Line Assembly

Wednesday, March 13th 2024

Doors at 6pm - All Ages

Royal Oak Music Theater


Last time I covered Gary Numan for MCB was 10 years ago at the Crofoot in Pontiac, MI for his Splinter Tour wsg Roman Remains and Big Black Delta.

Images Here

This time around, with Ministry headlining, and Front Line Assembly lending their support, this show should pretty much just kick some serious ass, and I will be there covering it for you.

I will post the images and review afterwards in a separate post.

In the meantime, I am offering up 2 tix for the first person to email me at motorcityblog.brett@gmail.com.

UPDATE 02/15/2024 TIX CLAIMED.

Make sure you have a +1 that will want to go with you since your name will be at Will Call.

If you want to buy your own tix, here is the LINK to ROMT.





12/7/23

SINE Releases new Album: LUXURIA (Produced by LEÆTHERSTRIP)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

On Friday, January 19, 2024, Austin, TX band, SINE, led by Rona Rougeheart, will release their next new album entitled, “Luxuria”, produced by Danish industrial artist and producer, Claus Larsen / Leæther Strip (pictured left).

Click here for Full Press Release

The album’s title gives clues to the overindulgent, sinister theme of the lyrics and subject matter. This masterfully crafted musical cocktail of booming sub bass, thumping industrial beats and dreamy, hypnotic waves of echoing atmospheres will leave you wanting more.

Claus talks about working on the album:

“Working on these great songs was hyper-inspiring for me. Such a pleasure to be let into her dark universe and slow captivating grooves. Rona (Rougeheart) has a huge talent, and working with a fellow artist with such a passion is an honor for me.”

Rona Rougeheart, lead of SINE, also speaks about the process of making the album with Claus:

“When I sent Claus my demos for the album, I didn’t have any particular direction for him. I didn’t want to have any influence. I wanted him to be inspired in the moment.

When he sent me the final production of the songs, it was everything I hoped would come out of our collaboration and more!”

Along with Larsen, hip hop producer, AwareNess, from Denver, CO, also produced a song entitled, “Dark Matters”. It was the last song to be added to the album and was an effortless collaboration between AwareNess and SINE.

Click Here To View My Images from SINE Show at Small's Hamtramck

Rona explains how the collaboration happened:

“I had been chatting with the artists, Time and AwareNess (who have a project called calm.), about a possible collaboration for a while, but it wasn’t until one day, AwareNess randomly sent me a sample of some music he created and asked me what I thought. I liked it, but I told him, “You can go darker…like, way darker”. He quickly returned with a sample of the darkest, sexiest soundtrack that was so incredible! It’s one of my favorites! I can’t wait to do more with him!”

AwareNess talks of working with SINE:

“It was great working with such a talented artist, this song was not within my typical genre and I plan on doing more.”

The album saw additional production, mixing and mastering by another Denver based artist and producer, Chase Dobson. Dobson’s resume includes production work for Curse Mackey’s two solo albums, Dobson’s numerous solo endeavors, as well as live production with artists such as, Kanye West, Rihanna, M83, Tycho, Rüfüs Du Sol and Röyksopp.

SINE’s Luxuria comes out Friday, January 19, 2024 on digital, CD and vinyl.

Presales begin Wednesday, December 13 at SINE’s bandcamp (sineofficial.bandcamp.com) or at eMERGENCY heARTS and Re:Mission Entertainment bandcamp. There will also be a livestream chat on 12/13 with Rona Rougeheart - follow SINE on facebook (facebook.com/sinebandofficial) or sign up to their newsletter online for details (www.sine.band).




Luxuria by SINE

Track List

    1.    Perpentile

    2.    Dark Matters

    3.    From Beyond F. Leæther Strip

    4.    Scargazer

    5.    Get High

    6.    Dolor

 

Release date: January 19, 2024

eMERGENCY heARTS

Re:Mission Entertainment 

3/24/23

Local Performance Artist Documentary Debuts at Freep Film Festival

Photo Credit Timothy Nolan

Being Satori Circus - A Performance Documentary in Five Acts is now an OFFICIAL SELECTION of the Freep Film Festival in Detroit, MI - April 26-30, 2023!

https://freepfilmfestival.com/being-satori-circus/

1st Michigan Premiere
Michigan Science Center - IMAX Theater (One of the largest screens in Michigan) (239 seats)
Thursday, April 27th @ 5:30pm EST
(Q&A is likely to follow with Director Mark Finnell and Satori Circus)

2nd Michigan Premiere
Michigan Science Center - Planetarium Theater (110 seats)
Sunday, April 30th @ 4pm EST
(Q&A is likely to follow with Director Mark Finnell and Satori Circus)

Get your tickets in advance and more info at:
https://www.goelevent.com/Freep/e/BeingSatoriCircusAPerformanceDocumentaryinFiveActs




Michigan Science Center
Located behind the Detroit Institute of Arts, at Warren Ave. and John R St., with parking nearby. We suggest arriving early to get your preferred parking and seats, but as we understand it all seats are good seats as it is an IMAX Theater!

#beingsatoricircus #detroit #FreepFilmFestival #officialselection #michiganpremiere #documentary #featuredocumentary #michiganmadedoc #michiganmadefilm #passionproject #stillpunchingclowns
#thesearemyfriends

Be sure to follow all their updates on their numerous social media platforms:
https://linktr.ee/beingsatoricircusdoc

12/21/22

'Being Satori Circus-A Performance Documentary in Five Acts' - Official Trailer One




Detroit Filmmaker M.L. Finnell explores the underground subculture and music of Satori Circus - a Detroit performance artist.
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In 1988, a conceptual artist was created as ‘Satori Circus’, departing from the norm of what a performance artist was expected to be. Thirty-four years later, Satori Circus continues to write, perform, and astonish in live performances. Being Satori Circus - A Performance Documentary in Five Acts tells the story in an unusual, hybrid, non-fiction/fiction narrative style of the history of this artist, while keeping some of the mystery intact.
?How do others see this iconic Detroit artist?
?What are the influences and forces that made him?
“Here’s someone who’s living an artist’s life, he’s out there, he’s performing, he doesn’t care if there are three people in the audience or five hundred, he’s there to perform.”
- Novelist Michael Zadoorian (The Leisure Seeker)
This documentary film by filmmaker Mark Finnell explores the many facets of Satori Circus and his effect on others, as well as how the artist continues performing despite being relatively unknown nationally.
Through personal narrative and interviews with collaborators, cultural historians and astute observers to this underground scene, we are offered a peek behind the curtain to this under-explored and often misunderstood world of performance art.
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Release date 2023 with specific dates to be determined. Stay tuned...
Trailer Two Release 02/17/2023 - https://tinyurl.com/beingsatoricircus-trailer2
Trailer Three Release 04/14/2023 - https://tinyurl.com/beingsatoricircus-trailer3

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Follow us on all social media here: Being Satori Circus Linktree

10/18/22

[TONIGHT] BLOOD RED SHOES with Milk Bath @ the Magic Bag


The Magic Bag presents:

Blood Red Shoes

with Milk Bath


This band rarely gets to tour the USA... let alone Metro Detroit.
 
The Magic Bag hooked it up after their Canadian dates got cancelled and now we get the pleasure of having BRS right here in Ferndale. 

They are touring with 2 new albums and an EP to add to the live set alongside songs from all of their albums.

Tuesday, October 18
Doors 7 pm
$20 adv. - All Ages

6/8/22

Midnight Garden: Fairytales of Good and Evil

Midnight Garden: Fairytales of Good and Evil

A Burlesque and Aerial Showcase


Doors open at 8 p.m. - Performance begins at 9:00pm.
Attached bar, Ghost light, opens at 7pm.
Tickets: Early Bird GA $15 | $25 at the door | $28 VIP (includes a gift bag and a meet & greet)
Produced by Marina Casanova & Sal T Mutha.
Hosted by Lottie Ellington
Performers: Sal T Mutha, Marina Casanova, Céleste Vé Dette, Mimi Southwest, Dede DeVain, Kitty Paige, Sophia Von Stardust, Ginger Halloway & Kitsu Fondue.
Introducing Aerial Artists: Tori JasMean, Nikki Anya & Jaas Luminescence.
An awesome Raffle with over $800 in prizes too!!
Legalise Stuff: Planet Ant requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to our facilities and events. Masks are recommended and available upon request at the box office. Please stay home if you are feeling ill or are showing any flu-like symptoms. This policy may change, as we will continue to update our Covid-19 protocol to reflect current CDC recommendations.
Comments, questions and concerns about our health and safety policies can be directed to andy@planetant.com
Ticket price includes a small processing fee; no refunds, transfers, returns, or exchanges; all sales are final; no physical ticket will be delivered to you- check in with ID and confirmation number/ confirmation email at box office to be granted entry.
Planet Ant prioritizes the safety, comfort, and well-being of our guests and strictly enforces a zero-tolerance policy; please look out for each other and help us maintain a positive, welcoming environment. Planet Ant reserves the right to remove any patron, without refund, from our events, classes, and other programming at our discretion.
Presented by Planet Ant Theatre | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

Event Photos
To see all the images, go to www.brettjlawrence.com/midnight-fairytales











3/30/22

Hello Strangers and Josie Pace

Hello Strangers!

Almost 5 years to the date was my last post on MOTORCITYBLOG... my how time fly's by and Life gets in the way!  I've been yearning to get back to posting about Detroit events again, so here I am.  Funny thing is, my last post was about a new local music group called Josie Pace, featuring Josie on vocals, Ken Roberts on keyboards/synths, and Mark Damian on drums.  Pretty ironic since that's exactly who my latest post is about to bring myself back into the MCB fold.

JOSIE PACE-SMALLS BAR, HAMTRAMCK

March 26, 2022



In support of ‘Actors’, a synth-pop Canadian 4 piece, Josie, Ken and Mark electrified the packed room at Small’s with an intense light show and energetic Industrial performance…as always!

Never a show to be missed, and having seen them perform regularly over the years, their musicianship, stage presence and vocals have gotten nothing but STRONGER over the years.  And, with having been in Covid-event-hibernation for an excessively long time, it felt so fucking good to get back out and steal some pixels again!

If you want to see ALL the images from the show, check out my personal site: www.brettjlawrence.com







If you've never seen them LIVE, you have an opportunity to catch them this coming Friday, April 1st, at
Sanctuary Detroit in Hamtramck, in support of Night Club and Holy Wars.  Doors at 7pm.  I'll be there to catch the show and post my shots next week. 

By the way, it's nice to be back.

3/22/22

MOVEMENT FESTIVAL Returns to Hart Plaza this Memorial Weekend 2022

 After a 2-year covid hiatus due to covid, Detroit's beloved Movement Festival is back on the books! The Memorial Day Weekend festival sets the stage for over 100 artists across multiple stages in Hart Plaza at the Detroit Riverfront. 

1-day and weekend passes are available NOW via movementfestival.com




2/28/20

Static presents…THE 33rd EROTIC POETRY & MUSIC FESTIVAL!

"An eclectic celebration of the erotic arts!"

The infamous “Erotic Poetry & Music Festival” is Detroit's oldest community arts festival. “An eclectic celebration of the erotic arts!” it features provocative poetry, dirty spoken word, erotic art, music, and dance performances by some of the city's top performers. It is an evening you won’t forget!

The show is on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 8:00 p.m. doors, 8:30 showtime and 18 & over are welcome. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets (+ $1.50 service fee) available at Noir Leather or buy online at Brown Paper Tickets link. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4497460

Partial proceeds benefit the Michigan non-profit organization "Paws with a Cause.org," who train and provide leader dogs for the disabled.

The event will be held at THE TANGENT GALLERY located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. (313-873-2955) The 2020 show is sponsored by Noir Leather and DV8 Body Art.

Highlights of this years show are the return of performance artist Satori Circus along with spoken word raconteur Jimmy Doom, and crooner Konrad Lee. The visual arts portion of the show features local artists exhibiting their work and a variety of local vendors will be displaying their wares.

Featuring performances by:
Satori Circus
Konrad Lee
Emily Infinity
Dawn Giblin Trio
Jennabelle Wingless
Divine Butterfly

Burlesque starring:
Lushed LaMoan
Magenta DeMure
Sophia Von Stardust
Lottie Ellington

Poetry & Spoken Word by:
Jimmy Doom
Dena Luckett
Lady of Pain
Veronica Frick
Tara Ray
Brittany Kelly
Scott Boman
Glenn Novak
Kai Quix
j.
Shakespeare Simmons
Bruce Bryson
Pearl

Art by:
Julie Fournier
Inga Cobb
B.P. LeGault
Brian Lewandowski
Corey Thompson
and more

Hosted by: The Impaler & Peter Schorn

Erotic Eats by Menage a Trois, Dee's Hot Dogs, S.I.S. T's Treats and The Apothecary

Tarot readings by GeminEye Tarot
Naughty portraits by Marcus Concernicus

Vendors: Keeping Secrets, Pure Romance by Stephanie, Smiling Eyes Studio, OOM Studio, B.P. LeGault Art, Dominant Restraints, Crafty Darling, Pathways Crystals, Crafty Cop, Brett's Topicals, Be. Playful.XO.Toys, Rich H. Creations, Sondra's Creepy Dolls, Art of Lexicon, Leather Lew and more.

1/5/20

Apply Now! THE 2020 KRESGE ARTIST FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION IS OPEN!

Metro Detroit Artists are invited to apply for a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellowship in Live Arts and Film & Music





Kresge Artist Fellowships are $25,000 awards plus professional development support, and the creation of a short, documentary-style film highlighting the artist’s work. Artists of all career stages are invited to apply. Fellowships recognize creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines, including artists who have been academically trained, self-taught artists, and artists whose art forms have been passed down through cultural heritage. Meet our Artist Fellows.
Gilda Awards are $5,000 prizes for emerging artists, named in honor of artist, CCS professor, and 2009 Kresge Artist Fellow Gilda Snowden (1954–2014). Meet our Gilda Awardees.
Fellowships and Gilda Awards are no strings attached awards, meaning artists may spend the money on any aspect of their creative practice or life (i.e. making new work, renting or purchasing studio space, travel, general living expenses, paying off debt, etc.).
In 2020 Kresge Arts in Detroit will award 18 Fellowships + 2 Gilda Awards 
• Live Arts: 9 Kresge Artist Fellowships and 1 Gilda Award
• Film & Music: 9 Kresge Artist Fellowships and 1 Gilda Award
Note: Kresge Arts in Detroit anticipates Fellowship applications in Literary Arts and Visual Arts will be available in 2021.
Applications are reviewed by two independent panels, one for Live Arts and one for Film & Music. Each panel consists of five individuals (a mix of national panelists and local panelists). Panelists remain anonymous until the selected artists are announced in June 2020.
New panels of national and local artists and arts professionals are convened each year. Previous applicants are strongly encouraged to re-apply.

11/26/19

2019 HOLIDAY ARTIST MARKET

On Sunday December 15th 2019 comes the 2019 HOLIDAY ARTIST MARKET featuring locally created art, handicrafts and merchandise!  Hosted at newly restored Hubbard Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, this event will feature 50+ local artists, crafters and creatives of all types selling original merchandise for your holiday gift shopping needs.  All artists keep 100% of their sales.
FREE ADMISSION and ALL AGES are welcome!  This all indoor event is open from 12 noon until 5pm with plenty of free parking.
If you are on Facebook, visit our event page at:
So stop in and shop local...and don't forget to invite your friends!
2019 Holiday Artist Market - Give Local Art for the Holidays!
Sunday December 15 2019 - 12pm to 5pm - Free Admission
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126



2019 Artist Vendors

  • Alma Art Gallery - Original handmade acrylic canvas paintings
  • Annelise Nearon Art - Handmade jewelry
  • Aurora Paints - Mixed media paintings that are out of this world!
  • Black Dog Jewelry - Rings, bracelets, pins, pendants, necklaces and earrings
  • Blackenedruby Jewelry - Handmade jewelry with a vintage flare.
  • ClayWood Pottery - Functional and decorative wheel thrown and hand built pottery, as well as masks and ceramic vessels with faces
  • Colleen Wilson Studio - Fine silver, bronze and copper handmade jewelry
  • d.Rose Art Studio - Abstract art
  • DA.Neely Art - Paintings, coasters, magnets, jewelry and beard balm
  • Debbie Malyn, Encore Designs - Urban photography, mostly Detroit with a few surprises, with prints, magnets, framed, metal and canvas
  • Designs By Emily - Home goods, jewelry, serving trays, paintings, coasters, notebooks
  • Detroit Fordite - Fordite jewelry
  • Divine Pine Studios Ceramics - One of a kind, artisan ceramics featuring hand painted and carved functional pottery
  • Dragon Fly Diarys - Mixed media polymer clay on mostly up cycled  glass wish bottles, fairy houses, drinking glasses and jewelry
  • E.G. Bowen Photography - Puzzles & Prints - Jigsaw puzzles from my original photography along with original framed and unframed prints
  • Eagle's Dream - Dream catchers and knitted towels
  • Earthing Works - Jewelry and reclaimed wood home goods
  • Epic Legendary Cleaning Products - Bio degradable eco friendly all purpose cleaner/degreaser made in Detroit!
  • Ethereal Acorns - Handcrafted pendants, earrings and gifts inspired by nature, as well as blown glass and leather work
  • Fabric Creations by Henrietta Mac - Handmade wallets “no two alike”
  • Gordon Woodwork - Reclaimed barnwood and household decorations including ornaments, bird houses, coat racks, lamps
  • Gypsy Soul Gifts - Repurposed and upcycled decor, one of a kind  gifts for every one
  • Harper North Designs - Handwoven bohemian leather wrap bracelets, semi precious stone jewelry, hand cut charm necklaces, druzy pendants
  • HiMyNameIsJes - Prints, paintings, stickers, magnets, pins
  • Irina’s Studio - Holiday decor and gifts
  • Jane Alice in July - Original photography combined with embroidery to create mixed media pieces
  • Julie Fournier - Ornaments, prints,  jewelry
  • Kamajomi - Hand drawn and hand burned wood pieces for the home.
  • Katharina Eltringham - Small framed whimsical watercolor pencil/acrylic paintings
  • Leather Lew - Locally made leatherworks!
  • Lightning Bug Beads - Jewelry, solar mobiles, crochet items, body balms butters
  • Linda Buck - Clay tile and sculpture
  • Lunacy Art and Jewelry - Paintings (acrylic, watercolor), jewelry, magnets prints, mugs
  • Madetofit - Hand sewn clothing items
  • Marc VandenBerg - Handmade blown glass
  • Mary Eldridge - Hand-painted notecards and small acrylic paintings.
  • Matt Feazell - Books, comics, DVDs starring the Amazing Cynicalman, America's laid off superhero
  • Michael Devine - Art and a book I authored
  • Miwoodlandcreations - Ornaments, candle holders, hand made soaps, hand made deodorants, knick knacks
  • #MonesArt - Paintings, hats & tees
  • Olive + Birch - Knitwear
  • Park Visuals - Original artwork,prints and magnets
  • Pipperillo Studios - Laser etched wood wares
  • Posh and Stone - Artisan jewelry composed of vibrant semi-precious stones, fair trade beads from across the globe, and precious metals
  • Sarah Koch Illustration & Design - Art prints, cards, stickers
  • Sculpted Roots - Metal sculptures
  • Sister Bees - Several fun flavors of lip balm and a skin care line for everyone in the family including the family pet!
  • Sunday's Creepy Dolls - Dolls, jewelry, paintings
  • Surakotaga - High end wooden products
  • Suzy Adra - Paintings, postcards, stickers, ceramics
  • The Age of Asparagus - An eco boutique of up-cycled home and body decor
  • The Water Closet Werks - Photography by Winnie Chrzanowski - Prints, magnets, coasters, etc
  • The Woven Good - Handwoven home goods and accessories
  • Tony Shopinski - Constructions, paper coil containers, pottery, small paintings
  • Trash Fairy's Den - Jewelry made from recycled leather, ethically sourced bones, and vintage hardware
  • Z.Garage.Art - Watercolor and giclee  prints of automotive, Michigan art and cards
  • Zachariah Messiah's Morbid Curiosities - Octopus, snakes, and tarantulas taxidermied