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ARTISTIC MEDIUMS: REVELATIONS OF THE INVISIBLE - MONA (Museum of New Art) Pontaic - Sat April 5th 6-9pm

with an OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 5 from 6-9pm
"Loud and Clear" is an hour long performance piece where, dressed in a shirt, tie and expensive shoes, Krumrey spins in circles while shouting “Attention!” into a large black megaphone and a clock ticks off the seconds in the background. It is a repetitive action that at once appears totally absurd, but seen also as a metaphor of communication in all its dizzying ceaselessness.
The Mediums

“EXPOSURES” 12th Annual Photography Exhibit - Lawrence Street Gallery - Friday April 4th

12th Annual Photography Exhibit at the Lawrence Street Gallery
April 2nd - 25th 2008

Opening Reception (public invited)
Friday April 4th 2008
6:00 -9:00 p.m.

Lawrence Street Gallery
22620 Woodward
Ferndale MI
April exhibition features a juried selection of photographs that range from 35 mm black/white and color, to digital and enhanced/experimental images.
This popular annual competition attracts metro-Detroitʼs most creative and talented photographers, and this yearʼs competition is of particular interest as the juror for the eventwill be Balthazar Korab.

Mr. Korab is an internationally recognized photographer who came to the United States from Hungary in 1955 to work for Eero Saarinen where he began experimenting with the use of photography as part of the design development process.
In 1958, Frank Lloyd Wright invited him to join the Taliesin School of Architecture as a photographer and architect.
In 1964 he received the prestigious AIA Medal for Architectural Photography.
In 1994, President Clinton offered a portfolio of Korabʼs photographs as a state gift to the presidentof Hungary.

Mr. Korabʼs awards will be presented to the prize winners at the opening reception at theLawrence Street Gallery on April 4, at 7:00 p.m.

SPAG Burlesk Cancer Fundraiser - Belmont Bar - Sat April 5th

SAturday April 5th

Belmont Bar
Hamtramck MI

"All proceeds go to the lymphoma society! Help us fill up the bar, they do not have a lot of advertising for this event and it is extremely important to help out the cancer society and to come and see us!!!!! The door should be no more than 8-10 $$$ thats a good price to see twirly girlies"

-THANK YOU ALL / Lushes Lamoan

FREE TICKETS: Gore Gore Girls - Northern Lights Lounge - Fri Apr 4th

WE got a pair of tickets straight from the girls themselves to give to the 1st reader who hits us up on the email -

This is the last US show for GGG before they pack it up and head on over to Europe
Check out our interview with Amy and Hammer here

Gore Gore Girls
Friday April 4th 2008

Northern Lights Lounge

660 E. Baltimore

Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 873-1739

wsg/ Electric Firebabies & The Uproars

FREE TICKETS: Fringe Festival - Music Hall - Sat April 5th

MCB has another pair of these killer tix ready to roll -

The Go - The Park Bar - Mon Mar 31st OPENING DAY!


Tigers OPENING DAY @ The Fillmore Detroit

Check out the promo video we kicked out for The Fillmore Detroit - on camera is FD's GM - the cool and collected Ben Doughty who talks about the venue's history and where things stand now with renting The Fillmore for your private event.

No doubt about it - The Fillmore Detroit will be THE place to party tomorrow for the Detroit Tiger's Opening Day celebrations...with the biggest screens and coldest newcomers in town METROMIX will be giving away free tickets!

If you have not been to The Fillmore since its transformation you really are missing out.

MCB has shot a number of events at this historic venue and it is just amazing!

Head on over and catch all the action and maybe even snag those tickets from MMDetroit!

MCB-VIDEO - The Ruiners @ Stone House Bar March 2008

MCB-VIDEO - Friends of Dennis Wilson - Stone House Bar - MOTORCITYBLOG

MCB-VIDEO - The Drinking Problem - Lager House - Friday March 28th 2008


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW w/ Detroit Whistleblower Lawyers from Stefani & Stefani

Bar Brady's Friday Drink Recipe's - PANIC IN DETROIT

Panic In Detroit

In carefree times of leisure, nothing speaks to the spirit of celebration like a deliciously blended cocktail shared with friends on the proverbial promenade deck of life.
But lets face it, nothing lasts forever. And when Johnny Law comes knocking - the last supper cut short - there is no time for subtle pleasantries.
You need a stiff drink. Quick!
But no one says you can’t enjoy it.
Here’s one that works:

1. Grab a large glass fast
2. Throw in some ice (time permitted)
3. Pour in one finger of vodka
4. One finger of gin.
5. One finger of run.
6. One finger of tequila.
7. Add sweet and sour mix or lemonade, and a healthy splash of Coke
8. Bottoms up. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. Good Night Irende.
9. ..when the man comes ‘round
Notice that's one booze for each finger to be printed at the station if you actually finish that drink....
STEP 10: Get the hell outta there NOW!
and head down to the corner pub in the NEXT TOWN over....


Duck Detroit Jacket - CARHARTT Online

Anti-Fashion tip from MCB - Today's weather is perfect for your Carhartt jacket...I have owned one of these bad boys for over 10 old lady doesn't like it, but it's perfect for all occasions for me...check it out here

"WIRED" - ZEITGEIST Gallery Detroit - Sat Mar 29th

Saturday March 29 - April 26, 2008:
"WIRED: Sculptures and abstract photos by Robert Hansen" in the Main Gallery
"RECENT WORK: Encaustic, acrylic, ink paintings by Diana Alva" in the Bar Gallery

2661 Michigan Avenue
Detroit MI

Opening reception on Saturday, March 29 @ 7pm-midnight, featuring performances by Maurice Greenia Jr. & his Mad Puppet Theatre at 9p, followed by The Space Band (yeah!!)

Alex Winston - Word Play - E6 - The Blind Pig - Thur Mar 27th

Thursday March 27th 2008

208 S. First Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
$12 adv. / $14 day


Lunafest - Main Art Theatre - Sun Mar 30th 4pm

LUNAFEST was established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, to simultaneously promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues, and support worthy women’s nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
LUNAFEST is completely funded by LUNA and run by a small, dedicated group of LUNA employees. 100 percent of all proceeds are donated to charity – 15 percent to the Breast Cancer Fund and the remaining 85 percent of proceeds go directly back to hosting community organizations.
Over the years, as LUNAFEST has grown from a single annual event to more than 100 festivals each season, LUNA’s commitment to this worthwhile program has grown as well. We are continually inspired by the individual and collective efforts of women – and we are awed by the results. To date, LUNAFEST has raised over $250,000 for worthwhile women’s organizations, while raising hope and awareness for the stories of women everywhere.


Visit a few of our contributors (not our advertisers - they are paying us already but we haven't switched over to the new website yet - NO REFUNDS policy IS in place!!)

Jeff Nolan of The Lollybot Collective (here is the MCB-VIDEO from the Accidental Show)

Amy Palomar of Detroit Rocks - Exposure Detroit

Paul Hitz - Paul Hitz Photography - Exposure Detroit


Also thanks to Amanda. Mike, Tobias, John, who don't have websites and XXX1, XXXXX2 & XxxXX 3 who didn't want to be named for conflict of interest reasons.

Bodywork Alternatives - Royal Oak

Bodyworks Alternatives
Massage Therapy
2434 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(1/4 Mile N. of 12 Mile on Rochester)
(Located in the front suite of the Renaissance Chiropractic Building)

Tuesday - Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-4
All Services Are By Appointment
We are super busy here at MCB - between the regular jobs, family and of course the MCB activities we get pretty I decided to get our contributors something to reward them for all the super effort they put forth.....I wasnt sure what to get for then it hit me when I was playing frisbee golf over at Wagner Park in RO - A MASSAGE!
As I was teeing up on the 5th hole I noticed a new place across the street offering massage I walked in and talked to Lisa who runs the place about my needs. She had me up on the table in no time doing her thing - working out those kinks ;)
Now I get rubbed down about once a month and this was one of the better sessions I have had in a long time so Bodyworks Alternatives gets a huge thumbs up from us!

ALLEYCAT DETROIT - Hart Plaza - Thur Mar 27th 8pm

INFO FOR 3/27/08 and 4/20/08
The Quantum Leap Year Alleycat Race is re-scheduled for 3/27/08 @ 8:00pm in Hart Plaza. Teams of 2 and it is free.
Can't make the race tonight? Get on out for the next AlleyCat Detroit race on April 20th 2008


Comedy's Odd Couple - CAA @ WSU - Tues April 1st 6-8pm


The Sneaker Project - Boll Family YMCA - Fri/Sat Mar 28th/29th

The Sneaker Project
Friday/Satuday March 28th/29th 2008

Detroit, MI 48226

Featuring a rare and unusual sneaker exhibition.
Live art installation by Dr. Revolt, Mark Bode & Tristan Eaton.
Hosted by super-producer Dante Ross.
Special guest DJs to be announced.
Autograph session with celebrity athletes and artists.
Giveaways, door prizes and gift bags courtesy of Mass Appeal Magazine, 10 Deep and Thunderdog Studios.

Tickets available at BURN RUBBER in Royal Oak, SPECTACLES in Detroit, REFUGE in Dearborn, and online at WWW.GROOVETICKETS.COM. Brought to you by Y-ARTS DETROIT.

The Science Fair - Alvins Detroit - Thur Mar 27th

The Science Fair
Thursday March 27th 9pm

Alvin's Detroit
5756 Cass Ave.
Detroit MI

Wsg/ Johnny Mundane & The Sweetspots

Debbie Does Dallas - Ringwald Theatre - Mar 28th

Debbie Does Dallas
Friday March 28th - Monday April 28th 2008

Ringwald Theatre
22742 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

"The most infamous adult film of all time provides the basis for this hilarious musical comedy satire about Debbie Benton who is invited to audition for the “Texas Cowgirls” cheerleader squad, but her parents won't give her the money to go. So she and her friends decide to “get jobs” to raise the money. This send-up of 70's porn is smart & funny, racy & risque with music and lyrics to match! "

Rogue Satellites - 313 JAC - Thur Mar 27th

Rogue Satellites
Thursday March 27th 2008

313 JAC
624 Brush
Detroit MI

w/LADYHEAT & Watermarks


Guilty Simpson CD Release - St Andrews Hall - Tue Mar 25th

MCB got an email from William Willy Good with a few links to the videos from that night
Check em out here kids!
St. Andrew's Hall - The Shelter
431 E. Congress St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Motorcity's own Guilty Simpson drops the latest record "Ode to the Ghetto" tonight
DA 5'9"
wsg/ The Almighty Dreadnaughtz - Fat Killahz - Fat Ray

FREE TICKETS: Mitten Movie Project - Main Art Theatre - Tue April 1st 7pm

MOTORCITYBLOG has a pair of passes to next tuesdays monthly showing of indie shorts from The Mitten Movie Project over at The Main Art Theatre -

Check out the line up for next weeks shorts here

The Mitten Movie Project is a monthly film night dedicated to screening independent films, shorts, trailers, music videos, documentaries, video art pieces, etc. the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak (118 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067).

Presale tickets are available for $8 at Tickets at the door are $10.

A pre-screening reception starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Art lobby where moviegoers can mingle with the directors, film enthusiasts, press, and industry professionals.

After the screening, filmmakers are invited to field questions from the audience in a Q&A session (time permitting).

An afterglow party is held at Mr. B’s Pub (215 S. Main Street – 2 blocks south of the Main Art Theatre) to end the night’s activities.

FREE TICKETS: 1st Annual Earth Fest - CROFOOT - Sat April 19th

MOTORCITYBLOG has a pair of freebies passes -
We will also have a booth at this event to help support the cause....come on by the booth and let us know what you think about EarthDay or whatever is on your mind as we will be capturing Video Introductions - so if you are an artist or musician or just want to say hello come on by!

1st Annual EarthFest @ The Crofoot
Saturday April 19th 2008

1 S Saginaw
Downtown Pontiac MI

A Detroit area Festival that has something for everyone.

Saturday April 19th (Doors at 5PM) at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac Michigan.

Artists will be displaying their works.
Vendors will be selling interesting crafts.
Non-profit organizations will have booths educating people about their causes.
People will be getting down to the sweet sounds of a bunch of great talented musicians.

We have personally put a word in with the Great Spirit to let the sun shine, so we can open up the awesome patio.

Food and Drink will be plenty.
It will be the event you talk about for years to come
Best of all I will only cost you $5
"Of Course the one and only John Sinclair performing with Glowb!
Muruga will help turn this Earth Day festival into something spectacular.
Born Steven Bookvich in Detroit, while playing Woodstock he met Swami Satchidananda who gave him the name Muruga.
He has played and recorded with George Clinton and shared the stage with too many to mention. It was in the early 90’s that Muruga urged Merl Saunders to record "Blues from the Rain Forest." Jerry Garcia came in and played on that Grammy nominated album.
Muruga recorded on the Merl Saunders & The Rainforest Band’s live CD "Save the Planet So We’ll Have Some Place to Boogy".
The Macpodz are an electrified jazz quintet from Ann Arbor, Michigan in the tradition of Miles Davis and Frank Zappa. These guys are on there way to greatness playing festivals across the country, including Wakarusa this year. Here’s your chance to say, "I saw them cats in 2008 at the first annual Earth Fest at the Crofoot".
Some artists defy classification. Detroit’s revolutionary soul man, Nadir, rebels against it. "When you get right down to it," Nadir explains, "I’m all about telling stories, singing songs and making music that moves people - spiritually, emotionally, physically, politically,whatever. Don’t just sit there! Do something!" Not only will he blow your mind with his music, Nadir has somethingto say. Check out his blog!
"Rebel Rootsgrass & Reggae Swashbucklin folk blues"
Mutual Kumquat "Good Times Revolution Music"
Ann Arbor Dub Project Reggae Mon! They currently are spending the winter in a wood stove heated tree house.
Joey Spina A soulful voice and complimented by fluid, fresh, hypnotic and raw guitar
Howard Glazer "High Energy Rockin’ Blues from the Motor City"

DWIFF Kickoff Party - Atwater Brewery - Sat Mar 29th

DWIFF Gets Jazzed
Saturday March 29th 2008

Atwater Brewery
237 Joseph Campau St
Detroit, MI 48207

The Detroit Windsor International Film Festival presents a Public Preview Jazz Party, hosted by the folks at the Atwater Block Brewery, on Saturday, March 29th at 8pm to midnight.

The $20 ticket price includes food, drinks and entertainment by some of Detroit's very talented Jazz artists! Come and meet the artists, filmmakers, news media and true believers who see the bright future in store for our creative community.

The purpose of this party is to create awareness of our growing film culture and to inspire your participation in this important event for our city, region and state.

The DWIFF mission is to promote and celebrate the creative talent and resources we offer the film, media and entertainment industries. And on June 26-29, we will all come together to show the world that we have what they need.

Tickets for the March 29th party are available at the door, but you can RSVP for this event at:

OVERHEADSPACE - Lager House - Wed March 26th

Wednesday, March 26th 2008

Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Tarngo (Bass & Drum experimental noise duo from Germany)
Rise of Man (dark, brooding psychedelia from Chicago)
Overheadspace (Detroit neo-classic rock metal)


DUB Show Tour - COBO HALL - Sat Mar 29th

DUB Tour stops in Detroit - check out thes rides WOW!
Saturday March 29th 2008

Cobo Hall
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 877-8111
Get directions

Multiple Personalities - LIFT DETROIT - Sat Mar 29th 7pm

LiFT presents:
Multiple Personalities
Curated by D-LUX
Saturday March 29 - April 30 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday March 29 (7-10PM)
Featuring: DJ Holly from 89X Radio
Door Prizes, Refreshments & more!

LiFT will be hosting our first "open platform" show this spring. This show will feature toys, paintings, and skate decks from around 50 international, and local artists. This will also be the Grand Opening of our new larger store/gallery just a few blocks away.
Note: To ensure fairness, no pre-orders will be accepted on artwork and customers will not be admitted into the store prior to 7PM. Sales are on a first-come, first-served basis with in-person attendees receiving preference. Phone sales will be accepted starting at 7:30 and web sales at a later time.

Koffin Kats / Mazinga - The Elbow Room Ypsi - Sat Mar 29th

This is going to be one helluva show - Koffin Kats AND MAZINGA on one bill? Watch out!

Koffin Kats / Mazinga
Saturday March 29th 2008

The Elbow Room
6 s. Washington
Ypsilanti MI

The Ruiners - Stone House Bar Detroit - Sat Mar 29th

The Ruiners
Saturday March 29th 2008

Stonehouse Bar
19803 Ralston
Detroit, Michigan

Just southeast of 8 Mile at West State Fair Ground Dr

MOTORCITYBLOG will be at this show for a video interview of the detroit's favorite greasers - How would you descibe The Ruiners sound???

"Cleverly combined bubble-gum and sleaze rock.
One reviewer described the live show as a demolition derby where the cars are driven by the Cramps, Alice Cooper and Stooges in the Munsters backyard. "

FREE TICKETS: Abida Blaze & John's Urban Jungle - Mephistos - Sat Mar 29th

MOTORCITYBLOG has a pair of tickets to give away for this event - you want em?

part of John's Urban Jungle Presentation at Mephistos
Saturday March 22nd 2008

2764 Florian Avenue
Hamtramck, Mi 48212

Seven Minutes to Midnight
Sword dance by Lex
Fire play by Shoebomb
Gothic belly dance by Abida Blaze
Spooky Songs by Creepy Clyde
Body painting by Bodifikation Tattoo (extra charge for body painting)
doors open at 9pm
Tickets will be $7. 00
$9. 00 at the door
Also pick up tickets at:
Bodifikation Tattoo
6524 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101

Presented by John’s Urban Jungle

Sense of Site - Detroit Industrial Projects - Fri April 4th

Detroit Industrial Projects presents Sense of Site
An art installation by Wayne State University artists:
Cheri Allen
Louis Casinelli
Rory Chapman
Matt Doyle
Katie Etchill
Jan Janiczek
Sean Marshall
Matt Pawenski
Nick Portice
Michel Soucisse
Curated by Lindsay Satchell

Exhibition: April 4 to April 19, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4th, 6-9pm

Concerned by the suggestion that modern people are visually oriented to the point of other-sensory atrophy, “Sense of Site” aims to explore and develop all five senses, particularly in relationship to our understanding of physical spaces. Inspired by such installation artists as Ann Hamilton and Bernhard Gal, ten Detroit artists will appeal to our senses while exploring spatial relationships.


MCB-VIDEO - Jazz On The Vine Fundraiser for Gilda's Club Metro Detroit - Fillmore Detroit - Fri Mar 14th 2008

MOTORCITYBLOG attended Jazz On The Vine at the Fillmore Detroit a couple of fridays ago and shot this video for Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit. The fundraiser was a huge success with tons of sponsers and great turnout. Of course, the music was the highlight of the evening with The Craig Strain Orchestra and special guest Kimmie Horne (who stole the show!)

Check out the video and of course visit for cancer support and information on upcoming events and how to donate to this great cause!

KINGS - Detroit Film Theatre - Sun Mar 23rd 4pm & 7pm

Sunday March 23rd 2008
4pm & 7pm shows
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Entrance in back off John R

(Ireland/UK/2007) Directed by Tom Collins
In the 1970s, six ambitious and energetic young men, some friends, some relatives, leave Ireland for London fired up with hopes of making their fortunes and their futures, and eventually returning home in triumph. Thirty years later, only one does return – in a coffin. As the five others reunite for his wake, they’re forced to face up to the realities of the past three decades; these men have not only not followed the path they originally set for themselves, they also now find themselves still struggling to find a center to their lives, as well as to discover a place to truly call home. Adapted from playwright Jimmy Murphy’s acclaimed The Kings of the Kilburn Road, this first major bilingual Irish production (Irish Gaelic and English) features remarkable performances from its brilliant ensemble cast, including the great Colm Meaney (The Snapper). An immigration story at once deeply personal and hauntingly universal, Kings is one of this year’s most powerful surprises. Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals. Gaelic sequences are subtitled. (88 min.)
3/23/2008, 4:00 PM KINGS
3/23/2008, 7:00 PM KINGS

DETROIT FASHION WEEK 2008 - Asian Village of Detroit - MARCH 23RD-29TH

March 23 - 29, 2008

Asian Village of Detroit
521 Atwater
Detroit, Michigan
Call and make reservations for dinner before the shows
(Sushi and Asian cuisine)

March 25 - Launch Party by Ambassador Magazine 8pm
Bosco 22930 Woodward, Ferndale
March 27 - Infinity Talent Group Launch
6pm VIP Reception, 8pm NYC St. Pucchi fashion show
Frequency 54 live band
fashion industry after party

March 28 - 6:30pm VIP Reception
8pm 4 designer shows
fashion industry after party

March 29 - 2pm accessory marketplace
5 - 7pm Jazz w/ Jesse Palter
6:30pm vip reception
8pm 6 designer shows
fashion industry after party