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4/30/08

Howard Glazer - PJs Lager House - Sat May 3rd



Check out Howard Glazer at PJ's Lager House this Saturday for Bob Cafagnia’s Birthday featuring: Claudia Schmidt!! and Howard Glazer

PJ's Lager House
Michigan Ave.
Corktown Detroit
(just west of the casino)

MCB-VIDEO - Lost Tape Recovered - Scrummage w/Jack Topht and the Vegetables - School of Language - March 2008






we lost a tape from march 2008 at scrummage university
footage from jack topht - school of language - friendly foes (this footage was actually erased when someone taped over it of someone taking off their pants over and over and over - what was so funny about that we will never know)

Art Benefit - Cass Cafe - Thur May 1st 2008


Art Music Benefit for Leonard Peltier

Music from :
Sneaky & The Rat
John Clark
K9

Thursday May Day 1st 2008
10pm

Cass Cafe
4620 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-1400

Wolfbait & Art Opening - Belmont Bar - Wed April 30th






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TONIGHT - Wednesday April 30th 2008

BELMONT BAR - HAMTRAMCK MI

FREE

18+

KELLY GERMAINE ROOT ART OPENING FROM 7-10

COMPLIMENTARY HORS DEVOURS @ 8

RETURN OF !!!WOLFBAIT!!! AROUND 10

Cinco De Mayo Warmup - LJ's Lounge - Sat May 3rd

Stop in over at MCB fav LJ's Lounge this saturday night for a graceful evening of music from the bands The FURY - AUTOJill - Urine Sample - Satan's Toilet :)


LJ's Lounge
2114 Michigan Ave.
Corktown Detroit MI

Fiend Fatales - Mephisto's - Fri May 2nd - 15th 2008


This freaky opening night art extravaganza features a dark and sexy gallery show of Noir's resident photographer and digital artist Sean Christian Graham.
Also that night; Cats In Bags productions aka Kristi & Zach, producers of Noir's wicked fetish shows, have scoured the depths of Detroit's underworld to provide mutant Go-Go girls to gyrate throughout the night and model some of their avante guard jewelry designs.
Also on the card are musical performances by the mindblowing They Never Sleep with Mike Hard of Brain Saw and Karen Neal of Queen Bee along with Detroit cowpunk favorites Country Bob & the Bloodfarmers!
Doors open at 8 and it's free before 10, $5 after.

4/29/08

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - Saturday May 3rd 2008

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Saturday May 3rd 2008

Here is quick list of local comic book retailers who should have a bunch of free available comics for freebies just for visiting the store this coming saturday

GREEN BRAIN COMICS
13210 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn MI

Detroit Comics
23333 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

Comic City (3 locations)

Check a list from detroit . com

FREE TICKETS/CD: The Kills - Magic Stick - Wed May 7th


Hit us up at tickets are gone for a free pair of passes and CD
MCB will be at this show shooting some pics/video

The Kills
Wednesday May 7th 2008

Magic Stick
Woodward Ave
Detroit MI

TELEPATHE
$12 ALL AGES

carjacKING - CAID - Sat May 3rd

2 of the motorcity's best have joined forces to become carjacKING
Go check out CARJACK an dWILDCATTING at CAID this saturday night

I kind of like the name WildCarJack myself but who cares - this show should rock!

Detroit Liberation Day - Grand Circus Park - Sat May 3rd


Let's all work together to make LibDay 2008 so large our legislators will wake up!

Since 1999, Liberation Day has been celebrated in Detroit.
Began by Cures-Not-Wars in 1972, a New York City event went international in '99...
Held in Downtown Detroit at Grand Circus Park, close to parking, food, shopping and more, and easy access to 6 major freeways from all parts of Michigan and S.E. Ontario... Learn More...

4/28/08

2 Show Weekend - The Stone House Bar


FREE BEER at The Stone House Bar this weekend? NOT!
(yeah sorry we were just kidding around about that one but it sure got your attention huh?)
But check out these 2 cool shows this weekend (on a friday too this week!)
A Stow Away on Friday night and 60 Second Crush on Saturday ....winner of a weekend!

FREE TICKETS/CD Giveaway - DURAN DURAN - Masonic Temple - Thursday May 15th

Yeah - you heard it right...MCB has a free pair of tickets and CD for freebies
hit us up at THESE FREEBIES ARE GONE! and they are yours!


DURAN DURAN
Thursday May 15th 2008

Masonic Temple
Temple/Cass
Detroit MI

Duran Duran are as much of an unstoppable force today as they were when they first formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England – still commanding the respect of the finest players in the game.
During an illustrious career spanning three decades, Duran Duran have remained at the forefront of popular music, consistently pushing the creative envelope and breaking new ground.
Since their inception, the band have sold over 70 million albums, recorded countless hit records, received numerous accolades, and have been presented with no fewer than five prestigious “Lifetime Achievement” awards (MTV Video Music Award, Q Magazine, The BRITS, Ivor Novello, Spanish Ondas).

On their current studio album, Red Carpet Massacre (Epic Records) they have collaborated with top producers Timbaland and Nate ‘Danja’ Hills, as well as long-time Duran fan Justin Timberlake, creating a record that has garnered them some of the best reviews of their career.
Now on the road, with their Red Carpet Massacre World Tour well underway, Duran Duran are returning to US shores for a 22-date run with a spectacular new production that will showcase their latest record alongside all of the hits from their extensive catalogue. These shows will be the band’s first in America since their unprecedented two week run on Broadway last November, when they played the new album in its entirety prior to its global launch.

LISTEN TO "NITE-RUNNER" FROM RED CARPET MASSACRE
Purchase Red Carpet Massacre Tickets
Purchase Red Carpet Massacre Basic
Purchase Red Carpet Deluxe

DURAN DURAN TOUR DATES
Apr 29 - General Motors Place - Vancouver, BC
Apr 30 - WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA
May 2 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, CA
May 3 - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
May 4 - Nokia Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
May 6 - Dodge Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
May 8 - Valley View - San Diego, CA
May 9 - The Joint - Las Vegas, NV
May 10 - The Joint - Las Vegas, NV
May 12 - Wells Fargo Theatre - Denver, CO
May 14 - Rosemont Theatre - Chicago, IL
May 15 - Masonic Temple Theatre - Detroit, MI
May 16 - Summit City - Whitesburg, KY
May 17 - Chastain Park Amphitheater - Atlanta, GA
May 18 - UCF Arena - Orlando, FL
May 19 - Mizner Park Amphitheatre - Boca Raton, FL
May 21 - Koka Booth Amphitheatre - Raleigh, NC
May 22 - Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Philadelphia, PA
May 24 - Atlantis - Paradise Island (Bahamas)
May 27 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
May 28 - Agganis Arena - Boston, MA
May 30 - Central Park Summerstage - New York City, NY
May 31 - Central Park Summerstage - New York City, NY
www.duranduran.com
www.myspace.com/duranduran

FREE TICKET/CD GIVEAWAY: The Sword - Magic Stick - Tues May 13th



The Sword
Tuesday May 13th 2008

The Magic Stick - Detroit
w/ Torche, Stinking Lizaveta and special guests 3 Inches of Blood

We gave away a pair of tickets and new release for the show - they are gone!
MCB will be at the show snaggin video and photos for you - the readers!

FREE VINYL/CD: BLACK KIDS / CUT COPY - The Magic Stick - Tue May 8th



MCB's Jeff Nolan will be onsite to video interview the bands so stay tuned !!!
We also have a copy of the new release on vinyl AND cd for freebies - email us if you want em.

Black Kids
Tuesday May 8th 2008

Magic Stick
4140 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
$15

w/CUTCOPY

Black Kids have signed to Columbia for North America and Almost Gold for the rest of the world. Their full-length album, Partie Traumatic, will be released in North America July 22nd, and the rest of the world, July 7th. Check it out!

May 5 - Omaha, NE at Waiting Room
May 6 - Minneapolis, MN at 7th Street Entry
May 7 - Chicago, IL at The Abbey Pub
May 8 - Detroit, MI at Magic Stick
May 9 - Toronto, ON at Lees Palace
May 12 - Boston, MA at Paradise
May 13 - Brooklyn, NY at Studio B
May 15 - Washington, DC at Black Cat
May 16 - Philadelphia, PA at Pure
May 17 - Baltimore, MD at Sonar
May 18 - New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom

Check out the remix listed below:

Marick Press Mini-Literary Festival 2008

This year we launch our new titles at 'Mini-Literary Festival 2008', with a reading on Friday May 2, workshops on Saturday May 3 and the 2008 Launch on Sunday May 4.

The 2008 Launch will be held at 2pm at the Tompkins Center in beautiful Windmill Pointe Park in Grosse Pointe Park, on Lake St. Claire.

This year, we look forward to an exciting event. Some of the most promising poets of our generation will be traveling to be with us here, to hold workshops for the first Marick Press Mini-Literary Festival. The Festival workshops will take be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Grosse Pointe Artists Association, located at 15001 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, from 9 AM to 5PM.

Our masterful authors will be sharing their skills and insights on a diverse variety of subjects dear to writing, both in poetry and fiction. Susan Kelly-Dewitt, the author of six chapbooks, will hold a workshop on "Poetry Writing: The Poet as Camera." Peter Conners is a poet and fiction writer. He is an editor and marketing director for BOA Editions, Ltd.

He will instruct "Flash Fiction: How (and Why) To Shrink Your Story." Ilya Kaminsky teaching at San Diego University is the author of Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004), which won numerous awards. Ilya will lead "Reading Poems from Around the World." G.C. Waldrep holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and is currently a visiting professor at Kenyon College.

His poetry workshop "The Metaphor as Alchemy" will be enlightening. Katie Ford is the poetry editor of the New Orleans Review whose work has been widely published in journals such as the American Poetry Review and Ploughshares. Ford's class will be "The Craft of Emotion." Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author of nine books, and is known for his captivating performances. He will teach "The Grammar of Metaphor." Lastly, Derick Burleson from Alaska. In 1999, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. This year Burleson will bring us "Trailing Clouds of Glory: Making Poems with the Inner Child."

(313) 407-9236
minifestival2008@marickpress.com

www.marickpress.com
www.chileanconsulatedetroit.org
www.marielagriffor.com

Meet your Best Friend at The Zoo - Detroit Zoo - Sat/Sun May 3rd/4th


Exposure Detroit May Exhibit - Bean & Leaf Cafe - Fri May 16th 7pm

MOTORCITYBLOG is sponsering another Exposure Detroit Photography Exhibit !!!

Exposure Detroit is an 850+ member photography group and MCBs own Amy Palomar is one of the featured artists for this show!!! - Congrats Amy!

Stop in at the Bean & Leaf Cafe for your chance to win and bid on all the great concert tickets we are providing to Exposure Detroit for raffle and silent auction.

Exposure.Detroit May 16th Photography Exhibit Opening Party
Driving directions / Larger Map
Friday, May 16, 2008
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Bean & Leaf Cafe
106 South Main Street
Royal Oak, Michigan 48068
Featuring: Amy Eric Nicole Ross Paul N

MUSIC DJ ADROIT
RAFFLES AND SILENT AUCTIONS!
www.exposuredetroit.net

Matted or Framed photos from local photographers
Concert and event tickets courtesy of MotorCityBlog
T-Shirts and Hoodies from DetroitRocks

SEVEN SIGNATURES: PASSIONS IN PAINTING - Lawrence Street Gallery - Fri May 2nd 6-9pm




SEVEN SIGNATURES: PASSIONS IN PAINTING
Show Dates : April 30 - May 31
Opening Reception (public invited)
Friday May 2nd 2008
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
22620 Woodward
Ferndale
248-544-0394

Lawrence Street Gallery will host “Seven Signatures: Passions in Painting, a group exhibition from April 30 – May 1 with an artists╩╝ reception on Friday, May 2 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
Painting can be a lonely endeavor, but these seven women artists have a long history together painting, selling, exhibiting, and sharing weekly studio time at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Cener to offer stimulating critiques, inspiration and encouragement to each other.
They are all members of the Birmingham Society of WomenPainters (a group that begin in 1944 and was instrumental in establishingthe BBAC).
The artists are:
Elizabeth Sylvester and Emily Patz of Beverly Hills, Janet Clarke of Birmingham
Lillian Moran and Marica Tournay of Troy
Margaret Kelleher of Bloomfield Hills
Fran Nicolson of Bingham Farms

Fran Nicolson writes,”I have been painting for over 40 years, in oils, watercolors and pastels. My whole life has been in the arts. When my children were young it was hard to find time to paint so I joined the BBAC and it has been my second home.”
She has been in numerous juried exhibitions as well as one-person shows.

Janet Clarke writes “I paint subjects from nature. Floral bouquets are always painted from fresh flowers in my studio or outdoors. Landscapes are painted on location and from my current sketch book. Her acrylics and watercolors are in many private collections and she has exhibited in numerous juried and one-person exhibitions throughout her career.

Elizabeth Sylvester writes, “I have painted for over 45 years from newlywed apartment to full house to empty nest. Art has been my lifeline throughout life's richest joys and deepest losses. My work has developed from realism to impressionism and on to abstract experimentation.” Elizabeth has been involved with the BBAC for many years and is the current President of the Birmingham Society of Women Painters.

Emily Patz writes: “My recent work includes using acrylic paint on wood and canvas. Collage materials, such as, fabric, paper, sand, crushed eggshells, gel medium, etc. are incorporated throughout the painting using color to unify abstract shapes. Colors used are influenced by my trips to the Southwest.”
Lillian Moran's paintings use areas of color to establish composition. She works in acrylic, sometimes combining it with watercolor and collage.

Marcia Tournay writes, “My paintings begin with a chosen color shape. The next color and shape balance the first. I continue painting until the entire canvas is filled, using the elements of abstract art: intensity, value, and proportion. The next layer will be collage using such items as rice paper, sand, printing techniques,cloth, tissue paper, screen etc. She likes her viewer to be able to read her work; where she began and what layers were successively added.

Margaret Kelleher has Bachelor of Design from U of M and Master of Art from Wayne State University. She has been a member of the BSWP since 1956. She works in watercolor and acrylic. Last year at the BSWP annual exhibit at the BBAC, Margaret was awarded the Best of Show for her painting. Her art reflects her travels to Italy, France, and northwest Canada. She taught previously art to children in Ohio as well as the BBAC.

FREE EVENT: Chicago Children's Choir - The Music Hall


FREE CONCERT
Chicago Children's Choir
Sunday May 4th
2pm

Historic Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison, Detroit, Mi 48226
313 887-8500

More than 40 young singers from the world-renowned Chicago Children’s Choir will be featured guests at the Second Annual Concert of the Detroit Children’s Choir.

Free to the public, the concert will be held at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.“As part of our continued effort to reach and support our youth and provide endless opportunities for our young people’s involvement in performing arts, Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is proud to collaborate with the Detroit Children’s Choir,” said Vince Paul, President and Artistic Director.

“This collaboration doesn’t just engage the young people of southeast Michigan; it creates the condition where great performers and great leaders are born and nurtured!”

A recent study from the Center on Education Policy indicates that the No Child Left Behind law has led to a 16% decline in the time devoted to art and music instruction in Michigan public schools over the last six years.

The loss of the arts and music limits the kinds of skills and capacities children develop in school.Established in 2006, the Detroit Children’s Choir (DCC) uses the discipline of choral singing to enhance self confidence and academic skills while building social awareness in young people in Detroit. During the 2006-2007 school year, DCC operated in four schools in the Detroit Public Schools system – serving a total of 125 children.

The Southwest Neighborhood Choir, a partnership with Living Arts Detroit, is in its second year of operation out of Messiah Church. Now an approved vendor to the Detroit Public Schools, DCC holds in-school choirs in four schools this school year.

In addition, an East Side Neighborhood Choir was formed in 2007 in partnership with Wayne County Community College District’s Eastern Campus. “Connecting children through choir bridges social differences and enhances awareness of different viewpoints,” explained DCC founder Carol Schoch.

“DCC brings together 125 of Detroit’s children in grades 3-8 – representing a wide range of ethnicities, religious and socio-economic levels – in a way that strengthens team building, creativity, social interaction, understanding, and connection.”

This inspirational free event takes place on Sunday, May 4th at 2 PM

www.musichall.org

For further information, see: www.detroitchildrenschoir.org
Contact: Carol Schoch (248) 661-9881 or (248) 819-7191

Episode 8 of Ced N Teri with Jamie McCarthy - The Park Bar - Sun May 4th


“Ced N Teri” - Episode 8
Sunday May 4th 2008

The Park Bar
Detroit MI

Jamie McCarthy has a cameo role as a repo guy and he’s also the musical guest in the next episode of “Ced N Teri”, the hilarious new web series produced at the Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck by Mikey Brown. It’s the story of two full-time couch potatoes and a talking cat. “Ced N Teri” is politically incorrect and a little bit “Clerks”, but 100 percent Hamtramck – beer, pizza, garage rock, TV and Detroit bands featured in each episode.

www.cednteri.com
www.myspace.com/jamiemccarthy

Episode 8 premieres on Sunday, May 4, at the Park Bar in Detroit
Jamie McCarthy will be playing a short acoustic set after the episode.

Doors open at 8 pm
Screening at 10 pm

The Pop Project - The Magic Stick - Thur May 1st

The Pop Project
Thursday May 1st 2008

Magic Stick
Detroit MI

w/Which Way Is Home - The Javelins - Empire Empire

FREE TICKETS: Nightmare Of You Bang Tour - Magic Stick - Sun May 18th

FREE PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE 1ST READER - these tickets are gone!

Nightmare Of You
Sunday May 18th 2008

Magic Stick
4140 Woodward Ave,
Detroit, Michigan 48201

Cost : $10 ADV/ $12 DOS
All ages- W/ The Graduate, Paper Rival, Edison Glass

MCB-VIDEO - The Veloras @ The Berkley Front April 2008





MCB-VIDEO - The Meltdowns - The Berkley Front - April 2008

MCB-VIDEO - Johnny Mundane & The Sweetspots - Detroit Derby Girl Afterparty - Bookies Detroit

MCB-VIDEO - Mansfield Park - Detroit Soundz - ROMT

4/25/08

Pistol Day Parade - The Ritz - Sat April 26th

Pistol Day Parade
Saturday April 26th 2008


The RITZ
24300 Hoover Rd.,
Warren, Michigan 48089

(586) 756-6140
More bands TBA!

Crashing Cairo - The Belmont - Fri April 25th

Crashing Cairo
Friday April 25th 2008

The Belmont Bar
Hamtramck MI

FUNK NIGHT w/ DJ ROZ - CAID - Fri April 25th




Its Friday FOOLS!
Get on over to CAID tonight for some killer tunes and fun all night

THE CAID's last Friday of the month party "FUNK NIGHT" is tonight!

As usual the party goes from 12am-5am.

MIKE // DJ R-O-Z
DJ CARJACK

THE C.A.I.D.
5141 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208

3rd Annual Spring into Nature 5k Fun Run - Detroit Synergy @ Belle Isle - Sat April 26th

"This fun 5K run walk is for everyone...from the casual walker to the serious runner.
Bring the family and enjoy visiting the Nature Zoo too!

Saturday, April 26th, 10:00 AM
Belle Isle Nature Zoo, Belle Isle, Detroit

Registration begins at 8am and ends at 9:30am.
Cost is $20 pre-registered and $25 on event day.

Pre-register on www.greatlakeschampionchip.com

4/24/08

FREE TICKET/CD Giveaway - Tokyo Police Club - The Magic Stick - Sun May 4th


Sunday May 5th 2008
The Magic Stick
Woodward
Detroit MI
MOTORCITYBLOG has a pair of tickets and the latest release from TPC ready to roll for the 1st emailer who wants the freebies - motorcityblog@earthlink.net

WALK MS Detroit - Comerica Park -


WALK MS - Detroit / Troy
Sat/Sun May 3rd/4th

Walk MS: Movin’ in the “D”
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Day of Check-In/Registration 8:00am 10:00am
Walk MS officially begins at 9:00am

Walk MS: Metro Detroit Northeast Walk 2008 presented by Christopher & Banks
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Troy High School
4777 Northfield Parkway
Troy, MI 48098
Day of Check-In/Registration 8:00am 10:00am
Walk 2008 officially begins at 9:00am

"Join the Walk MS: Movin’ in the "D" at Comerica Park and become part of a powerful movement to create a world free of MS.

We’re planning an exciting day of fun, with a route that shows off some of the highlights of Downtown Detroit! Of course, there’s nothing like the giant Tiger in front of Comerica Park, and we’re right across the street from the magnificent Fox Theater, but you’ll also see Campus Martius, Cobo Hall, Hart Plaza, Greektown and Ford Field.

If all goes well, you may also have the chance to stroll along the incredible new Riverfront walkway! We look forward to seeing you, and we know you’ll be working hard to help us raise $400,000 at the Detroit site!

We have great online fundraising tools in My Participant Center that make it very easy to ask for and receive support, and donations can be turned in through June 13, 2008 (July 18, 2008 if you participate in Traverse City) to qualify for prizes.

Mansfield Park w/Detroit Sounds Tour - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Fri April 25th


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Phonotropic - Vernors Room @ The Crofoot - Fri April 25th


In The Flesh @ Phonotropic
Sounds Sense Rhythm
Friday April 25th 2008
Vernor's Room
1 S. Saginaw
Crofoot Pontiac MI
9pm - Exhaustion

Rock N Rummage - The Elbow Room - Thur April 24th



Rock N Rummage w/ MoFo Karaoke
Thursday April 24th

THE ELBOW ROOM
6 S.Washington
Ypsilanti, MI
21+ FREE
18+ $5.00
10PM

The Morgan Fair - PJs Lager House - Thur April 24th


Hojas Rojas w/the Morgan Fair and the Copper Thieves
Thursday, April 24th 2008
PJs Lager House
Michigan Ave
Corktown MI
PJs LH says:
"Hojas Rojas number one rule is no acoustic guitars. Though their latest album features synthesizers and triangle, all recordings were done in analog in the band's hometown of Minneapolis. The group has only two influences: Jack White and Kurt Vonnegut.
Northville's The Morgan Fair features every creepy-sounding instrument you can think of and a strangely calm and clear vocals. With a name like The Copper Thieves, you know this group is from Detroit. Psych out with them on a Thursday night at the PJ's Lager House!"

MAYDAY @ Detroit Rocks - Carl Lundgren & Free Booze - Thurs May 1st


Meet up with MOTORCITYBLOG's Amy Palomar at her REAL JOB with Detroit Rocks
Join us on Thursday May 1st 2008
6pm - 9pm

Detroit Rocks!
(home of the Kwame T-Shirt as seen in the Metrotimes)
28822 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
248-766-6677

MEET CARL LUNDGREN
LIVE MUSIC
MUDD COFFEEs
FREE BOOZE AND MORE

YEP FREE BOOZE :)

AND WE ARE THE ONLY RETAIL LOCATION TO BUY CREEM MERCHANDISE

4/23/08

Mayonnaise Graveyard - The Stone House Bar - Sat April 26th


A Mayonnaise Graveyard
Saturday April 26th 2008 - 10PM

The Stone House
19803 Ralston St.
Detroit, Michigan 48203
NO COVER CHARGE chief!
Ages 21 and up!

We've got a helluva night for this Saturday...
Starting off with 'The Sultry Surfers of the Apocalypse'
It's also a birthday bash for 'A Mayonnaise Graveyard'drummer Pete Coe
a pot-luck dinner, bring a dish toshare!
'A Mayonnaise Graveyard' will round out the evening
so you don't want to miss out!

Meet & Greet w/ LWord - Dolce Moda - Fri April 25th


Poi Dog Pondering pics/interview - Alvin's Detroit

Described as body music Poi Dog Pondering has been creating good vibes since 1986.
PDP started playing music in Hawaii and quickly moved to the main land picking up other members in Austin Texas before settling down in Chicago in 1992.

I was fortunate to sit down and meet Frank Orrall (a founding member) at Alvin's earlier this month before their show. The first thing I noticed was how friendly Frank was, even stopping fans to say hello by name. PDP has an organic process in writing and recording and enjoy traveling and playing on the road. Poi Dog Pondering is a 12 piece band who usually plays sold out shows in Chicago's Vic Theater and the Metro.

When PDP hits the road not all members are able to travel, and "that's the fun part, adapting and staying liquid". The fans agree some traveling from as far away as Ft. Wayne Indian and Toledo, Ohio. "There are about 200 of us who chat online and meet up before shows" said Chris Hernandez "I've been to 50 shows myself", I might mention Chris was setting up to record the show live, something PDP encourages. One fan put it best "If you don't like music, your not going to like this band".-- Amy Palomar

Check out more from Amy Palomar @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/picturepal/

Torch with a Twist - Cliff Bells





Once a month Cliff Bells in Detroit transforms into a Big Top for a traditional Vaudevillian Show. One which not only engages the audience for 3 hours (seems more like 3 minutes) with classic burlesque shows and snake charmers, it spills into the streets at intermission with fire eaters and jugglers.
Torch with a Twist was created by the lovely and talented Grace Detroit who is, of course, a torch singer. Grace had this idea a couple of years ago after an inspiring trip to Burning Man where she met many of the act in this tight nit group. Each performer is responsible for their own costumes and acts and not everyone can make it to every show, so each month is different and I personally want to see a few of those acts over and over again.
You can find Torch with a Twist on myspace and each month at Cliff Bells. This group is taking off, recently performing at the Music Hall's Fringe Fest and now has a few gigs at the Jazz Cafe.
If you haven't seen them do so soon, with an act this great you'll thank me for it.-- Amy Palomar
check out more from MCBs Amy Palomar @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/picturepal/

Earthfest 2008 - Random Pictures - Video to Follow

Rootstand
John Sinclair
Lollybot ArtworkMacPodz



Invite Only Booth



Nadir Jams
Sinclair w/ Glowb


Here are a few random pics from Earthfest 2008 @ The Crofoot

Big thanks out to MCBs Paul Hitz - Amy Palomar - Jeff Nolan - the infam eliz - Santosh! for working the MOTORCITYBLOG booth all day and drinking all that beer!

VIDEO ON THE WAY SOON!
Check out more of MCB's Paul Hitz: