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5/31/08

other shows tonight - Sat May 31st 2008


MCB-VIDEO - MOTORCITYBLOG on Fox Sports Net



MCB was contacted by one of the Fox Sports Net producers while in town for the Seattle Mariners/Detroit Tigers series last week and they wanted show footage from local detroit bands to produce a local scene showcase. So we gave them a bunch of our videos and they made up a shortie that ran in Seattle and on Direct TV highlighting some of the bands here in town.

MCB-VIDEO Firewater @ Magic Stick May 2008

5/30/08

The Budget Sinners - PJ's Lager House - Fri May 30th 9pm



The Budget Sinners
Friday May 30th 2008

PJ's Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit MI
313.961.4668

The Budget Sinners is fronted by Detroit veteran Tim Pak (ex-Salt miners, Angry Red Planet) on vocals and guitar, features hard-hitting drumming from Ryan Looney and the bass playing of Ed Sertage. Eric James Myers, previously of Warhorses, brings the licks on lead guitar.

The Budget Sinners' music is Americana at its best! Featuring songs of love, work, parties, crimes, hard times and salvation TBS define working life and times. It's time to break out the whiskey.

w/Caleb Travers and Big City Lights & the Blue Rubys

Caleb Travers and Big City Lights caught their first break in 2007 after receiving an encore at an open mic night and were then given an opening slot for the Austin-based indie-pop quartet What Made Milwaukee Famous. The group has also shared the stage with Bobby Bare, Jr. Come check out one of alt-country's rising stars before they hit the pages of No Depression.

The Blue Rubys are a California-based female trio, originally from the shores of Lake Erie, come back to Michigan. The group plays standout three-part harmonies and rotating lead vocals with a rootsy, bluesy back-to-basics foundation. They feature bass, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica and sing about small town life, love, tilt-a-whirls and teenage runaways.

5/29/08

DEMF pics from PHitz / RossS



thanks to Paul Hitz and Ross Sandelius for thier work DEMF for all entities and dishing off some hits to MCB - how did you guys get so lucky?

http://www.paulhitzphotography.com/
www.flickr.com/paulhitz





www.flickr.com/rsandelius

MCB-VIDEO: Firewater Interview Tonight



heading over to the stick now for a little video interview and footage of firewater
this record is a keeper for sure - get on over to the show tonight!

The Third Annual Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music - Bohemian National Home - Fri/Sat May 30th/31st


The Third Annual Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music
Friday / Saturday MAY 30 & 31:2008

Bohemian National Home
3009 Tillman
Detroit MI
313-525-5253

Located on Tillman (22nd St.) and Butternut
one block north of Michigan Avenue
just a few blocks west of I-96.

Robert Loomis and Assoc., Pat Frisco, Niraj Ganatra, Stormy Records, Barberella, Avalon International Breads, Modati.com, International Minute Press (now@ 450 W. Fort), Car City Records, Slows Bar BQ, Cass Cafe

Friday, May 30th doors at 5 pm
Matthew Shipp Trio with Joe Morris/Whit Dickey The Raw TruthFaruq Z Bey and the Northwoods Improvisers Tatsuya NakataniJoe Morris/Ben Hall/Hans BuetowMichael Carey/Piotr Michalowski

Saturday, May 31st workshop at 2pm; music at 3 pm
Fred Anderson/Skeeter Shelton/Hakim Jami/Ali Allen ColdingSabir Mateen Ensemble (Michael Wimberly/Warren Smith / Jane Wang / Shiau-Shu Yu / Raymond A. King) Andrew Lamb Trio (Tom Abbs, Warren Smith) Ellery Eskelin/Sylvie Courvoisier Saris (Sara Schoenbecck, Harris Eisenstadt) EDGE (Jason Hwang, Taylor Ho Bynum, Ken Filiano, Andrew Drury) Jack Wright The Vizitors Hasan Abdur Razzaq/Ryan Jewellmembers of New Music Detroit

CD mart by Stormy Records! Food by Avalon International Breads and Slows Bar BQ!

General Admission: $25 Friday/$28 Saturday
Advanced 2 day pass: $45
Advanced reserved seating: $30 a day

The best deal in New Music Festivals!

You can mail a check made out to Joel Peterson to:
Joel Peterson
3009 Tillman St.
Detroit, MI 48216

Or you can pay using paypal at this account:
newdetroitsounds@hotmail.com

If you use the paypal option, please include an extra $1.50 to your order.

Kids in the Hall - ROMT - 2 SHOWS!!! Friday May 30th

Kids in the Hall has two shows tomorrow but catch the late one if you want to get the deal.
Friday May 30th 2008

Buy tickets here for 7:30 show
Buy tickets here for 10:00 show

Royal Oak Music Theatre
318 W. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
248-399-2980
Directions to Theatre

these guys crack me up...

Tickled Fancy Burlesque - The Blind Pig - Fri May 30th

The Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co.
Friday May 30, 2008 - 9:30 PM

The Blind Pig
208 S. 1st St
Ann Arbor, Michigan
View Map

$6

MCB-VIDEO Marble Lounge May 2008



If you missed the last installment of The DIA's Marble Lounge then you missed a good one. Revolucha wrestling match - 3 rounds of KRONK boxing - The Casket Bastards rocked the house - and of course The Bang was banging out the tunes to fill in the gaps. check it out and plan on catching the next version of in June!!
www.dia.org

5/28/08

Scarlet Oaks CD Release - Northern Lights Lounge - Sat May 31st

CD Release for Scarlet Oaks from Bellyache Records
Saturday May 31st 2008

Northern Lights Lounge
660 W Baltimore
Detroit MI
(hand a right off woodward and go past cass)

9pm
$5
21 and over

STOP THE INCINERATOR RALLY- TOMORROW @ Spirit of Detroit 4-6pm

Something stinks and it’s not just the trash!

The lease on the Detroit Incinerator is up for renewal on June 1, 2008.

The Detroit City Council has adopted a new plan for trash disposal which includes recycling and shutting down the incinerator.

Our Mayor wants to continue using this MONSTER POLLUTING/ASTHMA MACHINE!

We need to act NOW! Call and write to the Detroit City Council and thank them for moving us forward. Call and write the Mayor, ask him to reconsider the health, welfare and finances of Detroit. -The Detroit incinerator is contributing to the rising dioxin levels, cancer, asthma, and low birth weights in our neighborhoods.

The asthma rates for the 9 zip codes around the Incinerator are 4 times higher then the Michigan average. Detroit was just designated the ninth most air polluted city in the country. The Detroit Incinerator is the 6th largest pollution source of over 180 facilities in Wayne County monitored by the state. Wayne County is currently in violation of EPA air quality health standards. The Detroit Incinerator annually emits an estimated 600,000 tons of global warming carbon dioxide. The Detroit Incinerator only burns about 70% of the trash put into it and the resulting highly toxic ash (about 30%) goes to a landfill.

Our waste is one of the biggest resources for the future. What kind of products could Detroiters produce with the endless supply of this material? Recycling creates 10 times more jobs than incineration. It promotes environmental consciousness and responsibility. Detroit is the only city of the 30 largest cities in the United States that does not provide curbside recycling.

By continuing to burn these easily recycle-able items we will never make a full switch to recycling. We are losing the revenue from recycled raw materials. Again, Detroit will be left behind on one of the biggest movements toward a greener economy.-

Detroit Taxpayers have overpaid for trash disposal by an average of about $50 million per year over the last 20 years. In the fiscal year 2007-2008 Detroit residents are paying over $170/ton for trash disposal – about 5 to 7 times more then the suburbs pay.

If the Incinerator continues to be used the disposal costs are estimated to be 2 to 3 times higher then what the suburbs will pay. About half of the trash burned in the Detroit Incinerator is from suburban cities, about 50% of the toxic emissions such as lead, mercury and cancer causing dioxins are from suburban trash.

Detroit City Council 2 Woodward Ave(City County Bldg) (313) 224-3266

Council President Ken Cockrel, Jr. (313) 224-4505 CockrelK.CNCL.COUNCIL@kcockrel.ci.detroit.mi.us

Council President Pro-tem Monica Conyers(313) 224-4530
ConyersM@cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us

Councilwoman JoAnn Watson(313) 224-4535
WatsonJ_mb@cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us

Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel(313) 224-1337
S-Cockrel_mb@ckrl.ci.detroit.mi.us

Councilwoman Barbara-Rose Collins(313) 224-1298
Collins_MB@cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us

Councilman Kwame Kenyatta(313) 224-1198
K-Kenyatta_MB@cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us

Councilwoman Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (313) 224-1645
A_Talabi_mb@atwpo.ci.detroit.mi.us

Councilwoman Martha Reeves(313) 224-4510
m-reeves_mb@cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us

Councilwoman Brenda Jones(313) 224-1245
Bjones_MB@cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us

RED BULL AIR RACE - DETROIT 2008

As if you havent heard but the Red Bull Air Race is coming to Detroit this weekend and MOTORCITYBLOG will be smack dab in the middle of it from BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER! We are press passed out!! We will be all over on the detroit side including up on top of the Buebian Building for the exclusive SAAB Party---plus we will have a photographer on the Windsor side of the river snapping photos until his batteries are dead. If you are the lucky winner of the 4 sets of tickets we have given away we will let you know when and where to pick them up once we get them ourselves tomorrow or Friday. Here are few videos from the Red Bull Air Race Media Center that we thought you might enjoy...so check them out - find some tickets - and drink Red Bull!
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FREE CD/DOWNLOAD: Ed Harcourt - Revolution of the Heart



FREE CD to the 1st emailer who wants it - motorcityblog@earthlink.net
Ed Harcourt is poised to release his fifth studio album, The Beautiful Lie, in the US on June 3rd via Dovecote Records. The British Mercury Prize nominee recorded the bulk of the album on an eight-track in his grandmother's house in Sussex - the rest done in East London's Toe Tag studios, where The White Stripes recorded Elephant.
Graham Coxon (Blur) lended his guitar for "Visit From A Dead Dog", BJ Cole's pedal steel makes appearances on various tracks and The Magic Numbers performed backing vocals on "Revolution In The Heart".
Look for him performing on The Tonight Show on June 6th.

Detroit Derby Girls - Masonic Drill Hall - Sat May 31st



DDG VS. GRAND RAGGIDY ROLLER GIRLS
Saturday May 31st 2008
Doors open at 6:00PM
Game starts at 7:00PM
Detroit MI
Tickets are $12 in advance
$15 at the door, and kids under 12 get in free when accompanied by an adult.
Featured Charity: Alternatives for Girls empowers girls and young women to make positive choices, and helps them repair their lives, rescue their dreams and restore their faith in the future.

Twistin' Tarantulas, Motor City Rah Rahs, DJ Clark Eagling
National Anthem: C-Sharp feat. Tiny Terror
AFTERPARTY:
PJ's Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit Corktown MI
Featuring: DJ Clark Eagling, The Fondas

DEMF MOVEMENT pics and artwork by Derek Ecker



Big thanks to MCB contributor and artist Derek Ecker for shooting video - pics - and the awesome artwork to boot - dude you rock!

Frustrations - Painted Lady Hamtramck - Thur May 29th


Frustrations
Thursday May 29th 2008
Painted Lady
2930 Jacob St.
Hamtown USA
w/ WE MARCH (from Ohio), THE UPROARS

PHOTOS: DEMF MOVEMENT from Brett J. Lawrence



Check out these killer shots from MCB's newest contributor:
Brett J. Lawrence of LAWRENCEreative

5/27/08

FREE CD: Ali Eskandarian - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Wed June 18th



FREE CD to the 1st emailer - motorcityblog@earthlink.net
MCB will be onsite for this show - this one is going to rock dylan style

Ali Eskandarian
Wednesday June 18th 2008

Royal Oak Music Theatre
318 W. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
248-399-2980

Supporting Peter Murphy
Buy tickets here

Suicide Detroit - Alvin's - Fri May 30th

Suicide Detroit
Friday May 30th 2008 - 9pm

Come on over to alvin's for the best night of your life!

DJ Human Fly
Gepetto Files
Amino Acids

and of course The Suicide Girls

Alvins Detroit
5756 Cass Ave.
Detroit MI

313 633 6326


More great photos from Amy Palomar can be found http://www.flickr.com/picturepal

The 1st annual Rock and Rummage Spring Cleaning Spectacular from Rock and Rummage - The Painted Lady - Sat May 31st


Make sure to head on over to Rock and Rummage this saturday night for your healthy spring dose of rock - rummage - booze


The 1st annual Rock and Rummage Spring Cleaning Spectacular

with DJ Kyle McBee
and 10 amazing and diverse Rock and Rummage vendors !

Saturday, May 31 2008
The Painted Lady Lounge
2930 Jacob
Hamtramck, MI
313.874.2991

9pm-2am
18+
FREE



Rock and Rummage

5/25/08

Photos from DEMF Movement Saturday May 24th 2008


here are a few Saturday photos from MCB's Amy Palomar

DEMF MOVEMENT TEASER VIDEO - Sat May 24th 2008



MOTORCITYBLOG has full press passes for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and have been all over the stages documenting the music and the turnout - here is a quick sample from Saturday night as we dont have the time to compile all this footage till next week

Movement 2008 is massive!!! You still have 2 days to enjoy Detroit's own world class music event - get down to Hart Plaza!

MCB-VIDEO - Electric Fire Babies or EFB - Jacobys 313.jac

awesome show with video interview
later today including Detroit SWAT Team

PHOTOS: DEMF MOVEMENT - PICS / Video - Sat May 24th 2008

coming later today
all accesss - press pass
killer shit

MCB-VIDEO Purdy Good - NewWay Bar May 2008 w/ MOTORCITY RAH RAHS

MCB-VIDEO Orbitsuns @ New Way Bar May 2008

5/24/08

Amy Palomar / MOTORCITYBLOG in China???



Amy Palomar will be featured in VISION - a pop culture rag in China who contacted her and will be using 32 of her killer photos in a 6 page photo story about the nightlife here in Detroit
(many of course from MOTORCITYBOG events she was covering)

Congratulations Amy - who is down at DEMF for the next few days covering the festival - check for the photos tonight and more later in the weekend.

5/23/08

MCB-Photos - Justin Towned Earle / Chris Buhalis - Callahans Auburn Hills May 2008


Chris Buhalis started the night off right!




Justin Townes Earle was turning heads the with every song.

73 YEARS IN BUSINESS CELEBRATION!!! - New Way Bar - Fri May 23rd

NEW WAY BAR CELEBRATES "73" YEARS IN BUSINESS
Friday May 23rd 2008

NEW WAY BAR
23130 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, 48229

LIVE MUSIC BY THE ORBITSUNS wsg.
MC RAH RAHS?

$5.00

73 CENT DRINKS FROM 7PM-9PM.
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT LONG!

Piss Your Pants - Northern Lights Lounge -Fri May 23rd


Oblisk - The Painted Lady - Fri May 23rd

LinkOBLISK
Friday May 23rd 2008

The Painted Lady
2930 Jacob St.
Hamtramck MI

w/ jura, indian guides and atmig
space out!!!

Art from Brian Larson - Vernors Room w/ Phonotropic

Friday Nights at The Vernors Room Crofoot is always fun and tonight is no different
Presented by CandyLand

TEASE-O-RAMA - Mephisto's Hamtramck - Sat MAy 24th

Tease - O - RAMA
Saturday May 24th 2008

Mephisto's Hamtramck
2764 Florian Avenue
Hamtramck, Mi 48212
313-875-3627

tiki -burlesque - casket bastards - the ruiners - nina fridays pinup sets - dj zombie
just get on over and hook into this one...yeah!

Presented by Noir Leather

SUGAR HICCUP - 10 yr Anniversary Party - Fifth Avenue Royal Oak - Sat May 24th

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT from Sugar Hiccup
Saturday May 24th 2008

Fifth Avenue Billiards - Royal Oak
5th/Washington
Downtown RO

"This is Where it all Began"

Detroit Blues @ Scarab Club - Sat May 24th

Detroit Blues Society - Spring Scarab Club Blues Show
Saturday May 24th 2008

Scarab Club
27 Farnsworth
Detroit, Michigan
$5
3 generations of the Blues with Emanuel Young, Doug Deming, and Chris Canas

5/22/08

Industrial After Party with BlonDtroit - HELL YEAH!


FREE TICKETS: Red Bull Air Race - Detroit River - NEXT WEEKEND!


We have a pair of tickets for giveaway to The Red Bull Air Race next weekend to the 1st emailer who wants them - SHIZNIT IS GONE IN RECORD TIME
MCB will be all over the place with Press Passes doing our thing - talking to the pilots and with Red Bull peeps about this cool traveling event. Detroit is the 3rd stop on the tour after starting in Abu Dubai and then pulling off a great show in San Diego.
The Detroit race actually marks a 1st as the only international event of its kind since the Detroit River is actually the border with Windsor CA

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FREE TICKETS: Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2008



MOTORCITYBLOG will be at DEMF 2008 shooting pics and video and we want to share the love by doing what we do best - GIVE AWAY FREEBIES!

1 pair of tickets to the 1st emailer - are you serious? These are history!!

Good Luck!



Real Detroit Weekly is a returning third year sponsor of Movement, and will feature the return of the Underground Stage, known now as the Real Detroit Stage, sponsored by Real Detroit Weekly."

Real Detroit Weekly is a strong supporter of Detroit's Movement event, and is committed to sponsoring a successful festival that reaches an amazing fan base," stated Jason Huvaere, festival director.

"We are thrilled to have Real Detroit on board, once again, as an event sponsor."This year's diverse and eclectic roster showcases established electronic acts and vanguard artists who exemplify the event's global fan appeal, confirming the Detroit festival as a destination for the international techno circuit."As an original sponsor for Movement/DEMF, we have witnessed the growth of the festival from a relatively local event to an international celebration of electronic music in downtown Detroit," said John Badanjek, Publisher, Real Detroit Weekly.

"Every year the festival continues to impress us with their unyielding pursuit to improve the overall festival experience through better sound, staging, lighting, and of course talent.

Real Detroit Weekly is honored to present this year's lineup of world-class, homegrown artists to an international audience at the Festival. The fact that the Real Detroit Stage will be moving underground only compliments the stellar lineup. We anticipate the Real Detroit Stage will be banging from the first beats until they shut it down."Real Detroit Weekly – a weekly alternative entertainment-driven magazine – is Detroit's most entertaining source for music, nightlife, movies, fashion, dining and all other things under the pop culture umbrella. Mixing a combination of the city's elements with the suburbs' charm, the editorial attention is a secret formula that features local and national acts as well as pertinent information for Detroit's most loyal and growing audience.

Since 1998 Paxahau has promoted electronic music and has grown to include a web archive, booking agency, record label and an event production company which produces an average of 20 events a year. With a network of alliances and resources that span the globe, Paxahau has emerged as a premier promotions group within the electronic music industry.

Please visit myspace. com/detroitmusicfest to find the latest news as it develops.

The Red Bull Music Academy was created in 1998 as a platform for those who shape our musical future. Since then, many pioneers of today's sounds have inspired up and coming musicians at various editions held in cities around the globe including: Berlin, Dublin, New York, London, Sao Paulo,Cape Town,Rome, Seattle, Melbourne and Toronto. In 2008, the Red Bull Music Academy will celebrate 10 years of shaping music in an edition in Barcelona. Applications are currently being accepted.

For more information on the Red Bull Music Academy visit http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LnJlZGJ1bGxtdXNpY2FjYWRlbXkuY29t

Poetry Slam - Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Thur May 22nd

Poetry Slam!
Thursday May 22nd 2008

Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Box Office Phone: (313) 576-5111

Open mic and slam open to the audience. Detroit's best spoken word artists tackle issues of race, sex, culture, war, justice and virtually every topic imaginable unleashing biting humor, incisive commentary and brilliant wordplay.

Hosted by Kalimah "LocMama" Johnson.

Sponsored by Starbucks

Thursday, May 22 2008 at 8:00 PM
Buy Tickets

5/21/08

MCB VIDEOS - Edison Glass / Nightmare of You





FREE CONCERT: SUMMER IN THE PARK - Campus Martius - Fourth Fridays 11:30am

FREE CONCERT: SUMMER IN THE PARK
Campus Martius - Fourth Fridays 11:30am

May 23 — R&B / Funk / Soul
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Denis Cofey
Detroit guitarist, long-time Motown session musician, composer, guitarist, filmscorer, producer, and hitmaker.

11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. FRIDAY ARTS MARKET: THE ARTIST VILLAGE
An innovative installation, “Mood Swings”, is created on-site by Public Art Workz’ CHAZZ MILLER (we met Chazz Miller at the Vibe Premiere - this guy rocks!)

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. OLDIES 104.3 Happy Hou r: Reggie smith & the after party
Radio Hosts, Promotions, Give-aways and Adult Drink Specials! Vocalist Reggie Smith
and a 3-piece rhythm section perform Motor City originals and favorites.

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. KING SOLOMON BURKE
Soul music pioneer, Grammy Award Winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee.

9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. DETROIT FASHION WEEK “SUMMER BREEZE”
Fashion showcase spotlights the hottest designs by Metro Detroit premiere designers.
Sounds by DJ Frank Raines.

10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. AMP FIDDLER
This talented, multi-instrumentalist Detroit composer and vocalist has toured with everyone from George Clinton to Moodyman.

Justin Townes Earle - Callahans Bar & Grill - Thur May 22nd


Carrick House presents:
Thursday May 22nd 2008

Callahan’s Bar & Grill
2105 Sough Boulevard
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248.858.9508

Doors at 7:00 PM

Showtime is 8:00 PM
Advance tickets are available at http://www.atcallahans.com/

Tickets $10.00
All ages welcome!

Youthville Walk - Fundraiser for Theater Time @ Music Hall -


MUSIC HALL’S THEATER TIME FOR ASPIRING THESPIANS 1 K WALK

Music Hall’s youth educational program, Theater Time, was currently underway with the production of The Wiz, however, due to extreme financial hardship needs to raise $10,000 in order to produce this show which the kids have worked so hard to bring to the stage.

The parents of the Theater Time kids got together and decided to do a 1 kilometer walk around YouthVille next Saturday, May 24th , from 1 to 4 PM, to help raise funds to keep this important Detroit youth education program from closing the curtain.

The children will also use this time for a letter-writing campaign for funding to keep Theater Time up and running.There will be a $25 registration fee for all participants. In addition to contributing to an outreach youth education program, all those who register will receive name recognition in all of Music Hall’s 2008-2009 season programs.

We realize that this is extremely short notice, but expected funding hasn’t materialized so we must try on our own to help keep the current production of “The Wiz” on schedule.

Theater Time is one of Music Hall's charter programs. It began as a two-week summer program that evolved into a year - round initiative fully staffed with two drama instructors, a music director, a vocal instructor and a choreographer. Each session concludes with a final production on Music Hall's main stage. This fruitful evolution that took place within the Theater Time infrastructure has lead to a 90% retention rate with the participating Detroit youth.

YouthVille is located at:

Detroit Youth Foundation
7375 Woodward Suite 2800
Detroit, MI 48202

FREE TICKETS/CD GIVEAWAY: Langhorne Slim - Crofoot Pike Room - Fri June 20th


pair of tix to the show or a free 7" vinyl with poster to the 1st/2nd emailers
THESE ARE GONE!

LANGHORNE SLIM
Friday June 20th 2008

The Crofoot Pike Room
1 Saginaw St
Pontiac MI

May 19 -- Tractor Tavern -- Seattle, WA
May 22 -- Urban Lounge -- Salt Lake City, UT
May 23 -- Hi-Dive -- Denver, CO
May 24 – Replay Lounge (outside) – Lawrence, KS
May 25 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN
May 26 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
May 27 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI
May 28 – Schuba’s -- Chicago, IL
May 29 – The Hideout -- Chicago, IL
May 30 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
May 31 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
June 5 – W. Mount Vernon Park – Baltimore, MD
June 6 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
June 7 – T.T. The Bear’s — Cambridge, MA
June 17 – La Divian Orange — Montreal, QB
June 18 – The Horseshoe – Toronto, ONT
June 19 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
June 20 - Pike Room @ Crofoot - Pontiac, MI
June 21 - Ruby Tuesday - Columbus, OH
June 22 – Off Broadway- St. Louis, MO
June 24 – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs) - Fargo, ND+
June 26 - Sled Island Music Festival – Calgary, AB
July 3 - High Sierra Fest - Quincy, CA
July 4 - High Sierra Fest - Quincy, CA

DOWNLOAD THE “REBEL SIDE OF HEAVEN" MP3

Our Business is Stealing Souls & Business is Good - Debt Collective - Johansen Charles Gallery - Fri May 30th




May 30th - June 6th
debtcollective @
Johansen Charles Gallery
1345 Division St
Detroit, Mi 48207
"Our business is stealing souls... and business is good"
This all photography and video exhibit will feature new works by:
T.M. Caldwell
BRICKWALL
Chris Samuels
Lynn Upson
Ian Swanson
Paul Buindo
Cheryl Faligowski
David Cole
Krill Slavin
Angela Bell
SAD
Opening reception at 7pm with music by M O B I L

Bump Da Funk remixed - 2500 Club Detroit - Sun May 25th

Head on over to everyones fav sports bar - 2500 Club off cass and park/henry

Bump Da Funk
Sunday May 25th 2008

2500 Club
2500 Park
Dietroit MI

Detroit Dungeon and Motor City Dolls

DIA MARBLE LOUNGE - Thursday May 22nd



May @ The Marble Lounge
Thursday, May 22nd 2008
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Experimental. Thought provoking. Edgy. Loungy.
Get to the DIA Thursday, May 22nd, for the new late-night experience—the Marble Lounge.

From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., boxers from Detroit’s famed Kronk gym duke it out and Mexican masked wrestlers, Revolucha, hit the mat in a ring taking center stage in Prentis Court. Ann Arbor’s The Bang! provides the backdrop with a dance party adventure mixing everything from rock’n’roll to ‘60s soul, from BritPop to HipHop.

This is a first for the museum, and the night’s entertainment is in conjunction with the special exhibitions Life’s Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists’ Brush with Leisure, 1895–1925 and Give it a Rest: People at Play in American Prints and Drawings, 1890–1945 (the latter will be open for viewing), each of which features classic images of the ring.

18 & Over
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Enter off of John R Street.
Cocktails and food are available.

Pulp Fiction - Main Art Theatre - Fri/Sat Nights


Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction · May 23 & 24
Turn it up to 11! This is Spinal Tap · May 30 & 31
Alicia Silverstone in Clueless · Jun 6 & 7
Ridley Scott's Director's Cut! Alien · Jun 13 & 14
Original version! Not on DVD! Grindhouse · Jun 20 & 21
Prince & Apollonia in Purple Rain · Jun 27 & 28
Bill Murray & Jason Schwartzmann in Rushmore · Jul 4 & 5
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John! Grease Sing-Along · Jul 11 & 12
Ridley Scott's Blade Runner: The Final Cut · Jul 18 & 19
Audrey Tautou is Amélie · Jul 25 & 26
Brad Pitt & Edward Norton in Fight Club · Aug 1 & 2
Don't feed them after midnight! Gremlins · Aug 8 & 9
Jeff Bridges in the sci-fi classic Tron · Aug 15 & 16
New 35mm print! Peter Jackson's Dead Alive · Aug 22 & 23
Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park · Aug 29 & 30

48 Hour Challenge - Detroit Windsor International Film Festival


CALL FOR ENTRIES: 48 hr Short Film Challenge from DWIFF
Think you have what it takes to make a DWIFF worthy film in one weekend, we think so!

If you successfully complete the DWIFF Challenge, we will show your film during our film festival!
Sign up now at www.dwiff.org/challenge and get your team ready for the competiton one weekend before the festival.

You will have 48 hours starting Friday, June 20th to complete the Challenge.
Every team that completes the challenge will have their film screened at our DWIFF Challenge award ceremony on Sunday the 29th.

Laura Rock Fundraiser - Crofoot - Fri May 23rd

Just like the flyer says - "Do something nice for once" or for the folks that are do-gooders
"Do something else nice again!" - get on out and check the show of the month out at The Crofoot to help raise $$$ for Laura Rock who has been struck with cancer.

Carjack - Deastro - SSM - Johnny Headband - The Meatmen - Electric 6

now thats a lineup worth $50 so get out - buy a ticket and then donate a few extra dollars to help the girl out.

5/20/08

VIDEO INTERVIEW TONIGHT - Air Traffic - St Andrews - Tue May 20th

Yes - another post about Air Traffic - so what! these guys rock out and besides they gave us a bunch of freebies to give out and we want to help promote the show tonight.

MCB's Jeff Nolan and Paul Hitz will be down at The Shelter to interview Air Traffic from the UK and grab some video footage and killer photos from the show.







Photos from Paul Hitz here tomorrow of all 4 bands who played the show



"Paul Hitz's 10 Second Review"

they brought it from the UK, high paced dramatic lyrics rhythms and keyboards surrounded by a strong bass a telecaster and pounding drums.
got their name from practicing next to an airport and the air tower controllers signals would come through their amps
it was their first time to Detroit and they were given a warm WHOOHOO! from the crowd and they were looking forward to coming back again




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Electric Firebabies - 313.jac - Sat May 24th



Electric Fire Babies
Saturday May 24th 2008


Jacoby’s
313 JAC
17215 Mack
Detroit, Michigan 48224

Come get electrified with EFB during Detroit Electronic Music Festival weekend
Static/313.Jac - PHOTO CREDIT: TART