He has a radio program on WXOU out of Oakland University
Wild At Heart
Happy Memorial Day!! I have a special gift to my readers since I was unable to do my radio show this week and I got tickets to "She & Him" at the Royal Oak Music Theatre to giveaway for June 6 @ Royal Oak Music Theatre. The show is sold out so this might be your last chance to get tickets. She & Him are an American indie folk band consisting of actress Zooey Deschanel (Yes Man, Elf, (500) Days of Summer) and singer-songwriter M Ward (Bright Eyes, Monsters Of Folk). To win tickets, the first person who can answer the following question will get a pair of tickets. Deschanel married Ben Gibbard in September 2009. What band does Ben sing lead vocals for? Send your responce to firstname.lastname@example.org and good luck.
Getting raedy to head over to the Movement Festival. I wasn't going to go this year since WXOU got denied for press passes but one of my bosses hooked me up with free passes to flyer for the upcoming Deadmau 5 and Benny Banassi shows in Detroit. It is usually a fun time to people watch even though on the first day none of the acts overly excited me. I'm going to just chill out, take in the crowd and maybe head back to the playstation van for some more video game action.
Another short list this week but upcoming recommended concerts of the week include:
Tuesday (6/01) Broken Bells @ St Andrews Hall, Gwar @ Headliners (Toledo)
Friday (6/04) Earth, Wind & Fire @ Caesars Windsor "The Colosseum", N*E*R*D and Janelle Monáe open for Erykah Badu @ Chene Park, singer/songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Majestic Cafe, the Macpodz @ Magic Bag
Saturday (6/05) the soul sounds of Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds @ Chene Park, Motor City Josh & The Big 3 @ Callahan's Music Hall, Verve Pipe @ Headliners (Toledo)
Sunday (6/06) She & Him @ Royal Oak Music Theatre, Zoos of Berlin @ Majestic Cafe, Silverghost and Aran Ruth @ Majestic's "Flip Hair Show", School Of Rock @ Emerald Theatre
Lastly, this week's band of the week in honor of the Movement Festival is S.P.O.C.K (aka Star Pilot On Channel K) from Sweden. They started off playing parties and hit it big in 1990 with the release of their 7" single "Silicon Dream". Fans of Star Trek and Spock (originally the band was called Mr Spock but Paramont wanted large sums of money so they created the acronym), the bands music usually centers on science fiction stories, alien-human relations and life in space. Representative songs include: "E.T. Phone Home", "Never Trust a Klingon", "In Space No One Can Hear You Scream" and "Mr. Spock's Brain". Here is a sampling of their songs.
Have a good holiday and see you later in the week.