As I have said before on many occasions – “the Crofoot knows how to throw a summer party” and this is set to be another beat down of a night.
Starting with Motorcity Special we will once again be recording 5 Detroit bands (see below) live for pressing to 12” double sided vinyl only…no digital releases such as CDs or other form of electronic music.
Spinning between sets will be CARJACK and DJ MILO with special guest emcees MADHATTER and LOCO JEFF. Special Sponsors of the MCS#2 are Showtime Clothing (old school Detroit clothier) and www.KNERD.com (new school Detroit based music networking website)
After some sound issues at MCS#1 it would be easy to point the finger at others but there is always room for improvement at all levels and after a careful review of our 1st round we made a few adjustments to our approach.
There seems to be a lot of excitement swirling around MCS and we are doing our best to produce a fun show and capture that vibe and sound on our favorite medium – vinyl records.
With the conception of MCS in late January at MCB5 and then actually starting work on the project in April we are moving along at an alarming rate and hope to have 4 records recorded and released by very early 2011. Our goal once again is to put on some fun creative shows that highlight the scene in a positive light.
All proceeds go toward the records with the bands playing for vinyl/beer and the venue/sound guys offering services at very reasonable costs. It’s really about a community effort and we hope we can live up to everyones high expectations and deliver an enjoyable record that just doesn’t sit on a shelf….if you are in a band and would like to be part of MCS come on down to the show and talk to us about it…we will be including all types and styles of music in this project. MCS#3 should be mid October and MCS#4 is penciled in for very early January as part of the MCB6 (MOTORCITYBLOG-6) - We are considering a 7” release as part of the MCB Lounge at Peoples Art Festival 8/28-29 as we will have 8 bands playing the MCB Lounge Stage.
If you are coming to the Motorcity Special enter through the front entrance and go upstairs to The Pike Room - paid entrance at this door also gets you access into the ENTIRE Phonotropic Wicked Awesome Summer BBQ with tons of great artwork, music and free food.
In particular there are a few other record releases with DALE EARNHARDT, JR. JR. who release their first EP and LETTERCAMP who are releasing a 7” vinyl via Five Three Dial Tone Records.
In addition to purchasing Motorcity Special #1 and Vinyl Voucher for MCS#2 these would also be great additions to your Detroit music collection.
Bottom line – this event has everything you could want in a summer party and should be top of your list for this Saturday night.
Pontiac is the hub of some of the most cutting-edge art in country. Next Saturday, JULY 31, 2010, join us in the Crofoot Ballroom for the third annual installment of ...
PHONOTROPIC'S WICKED AWESOME BARBEQUED MUSICAL SAFARI...YESSS!!!
Art from a variety of disciplines will be represented!
in the Ballroom- all the bands below are hyperlinked (take some time and check out all this great music)
DALE EARNHARDT, JR. JR. Release their first EP!!
BARS OF GOLD
JESSICA HERNANDEZ and THE DELTAS
THE VICTORIOUS SECRETS
hosted by SELF SAYS
with Prussia's Adam Pressley hosting AUTO-TUNE KARAOKE on the main stage.
in the Vernors Room
to show the rest of the world that Detroit isn't just braindrain and urban entropy we invited bands from three other cities to share in our artistic siblinghood:
PETALS RANG THE BELL from Grand Rapids, MI
GHOST HEART from Grand Rapids, MI
AIRIEL from Chicago, IL
ALL DINOSAURS from Cleveland, OH
in the Pike RoomTHE MOTOR CITY SPECIAL will be recording the bands live for a limited edition Vinyl Record manufactured at Archer Records in Detroit
There will also be DJs spinning great tracks all night inside and outside on the Patio- AK47, DJ Dean Sparklez, C. Drink$, Justin Ames and more.
The Vernors Room will feature new paintings from AMNA ASGHAR!
We will also be premiering two short films/music videos
"Unreason" by ZELDA AND THE UNI-BROWS
"Nothing But our Love" by IAN SIGMON, JUSTIN LAWES, and JOSH JOUPI,
and finally work from our favorite fellow traveller, DAN DEMAGGIO!
To celebrate modern technology, the third year of PHONOFEST, and our local scene- DEMAGGZ has created a series of installations and videos that will be enhanced by the FREE 3D glasses that every guest receives upon entrance
Fresh Pineapple Infused Absolut will be avaialbale all night as will, PHONOTROPIC's classic homemade Sangria!
Also, Chef Paul will be serving free Hamburgers and Veggie Dogs on the patio from 7PM-9PM!
All in all, I believe this represents the greatest amalgamation of art and artists since Chief Pontiac himself strolled our verdent peninsula.
The event begins at 7PM on Saturday July 31, 2010
at the Crofoot Ballroom (1 S. Saginaw Pontiac, MI 48342)