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Tommorow: 10th Annual Detroit Sounds and Spirits Old-Fashioned Holiday Spectacular

December 23rd, at The Magic Stick
$15, 9 PM, all ages

Metro-area Thom McCan Shoe Stores and Town Club Soda Distributors are thrilled to announce the tenth anniversary show of the Detroit Sounds and Spirits Olde-Fashioned Holiday Spectacular on Friday, December 23 at Detroit’s Magic Stick.

The Sounds and Spirits Spectacular is the Detroit indie-rock community’s biggest holiday event. In homage to Christmas variety shows of yesteryear, the Spectacular features 22 bands performing just one yuletide ditty.  It’s a lightning paced whirligig of cheer on 2 stages and if you’re not a fan of the act playing, don’t worry, there’ll be another in 5 minutes!  If you don’t feel a warm glow at this joyous gala, then your heart really is two sizes too small!

The Spectacular first came together in the fall of 2002, intended to be a mock taping of a boozy, sweater and scarf variety show from years past.  Equal parts Rankin-Bass, Andy Williams, and MC5.  This years show promises to be just as entertaining featuring some top-secret, spirited collaborations from former and current members of the Detroit Cobras, The Von Bondies & Karen Elson’s band.

All proceeds from the Spectacular benefit Detroit’s Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS). Since 2002, the Spectacular has raised over $23,000 for the Detroit-based organization, which provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for single men, women, and families with children who need assistance in becoming economically self-sufficient.

This years lineup includes:
His Name is Alive   – The Barrettes  - Destroy This Place – Outrageous Cherry  - American Mars  - Johnny Headband – Satori Circus  - The Blueflowers – Alex Winston  -  The Pop Project  - Patrick Davy and the Ghosts  - The Thornbills – Amy Gore and Her Valentines  -  Duende!  - Old Empire  - Woodman – TVXMAS – Marco Polio and the New Vaccines  -  I Love Lightning Bugs – Jeecy and the Jungle  - Rabinowitz Family Christmas Special