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