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11/30/12

Rosco Bandana @ The Magic Bag


Rosco Bandana
Opening for Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Sunday, December 2nd, at The Magic Bag
$15, Doors at 8

Gulfport, Mississippi's Rosco Bandana have released their debut album Time To Begin on Hard Rock Records this fall and they're heading out on the road for their December tour with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. They'll be making a stop at The Magic Bag in Ferndale this Sunday 12/02 along the way.

In 2011, the seven-piece band entered Hard Rock's international 'Hard Rock Rising: Global Battle of the Bands' competition and won among 12,000 entered bands. The band became the first group signed to Hard Rock Records. After winning the competition the group flew out to Los Angeles where they recorded their Americana inspired debut LP with producer Greg Collins (U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt).


FREE SHOW: Twin Shadow normal crashes Chicago - Dec. 3

 
 
RCRD LBL is excited to bring the MINI Not Normal campaign to life with the Normal Crashers event series.
Imagine wandering into a normal, everyday location, and happening upon a next-level performance from a live band. That is MINI taking "NOT NORMAL" to a whole new level. MINI, RCRD LBL and a cast of emerging artists will be spicing up routines, splashing a bit of individuality onto the greyness of day-to-day life. That is the MINI attitude, brought to life authentically and energetically.
 
Join Twin Shadow and MINI USA in Chicago on December 3rd, as we bring an epic performance to very Normal place near you. RSVP on Facebook to get the latest details on where and when this event will take place.

Artist — Twin Shadow
City — Chicago
Date — Monday, December 3rd
Venue — To be Announced
Time — To be Announced

NEW WAY WEEKEND: An Evening with Megyn Hermez wsg Ava Stuart // Liquor Prohibition Party w guest bartenders and The Devils, The Age & Detroit Dizzy Dames



Not-so-Silent Night @ Rust Belt, 9 December



The Rust Belt Market, LLC
OPEN EVERY SAT & SUN! 11am-7pm 22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, Michigan 48220

Join 70+ local artisans and musicians Friday, December 9 at The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, MI for "Not-So-Silent Night", a benefit for FernCare, the city's free clinic that provides health services to the area's medically un- and under-insured. The event, which is free and open to the public, offers holiday shoppers the opportunity to support independent, creative retail while helping those in need gain access to no-cost medical care. Bellissima Musica, DJ Top Kat, I Love Lightning Bugs and The Luddites will perform throughout the evening and the market's vendors will be open for business, offering everything from photography to vintage and original clothing, to one-of-a-kind jewelry and hand-crafted furniture - all made here in Michigan.

For those 21 and older, local brews from Woodward Avenue Brewers and Royal Oak Brewery will be showcased, with all drink sales benefiting FernCare. Not of legal drinking age and want to help? Purchase a raffle ticket for the chance to win a Ferndale Night on the Town, which includes dinner for two as well as gift certificates to city merchants, or stop by the wrapping station and package up your recently bought gifts - all monies go directly to the clinic! "Not-So-Silent Night" is The Rust Belt Market's way of putting the FernCare motto into practice: We are our own keepers. We help one another.

For more information on The Rust Belt Market, please visit http://rustbeltmarket.com/

For more information on FernCare, please visit http://www.ferncare.org/


FREE CDs: Low Cut Connie - Lager House Detroit - Sunday 12/16

We wanted to give ya the heads-up that
Low Cut Connie, Rolling Stone's "Band of the Month"
 is hitting Detroit in a few weeks 

email motorcityblog@earthlink.net for your shot at a free CD





Their new record, Call Me Sylvia, has been getting rave reviews from: Rolling StoneNPR/Fresh AirAllMusic: 4 starsRobert Christgau, and many other smart and sexy people.  Legendary critic Dave Marsh recently called them "the most important American band to come along in years."  

Fresh off recording a live session at Jack White's Third Man Records for the grand reopening of the live venue, the boys are hitting the road and bringing the heat to Detroit on December 16th. 

The Connie boys are delighted to have the legendary Danny Kroha opening for them. 

Low Cut Connie @ PJ's Larger House
Sunday December 16th
9pm
$5

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http://lowcutconnie.com

11/29/12

Book Reviews of Positive Creations; The Visionary Art of Chris Dyer and Newbrow; 50 Contemporary Artists






"Snazzy is as Snazzy Does!"
Gwen Joy is an artist who specializes in colorful folk art paintings. 
Life experience is her subject matter which is translated in a lyrical/mythical fashion.
                                                               Follow Gwen's snazzy street reviews weekly here on Motorcityblog                        
                                                                                  Reach her directly at www.GwenJoy.com




    Newbrow; 50 Contemporary Artists documents 50 prominent artists in the Newbrow art movement. Newbrow art stylistically fuses pop art with surrealism. Over 180 images of art make this an exciting book for the art lover and art novice.  The artists are of American, German, and Australian descent.   Politically toned art, funny ironic art,  stenciled and vibrant street art, illustrative art comprise some of the styles in this collection. Each artist has nearly two pages of color imagery, and a paragraph detailing their influences and other biographical information. I particularly enjoyed Joka's, Walt Hall's, and Casey Weldon's art. Shane Pomajambo complied and wrote this art book. Shane is the CEO and Creative Director at Art Whino Gallery in Washington DC. He is obviously very committed to exhibiting national and international artists. This book is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in contemporary art.
    Positive Creations; The Visionary Art of Chris Dyers is written by and complied by Chris Dyers. This is a compilation of Chris Dyer's works from 1979 to 2010. His early childhood skateboarding adventures sparked his keen interest in art. Dyers is a mellow meditative type and his work is psychedelic and visionary in nature. Dyer's spirited personality is evident in this book. He writes that art is his great calling and he is passionate about nature as well. He is a Peruvian artist who lives in Canada and due to a lot of time spent traveling Dyer is extremely worldly. His lessons and inspirations learned through traveling are apparent in his work. Chris is an extremely prolific and multifaceted artist! His collection includes paintings, sculptures, sketches, skateboard graphics, murals, and street art. All of his work is extremely colorful and bursting with positive energy. This book 's title is utterly perfect. This collection is highly recommended for anyone interested in contemporary art, street art, psychedelic art, and dynamic and unusual life stories.




Book Review of Angel by Laura Lee/ Itineris Press Books





"Snazzy is as Snazzy Does!"
Gwen Joy is an artist who specializes in colorful folk art paintings. 
Life experience is her subject matter which is translated in a lyrical/mythical fashion.
                                                               Follow Gwen's snazzy street reviews weekly here on Motorcityblog                        
                                                                                  Reach her directly at www.GwenJoy.com



Angel by Laura Lee is about a minster Paul Tobit who lost his wife to cancer. Paul's outlook and perception of life changes. He no longer wants to be a minister. Instead he becomes a tour bus driver. He reminisces that his favorite part of his old vocation was the funerals. The oddities of Paul's character are enjoyable. He is very much taken with men now as well. Various quotes and interesting facts about religion and biology accent each chapter.
The subject matter is definitely more in the public eye than 10 years go.  I was looking forward to reading this book but found the book to be a bit clumsy. I think it could use some editing. Its not a bad book it just needs some fine tuning. Some humorous lines sparkled like, "The ocean is sexier than corn."  Visit www.itinerisbooks.com for more information.

STIRLING’S ROCK N' ROLL BIRTHDAY PARTY!

 
Some of Detroit's finest rockers are getting together to celebrate local music/club promoter/rock aficionado Stirlings’ birthday. Stirling has been the driving force behind many area nightclubs throughout the years. He first started hosting modern dance parties in the '80s at the legendary dance clubs Todd's, The Leidernacht (now the City Club), The Majestic Theatre and The Warehouse. He later moved on to promote live music at The Sardine Bar, 313.jac/Jacoby's, and the park stage at Cityfest. He continues to be a strong advocate of Detroit talent by introducing new up and coming artists to local audiences. The annual party is one event that will showcase some stellar Detroit performers.

This promises to be a great night of local music. Performing will be some of Stirling's favorites. New local rockers Jimmy Ohio & The Ultimate Lovers will headline the night, which will also feature a set by Olympus Mons, performances by songstress Audra Kubat,  a short solo set by Leah Diehl of Lightning Love, songwriter John Bardy, and a special acoustic performance by Margaret Dollrod.

 
 The rock n' roll party is on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012; doors at 9pm and showtime is at 9:30pm at The Corktown Tavern located at 1716 Michigan Avenue in Detroit, 48216. 313-964-5103. www.corktowntavern.com $6 cover charge and 21 and over are welcome.

Social mixer/ Project Trio @ DSO's Mix @ The Max - Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

BEAT-BOXING FLUTE PLAYER STARS IN NEXT MIX @ THE MAX

DETROIT, (November 5, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Mix @ The Max series continues with a performance by Project Trio, starring beat-boxing flute player, Greg Pattillo on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.  Pattillo; Eric Stephenson, cello; and Peter Seymour, bass are pushing the boundaries of chamber music with a high-octane mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock.
Hosted in the intimate Music Box space within the Max M. Fisher Music Center, the performance features cabaret-style seating. Mix @ The Max, premiered in April to a full house, is composed of concerts targeting a new generation of patrons. Acts could include music of any genre, including classical, contemporary, jazz and more.
Additional entertainment includes:    
cash bar
free photo booth
holiday shopping bazaar
complimentary snacks provided by local food and beverage vendors including Cliff Bell’s, B. Nektar Meadery and Gypsy Kitchen
Tickets to Project Trio are $25 in advance and $28 at the door, and may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit); by calling (313) 576-5111; or online at dso.org. Seating is general admission.

About Project Trio

Project Trio performs to enthusiastic audiences of all ages in concert halls, clubs, and classrooms around the world. Acclaim for the Trio and its members runs the gamut from Downbeat Magazine, which praises PROJECT Trio as “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise” to the New York Times, calling beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.” The Wall Street Journal hails the group’s “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.”

The Trio, now in its sixth year, was forged out of a collective love of performing high energy, top quality music to diverse audiences. They are drawing new audiences to classical music and reinvigorating existing fans of chamber music through their innovative performances, recordings, and their YouTube channel, which has over 71 million views and 78,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the Internet. The Trio, which performs over 70 concerts a year, plays to fans of all ages in venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, where they made their debut in 2010. In addition to their extensive performing schedule, the Trio is dedicated to arts education, inspiring a whole new generation of concert going music lovers.

Highlights of the Trio’s 2012-13 season include concerts with the Charlotte, Detroit, Milwaukee, and New Jersey Symphonies, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Britt Festival, and the opening concerts of the Chicago Sinfonietta. The Trio will perform and lead masterclasses in schools, universities, festivals and other venues throughout the US, including New York, New Hampshire, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. PROJECT Trio was selected by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with American Voices, as one of the ensembles for their 2012-2013 season of American Music Abroad. Chosen for their musical excellence and educational capability, they will tour throughout the former Soviet Union to present original American music through public concerts, master classes, workshops, jam sessions with local musicians and media outreach. Other international engagements include a second tour of Germany in addition to a performance with the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic this fall.

In 2012, the Trio gave their first concert as Family Concert Artists in Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as part of a three-year residency. Other performances last season included the Saint Louis Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, and tours to France, Germany, Austria and Canada. The Trio has also toured Australia and Hong Kong.

PROJECT Trio’s discography includes five recordings and a DVD, PROJECT Trio: Live In Concert, all on the Trio’s own record label, Harmonyville Records. This fall PROJECT Trio released their fifth album When Will Then Be Now, which debuted at the top of both the Billboard classical and jazz charts. Their catalogspanning Random Roads Collection was released last spring on Tummy Touch Records and also immediately rose to the top of Billboard's Canadian and US classical and jazz charts. Like all of the other PROJECT Trio’s recordings, both soared to the top of the iTunes charts upon their release. Their disc Project Trio was acclaimed by Jazz Review as “a glorious celebration of the music of our time.” This disc builds on the sound that is at the foundation of the group’s success, with heavy hitting originals such as Dr. Nick and Fast and reinterpretations of Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns and Roses and Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo a la Turk. Their debut CD, Winter in June showcases the versatility of PROJECT Trio with 12 original compositions from
classical to jazz and hip-hop to experimental acoustic sounds. Their follow up disc Brooklyn collects well known staples from their live show, with covers and originals and even complete overhauls from the likes of Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington, Theolonius Monk, JS Bach and Tchaikovsky, along with their own Brooklyn Suite, a collection of tone poems from the world they are surrounded by in the city of Brooklyn.

After meeting at the Cleveland Institute of Music, they quickly realized that there was no repertoire written for the unique combination of bass, flute and cello. This forced the members to compose and arrange their own music, which they publish on their Harmonyville label. Original compositions by the trio are influenced by the sounds of jazz, hip-hop, beatbox and rock. Their music can be heard in Nike and Smart Car commercials. Last year, the National Flute Association commissioned Pattillo to write “Three Beats for Beatbox Flute.” Greg Pattillo recently demonstrated his beatbox style for Jay Leno and performed with the Tonight Show orchestra. Dedicated to engaging today’s younger audiences, PROJECT Trio has performed and led workshops for over 100,000 students on three continents, including over 35 states in the US. PROJECT Trio is instantly recognizable to students of all ages as a result of their YouTube following and appearances on popular TV shows on Nickelodeon and MTV. Their educational programs are adapted to meet the National Standards for
Music Education, with specialized curricula for age groups from elementary students through college. They held their first summer camp at the Bay View Music Festival in Michigan this summer. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Pattillo, Stephenson, and Seymour founded PROJECT Trio in Boulder, Colorado in the summer of 2005. The group initially came up with the idea to do one week “projects” in different cities around the US, with each project including education/community outreach events and concerts of classical works and their own music. The Trio got its big break in 2006 when Greg Pattillo’s Beatbox Flute video went viral on YouTube, receiving millions of views in its first week. Reaching out to audiences of all ages through the Internet, live performances, and recordings, PROJECT Trio has since become one of the world’s most championed and exciting instrumental ensembles. For more information on PROJECT Trio, visit projecttrio.com.
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FREE TICKETS & VINYLS: Small Stone Records Showcase - Magic Stick Detroit - Sat 12/1


MCB has some free tickets and vinyls from Smallstone Records
email motorcityblog@earthlink.net for your chance to win
and get to this show!



Keeping Rock 'N' Roll Alive
Small Stone Records Showcase in Detroit!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
at The Magic Stick
Doors 7pm / Tickets $10.00
SSR All Star Line Up:
Halfway To Gone (Long Branch, NJ)
Five Horse Johnson (Toledo, OH)
Sasquatch (Los Angeles, CA)
Freedom Hawk (Virginia Beach, VA)
Luder (Ferndale, MI)

Since many folks have been asking us for a few years now, we finally caved in….here it is in all its glory, a full blown Small Stone Records Showcase in the state that we actually live in. We put together a top notch line up which features the return of New Jersey's Halfway To Gone for the first time since 2005! Come early, stay late...

The Magic Stick is great venue, and the drinks will be flowing, at reasonable prices too... It should be an epic evening of rawk...Hell, we might even have copies of the new album from Five Horse Johnson at the show too.

The Fine folks over at Tito's Vodka are helping us and the Magic Stick will have Tito's Drink Specials All Night!

11/28/12

Show Preview: Hellyeah returns to The Fillmore Detroit in support of Lamb of God


Veteran metal mongers Hellyeah return to The Fillmore Detroit this Saturday in support of their most recent album, "Band of Brothers" supporting Lamb of God, in addition to supporting acts In Flames and Sylosis. Delivering a no holds barred, balls to the wall, metal in your face explosion of fury and sound, Hellyeah brings the metal to the masses in their second return to Detroit in under six months. Riding hard on the success of "Band of Brothers" which reached top spots on the Billboard chats, including #3 on the Rock chart, you can expect nothing short of an adrenaline infused evening of fist pumping, body moshing mayhem when they take the stage. Fronted by ex-Mudvayne singer Chad Gray and guitarist  Greg Tribbett, along with Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell and bassist  Bob Zilla of Damageplan, backed by the legendary Pantera/Damageplan drummer, Vinnie Paul, Hellyeah extracts every ounce of energy from their fans and accepts no weakness. Songs from the new album have found a rabid reception from fans, with "Drink, Drank, Drunk" in the current top 25 active rock charts along with "Band of Brothers", "Alcohaulin' Ass" and "You Wouldn't Know" reaching high in to the active rock audience on multiple stations around the country. This band is what metal is all about, so get your asses down to The Fillmore on Saturday and channel your aggression in what is going to be one of the most memorable metal concerts in Detroit this year.

Tickets available at Ticketmaster or at the Fillmore Detroit box office.














All photos copyright 2012 Michael "Mick" McDonald


Prior show coverage from June:
http://motorcityblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/hellyeah-show-review.html

Website:
http://www.hellyeahband.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/hellyeahband

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hellyeahband

Show Preview: Church of Bass Tour, The Blind Pig, Sunday, Dec. 2nd

Bass heavy and next level grooves are in session when the powerhouse trio of ill.Gates, Stephan Jacobs and Jay Fay hit up the Blind Pig on Dec. 2nd for the Church of Bass Tour where you can expect some of the  deepest and hardest sounds to be delivered this year.

Ill.Gates is a highly skilled heavy bass veteran and certifiable superstar. The Toronto-born and San Francisco-based producer recently the crowds at Burning Man, and with a fresh release coming from Muti Music, and the free release of his ENTIRE back catalog forthcoming, only legendary levels of success appear to be in his bright future.  With a special 3D projection mapping stage show and PK subs being brought in for sound, ill.Gates' headlining sets promise to be exalted moments in the Church of Bass.

Los Angeles based dance floor troublemaker Stephan Jacobs has his debut album dropping two weeks before kicking on the road, and brings a brilliantly sequenced live show and a desire to take a crowd on what he terms "a musical journey." A steady stream of remixes, including popular and powerful takes on the work of Benny Benassi and Skrillex, Ellie Goulding, Die Antwoord and an endless plethora more have positioned him as being a rising sensation with a growing fanbase.

Jay Fay isn't old enough to drink on his first national tour dates, but he's talented enough to blow your mind. The ex-drummer came on strong with the mid-tempo global bass moombahton vibes on tracks like "Oops." This has led to the DJ/producer's growing list of early achievements to include being voted as the top DJ in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, as well as having co-signs from the likes of progressive electro banger crafters of the moment Diplo, Dillon Francis and Tittsworth. Equally as gifted in slowing down as he is speeding up the bass, he brings a unique vibe and exciting new sounds to the Church of Bass Tour.

Here's a mix-tape of what the show has to offer -

The Balconies open up for Big Sugar


The Loop Windsor


Ottawa's own trio The Balconies are currently on tour opening up for Big Sugar.
Last weekend the band played at The Loop in Windsor.  They had the crowd up on their feet dancing with enthusiasm as the lead singer Jacquie belted out some seriously strong vocals. The Balconies music is mainly “pop rock” and they play it loud and their stage presence is extremely energetic.

There’s nothing better than watching a chick rock out on stage playing lead guitar, taking on the lead vocals and having a blast while doing so.

Be sure to check out their website for up and coming shows. This band is a must see!

Here is a link to their latest release “Do It in the Dark”



Members
Jacquie (guitar, vocals)
Steve (bass, vocals)
Liam (drums, vocals)






           

Show preview: Psychostick @ three Michigan dates this weekend


LET'S GO DRINK SOME BEER!


Humorcore metal band Psychostick brings their serious brand of humorous music and maladies to three Michigan venues this weekend. Fresh on tour in support of their "Santa's an Asshole" tour, they  kick off in Lansing at Uli's Haus of Rock on Friday November 30th with Ricky Rucker, From Blue to Gray, Undercut and DeverauX. Then they're off to Jackson at Raks Sportsbar on Saturday, with one last appearance on Sunday at New York, New York in Chesterfield Township where the lineup also includes Powerout and Psycho Circle. I'll be at the Lansing show shooting pics and chatting with them Friday, stop out for a beer!


I also recently did an interview with lead singer frontman Rawrb a week ago which can be found here.
http://motorcityblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/interview-with-rawrb-from-psychostick.html

SANTA'S AN ASSHOLE TOUR DATES:
November 29, 2012  The Yellow Bird - Fort Wayne, IN
November 30, 2012 - Uli's Haus of Rock - Lansing, MI
December 1, 2012 - Raks Sportsbar - Jackson, MI
December 2, 2012 - New York New York - Chesterfield, MI (Detroit)
December 3, 2012 - The Frequency - Madison, WI
December 4, 2012 - The Warehouse - La Crosse, WI 
December 6, 2012 - Another Hole In the Wall - Steger, IL
December 7, 2012 - Bar 3 - Rockford, IL
December 8, 2012 - House of Bricks - Des Moines, IA
December 11, 2012 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
December 12, 2012 - Nestor Tavern - Fargo, ND 
December 13, 2012 - O.N.E. - Bismarck, ND
December 14, 2012 - Boonies - Sioux Falls, SD 
December 15, 2012 - Tremors - St. Joseph, MO

Website:
http://psychostick.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Psychostick

Ticket giveaway/show preview: The Stone Foxes @ Small's 12/02/2012



Photo credit Staci DeGagne

ACCLAIMED ROCKERS THE STONE FOXES’
NEW ALBUM SMALL FIRES OUT FEBRUARY 12
ON INGROOVES FONTANA

PREMIERES FIRST SINGLE "EVERYBODY KNOWS"

Win a pair of tickets to this show Sunday 12/02/2012 at Small's in Hamtramck!

Email motorcityblog@earthlink.net to enter and win! 


Free Download of "Everybody Knows"



"The Stone Foxes have an energetic style that’s rooted in swampy, foot-stomping blues-
rock...ambitious arrangements with diverse moods ranging from acoustic twang to thunderous
electric-guitar riffs"-NPR/WXPN "World Café"

"Enthusiastic and talented..."-Relix

"Most exciting thing in music since Zeppelin."-Elmore

Small Fires, the long awaited album from Bay Area-based band The Stone Foxes, will be
released February 12 on INgrooves Fontana. The new record follows the band’s 2010
sophomore album Bears & Bulls that USA Today described as "irresistible" and the San
Francisco Chronicle claimed "rules!" The first single "Everybody Knows" premiered
as a free download via the band’s fan newsletter, visit the their website for more details:
www.thestonefoxes.com. To support the release, the band will embark on a national tour.

Small Fires was recorded at The Carriage House in Los Angeles and produced by Doug Boehm (Dr. Dog, Drive by Truckers). The band is comprised of brothers Shannon (drums, harp, vocals) and Spence (guitar, vocals) Koehler, Aaron Mort (bass, drums, vocals) and Elliott Peltzman (keys, vocals). Of the new record Peltzman notes, "making Small Fires with Doug Boehm felt like being in a dream." Shannon Koehler continues, "It feels like we finally made the record we set out to make. The sound feels like us. We said what was on our minds, whether it was political, about a relationship, or anything else. It’s darker than our first few records, but making it put a big old smile on my face."

The Stone Foxes, who formed in late 2005, started out performing in San Francisco, writing,
even on stage as they played, and have opened for critically acclaimed artists including Cage the Elephant and Grammy-winners The Black Keys. They spent the past year touring extensively, including stops at Wakarusa, Outside Lands, Voodoo Music Experience and Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival.

THE STONE FOXES TOUR DATES
November 30   Champaign, IL         The Highdive
December 1     Chicago, IL              The Empty Bottle
December 2     Hamtramck, MI       Small’s
December 4     Cleveland, OH         Beachland Ballroom
December 5     Syracuse, NY          The Westcott Theater
December 6     Pittsburgh, PA          Club Café
December 7     Easton, PA               Lafayette College
December 8     New York, NY        Gramercy Theatre
December 11   Cambridge, MA       The Middle East
December 13   Milwaukee, WI        Shank Hall
December 14   Davenport, IA          RME Hall
December 15   Des Moines, IA        Vaudeville Mews
December 16   Kansas City, MO      The Record Bar
December 29   San Francisco, CA    The Fillmore

Official Website:
http://www.thestonefoxes.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thestonefoxes


Twitter:
https://twitter.com/thestonefoxes

The Last Vegas


The Room Windsor


Chicago based The Last Vegas is on their first Canadian Tour in 3 years, kicked off recently with a stop in Windsor at The Room. The band will be touring with Canadian artist, Bleeker Ridge over the next couple of weeks.
The band's genre is an infusion of glam rock and punk rock. Some of the bands influences include: Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Cheap Trick and Skid Row.
The Last Vegas is currently touring in support of their latest album “Bad Decisions”. Their previous album entitled, "Whatever Gets You Off" was produced by  Nikki SixxSixx:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, as well as Marti Frederiksen. 

The band has also opened up for Motley Crue on their US winter  Saints of Los Angeles Tour , along with Theory of a Deadman and Hinder. 

Members
Chad Cherry - vocals
Adam Arling - Guitar
Johnny Wator - Guitar
Nathan Arling - Drummer
Danny Smash - Bass
http://thelastvegas.com/



Another band on the bill for the evening was Time Giant a Canadian band hailing from Toronto. Time Giant will continue to touring to promote their latest album"Grow".Time Giant is a great rock band with an energetic stage performance. Be sure to check them out the next time they are in town. 

Members
Tyrone Buccione
Charlie McKittrick
Ryan Watson
Pat Wilken



THE ROOM

255 Ouellette Avenue Windsor ON, Canada N9A 4H9
Phone:519.252.5991
Email: info@255downtown.com

FREE "Imported From Detroit" Knit Skull Cap from Carhartt / Chrysler


As you may have heard  Carhartt and the Chrysler brand are joining forces to pay homage to the city they call home by launching a new line of limited edition "Imported From Detroit" work wear that is available starting today Nov. 28 at www.carhartt.com/chryslerifd

This Detroit-inspired collection includes limited edition shirts, jackets and pants that are each individually hand-numbered from 1 to 200.



“Detroit reflects the industrious, hard-working, nose-to-the-grindstone spirit of America and Carhartt takes great pride in having called this city home for the past 123 years,” said Tony Ambroza, vice president marketing, Carhartt. “We are excited to support Chrysler’s ‘Imported from Detroit’ campaign with this line of made-in-America work wear. Featuring several iconic Carhartt styles, this collection is for the blue collar men and women who value a hard day’s work and everyone who knows what it’s like to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.”    

The "Imported from Detroit" by Carhartt work wear collection is 100% made in the USA and includes many iconic Carhartt styles with exclusive design detailing like blacked out hardware and leather brand labels. 

The line includes:
  • Detroit Jacket
  • Chore Coat
  • Active Jacket
  • Women's Detroit Jacket
  • Long-Sleeve Signature T-Shirt
  • Mechanic Shirt 
  • Women's Signature T-Shirt
  • Firm Duck Double-Front Work Dungaree
  • Knit Skull Cap
Email motorcityblog@earthlink.net for your chance to win a limited edition Imported From Detroit Knit Skull Cap

Detroit Drunken Historical Society: Detroit's Food History


November 29th, Thursday, 7:00pm
St. Cece's Pub
1426 Bagley, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Speaker: Bill Loomis, author of Detroit's Delectable Past: Two Centuries of Frog Legs, Pigeon Pie and Drugstore Whiskey and history writer for the Detroit News

Detroit Urban Craft Fair


Everything Is Terrible! LIVE at Corktown Cinema 12/7


Everything Is Terrible!
LIVE in Detroit!


Friday, December 7th
Corktown Cinema
2051 Rosa Parks, Detroit

9:30 PM Doors / 10 PM Show
Tickets are $10
available at the door
All Ages


MORE INFORMATION HERE
WATCH THE TRAILER!!! (NSFW)
Watch the Video
Everything Is Terrible! Holiday Special 2012! The Cataclysmic Transformation!
This holiday season, Everything Is Terrible!, the world famous psychedelic soldiers of found footage, return with another epic masterpiece! Over the last 5 years EIT! has built upon their classic Holiday Special, each year creating a more abominable video collage of everyone’s least favorite time of the year! A millennium's worth of VHS memories of misplaced sentimentalities, fist fights over toys for tots, erotic Santas, Nazi elves, and an endless parade of singing kids will surely destroy us all! Will this holiday season be our last? Will our Maya brothers and sisters of so many moons ago be correct in their prediction of doom? After all the dust settles, and our world as we know it is no more, will we have learned the true meaning of the season? There is only one way to find the answers that we seek! Watch one more crappy holiday special!
This holiday season Everything Is Terrible! will be served on ice!
As always, EIT! will appear live to present the evening’s festivities in all of their fur-covered glory! This time they promise to convert every stage into the tackiest winter wonderland imaginable with all the trimmings; puppets, sing-a-longs, candy, fake snow, and a visit from the big man himself! The word ‘miraculous’ falls short to describe the happenings of this Cataclysmic Transformation!

Quasar Wut-Wut at PJs Lager House Dec 1st


Quasar Wut-Wut
w/ My Pal Val, The Luddite
Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 9pm
$5

Send an email to motorcityblog@earthlink.net for your chance to win limited cassette of their new album 

Formed back in 1990 at a Metro Detroit Area high school by founding member Matt Schwarz and original drummer Dave McWilliams, QWW was soon joined by Brent Sulek on guitar and a string of bass players, each more handsome and talented than the last, culminating in Jordan Frank joining back in '94. The band centralized in Ann Arbor in that same year before deciding to head to Chicago in '99. Unfortunately Dave was unable to make the move and parted ways after 10 long years, and there was much crying. Fortunately Doug Walsh, a drummer in a rival Detroit band, joined after months of intense backroom power games. When his 10 year shift ended, Tom Giers took up the sticks. This time no backroom dealings were necessary, only the promise of massages and bi-monthly "tantric cleansings". The years in Chicago have produced two full-lengths (Taro Sound in 2004 and an as-yet unnamed LP to be released in Feb. 2013), an EP and a soundtrack for Buster Keaton's silent film "The General". Prolific? No. But in the cosmological grand scheme of things, it could be argued that it is at least a predictable constant.

From it's earliest days Quasar Wut-Wut has displayed a sort of bi-polar existence: being studio rats employing countless hours experimenting with songcraft and sound while at the same time putting on a no-fuss stage show with reckless abandon. Onstage they come off as restless and exhilarating, almost as if they are there to wash off the cabin fever of their studio lives with some cathartic performance.

Quasar Wut-Wut's music can range from challenging experimental to tight and hook-ridden. Lyrically dark but sonically thrilling, it plays like a dense and frantic soundtrack. Frenetic guitar lines give way to swells of odd grandeur; inspired playing finds manic grace inside folds of loose-limbed indie pop.

8MM - Crimson Lounge Riverview - Sunday 12/2


If you are looking to check out a new detroit area venue and some new music while you are there head on down to the Crimson Lounge this Sunday night for a show with 8MM

The Crimson Lounge is located at 13634 Sibley Rd, Riverview, MI. (734) 283-3100


8MM Announce Inaugural East Coast Tour
Between The Devil And Two Black Hearts
 
First Edition Vinyl Available November 30th 
“Weight Of You” Selected For Dead In 5 Heartbeats Soundtrack

8MM, the husband/wife duo featuring Grammy-nominated producer/mixerSean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt) and Stop Staring! celebrity modelJuliette Beavan, is getting everything set for their introductory East Coast tour. After wrapping up a West Coast run in support of their new album Between The Devil And Two Black Hearts, they’re ready to hit the highway after a three-week break. The tour kicks off in Cleveland on Friday November 30th and concludes in NYC at Piano’s on Friday December 7th.

In conjunction with this leg of their national tour, the band will be releasing the first edition ofBetween The Devil And Two Black Hearts on 12” red vinyl on November 30, 2012. In addition, Sean and Juliette are getting in the holiday spirit by releasing the re-mastered version of their holiday album On A Silent Night, which includes Christmas classics such as “Santa Baby”, “Blue Christmas”, and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” along with their original “On A Silent Night”. It can be purchased via bandcamp (http://8mmofficial.bandcamp.com).

Since the release of their fifth studio album, 8MM has been endorsed by Skullcandy headphones, Youngblood cosmetics, and Peter Grimm hats. In addition, their song “Weight Of You” has been placed on the soundtrack for the independent film Dead In 5 Heartbeats. The movie is based on founding member of the Oakland, California chapter of the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club Sonny Barger’s novel. It was shot on-location in the state of Arizona over a 24-day period and real Hell’s Angel Club members played the fictional motorcycle club members.

8MM is Juliette Beavan (vocals) and multi-instrumentalist Sean Beavan (vocals, guitar). Between The Devil And Two Black Hearts was released on September 15, 2012 via ChelseaGirl Records.

TOUR DATES
Nov 30th - Cleveland, OH - The Phantasy Nite Club
Dec 1st - Dayton, OH - South Park Tavern
Dec 2nd - Detroit, MI - Crimson Lounge
Dec 4th - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
Dec 5th - Chicago, IL - Ultra Lounge
Dec 7th - New York, NY - Piano's
Dec 14th - LA - The Roxy Theater - 8MM's Fourth Annual Holiday Show!