Telegraph 20 year reunion
Walls of Jericho
St. Thomas Boys Academy
Destroy This Place
The Majestic is located at: 4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Visit the event page on The Majestic Complex webpage HERE.
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Motor City Blog: All of you are/were in your own respective bands, but came together to form Led Zeppelin 2, why Led Zeppelin? What is it about this band that drew you in?
Paul Kamp: We actually covered Black Sabbath first - that went pretty good, crowds liked it a lot. Zeppelin was a lot more diverse, and dynamic, and we spontaneously broke into “Custard Pie” and “Whole Lotta Love” one time when we were supposed to be practicing for a Sabbath gig, and it stuck. I've always been a huge Zeppelin fan and even when I was a kid I used to seek out recordings by Otis Rush, Howlin Wolf, and Sleepy John Estes and blues guys I'd heard Zeppelin listened to and covered. Over the past few years I've been amazed at how every time I put on a Zep album, it sounds better than before, and I've really gotten into Junior Wells and Buddy Guy's stuff and other records I know Jeff Beck and Clapton and Page must've been listening to. You can go really deep into music and trace it all back to the U.S. south, but then how Page reimagined it is even more intriguing, and awesome really.
MCB: As a Led Zeppelin fan, and also a person who has never had the chance to witness the original, where did the idea come from to perform a show that seems to take us back in time to the 70s instead of a modern version?
PK: Playing it like the 70s comes kind of natural to us, honestly. I don't think we really put to much thought into the playing and motions and stage interaction. Our original bands did a lot of the same, you know, extending songs, doing more improvising, and I played with a cello bow quite a bit in Busker Soundcheck - it wasn't just part of an "act," it was to get a certain sound. We think it is a modern version! It's just us playing.
PK: No, some of the them have been in town various nights when we've played in Chicago, Austin, Ft. Lauderdale, and we might take a look about, but no, none of them have showed up. We heard Jason Bonham was at a show in L.A., and three of the guys from Metallica were there too.
MCB: What steps do you take to get into "character"?
PK: Usually stretching and getting loose is first, then practicing a few bits if we're adding different songs to set, then of course there is the costume transformation into Page. It's pretty funny, we have to laugh at ourselves. The other guys get a kick out of my "Pagifying" I'm sure.
MCB: Which songs are you favorites to perform?
PK: “In My Time of Dying,” “Rain Song,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Achilles Last Stand,” “Rover,” “In The Light”; every song is challenging and unique, that's what keeps this fun.
WIN FREE TICKETS: The Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival returns to the Magic Bag for its 22nd year
The 22nd Anniversary!!!
SPIKE AND MIKE'S SICK AND TWISTED ANIMATION FESTIVAL
Featuring 17 brand new animated shorts
Friday, January 2 and Saturday, January 3 : Doors 8pm – Film 9:30pm - $7 adv.
Science fiction spoofs highlight this year's Spike and Mike Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation at the Magic Bag.
This annual collection of the world's most bizarre and acclaimed animated shorts has been a Magic Bag tradition since 1992.
This year's show features over 20 short films, with premiers and favorites from the past
Among this year's premiers:
Red Shirt Dream - A hilarious spoof of the Star Trek series
Peck Pocketed – The story of a bird in search of a new nest
Maid Of The Dead – Epic zombie Claymation from Japan
Don't Fear Death – Lots of hilarious reasons why you should not to fear death
Caterpillar – Who has it better? Humans or caterpillars?
Aladdumb - Wild spoof of the Aladdin character doing all the things he shouldn't do
The Magic Bag has been hosting the Sick and Twisted Festival since 1992, taking credit for unleashing Beavis and Butthead for the first time to unsuspecting Detroit-area audiences. Other festivals were highlighted by premiers of "The Spirit of Christmas" and "Frosty", early works by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. In recent years, the Festival has introduced new episodes of Happy Tree Friends, cutesy animals whose antics lead to often unspeakable violence.
Spike Decker and Mike Gribble have been producing and showcasing new animation for almost three decades, a pretty bit feat when you consider that Mike has been dead for nearly 20 years. The Sick and Twisted Festival plays to sold out houses regularly throughout North America.
Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation screens Friday, January 2 and Saturday, January 3 Tickets are only $7 in advance.
All shows 18 and over only. The Magic Bag is located at 22918 Woodward, Ferndale. www.themagicbag.com for more information.
22920 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Event Hotline: 248-544-3030
Being in the presence of a music legend who is still looking good and putting out groovy music at age 73 was an inspiring way to spend the evening. The return of George Clinton to United Sound Studios brought great energy, lots of love and plenty of funk!
Happy Monday! Our pals over at the Majestic Complex in Detroit want to wish you a happy holiday and we have some free tickets to giveaway for after XMAS!
Black Christmas 12/26/14This mind blowing show is going to turn that piece of coal in your pocket (thanks Santa) into a diamond.Negative Approach with the Meatmen with Suicide Machines with Wilson with Koffin Kats and many many more!Majestic Theatre / Magic Stick / Garden Bowl makes for 3 stages of fun
BOP (harvey) 12/31/14
Brandon Yeagley's voice was congered from another dimension. His powerful falsetto voice grabbed hold of each an every individual in The Fillmore. Headbanging while raising one arm to the heavens or waving it all over the audience as if casting a spell on us onlookers, it's obvious that the men of Crobot gained a few hundred new fans last night. The pit swelled with more and more people as their set continued, some even raising their lighters in the air. Yeagley is the male equivalent of what I think I look like singing Heart songs after too much whiskey.
"Detroit likes it dirty, right?" I do. I mean, we do. Yes, we do. In between belting out "Necromancer" and telling us "I don't think ya'll mind, but we're gonna play a devil song" and easing into "Le Mano De Lucifer", I booked the venue where Yeagley and myself are to be married.
Jake Figueroa on bass is a dream come true. Bobbing up and down through each jam, his curly ringlets shook with each note...each insanely delectably heavy note. His playing style easily reminded me of the unapologetic bass heavy riffs from Rage Against the Machine.
This Saturday: FREE SHOW from The Mike Hard Show,HafLife,Plush Deathly at PJ's Lager House in Detroit for Santarchy
The Mike Hard Show will reunite ex-THRALL members Cliff Carinci (drums), Johnnie Johnson (bass), and Scott Kodrik(guitar) to make the evening even that more special.
This show is open to those not taking part in the Detroit Santarchy as well.
PJ's Lager House is Located at 1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI 48226
(three blocks East of old Tiger Stadium and two blocks West of MGM Grand )
FREE TICKETS: Giulio Gallarotti & Ricky Velez stand-up comedy show @ Magic Bag Ferndale - this Friday December 12th
|The Magic Bag|
22920 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220
ONE NIGHT ONLY(Wed. Dec. 17): THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG screening with Director Andrew Leavold Q&A at Cinema Detroit
For one night only on Wednesday, December 17 Cinema Detroit is screening THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG. It's an incredible, fascinating true story that ultimately draws profound conclusions about the influence of popular culture and the nature of fame. Director Andrew Leavold will be at the screening in person for a Q & A after the screening.
Possibly one of the most unlikely leading men to emerge from the late '70s/early '80s Filipino film industry was Weng Weng, the 2' 9" action star usually cast as a James-Bond-style assassin in low-budget, but nonetheless very successful, films. In the mid-'90s, guerrilla filmmaker Andrew Leavold began to wonder what had become of the diminutive star. Seven years in the making, SEARCH FOR WENG WENG is the result. Along the way, the film introduces us to a wide variety of colorful characters, from Weng Weng's sole surviving relative, to Filipino directors, actors, and producers, and in a truly surreal sequence, former first lady Imelda Marcos.
Cinema Detroit is located at:
For tickets and info visit the Cinema Detroit website.
HECK THE MALLS
It's Holiday season and what better way to avoid the long holiday retail lines than to come to our 2014 Emerging Artist Group Showcase on Thursday, December 18th.
The Scarab Club honored 11 artists of all mediums a monthly solo show in 2014, and now many will be together at once to provide a large array of affordable art, making this the most IDEAL HOLIDAY SHOPPING experience for those last minute shoppers who want something special to gift their friends and family.
Our 2014 Emerging Artists Participating Include:
This one-night event is being held Thursday, December 18th from 6-10pm.
This exhibit will be in conjunction with the Dr. Sketchy Art Class hosted by Dizzy Dames burlesque maven Lushes Lamoan, located on the first floor.
2014 Group Show on Facebook
This convention is shaping up to be a showstopper. With Keynote Speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali, HowStuffWorks founder Marshall Brain, and favorites like Matt Dillahunty and Keith Lowell Jensen, our slate of speakers really has something for everyone.
But now we've got even more. This week, we announced that Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, Mystery Science Theater 3000's Dr. Clayton Forrester and TV's Frank, will be joining us to speak and perform a live edition of MST3K at our National Convention
All in all, we have nearly 40 speakers, panelists, and comedians coming to our National Convention.
With comedy, live music, panels, workshops, a film screening, Dinner with the Stars, an art exhibition, games, and much more, our national convention has earned the distinction of being the largest (and most fun) atheist convention each year.
For our 41st Annual National Convention, we are thrilled to welcome keynote speaker: author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Ms. Hirsi Ali is the author of Infidel and Nomad: From Islam to America. She is currently a Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs where she is researching the relationship between the West and Islam.
In addition to Ms. Hirsi Ali, American Atheists will welcome dozens of speakers from throughout the atheist community. More speakers will be announced as we approach the convention date.
Lily & Madeleine played The Ark in Ann Arbor yesterday and we snagged a vinyl copy of Fumes out on Asthmatic Kitty Records.
LILY & MADELEINE U.S. TOUR DATES*supporting Over the Rhine(additional dates to be announced)November 18 /// Cologne, Germany /// Blue ShellNovember 19 /// Berlin, Germany /// MagnetNovember 20 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Kleiner DonnerNovember 21 /// Paris, France /// Pop Up Du LabelNovember 22 /// Holland, Amsterdam /// Paradiso KZNovember 23 /// Birmingham, England /// Hare & HoundNovember 24 /// Glasgow, Scotland /// BroadcastNovember 25 /// Leeds, England /// Brudenell Games RoomNovember 26 /// London, England /// Bush HallNovember 28 /// Manchester, England /// Soup KitchenNovember 29 /// Bristol, Engalnd /// The Folk HouseDecember 1 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Sugar ClubDecember 2 /// Belfast, Ireland /// McHugh’sDecember 3 /// Oslo, Norway /// InternasjonalenDecember 4 /// Stockholm, Sweden /// StackenDecember 10 /// Cleveland, OH /// Music Box Supper Club*December 11 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark*December 12 /// Columbus, OH /// Lincoln Theatre*December 13 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// Calvin College*December 20 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Taft Theatre*February 3 /// Nashville, TN /// Cause A Scene House ConcertFebruary 5 /// Dallas, TX /// All Good CaféFebraury 6 /// Houston, TX /// McGonigel’s Mucky DuckFebruary 7 /// Austin, TX /// Cactus CaféFebruary 10 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Valley BarFebruary 11 /// San Diego, CA /// The Loft @ UCSDFebruary 13 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The TroubadourFebruary 14 /// San Francisco, CA /// The ChapelFebruary 17 /// Seattle, WA /// Triple DoorFebruary 18 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir LoungeFebruary 20 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Kilby CourtFebruary 21 /// Denver, CO /// Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill MusicFebruary 23 /// Colombia, MO /// Mojo’sMarch 3 /// Elmhurst, IL /// York High SchoolMarch 6 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Bryant Lake Bowl TheaterMarch 7 /// Madison, WI /// The Frequency