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TONIGHT (Fri. Jan 29): Wolf Eyes at the UFO Factory in Detroit

Experimental noise rock band Wolf Eyes has a headlining gig at the UFO Factory tonight.

The lineup for the evening shapes up like this...

$10 Admission at the Door
The UFO Factory is located at: 2110 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48216



UPCOMING (Thur. April 7) : IGGY POP at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

Iggy Pop is coming back home. He just booked a Thursday, April 7th gig at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
Iggy's band this time around consists of Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Dean Fertita (Dead Weather, QOTSA), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Troy Van Leeuwen (QOTSA) and Matt Sweeney.

They will be touring in support of the forthcoming album "Post Pop Depression" out March 18. The Fox Theatre show is one of just 13 North American dates on the tour, which promoters are billing as a "one-time-only" run.

Tickets ($39.95, $59.95, $75.95 and $115.95) will go on sale to the general public on Saturday Jan. 30, though some seats will be available via pre-sale on Thur. Jan. 28 and  Fri. Jan. 29. Tickets can be purchased online HERE as well as the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, and at all Ticketmaster locations. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.

GET THERE QUICK! HYPE Screen Print Space Fundraiser LAST DAYS!

By now you know that my favorite Detroit band—possibly my favorite-of-all bands to see play live—is the Amino Acids. One of their affiliates and screen printer to the stars, Scotty Boyink, has been filling his "extra," non-band-managing time by making excellent quality, hand-pulled, made-in-Detroit screen prints—everything from tshirts to posters to stickers to anything you bring yourself—under the label HYPE Screen Printing. I have a couple myself, printed AT local shows, and they're some of my favorite shirts.

HYPE is currently building out a retail space in Southwest, and is looking for a little boost for some supplies. The space is already procured, they are just putting in the necessary accommodations. This won't just be a retail/work space for HYPE, but an all-ages show venue, meeting space, and overall boon to the community.

They aren't asking for money for nothin' either! Check out HYPE's Patronicity page for rewards.

The campaign ends in three days! I wish I'd known earlier to get all the MCB rabblerousers on board! (Thanks to Hip in Detroit for cluing me in on this.)

So get in there and share a couple bucks. I've already contributed so I can be there for the Aminos show March 20th.

Yeah, this is how much we love HYPE.


UPCOMING (Sat. Jan 30): Negative Approach at Third Man Records in Detroit

Third Man Records in Detroit is kicking off their live music series this Saturday, January 30th with a free show from Detroit’s own Negative Approach.

Negative Approach cut their teeth right around the corner from Third Man in the 80's at the legendary Freezer Theater. John Brannon and Negative Approach are one of the most important and influential hardcore/punk bands to come out of the United States.

Craig Brown (Terrible Two’s, Liquor Store, Mahonies) is opening the show with his all new country-tinged solo project, the Craig Brown Band.

Show Details:
Doors 6:30pm!
All Ages!
Free Admission! 

Third Man Records is located at: 441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201


Tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 23): WCSX CLASSIC ROCK SWAP at Oakland Mall in Troy

On Saturday, January 23 WCSX (94.7FM) will be holding their CLASSIC ROCK SWAP. 
The event is taking place at Oakland Mall in Troy from 10AM- 5PM.

Buy, sell, and trade vinyl LPs, CDs, and music memorabilia with over 50 vendors from all over Metro Detroit.
See & bid on real Detroit rock history: a large portion of the original vinyl library from WRIF! 
This, as well as one-of-a-kind auction items, benefit Gleaners Food Bank.

Oakland Mall is located at: 412 W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083

For more information visit:


TOMORROW (Friday, January 22): Bowie Night at the Loving Touch in Ferndale

Bowie fever is still going strong and this Friday (January 22) The Loving Touch in Ferndale is throwing their own shindig with local acts taking the stage to pay tribute to The Thin White Duke,

Music kicks off at 9! The lineup order is as follows (listed in order of appearance, first to last):

My Girlfriend Beru
Eddie, Nicole & TJ
Taxon Clade
Augie Visocchi (The Hard Lessons) and Friends
The Scrappers
Flowers Bloom
The Messenger Birds
Air is the Arche
The Kickstand Band
Earth Engine

This is a FREE event and all are encouraged to come jam out to Bowie all night, with a 100% Bowie playlist rocking between each act's cover sets.

Doors at 7PM! 
All Ages!

The Loving Touch is located at: 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220


MOVEMENT Electronic Music Festival: 10 Years in Detroit in 2016

2016 marks Movement Electronic Music Festival's 10 year anniversary in Detroit.

For the last decade thousands of people from all over the world have come together in Detroit to celebrate music right here, in the birthplace of Techno. Paxahau's incarnation of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) began in 2006 and has since grown the event to become one of the top electronic music festivals in the world.

Continuing to showcase local artists alongside world renowned acts, Movement not only offers the music and culture, but heavily boosts the local economy in Detroit.  

The first phase of the anniversary lineup was officially released today.
(Yes, this is just phase 1!)  

Tickets are on sale now at

PREPARE YOUR HIDE: Motor City Tattoo Expo 2016, March 4-5-6

21st Annual
March 4-5-6, 2016

Friday:  Noon-11 pm
Saturday:  11 am- 11 pm
Sunday:  11 am- 7 pm

1 day pass: $20  |  2 day pass: $30  |  Weekend pass: $40
Children 14 under free


UPCOMING (Sat. Jan.23): Downtown Brown Farewell Show at The Loving Touch in Ferndale

Downtown Brown is moving to Los Angeles and is having a farewell show taking place at the Loving Touch in Ferndale this Saturday (January 23) to celebrate.

The schedule and lineup for the show shapes up like this:

DOWNTOWN BROWN (11:20 - 12:30am)
The Amino Acids (10:30 - 11:00)
Hillbilly Knife Fight (9:40 - 10:10)
Carmel Liburdi (9:10 - 9:40)
Matt Wixson's Flying Circus (8:20 - 8:50)
The Farleys (7:30 - 8:00)

All Ages | 7:00 pm
$10 presale | $10 day of

The Loving Touch is located at: 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220


NEW ALBUM RELEASE: Esham- The EP Collection (1991-1994)

It's been over two decades since physical copies of Esham's legendary EP's have been available. 
Today (January 15), you can score all four-remastered and re-released- on one CD!

Esham- The EP Collection (1991-1994) features Erotic Poetry (1991), Homey Don't Play (1991), Hellterskkkelter (1993), and Maggot Brain Theory (1994).


The album can be purchased directly from Reel Life Productions at


UPCOMING (Sat. Jan. 23): WCSX CLASSIC ROCK SWAP at Oakland Mall in Troy

On Saturday, January 23 WCSX (94.7FM) will be holding their CLASSIC ROCK SWAP. 
The event is taking place at Oakland Mall in Troy from 10AM- 5PM.
Buy, sell, and trade vinyl LPs, CDs, and music memorabilia with vendors from all over Metro Detroit.
See & bid on real Detroit rock history: a large portion of the original vinyl library from WRIF! 
This, as well as one-of-a-kind auction items, benefit Gleaners Food Bank.

Oakland Mall is located at: 412 W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083

For more information visit:

UPCOMING (Sat. Jan. 16): Grindhouse style double feature movie night at The Sanctuary in Detroit

This Saturday (January 16) The Sanctuary in Detroit is holding the first installment of their monthly Grindhouse style double feature movie night.

They are starting it off with two classics that have shocked and captivated people over the years, but have had too few big screen appearances.

The 1987 West Germanhorror exploitation film co-written and directed by Jörg Buttgereit. It is known to be frequently controversial, banned in a number of countries, and has become a cult film over the years due to its transgressive subject matter (including necrophilia) and audacious imagery. Only recently did any new printings become available to the public!

Cannibal Holocaust
1980 Italian cannibal exploitation horror film directed by Ruggero Deodato. The film was inspired by Italian media reporting of Red Brigade terrorism. Cannibal Holocaust achieved notoriety as its graphic violence aroused a great deal of controversy. After its premiere in Italy, it was ordered to be seized by a local magistrate, and Deodato was arrested on obscenity charges. He was later charged with making a snuff film due to rumors that claimed some actors were killed on camera. Although Deodato was later cleared, the film was banned in Italy, Australia, and several other countries due to its portrayal of graphic brutality. Critics have suggested that the film is a commentary about civilized versus uncivilized society.

Doors will be at 8pm

Nekromantik starts at 8:30pm on the dot!
There will be a short intermission  between films of about 15-20 minutes then Cannibal Holocaust will start.

Door price is a $5 donation (all money goes to the venue to put towards continued upgrades).

The Sanctuary is located at: 1501 E Outer Dr, Detroit, Michigan 48234


UPCOMING (Friday, Jan. 15): GIG: The Art of Michigan Music Exhibit Opening Reception at The Ann Arbor Art Center

The Ann Arbor Art Center and present GIG: The Art of Michigan Music. The exhibit opening reception takes place this Friday (January 15). 

This exhibit will feature concert photography, gig posters, and shirt designs by twenty Michigan artists featuring Michigan bands and musicians.

GIG: The Art of Michigan Music is designed to give patrons the immersive experience of the diverse Michigan music scene from promotion to performance. All of the artwork on display will be up for sale.

Artists taking part in the exhibit include Mark Arminski, Chris Beata, Scott Boyink, Emilo Cardiel, Chopper, Doug Coombe, Tony Fero, Jen Harley, Luke Jackson, Coe Lacy, Carl Lundgren, Chuck Marshall, Mick McDonald, Jena McShane, Robert Nixon, Joe Orlando, Steve Sergent, Alyssa Shirkey, Chole Songalewski, and Jeremy Wheeler.

Exhibition Dates: January 15, 2016 – January 30, 2016

Opening Reception Event: Friday, January 15, 6pm – 9pm
Jeremy Wheeler will be the DJ for the opening reception and beer from Dark Horse Brewing Co. will be provided. Many of the artists will be on hand to meet and greet.
The event is free and open to the public.

The Ann Arbor Art Center is located at:117 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


UPCOMING (Friday, Jan. 15): David Bowie Film Tribute Night at the Redford Theatre in Detroit

Detroit's Redford Theatre is paying homage to the late David Bowie with a special screening of two of his films this Friday night (January 15).  

The evening kicks off with Labyrinth at 8:00 PM.

Labyrinth (digital presentation)
David Bowie • Jennifer Connelly • Toby Froud
1986 • Tr-Star • 1 Hour 41 Minutes • PG
In this family-friendly tribute to David Bowie, a teenager Jennifer Connelly must enter a maze to rescue her baby brother from Bowie’s Goblin King, encountering fantastical creatures along the way. Jim Henson developed the story and the puppets for this fantasy that has earned a cult following.

Followed by The Man Who Fell To Earth at 10:30 PM.

The Man Who Fell To Earth (35mm Director's Cut)
David Bowie • Rip Torn • Candy Clark
1976 • Columbia Pictures • 2 Hours 19 Minutes • R
David Bowie has his greatest and most iconic role as a space alien in search of water for his dying planet. He gets distracted by rock star fame and earthly possessions in this Nicolas Roeg-directed sci-fi fantasy, showing here in its rare director’s cut on 35mm film.

Tickets are $5.00 for each show and can be purchased HERE or at the box office on the night of the screenings.

The Redford Theatre is located at:
17360 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI  48219



UPCOMING (Sat. Jan. 9): Duane The Brand New Dog at the Marble Bar in Detroit

Musician and performance artist Duane the Brand New Dog  
has a show taking place this Saturday (January 9) at the Marble Bar in Detroit. 

Openers for the show include:
Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden St. in Detroit, MI 48208 
(313) 551-3158
9 PM


Carter Cruise To The Rescue!

Before a crowd of young bass heads looking to party, DJ provocateur, Carter Cruise played a rousing set at Elektricity last Friday. Talking to Carter before she hit the decks I found out she’s a versatile DJ that can adapt her set to whatever an audience gives her. She’s also a change agent with a mission to open up people’s minds as well as their ears.

MCB – Have you played in the area before?
CC –  Yes, I played here just a couple of weeks, or maybe a month ago at V nightclub.

MCB – I’ve been there before, that’s a different crowd compared to Elektricity.
CC—Totally different, which is good to switch things up.

MCB – What is your typical set selection process?
CC—I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to play based on the crowd. But I spend a lot of time thinking about my set. The age range, how early am I playing and what the area I’m playing in is into. I also think about how drunk people are going to be. It all determines what I’m going to play. I actually played Grand Rapids a few months ago and I know all the kids here like bass, but this was a much more toned down set.

MCB – How did you spend your New Year’s Eve?
CC – I was in North Carolina which is where I am from. I played kind of a private party where a bunch of my friends were at. It was a last minute booking, but it was kind of cool, it wasn’t my normal scene. It was more like I was a regular DJ not at a club. I had to play classics, like “No Diggity,” I can’t believe I played that! But you have to throw a few of those in to make people happy.

MCB – Where do you play after tonight?
CC—I think I just go home after this. I kind of hop all over, I was in New York a few days ago, then North Carolina. I don’t usually play more than one night in a city.

MCB – Do you have some goals for the new year?
CC – I would like to produce more. I never saw myself as a producer, but I have been working at it. I have been taught a few things recently. Last week I played my own mashups out, so I’m excited to do more of that in 2016.

MCB – How did you start DJing?
CC – I was going to clubs for EMD and go go dancing. But I would go to clubs and think “I hate this music. My music would be so much better.” So I started showing my music to my friends. I wanted to play what I wanted on stage and dance where I wanted. Then, I saw Gareth Emery play and while I’m not a huge trance fan, he was just so great with his energy. I was watching him and I told my friend I want to do that. I convinced this kid that lived near me to teach me on this shitty little mixer. So it was just a hobby, but the guy who is now my manager said I could make money at it and it developed from there.

MCB – DJ equipment changes from club to club, is this a challenge for you?
CC – I’m a perfectionist, so yes! But, like 80% of DJing, is you have your selection, then the rest of it is troubleshooting what could go wrong the rest of the night! Kids are jumping and the stage is shaking, my laptop could fall off the table, you never know what can happen. When I first started playing I hated that. Now it’s kind of fun, like “what’s going to happen this time.” You never get bored because there is always something new to learn.

MCB – I’m a big nerd, so I have to ask you if you have seen the new Star Wars movie?
CC – I haven’t, but I want to! I’ve been travelling non-stop since it came out so I haven’t had time.

MCB – Okay, one more, who’s your favorite superhero?
CC – Hmmm. I’d have to say Supergirl, because she’s like me. I could be Supergirl and you wouldn’t even know it. Underneath my “Unicorn Cum for Breakfast” shirt, I have my Supergirl gear on and I save little blond chicks. I can identify with that.

MCB – You are pretty active on twitter..
CC – Yeah, I like it. It’s not like everyone knows it. And I am more of a word person than a photo person. I think it’s the most interactive way to get to know your fans. There’s a girl here tonight that I have known for years through twitter.

MCB – You have a new mixtape out.
CC – I actually put it out a long time ago but Soundcloud deleted it as soon as it was uploaded. I was so disheartened I took like a month off to redo it. I’ll probably do a new one in a few weeks. The one that is out now is my favorite. I like each one for different reasons, the first mixtape, I do like but I was just getting comfortable. Now I’m super ambitious about doing it, packing in as many songs as I can.

MCB – Do you stick with a genre with your mixtapes?
CC – Mostly trap music, but I’m trying to switch things up and find music that is different. One track I have on my the mixtape is so dope, but only has 3,000 plays. They have a similar vibe, it’s party music. It’s enough to introduce new people to the music. It’s not so bass heavy that it scares people off but not so mainstream that it is just towing the line.

MCB – Do you think of yourself as a left field role model? That’s what I see you as.
CC – Sure. This is hard work. What I do is way harder than waitressing. To me this (DJing, etc.) is more work, but I was a waitress and I hated it. It wasn’t hard, but I didn’t like it. I was a terrible waitress! I’d be good with one table but 3 or more and it was like oh fuck! I had girls come up to me and say I’ve inspired them to be more open with who they are. I’m not trying to be a role model. I look at myself more like a person who is trying to change society to be more open. There are people who do things totally outside the box and people look at them and think they are freaks. But, if those people never did that society would not move forward. So I think someone has to do it. So are you going to be a follower or a leader? My main message to people is we are only as limitless as we allow ourselves to be. You are not restricted by labels. It doesn’t mean you can’t be something else. You can transcend that and that is what I am trying to prove.

Interview and pics by Mikel OD Pfeiffer of MPAD Media


UPCOMING (Sun. Jan. 10): IT LIES WITHIN CD Release Party at the Token Lounge in Westland

It Lies Within is releasing their new album "Paramount" in stores and online on Friday, January 8. To celebrate they are holding a CD release party at the Token Lounge in Westland on Sunday, January 10th. A free physical copy of "Paramount" will be given out for every ticket purchased.

The lineup and schedule for the evening shapes up like this:

11:15pm - It Lies Within (Luxor Records)
10:30pm - Harlow - Detroit
09:45pm - Forsake The Fallen (Luxor Records)
09:00pm - A War Within
08:15pm - The Illustrator
07:30pm - Without End

18+ w/proper ID & All Ages w/parent
Doors open at 7pm

$15 in Advance

The Token Lounge is located at 28949 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185