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Artist Reception / 2007 Photo Exhibition - SCARAB CLUB - Fri Nov 2nd

The Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth
313 -831 -1250

Artist Reception: Friday, November 2nd 6-9 pm
Charles Alexander Beverly Benson WolfGeorge Booth David Burns CH Carroll Jason E. CarterMardi Chapman Carol Cook Reid Donna CyrbokDavid Dalton Dan Danilowicz Christopher Farah Erika Fulk Eva Iratxe Gonzalez Bandera Jack KennyCandace Law Eric Law Kelly Lockwood Nathan LomasVanessa Miller Jennifer Obidzinski Carol Piligian Nelson PontBrook Recob J. Gordon Rodwan Vaclav Stansky Robert S. SwansonMartin Vecchio Vincent Verna Debbie Weatherston

Lounge Gallery:Jacqueline Hoats ShieldsPAINTINGS & DRAWINGS: NOW & THEN
Jacqueline Hoats Shields grew up in Holland, Michigan, and received her B.F.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan School of Art in 1986. She studied painting in the summer program at the University of Wisconsin School of the Arts at Rhinelander in 1998, 1999, and 2000. Her work is in many private collections, and three of her paintings were included in the book of poetry, In Drought Time: Scenes of Rural and Small Town Life, edited by Douglas Smith, Melody Vassoff, and Karen Woollams (Mayapple Press, 2005). Jackie is a member of the Scarab Club, the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, and the Detroit Artists Market. She lives in Detroit with her husband Gary and their two young daughters."

The Detroit Blues Heritage Series 2007 Featuring the Queens of Detroit Blues
Alberta Adams, Thornetta Davis and a Special Tribute to the late Odessa Harrisw/Cee Cee Collins and Duncan McMillan
Special Musical Guests: RJ's Rhythm Rockers Sunday, November 4th; 1PM-4PM
Doors Open at 12:30PM-$5.00 Cover Charge


WRIF's Rockin for Vinnie Benefit - The Ritz - Sat Nov 3rd - 12 noon

Rockin for Vinnie Benefit
WRIF's Rockin' for Vinnie benefit concert
Saturday, November 3rd
The Ritz in Warren
24300 Hoover Rd.
Warren MI 48089

Doors open at 12pm
Bands begin at at 1:00 pm
all ages until 7pm 18 and over at 7:00 with proper ID
$5.00 admission for kids 17 and under. $10.00 for 18 and up

To donate an item, contact Nicole at

Band Schedule:

Detroit Voodoo 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
I See Stars 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Safer Than Sleep 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Empty 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Rockstar 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Soldiers of Scrape 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Habitual Coersion 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Halloween 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Hell Rides North 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2 Days Out 7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Sex and Patriotism 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Drop D 9:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Primortal 10:00 pm -10:30 pm
Mourning Sun 10:45 pm - 11:15 pm
Chaos Theory 11:30 pm -12:00 am
Lupara 12:15 am -12:45 am
Woden 1:00 am -1:30 am

LOLITA'S WAY - Berkley Front - Fri Nov 2nd 8pm

Lolita's Way
Friday November 2nd
Berkley Front
3087 12 Mile Rd.
Berkley MI

Doors open: 7 p.m.,
Band goes on: 8 p.m.

The GreatPumpkin - WXYZ Channel 7 - Tues Oct 30th 8pm

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 30
The “Peanuts” Halloween treat features Charlie Brown finally getting invited to a Halloween party, Snoopy battling the Red Baron and Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin.
Included: the bonus cartoon, “You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown,” with Linus running for class president. Director: Bill MelendezRelease Year: 1966

Welcome to the GOODLIFE - Grand Central Lounge - Fri Nov 2nd

Welcome to the GoodLife
Grand Central Lounge
311 E. Grand River
Detroit, MI 48226

Don't miss DJ Kutz over at The Woodward tomorrow for thier "Masquerade Affair"
Call 313 971 8673

3rd Annual Arab Film Festival - AANM - Fri/Sun Nov 2nd-4th

November 2nd-4th

"From the obscure to the Oscar-worthy, the Arab Film Festival presents a thoughtful, provocative selection of films by and about Arabs and Arab Americans.

Purchase advance tickets HERE
(Schedule is subject to change, refunds are only given in the case of a film cancellation)
For more information call (313) 582-AANM or email
Join us before, after, and during film intermissions for complimentary refreshments. "

XD WEI - Memphis Smoke - Tues Oct 30th

XD WEI (Paul, Leo, Djeto & Xiao Dong) will be playing a full set at 9pm Tuesday 10/30 at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak at 100 S. Main St. The Troubadours play after. No cover...

MCB Mini Review:
Along with XD was Paul Ossy (small guitar) - Djeto Juncat (guitar) - Leo Gillis (bass)

Caught most of the show which included Led Zep cover and a few really cool sounding "chinese blue grass" jams - this combo really blends well together with each player bringing a distinctive component to the song and suprisingly blending in or standing out from each other at just the right time.
Check them out at the Corktown Tavern and/or The Magic Stick on November 9th and December 15th - worth the effort for sure!

DIA DE MUERTOS 2007 - Mexican Village - Thur/Sun Nov 1st-4th

"At the Mexicantown Mercado & Ford Plaza

MOCAD Mercado Arts Workshops: Thursday & Friday, November 1-2, 9 am to 3 pm
Thursday - Sunday, November 1-4


Join the Mexicantown Community Development Corporation in the annual Day of the Dead festival with authentic Mexican food, Ofrendas, Dia de Muertos crafts, workshops, school tours and much more over a four-day celebration.

MOCAD will be offering craft stations at the Mercado Plaza for kids of all ages on Thursday and Friday of the Festival, 9am-3pm, at which participants can make and decorate their own paper cutout garlands, sugar skulls, papier mache items, calavera poems, and collage booklets.

Mexicantown Mercado2826 Bagley Avenue Detroit, MI 48216



PIKE ROOM - The Crofoot
1 South Saginaw - Pontiac
doors at 8PM, show at 9PM
tickets: $12


DEVILS NIGHT ALLEYCAT? IN DETROIT - Alleys of Detroit - Tues Oct 30th


Starts at Hart Plaza @ 8pm SHARP! ALL BIKES WELCOME!

"Yep! On October 30th we will once again band together and take over the streets of Detroit ha ha! Are you scared? Filled with TERROR? Perhaps we are the devils, hell bent on bicycles! As allways, it is free and ALL bikes are wellcome,,, no snooty people here so no worrys! Even if your a little shy and want to check it out you should do it.You can even voluneer with other people or just hang out with friends. It will all take place in the well lit downtoun area with maned check points! So you cant get lost and nothing is to dark and creepy.This one will be sort of like Alleycat 5. We had well over 200 people and had a blast!!! I got so much mail over that one I thank this one should be sort of the same.Costumes are not necesary but are allways fun. The event is free but donations are allways wellcome! I want to thank all of the volunteers from the past races, "THANK YOU". I dont have all your names so I cant list you individually and risk missing someone. This would not happen without you! I owe Rock Dove Couriers a BIG THANKS for doing and funding the last race (alleycat 6). They are the fastes way to move a package in Detroit by the way. THANKS to everyone for your donations that help to cover cost and keep it free and your support in showing that we have community in this town!"

Tuxedos and Tool Belts - Habitat for Humanity Gala - Detroit Yacht Club - Fri Nov

Habitat for Humanity Detroit 2007 Annual Awards Gala

"Please join us at the Habitat for Humanity Detroit 2007 Annual Awards Gala! Habitat for Humanity Detroit will be proudly celebrating our sponsors, donors, volunteers and family partners at our Annual Awards Gala on Friday, November 2nd, 2007 at the Detroit Yacht Club.

Our event promises to be a very special evening that includes a reception, dinner, annual awards, silent auction, and dancing with music.

Wear your favorite tuxedo or evening dress and join the celebration by adding a hard hat, tool belt or other construction accessories. The most creatively dressed will receive a gift.

Proceeds from the evening will help our ongoing efforts to help working families become homeowners and revitalize Detroit’s neighborhoods.

Sponsorships are still available starting at $1000, Individual Tickets are $100.

For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

313-521-6691 x118 for more information about the 2007 Annual Awards Gala."
One Riverbank Road
Belle Isle Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 824-1200

XcapeCon1 - Birch Run Expo Center - Fri/Sat Nov 1st/2nd

XcapeCon 1

"Dark Elf Designs presents the first XcapeCon on Friday / Saturday, November 2-3, 2007."

Birch Run Expo Center

11600 N Beyer Rd

Birch Run, MI 48415

Comic convention, celebrities, gaming tournaments, artists, writers, tattoo artists, skate demos, costume contests, and much more.

Noon to Midnight!
Convention Noon-8pm
Refuge Rock Show 8pm-Midnight

$6 admission


American Modifier
MCR Electric Otto
The Day Minolette was Killed

Make sure to check out the locals artists:

Marc Nischan - The MotorCityDolls Cabaret - Matt Feazell - Submissive Tales

God Hates Ugly - Belmont Bar - Mon Oct 29th

God Hates Ugly (local motorcity band)opens for Sputnik Monroe
The Belmont
Hamtrmack MI
Monday October 29th 2007

15th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest - The Old Miami - Mon Oct 29th

15th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

3930 Cass Ave.,
Detroit, MI, 48201


Gov't Mule - ROMT - Sun Oct 28th

Gov't Mule
October, 28 2007
Royal Oak Music Theatre
318 West Fourth Street
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
Cost : $27 / $55
w/Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

TRICK OR TREATING - Downtown Royal Oak - Sun Oct 28th 2pm-4pm


Sunday, October 28, more than 3,000 goblins, monsters, ghosts and other-worldly creatures will descend on Downtown Royal Oak for “Spooktacular Trick or Treating”, from 2pm-4pm. Trick or treating will take place along Main Street, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Washington Avenue. “This is a great Royal Oak tradition that attracts parents and children from all over. It is our way of opening up our stores and restaurants and offering a safe and fun alternative for parents to take their kids trick or treating,” said restaurateur and DDA Board member Luigi Cutraro.
I spoke with Sylvia, owner of RISE Clothing on Washington Blvd - She was outside passing out candy to trick or treaters and mentioned that this event gets bigger and better every year.
"It's just great to see this many familys out on the street having so much fun."
We agree - BOO!
525 S. Washington Blvd.
Royal Oak MI 48067


WILDCATTING - Damn Pool Sharks

Wildcatting is a band that hails from Highland MI - they are pretty cool if you like losing hundreds of dollars to pool sharks from the sticks....

In any case - they are probably basking in thier glory getting ready for their next shows in the coming weeks -Check them out if you get a chance but just don't put your money on the table.

Nov 3 2007
The Belmont in Hamtramck

Nov 10 2007
Magic Stick - Woodward

Nov 24 2007
The Corktown Tavern

Dec 15 2007
Magic Stick

Halloween Train Rides - Star Clipper - Fri Oct 26th - Tues Oct 30th

"Hobo Halloween
Great Halloween Trains For All Ages!

Train Travel’s 23nd Annual Hobo HALLOWEEN Trains
Kids (and Adults), wear your favorite costume to two different Halloween train experiences this year with Train Travel’s WALLED LAKE SCENIC RAILWAY!

NEW FOR 2007!
The return of the “Wacky Witches” on our “HOBO HALLOWEEN EXPRESS TRAINS”
All train rides begin with a trip through the spooky “HAUNTED BAGGAGE CAR” with friendly ghosts on the Hobo Halloween Express Trains and really scary creatures on the Moonlight Ghost Trains.

Our newest Halloween train, “MOONLIGHT GHOST TRAINS” for older kids and adults that are looking for a SCARE!!!!.

Visit the “DEAD MAN’S DINER” on the Walled Lake Scenic Railway train where you can get chips and other traditional snacks along with our season favorites “FRANKENSTEIN FRANKS”, “SPIDER CIDER”, “CARAMEL APPLES” and “DEADLY DONUTS”.

Stick around after the train rides to see classic, short black and white Halloween movies (additional charge of $3 per person applies).

EVERYONE ENCOURAGED to come in costume and participate in a special drawing.
“Kids Scream Zone” open for face painting, bobbing for apples and more!
A GREAT TIME for both Teenagers and Adults Of All Ages!
Reserve one of these dates TODAY for a GREAT train ride!


SATURDAY, October 27th Departing at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
SUNDAY, 28th Departing at Noon and 2 p.m.

FRIDAY EVENING October 26th - Departing at 8 p.m., Returning at 10 p.m.
SATURDAY EVENINGS, October 27th - Departing at 7:30 p.m., Returning at 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY EVENINGS October 28th - Departing at 6:30 p.m., returning 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY EVENING Oct. 29th – Departing 6:30 p.m., Returning 8:30 p.m.
“HAUNTED DINNER TRAIN” - $45 Per Person + Bar & Gratuity

TUESDAY EVENING Oct. 30th – Departing 7:30 p.m., Returning 9:30 p.m.Dress in costume and enjoy a two hour “Haunted” train ride, special Halloween entertainment and a three course meal featuring the Star Clipper’s “Ghoul-lash” entrée.
All trains include trip through the “HAUNTED BAGGAGE CAR”

The Impaler’s Inquisition - 2500 Club - Fri Oct 26th

The Impaler’s Inquisition, The Idiots

2500 Club



Friday October 26, 2007

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Blender and The Bloids - ONLINE VOTING

Blender and The Bloids sounds like a saturday morning childrens cartoon but in reality the local guys from Ann Arbor have reached the Final Stage of the Blender Battle of the Bands Contest
If they’re the last band standing on November 21, they’ll win the prize:
A gig at SXSW/South by Southwest 2008 and a recording session in Las Vegas.
Online voting determines the winner - Vote for the local guys at

The Bloids have recently been on Fox TV, garnered ink in the Ann Arbor News and Current and had spins on 89X, WRIF, WDET and WHFR.

Night of Detroit Rap and Beyond - THE MODERN EXCHANGE - Thur Oct 25th

12219 Dix/Toledo, Southgate
(734) 284-2547

Thursday October 25th

A Night of Rap and Hip-Hop from Detroit and beyond...
Doors: 8 PM
Cost: $6

Featured Artists:
The Ugly Bo Young
Trigga Track Troy

Illuminate Detroit '07 - Willy's Overland Lofts - Fri Oct 26th

Friday October 26th 2007
Illuminate Detroit '07 ft. JBG Photography
@ Willy's Overland Lofts

"After a two-year hiatus, Illuminate Detroit is back, and this year's event promises to be the best yet! On Friday, October 26, Illuminate, along with Detroit Synergy Group, invites you to share with 700 of your closest friends in a night of art, music, food and fashion that is all unabashedly Detroit. Presented by the DeMattia Group and Midtown Developments, this year's festivities will be held at Willy's Overland Lofts, on Willis between Cass and 2nd. They will be opening their doors to the public at 8:00PM for this charity event benefiting StandUp For Kids - Detroit and the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID). *This edition of ILLUMINATE will feature the photography of one of Fusicology's own featured snappers, JASON GRANT BENBERRY, among several other local visual artists. Live music from local bands and DJs will be provided, along with a sampling of foods and drinks from several local establishments... all while touring the fabulous new lofts @ Willy's Overland in the renowned Cass Corridor neighborhood. "

Friday, October 26, 2007
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Willy's Overland Lofts
4147 Cass Ave.Corner of W. Willis St.
Detroit, MI 48201

Black Candy Artist Reception + North Biddle Block Party - Biddle Gallery - Fri Oct 26th

Black Candy + N. Biddle Block Party
Friday October 26th 2007

North Biddle Halloween Block Party
West side of the 2800 block of Biddle Avenue between Oak and Chestnut.

Friday, October 26, 7:00-10:00 PM.

Biddle Gallery: Black Candy featuring new paintings by Davin Brainard and Giant Paper Mache Heads by Dave Moroski. Artist Reception

Biddle Avenue Florists: Bones, Blood and Blooms - dead chicken wings, wine punch and black flowers.Downriver Stone Design: Hotdogs and Headstones. Art, refreshments, scarey movies, and entertainment.

Sponsored by: Motor City Brewery


MCB-VIDEO - Dendura Interview with MOTORCITYBLOG

Hey, it is MOTORCITYBLOG's first video post! Check out the show footage and interview of Grand Rapids' prog-metal band, Dendura, at the I-Rock. They are about to record a new record for KillZone Records .

Little Brother with Evidence - St Andrews Hall - Wed Oct 24th

Little Brother with Evidence

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Saint Andrews Hall
Doors: 7:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm

431 East Congress
Detroit, MI 48226

Tix - $15

The 3rd Annual Aviators' Ball - The Henry Ford - Sat Oct 27th

The 3rd Annual Aviators' Ball will return Saturday, October 27 at the "Heroes of the Sky" aeronautic exhibit at the world's greatest history attraction, The Henry Ford.

Presented by the SE Michigan McDonald's Operators Association, The Ford Motor Company Fund and DTE Energy this unique black tie event features a benefactor reception, fabulous food, silent and live auctions, live entertainment by 50 Amp Fuse and an afterglow party.

Funds raised at the Aviators' Ball will benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses of Detroit and Ann Arbor. The Ronald McDonald House program has provided a home away from home for more than four million family members whose children are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses. Sponsorships and tickets are available by calling 248-723-8143."


ZOMBIE DANCE PARTY 4 - The Magic Stick - Sat Oct 27th


Woodward Ave. - Detroit

"Zombie Dance Party has teamed up with Bellyache Candy Shoppe for this years party.
ZDP will be the official release show for "Ghoul's Delight! A Monster Party Record!"

Bands performing at this years show are:


Along with two other frightning games in store with great prizes!
*DANCE PARTY! Djs will spin us into a frenzy until they throw us out. "

EGYPTIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA - The Detroit Opera House - Sat Oct 27th


The Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway
Detroit MI

" Take a musical journey to the land of Egypt while supporting the Arab American National Museum (AANM) at the 4th annual Concert Gala at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 27 at the Detroit Opera House. Egypt’s national orchestra, the Umm Kulthoum Orchestra, will present a variety of classical Arabic music and other selections for this elegant affair in an historic renovated theater, one of the finest opera venues in the United States. "

Elmwood Cemetery Tabloid Tour - Sun Oct 28th 1pm

1200 Elmwood Ave. - Detroit

October 28TH – 3 Hour Walking Tour $10.00

Register at 12:00 noon - Tours begin at 1:00 p.m.

All proceeds go to the Historic Elmwood Foundation

This is not your regular history tour! Elmwood Director Joe Malburg will dish the dirt on the famous and infamous. We’ll conjure the spine tingling tales like the Bloody Run Massacre and the Cursed Tombstone. We’ll peek at the skeletons in the closet of Lewis Cass, Joseph Campau, Coleman Young and others. Monument Art and Symbolism as well as Detroit history will be unearthed. There are goodies galore to eat, apple cider to drink and prizes to win!

Advanced reservations are recommended. Tickets may be available at the time of the tour, but are limited.

If you have any questions, please call Joe Malburg at (313)567-3454

or (no telepathic messages accepted)

Please park inside Elmwood Cemetery. A map on how to reach Elmwood is on the back. Wear your walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather

Remember; Rain Or Shine, Gloom Or Doom…We're Going!!!"

Halloween Massacre - From the Gut - Sat Oct 27th

Halloween Massacre Electronic
From the Gut
Saturday October 27th
1353 Division 3E
Detroit 48207
Free w/costume - $5 without

God and his bitches
split horizon
red hot
set car
all things

the ACCIDENTAL show - Scrummage University - Sat Oct 27th

Saturday October 27th
Scrummage University
1551 Winder St #338

$5 cover for keg beer

9pm - 12 midnight w/ dj mo glee

Make sure to check the fabulous paintings of Jeff Nolan


SPOOOKY Dr. Sketchy - Belmont Bar - Thur Oct 25th

"Next Dr Sketchy’s Detroit - Oct 25!
Next up: A SPOOOOOKY Sketchy back at the Belmont Bar in Hamtramck on Thursday, October 25, featuring (if all goes according to evil plan) some zombified cheerleaders! If you're thinking... of missing... the next Dr. Sketchy... DON'T!!"

Dr. Sketchy - Motorcity Division
Thursday October 25th
The Belmont.
10215 Joseph Campau
(between Holbrook and Caniff)
Hamtramck - - (313) 871-1966.

The Volcanos - Berkley Front - Thur Oct 25th

The Volcanos
Thursday October 25th
The Berkley Front
3087 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, 48072

DJ Del Villarreal hosts a night of Halloween Surf.
The Volcanos, the Concussions and the Breakers will provide live reverberated string twangin’.
Guest DJ Professor Schmiddy will be spinning some spooky wax.

DARFUR-DARFUR: A PHOTO ESSAY - Detroit Public Library Main Branch - Mon Oct 22nd


Exhibition Opening Day:
Monday, October 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Exhibition Hours:
Monday - Wednesday, Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Main Library
5201 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48202
For more information, please call 313.833.4042

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Annie Lennox - Les Nubians - Music Hall - Mon / Tues Oct 22nd/23rd

Music Hall
Annie Lennox - Monday October 22nd 7:30pm
Les Nubians - Tuesday October 23rd w/ 8pm & 10pm shows

DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN - Blind Pig - Tues Oct 23rd

Tuesday October 23rd
The Blind Pig
208 S. First St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104
(734) 996-8555


Doors 9:30 p.m.


Final Day of Detroit Docs Film Festival - Detroit Film Theatre - Sat Oct 20th


Directors: Lainy Bagwell & Lacey Leavitt USA 95 mins

Tells the story of the resurgence of roller derby in the US and Seattle’s own “do-it-yourself” league, The Rat City Rollergirls. Trackside action punctuates the interviews and discussions with many of the fan favorites, while they compete for the national title.

FINAL DAY - Detroit Docs Film Festival
Saturday, October 20
Detroit Film Center
1227 Washington Blvd.
Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward
$7.50; $5 students/seniors
313-961-9936 or
After Party

SCION Cover Free Monday - Brand NUBIAN - St. Andrews Hall - Mon Oct 22nd

Monday October 22nd

St Andrews Hall
431 E. Congress

21+ ----Must RSVP To Attend
No Cover Charge

wsg Connie Price & The Keystones
DJ Rob Wonder

Blanche CD Release - CROFOOT - Fri Oct 19th

Blanche CD Release - Little Amber Bottles
October, 19 2007 at The Crofoot Theatre
Pontiac, Michigan 48013

The last time I saw Blanche was when they opened for The Kills who blew the place up in like november 2004 over at the Magic Stick- They were pretty good and I have not seen them live since although they are getting a lot of press as of late - Looks like they have a few dates in europe to go along with this Pontiac date through the rest of October.

Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind - Redford Theatre - Fri Oct 19th 8pm

Friday, October 19 2007

Redford Theatre
17360 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI, 48219


Here is a chance to see the 1977 Oscar winner from Spielberg
Classic sci-fi that will keep you at the edge of your seat