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MCB-VIDEO: Detroit Cobras COTS Benefit Show - Thanksgiving 2008

Instead of the usual Thanksgiving Eve show, The Detroit Cobras played a turkey day benefit for COTS Detroit - Coalition On Temporary Shelter

The band sounded better than ever and played to a packed house of hometown benefactors.

Visit for more info on the band
Visit for more info and to donate

Thanks to R+M for hanging with MCB

MCB's Jesse Welter was on press pass for The Detroit Cobras show @ The Magic Stick and snagged these killer shots!
See more from Jesse Welter at Flickr
and FotoSessions

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MCB-VIDEO: Mason Proper @ Magic Stick Detroit by Alex Conley

Mason Proper at Magic Stick, Detroit from Alex C on Vimeo.

MCB's Alex Conley met up with Mason Proper for a few words before the Magic Stick show on Nov 26th 2008 -- more photos from the entire soon by AC

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MAS! DUENDE! DEVILFISH! - Cadieux Cafe Detroit - Fri Nov 28th


Cadieux Cafe Detroit
4300 Cadieux Rd.
Detroit MI 48224
313 882 8560

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Michigan Humane Society Black Friday Shopping

New Michigan Humane Society Online Store Grand Opening!
Your holiday shopping can help animals in need!

MHS has launched a new, expanded online store in time for the holidays!

No need to grab your coat, boots and mittens - shop conveniently from home and check out a cornucopia of new gift items for everyone on your list.

Enjoy Free Shipping through December 8 on orders of $50 or more!
Best of all, your purchases will make the holidays brighter for the animals in MHS’ care.

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MOTORBILLY RADIO - every Wednesday on 365LIVE 7-9pm

Before you head out for the evening's festivities - give yourself a kickstart and tune into MOTORBILLY RADIO for all the best rockabilly party tunes from the NUMBER ONE Rockabilly Station on Live365!

MOTORBILLY is 100 Percent Grade A 1950's styled ROCK N' ROLL boppin' HILLBILLY BOOGIE jivin' WESTERN SWING & killer-no-filler ROCK-A-BILLY!

DJ DEL VILLARREAL runs the show and its broadcast live from the motorcity....
check out The Go Kat Go Rockabilly Show live every Wednesday night 7-9pm for the best in ass shaking party making rockabilly music on the air.

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FREEEP! - Not the free press yo but a FREE EP download from MPPA

Since its thanksgiving and all here is an the new MPPA EP for free - enjoy

We had a hard copy ready to roll but sometimes you just have to TAKE - so sorry you are all losers of that contest....we will make it up to you next week

Mister P. and his party have taken themselves captive to become the their own producers, manufacturers, and distributors. It was a deferential revolt against inertia, a clearing of the throat to answer the quiet. Or maybe it was an inevitable reaction to seeing Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. In adherence to their demands, these songs were recorded in a cabin in Bearsville, NY, as a simple sonic manifestation of their opinions concerning the arguable value of a waterlogged paperback.

A Free EP prospectively titled:

The Dawn before the Dark Leaves or Water off a Black Dog's Back or Amazing Life or Butterfly Mornings and Wildflower Afternoons or May we never go go mental, may we always stay stay gentle or The Fear of not Being Afraid or The Warmth Within the Warren or Dreaming of Sleeping or Saying It to Keep It From Happening or This is not the Dark Leaves or Living for Liv Ullman or The Odds of a Sunrise or Whispering Pines or You'll be the Rhythm and I'll be the Beat and I'll be the Rhythm and You'll be the Beat or The Grass Harp or Goodbye Barcelona or Why is my copy of the Moviegoer Floating in a Puddle Beside the Car.

Or simply, The Freeep.

check back here soon to see when Matt Pond PA will be coming to Detroit

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Eliza Neals/Carolyn Striho - Cliff Bells Detroit - Sun Nov 30th 7:30pm

Sunday November 30th 7:30pm

Eliza Neals returns home to Detroit to perform live at one of the city's finest Jazz Clubs restored to its original beautiful form.
A Soulful unplugged concert with some of her new and old songs with Eliza on the grand piano for your listening pleasure!

Special guest Carolyn Striho perfoms live!

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MCB Update - Thanksgiving Plans for Dietroit

MCB photographers will covering the following shows:
Where will you be?

SA/KR/KF will be covering Pecha Kucha @ The DIA and something else afterwards

RiazK will be riding The Night Move down to Dietroit from WAB w/for The Hard Lessons show

DE will be covering LMCA/TERRIBLE TWOS and sketching the bands for MCB

AC is shooting the 5 band blownout @ the stick w/Mason Proper video interview

Various shooters covering the parade downtown

KR/Lions Game Massacre and then later...
KR/JW video interview w/Detroit Cobras

SS covering Deadstring Brothers' super show on Saturday - WOW!
Christmas on Mars @ The Crofoot is an MCB sponsered event

KR/SA KRISTEENYOUNG video interview on Sunday
KR/SA Eliza Neals/Carolyn Striho @ Cliff Bells on Sunday
KR/SA Nate Mayer Benefit Show - Northern Lights Lounge on Sunday

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SHOWTIME CLOTHING showcasing local Detroit bands....

MCB met up with SHOWTIME Clothing last night for Acoustic Monday's over at The New Way Bar in Ferndale (video on the way) to talk about a few things and here is the deal

SHOWTIME wants to help promote detroit music by selling your tunes in the store


Simply bring a few of your CDs to the store and talk to Dan behind the counter.
While your there pick up a few things for your closet or a new pair of shoes
or how about a brand spanking new guitar -
yeah they sell instruments too....

If your cool about it they may even consider an in-store performance ...
anything is possible....stop in a see whats happening at SHOWTIME Detroit.

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PUNK, PAINT, AND PANTIES - The Belmont - Wed Nov 26th 7pm


The "Punk, Paint, and Panties" show is celebrating it's opening night with an evening of art, music, and performance on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at the Belmont Bar in Hamtramck.

The show will feature six diverse woman artists including
Beth Amber
Wykina Blue
Lauren Bradford
Laura Kemp
Jessica Price

The artists will be displaying their art, including paintings and photography, at the Belmont Bar as part of their monthly "Exhibitionist" art display. Live musical guests for the "Punk, Paint, and Panties" show include hard hitting rock band Broke and all female punk band Toxic Shock Syndrome.The night will also feature a live burlesque performance and DJ TZP playing tunes all night long between sets.

The Belmont Bar is located at 10215 Jos Campau, Hamtramck (between Holbrook and Caniff). Their phone number is (313) 871-1966.

The show will be free and appetizers will be served.

Doors at 7pm and is open to those 18 and over.
For more information please visit

©POPpor2nity Exhibition, December 13th, 2008 6PM-10PM

©POP Gallery’s 2nd All-Media Exhibit for New and Exciting Artists!
©POPpor2nity Exhibition, December 13th, 2008 6PM-10PM

©POP is extremely proud to announce the opening of ©POPpor2nity 2008, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, December 13, from 7PM - 10PM, featuring over 60 new artists from the world over.

©POPpor2nity – The second call for entries for the ground-breaking, all-media exhibition for all artists who have never shown at ©POP before. For a nominal submission fee, every ©POPpor2nity artist will be featured in arguably Detroit’s most popular and influential and gallery, ©POP, with an opening reception for the artists of ©POPpor2nity on Saturday, December 13 from 6 PM until 10 PM. Cpop is expecting to fill both it’s floors with new artists’ work in all mediums.

Like the first ©POPpor2nity in March of 2007, submissions were culled primarily over the internet through social networks like, MySpace, Craigslist and, and once again ©POP has received nearly a hundred submissions from everywhere in the US as well as Turkey, Greece and Canada to name but three of the many countries where ©Pop is well known.

The participants will be juried by a panel of 10 locally and internationally renowned artists, media folk, and celebrities, with the winners to be featured in their own 4-person showcase of champions exhibition at a later date at the storied Detroit gallery.
A few of the judges are : Artist/Chantuese Niagara, Murdercap Records impresario, Jerome Almon, DEMF Founder and global events producer, Carol Marvin, Musician/art collector, Ken Stanley & Dirty Show Head-Honcho, Jerry Vile.

Some of this years confirmed artists include, Brandi Read, Kelley O’Hara, Jeff Van Buskirk, Nina Friday, Lisolette Gilcrest, Bruce Finsilver, Rudy Fig, William Roberts, Lisa Goedert, Maria Reiter, Kostas Mistilis, Greg Loselle, Kevin Bourgeois, Ryan Cronin, Tony Roko, Patrick Harris, Nick Fisher, Audra McKean, Dale Drieling, Dennis Jacobs, Joshua Gaudette, Daniel Pearson and Matthew Martin who was a judge last year, but oddly, has never shown at Cpop before.
©POPpor2nity will run through the end of January 2009.

The following is a video of the first ©POPportunity winners’ exhibit entitled,
“It’s Humble To Be Good”

©POPpor2nity is an innovative, artist friendly tweaking of the “vanity gallery” concept, whereby galleries lease space to select artists, a common practice in New York City Galleries, gives every potential artist a chance to exhibit up to 3 pieces for a nominal fee. The only problem is that it is usually the fee is an exorbitant amount of money for an artist to rent the entire gallery- and still have to cut the gallery in a healthy chunk of the sale. With ©Poppor2nity, many fledgling or unknown artists get a chance to exhibit in a world-class gallery at only a fraction of the normal “vanity fee”, while getting an unheard-of 90% of the sale and a chance to compete for their own 4 person exhibit later next year.

Submissions will be taken from now through December 2 - Artists may send up to 3 JPEGS in low to medium resolution to by December 2, 2008. Entrants will receive a critique and response within 3 days via email on the status of their inclusion and the amount of submission fee.

©POP Gallery is located at 4160 Woodward Detroit, MI 48226.
Phone us at (313) 833-9901
contact us by email at
or visit us on-line at

Art by:
1) Bruce Finsilver 2) Lisa Goedert 3) Marina Reiter, 4) Brandi Read

MCB Birthdays

Happy Birthday to us...well me in particular
there are a few others in the MCB crew with birthdays this week as well
no rest for the wicked though...I usually have a birthday week and this year is no exception as we started last Saturday night and do not forsee a break till next Tuesday
bruce lee shares our birthday and when he moved on he left us with all his supernatural powers so watch out for our hot moves...
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PHOTOS: Live from The Fillmore Detroit by Gene Schilling

MCB's newest contributor Gene Schilling was press passed for Rise Against wsg The Gaslight Anthem, Thrice, and Alkaline Trio over at The Fillmore Detroit

Check out these great shots from the show and more from GS at the links below:

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New Directions Premiere w/CD Release Show from Oscillating Fan Club - MOCADetroit - Sat Nov 29th

New Directions Pilot to Screen at the MOCAD Art Detroit

November 29th screening party to celebrate “The Makeover”, the pilot episode of New Directions, a series filmed in and around Detroit with a cast and crew of homegrown talent.

New Directions tells tales of a clandestine life makeover program that uses divining methods such as tarot cars to determine where a person’s life needs to go.

Good or bad, they effect this change by whatever means necessary, filming these often disturbing “interventions” for the titillation of private internet subscribers.

Following the screening, there will be a set by Detroit’s The Oscillating Fan Club.
Four of the sixteen songs from their new “creep pop” album

“Feverish Dreams as told by…” are featured in the pilot episode.
When: Saturday, November 29 2008

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit — 4454 Woodward
Doors: 7 @ p.m., Screening @ 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 (parking included)
Refreshments: Cash bar

FREE DELUXE CD: Scott Weiland's "Happy in Galoshes" - Plays St. Andrews Hall - Wed Jan 28th 2009

Do you think we are fucking around over here at MCB?
we aren't....(well today at least)

We are working right now to secure a video interview with Scott Weiland and we will have a fresh off the press DLUX version of "Happy In Galoshes" in our greedy little hands to give away to the 7th emailer who asks for it - GONE!

The show is scheduled for St Andrews Hall in late January
we should have a pair of tickets to giveaway and will be onsite for the typical MCB gig

December 6 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata
December 16 - Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah's Casino
January 16 – Dallas, TX – La Zona Rosa
January 17 – Houston, TX – Wherehouse Live
January 19 – Atlanta, GA – Centerstage
January 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
January 24 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
January 26 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theater
January 28 – Detroit, MI – Andrew’s Hall
January 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
January 31 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
February 2 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
February 5 – San Francisco, CA – Grand Ballroom
February 6 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
February 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater

His solo album, Happy In Galoshes,
comes out tomorrow 11/25 just in time for the ol' birthday

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Hey Kirk-Have a great birthday and holiday!
here is this week's blog post - Bill

Wild Bill Ketelhut provides the "blog" to this anti-blog
He has a radio program on WXOU out of Oakland University

Wild At Heart

Looks like Thanksgiving is just around the corner and a number of people are struggling to find things to be thankful for. With jobs becoming even more scarce, it is getting difficult to remain optimistic here in Michigan. During my show this morning, one of my faithful listeners called today to tell me he is getting laid off from one of the Big 3 and another friend is leaving Michigan for a job down south. Add to this the prospect of the Lions going 0-12, and it is almost enough to take the fun out of the holidays. Heck I won’t even get into the arguments the Native Americans have about the holiday. I just hope to get together with friends, watch football (go Cowboys) and be thankful for what I do have.

If you see this in time, Dr Pepper has extended it’s Guns N Roses contest to 6PM today where you can try to get online or call there toll free number (1-888-DRPEPPER) and leave your info. I heard part of the album when I was at St Andrews this week though I have never really been a big fan of the band. I was there working the Hawthorne Heights show downstairs and only came up once or twice to check things out. I heard most listening parties were getting around 200 people though only about 30 showed up. I think that might have something to do with the venue. Now I love the staff at St Andrews but it is a little bit out of the way and not really the type of place I think off when I think CD listening party. I would think the Crofoot, the Emerald or some other suburban (Royal Oak, Ferndale) bar that caters to a hard rock audience would have gotten a better crowd. To be fair, they didn’t get permission until the last minute and that never helps when trying to promote.

Still, I hate GNR (Slash excepted) but I thank them for my free Dr Pepper.

Talking about a good album release, Nov 22nd marked the 40th Anniversary of one of my favorite albums, The Beatles’ White Album. It was the #1 album when I was born and despite not having any top 40 hits, it has some very memorable songs such as “Back In The USSR”, “Dear Prudence” (which was covered beautifully by Siouxsie and the Banshees), “Helter Skelter”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (a great Harrison song with Clapton on guitar) and “Blackbird”. Also, you got to love song titles like “Piggies”, “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” and “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey”. The plain white cover was designed by pop artist Richard Hamilton and was originally planned to be entitled “A Doll's House” (luckily the band Family had used a similar title). The album is their most musically diverse (a number of songs were inspired by their trip to India) and you can catch the hints of their break-up starting to emerge (thanks Yoko). I have a German white vinyl version which is one of the cornerstones of my music collection. Some influences include Charles Manson’s borrowing of the term Helter Skelter which he construed as predicting a prolonged race war and justifying the murder of wealthy people (I never got that from listening to the album), the famous Paul is dead fiasco and a wonderful Eric Idle led parody group The Rutles.

I had a good time at the Main Art Theatre this weekend with the premiere of “My Name Is Bruce” which stars and is directed by Royal Oak born Bruce Campbell. Bruce basically plays a version of himself in this film and he is currently filming a sequel to a cheesy sci-fi film. Angry at his manager (one of the many Ted Raimi roles in the film) and threatening to fire him, Bruce goes home to his trailer where he is met by a young kid from Gold Lick who believes Bruce is like his heroic characters in his movies and wants Bruce to help save his town from the evil demon Guan Di. The movie is a must for Bruce fans and b-movie aficionados though the appeal might stop there. Bruce has some great one-liners and there are tributes to previous roles such as Ash and Bubba Ho-Tep. Don’t expect too much from the film and you will enjoy it. After the film, Bruce did a Q&A talking about various items like Evil Dead 4 (he feels he is too old to do it justice – Indy 4 anyone), Ash vs Jason vs Freddy (since they said Ash wouldn’t win, he said no), Bubba Nosferatu (he couldn’t figure a way to get his character into the film so he dropped out) and talked a bit about the fun of Brisco County Jr and Burn Notice. He also mentioned that the film was made in his backyard where he apparently had enough room to build a small western style town. I’d hate to mow that yard.

Good news for Cyndi Lauper fans!! David Byrne stated in his blog that he has collaborated with Lauper on a track for his upcoming “Here Lies Love” and she has recorded a special Christmas duet with Swedish rock band The Hives, entitled "A Christmas Duel", which is available as a download-only single.

I talked to Ingrid Michaelson last week when she did her signing at Borders. She reminds me a lot of Lisa Loeb, but in a good way. Her new album, “Be OK” is not an official album but started as an EP which graduated to a full fledged album containing live tracks and covers. She said she has finished her next album which is a little darker than the last and will be out next fall. A portion of all sales of her current album will go to the charity Stand Up To Cancer.

MCB's Jesse Welter was there to shoot the show and the in-store performance and got a nice shot of me doing the interiew.

Danny Boyle was great to talk to last week in anticipation of his new movie “Slumdog Millionaire” (based on the novel “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup). An Indian former street child from Mumbai is a contestant on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepaii’, the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’. He had gone onto the game show to reach his missing childhood sweetheart, who he knows watches the show religiously. When he gets to the last question, he is suspected of cheating and must reveal his life story to see how he knows the answers despite not having an education of any kind. The movie was filmed in India in the slums where Boyle criticizes Swarup who has never been in the slums. Boyle believes if you are going to make a film (or write a book) you should go to where you can get real-life experience and not avoid it. The crew used handheld cameras on the street to get a lot of the footage because of this. Boyle also admits that he thought the book was unfilmable until he read Simon (Full Monty) Beaufoy’s script. Boyle felt that he really got to the heart of the book and he says he will usually read the book and take ideas back to the screenplay writer but in this case he could find nothing to add to his script. I am hoping to see the film soon though I have read the book and there are a lot of adaptive changes so be careful. Boyle also brought up in my interview that he is looking at making a sequel to the 28 Days Later franchise but it will depend on many factors. He is working on it though.

I also had the pleasure of talking to comedian Colin Quinn who was at Oakland University this weekend. He is known for his work on MTV’s Remote Control, a tenure as news anchor on Saturday Night Live (1995-1998) and Comedy Central’s The Tough Crowd. He is currently trying to put through a number of projects which he will have control over. He is content doing this and his stand-up and doesn’t see himself doing TV roles or guest appearances. I hope you heard my interview with him this morning on my show on WXOU 88.3FM or online at where we talked about the relevance of Saturday Night Live and Brian Wilson.

Hey, Flaming Lips fans!! You might want to go to the Crofoot on Nov 29th to catch the Detroit premiere of ‘Christmas on Mars: A Fantastical Film Freakout Featuring the Flaming Lips’, a glorious science fiction film that marks the directorial debut of the Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne. The film takes place at Christmas and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator/gravity control pod malfunctions, Major Syrtis and his team fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things (if you have ever seen them live, you know they can be crazy). Meanwhile, a compassionate alien super-being arrives who inspires and helps the isolated astronauts. The screening will also feature a couple of shorts from local Sci-Fi Comedy troupe, “Iron Core TV”. Listen to WXOU for your chance to win tickets. Actually, the first 2 people to email me at will be set up with a pair of tickets for will call. Doors at 8PM or go to Crofoot website for more info.

"Christmas on Mars" is a MOTORCITYBLOG sponsered event as well

My radio show on Thurs will be pre-recorded this week but I will be back in Dec with interviews with the casts of A Bronx Tale and The Rat Pack Is Back. The Rack Pack Is Back, which is playing at the GEM Theatre is a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop, who appeared together on stage and in films during the early-1960s, including the original “Ocean's Eleven”. The group never referred to themselves with that title (preferring the Summit or the Clan) but they had a big effect on establishing Las Vegas as a premiere entertainment town and helped break down racial barriers (they refused to play in places that didn’t treat African Americans equally, including their own member Sammy). I can only wonder what it would have been like to see this group on stage but this is the closest I can get now that all the members are dead (Joey passed away in 2007). The show has each member doing some solo numbers of their greatest hits and a number of ensemble pieces. The actors do pretty decent impressions of these icons though I thought the actor playing Frank Sinatra captured him the best. If you enjoy the memories of these greats and what that era represented, come down to the show and be prepared to enjoy yourself. Go to for more information.

Well that is it for now. Have a great Thanksgiving week whatever you end up doing. I hope to see some of you ska fans Toasters show tonight at the Magic Stick (WXOU will have a promotions table at the event). Wednesday has a few good shows. I will be at the Yes show at the Fillmore but you can also see Fishbone with Natives Of the New Dawn at St Andrew’s Hall or the Hard Lessons with Bump at the Majestic. On Friday, the Verve Pipe will be at St Andrew’s Hall. Saturday is star filled with the Blue Man Group (see them if you can) playing a couple of night at Caesar’s Windsor, Jeff Daniels is doing his annual fundraiser at the Michigan Theatre and the Electric Six will be at St Andrew’s Hall. I will talk to you all again on next Monday. Until then, take care and remember to email me if you want those Flaming Lips movie tickets.

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BoomBox Tuesday - Goodnight Gracie RO - Tues Nov 25th


Marni Stern - Pike Room - Mon Nov 24th

Monday November 24th 2008
Pike Room @ Crofoot
1 S. Saginaw
Pontiac MI
doors at 8PM
tickets: $8 (buy tickets)

FREE TICKETS: Christmas on Mars - Crofoot - Sat Nov 29th

MCB sponsered event:
Free pair of tickets to the 1st emailer -
Detroit’s first screening of Flaming Lips’ "Christmas on Mars"

Saturday, November 29, 2008
8 PM
A Fantastical Film Freakout Featuring the Flaming Lips, a glorious science fiction film that marks the directorial debut of the Lips' visionary frontman Wayne Coyne.

Seven years in the making, Christmas on Mars features original music by the Flaming Lips ("The greatest U.S. band today" - The Guardian), with acting performances by all band members, and many others from their Oklahoma City-based team. Comedian Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and actor Adam Goldberg (Dazed and Confused, Two Days in Paris) also appear, as does performer Steve Burns of the band Steve Burns and the Struggle (who had also appeared in children's television show Blue's Clues). Bradley Beesley and George Salisbury co-directed the movie with Mr. Coyne.

The first Detroit screening of this acoustically demanding sound track is aptly presented in the audio showcase of the Crofoot Ballroom.

It's Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis (the Lips' Steven Drozd) and his team (including the Lips' Michael Ivins) fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien super-being (Coyne) arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.

Also screening will be:

Several short films from local Sci-fi-Comedy troupe, Iron Core TV .
Check out their premiere of episode 4 of Amil and Ewok, and more.

As well as: THE CEMETERY PRECINCTS – Directed by Michael Einheuser & Rob Gulley (12:00) (Michigan 2008) A liberal fantasia played in the key of Z, "The Cemetery Precincts" tells the story of what happens when a couple of political dirty tricksters try a bit of old-school election fraud and scare up more than they bargained for. Includes an homage to "Night of the Living Dead" and lots of blood effects by makeup artist Dan Phillips. Written by Nancy Nall-Derringer. Music provided by Sucker DJ's Mikel O.D., Tom Matich, and Jeff Milo.

Doors 8pm, Movie starts @ 8:30pm.
Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes. This film is not rated.

Dale Beavers Weekend - Friday @ The Painted Lady // Saturday @ The Northern Lights Lounge

Check out Dale Beavers Friday or Saturday night this weekend in Detroit
Friday @ The Painted Lady on Jacob in Hamtramck
Saturday @ The Northern Lights Lounge on Baltimore in Detroit

Dale Beavers- guitar, vocals, piano, stompbox, drums;
Dan Kroha- guitar, harmonica, vocals, diddley bo;
Bootsey X- drums, vocals;
Martin Gross- drums;
Johnny Evans- sax;
Motor City Drum Corps.

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Deadmau5 - Bleu Room Detroit - Sat Nov 29th

Bleu Room
Saturday Nov. 29th 2008

Mau5trap Recordings, Toronto, YOS, Terratrax, Ultra
Paxahau Presents, The Underbleu Lounge
Featuring, Josh Wink (4 Hour Set)
Ovem Recordings, Philadelphia, "Roxy, Yos & Marc's Birthday Celebration"

$3 Drinks & Beers From 9pm To 10pm, Doors @ 9pm, 18+

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Dead Again (Gratefull Dead Cover Band) - Cadieux Cafe - Wed Nov 26th

Dead Again; A Grateful Dead Cover Band
Wsg. Eastside Elvis and The Motor City Mafia

4300 Cadieux Rd.
Detroit MI 48224
313 882 8560

Deadstring Brothers - Magic Stick Dietroit - Sat Nov 29th

Last Minute show addition at The Magic Stick on Saturday, 11/29

Touring behind their Bloodshot debut Starving Winter Report, Detroit’s acclaimed Deadstring Brothers found what they were looking for in London, where the Heavy Load club scene was packing in rock n’ roll fans who danced all night to bands like The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes and The Allman Brothers. A bona-fide scene had developed that continues to grow today, where young players seeking kindred souls to play blues and country-tinged rock come together.

Energized by this burgeoning scene, and with a number of new British players in town, the Deadstring Brothers returned to Detroit to record Silver Mountain. Recorded in the Deadstring Brothers’ own recording studio, Silver Mountain boasts the tunesmanship of The Faces and the barroom howl of The Band stewed together in homage to the blues of the American South and dancehalls of the urban factory North.

Music like this formed the genesis of album-oriented FM rock -- Silver Mountain showcases high energy bluesy rave-ups and hymnal country ballads. Harmonica player Mickey Raphael also took a break from his place alongside the great Willie Nelson, contributing to “The Light Shines Within” and “Slow Down”.

Raw and feverish, Silver Mountain is the sound of a band working at its peak, synthesizing common influences (regardless of one’s birthplace) with a modern edge. Cut from jaws of Michigan steel, East London pubs and honed from months on the never-ending road, the Deadstring Brothers testify to the soul-saving grace of rock n’ roll.

Deadstring Brothers Live
The Magic Stick on Saturday, November 27th
4120 Woodward Ave – Detroit, MI
Ticket Cost $10
Ages 18 and over
Doors at 7pm
Another great Bloodshot Records band....

SH! The Octupus - Corktown Tavern - Fri Nov 28th

"We know you may be exhausted the night after Thanksgiving.
What, with recent memories of your drunk uncle Joe fondling the cat and fighting with your little sister for the last ladle of cranberry sauce from the night before.
But for your own sake, you should go out!
Grab a beer, meet up with some non-relation, and take in some great live music..."

Chris Bathgate
Sh! The Octopus
Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful
Alan Scheurman

Corktown Tavern
Friday, November 28th 2008
1716 Michigan Ave.,
Detroit, MI 48216 (Map it)--

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Pecha Kucha Detroit#2 @ Detroit Institute of Arts - Tues Nov 25th

Pecha Kucha Detroit Volume #2
at Detroit Institute of Art (DIA)
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
United States
(313) 833-7900

Tuesday November 25th 2008
START 7:20pm
END 10:20pm
DOOR $5 Suggested Donation

WHERE: This Pecha Kucha event will be held in the DIA's Prentis Court, which can be accessed from the John R. (East) entrance of the museum.

WHEN: Doors open to the public at 6:30PM, at which time food and beverages will be available for purchase. A full cash bar will be available as well.
The offical event will start promptly at 8:20pm.

PARKING: Will be available accross the street from the musuem's John R. entrance for a minimal fee. Please note that the museum will be closed at the time of the event, so access to the event will not be available from other museum entrances, including Woodward.

Featuring presentations by...
James Willer / Brian Hurttienne
Gregg Newsom
Matthew Schildkret
Sooney Kadouh
Brian Du Bois
Neil Greenberg
Timothy Orikri
Jeremy Ervin
Chandra Anderson
Emile Lauzzana
Maureen Kearns / Jeanette Pierce

Here is some video from the 1st Pecha Kucha Detroit

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SSM - The Belmont Hamtramck - Sat Nov 29th

DJ Lee Majors

Saturday November 29th 2008

The Belmont Bar
10215 Jos Campau
Hamtramck MI

18+ // $7 // Doors @ 9pm

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At SHOWTIME its always Black Friday

Get your ass in gear over to SHOWTIME CLOTHING to get your kick ass into some great gear.

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MCB-VIDEO: 37/11 Afterparty w/ SILVERGHOST @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra Nov 22 2008

MCB was invited out to the new 37/11 Club at The DSO last Saturday night which was great with an after-party featuring the musical talents of SILVERGHOST

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Photos from MCB's RiazK

"37/11 CLub IS DETROIT"
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MCB-VIDEO: Pinche Gringo @ Berkley Front Nov 2008

MCB planned on sticking around for The Fondas but had to split on a call
here is a bit of Pinche Gringo for your Monday morning habit

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MCB-EATS: Review of TOAST Birmingham

TOAST expands into downtown Birmingham!
MOTORCITYBLOG was invited to attend “Press Day” at TOAST ‘s newest location on Pierce Street this past Tuesday afternoon. If you have toured the Ferndale breakfast circuit more than likely you have eaten at TOAST Ferndale on Woodward. With my husband in tow we were ready to try this new breakfast joint. I was gleefully surprised to stumble into the visually stunning, sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere with a full BAR plus LUNCH and DINNER on the menu.

TOAST stands out among Birmingham’s chain coffee shops and bakeries not just with their hip and inviting décor but also with a menu that you want to get to know better. Toast gives Birmingham a much needed blast of cool. A place to sip coffee, get a bite, grab a drink, meet a friend or neighbor and stay for a while.

The primary dining room is a glowing, functional stunner with red and gold tones to warm you on the coldest of days. Dressed in Orikri paintings that flow with the room but burn with a life of their own –as if the works are windows to other worlds. The second, “Blue room” is a very hep, cool and quieter alternative with chocolate brown sofas, soft chairs and a gorgeous shade of blue walls. There are plenty of interesting design elements to the room if you are into that; if not, it all recedes into a background glow.

Looking closely at the menu nothing is as simple as it seems. It is divided into 4 sections: “eat” which is Toast’s version of appetizers , “good” the salads, “food” the entrée’s, and finally “yum” the desserts.
Let’s start out with the Ahi Tacos, a favorite of mine having spent years in California and Hawaii—and a welcome menu surprise as we in Michigan trudge into winter. I was immediately impressed with the quality and size of the fish exploding out of what seemed to be an authentic corn tortilla. Coolness and crispness provided by jicama slaw and salsa fresco. With an extra kick from the smokedchili-cardamom cream they were warm and satisfying on a blustery November day. Take me back to 80 degree weather even with the high humidity!!
The salads look as titillating as the rest of the menu, full of interesting ingredients with Toast’s own take on the classic. The bistro salad has bacon, candied walnuts, goat cheese on spinach with a roasted pepper-citrus vinaigrette.
Our second course was the Carnitas, pulled pork on top of a savory green onion-cilantro corn waffle. Now that you don’t see everyday. For me this was lacking a certain something but it gets an A plus for inventiveness and MCB sees potential here. I like the idea of savory waffles and pancakes and would love to see them more often.

Third, the absolute MCB winner; the all-flavor encompassing Toast version of an open faced burger-- “The Joint”. Super satisfying; it is a large size Piedmontese patty smothered in basil aioli and tomato jam atop a bed of blue cheese stuffing, a rich bread and cheese mixture to balance out the crispy onions on top served with a little sweet carrot slaw on the side and all of this for only 10 bucks!!
Toast also has a great wine selection--I do not hand out this complement easily, but the Bennett Family Chardonnay I had recommended to me was perfection. As well as great beers on tap like PBR, Stella, Bell’s and Guinness also a nice selection of bottled beer. Also Bloody Mary’s (can’t wait to try!), Bellini’s, Mimosa’s and their own signature martini’s.

They have it all.
If this doesn’t win you over than the Apple Betty will, just deliciousness all served up in one warm bowl of goodness with candied pecans and homemade cinnamon ice cream. This is serious comfort food—so comfortable you want to live in it food. Finally we sampled a few of the fresh sweets from the pastry bar in the foyer as we checked our email using the free wireless internet.

We were excited to hear about the Taco Tuesdays; tacos and Dos Equis for 2 bucks each and DJ spinning latin themed music. Look for the “Good Girl/Bad Girl Night” coming soon from what we heard.

And we will definitely be there this Wednesday night; from 9-2am for TOAST Birmingham’s Grand Opening Bar Night with FREE drinks, FREE menu samples and DJ.
Thanks to Toast proprietors, Thom & Regan Bloom, and thanks to all our friends at TOAST for giving us something to smile about this fall.
-MCB's Karen Farnell

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PHOTOS: Ingrid Michaelson @ The Ark by Jesse Welter

MCB's Jesse Welter was on press pass for Ingrid Michaelson show @ The Ark and snagged these killer shots! Opening performances by David Ford

Newton Faulkner

Also check out Ingrid Michaelson at Borders in Ann Arbor

See more from MCB's Jesse Welter at Flickr and FotoSessions

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MCB picks for the weekend...MoB // Speedy Greasy // Beasts of England

yeah - its friday - we are lazy and not doing individual posts for these shows
flyers take you to the info... skipping out early as usual