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10:00, Electric Fire Babies at Smalls. Electric noise that makes you move.
11:00, you have a touch choice between the kitchy electro-pop of Charlie Slick at The Painted Lady, or the equally kitchy Johnny Headband at Small's
12:20, Lettercamp at Baker's. Some of the best synth-pop around these parts.
10:20, Danny and the Darleans at Skipper's Bar. What has Danny Kroha been up to? Time to find out.
11:20, Katie Grace at Kelly's Bar. If you liked The Syreens, The Salt Miners, or Shotgun Wedding, it's time to see Katie on her own.
12:20, Baker's, Fur. Great post-punk.
9:20, Pewter Cub at Kelly's Bar. I'm running out of ways to summarize bands in just one sentence. They're good, just go see them.
11:20, The Hentchmen at PNA Hall
1:00, The Dirtbombs. If this festival had a headliner, this would be it.
FREE Tickets Vinyls and other goodies from MCB Vacation - Child Bite, Saw Doctors, Lyle Lovett, Ty Stone, Human Nature, Blue Snaggletooth, Band of Skulls
More info here - http://www.tystonemusic.com/
MCB has had a few copies of the latest vinyl release from Ann Arbor's Blue Snaggletooth in house for a few weeks and we were waiting for a Detroit show to post a giveaway...we just cant wait any longer..the 1st and 2nd emailers get the wax ...limited pressing and kick ass..this record will cast many a spell on you... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Snaggletooth/105410702837250?sk=info
The Motorcity's own Child Bite released a limited edition green 10" vinyl a week or so ago via Joyful Noise (we told you we have been on vacation for a few weeks maxing out the MCB credit card)...get this vinyl keeper free from MCB now or hurry now to purchase from the label who are rolling out the monthly flexi disc collections (remember..we gave one of those away a few months back)
Band of Skulls is coming to town playing a show at St Andrews Hall on April 2nd 2012
we already gave away some tickets to the show but you can win a copy of the latest 12" LP now
We are super stoked to be giving away a pair of tickets to the upcoming Lyle Lovett show at The Fillmore Detroit on March 10th plus we have a signed tour poster and a few other chunks of swag (CD's vinyls etc) to offer up ... get tickets here
The Saw Doctors are coming back to town opting to play downtown Detroit at St Andrews Hall this time ...check out the latest video above and email us for a pair of tickets to the show on March 22nd
Boom Chick is Frank Hoier on guitar & vocals and Moselle Spiller on drums. Formed in Brooklyn, NY Sept 2009, their sound is a reflection of their ecstatic love for early American rock & roll, surf guitar, early country music & Delta blues. They have released one album to date, Show Pony and as of February, 2012 a 7" single Shake Can Well. Since 2010 Boom Chick has completed 4 full American tours. Beginning February 2012 a 3 month tour will again bring them to every corner of America. Boom Chick’s debut album Show Pony made Magnet Magazine’s Best of 2010 List: Hidden Treasures. In the past year they’ve had their music featured in skateboard videos for Thrasher Magazine and Element Skateboards. Their song “Ghost of Bo Diddley” was featured in ESPN’s series The Kids, and Big Star Jeans’ fashion teaser All Day, starring Ilona Struzik
This new book highlights the story of what is arguably Detroit's most famous neighborhood in photos and text. The March 3rd event is also conceived of as being a Cass Corridor celebration and reunion of sorts, and the public is invited to bring and share their memories and stories of the Cass Corridor with the authors and attending guests. A multi-media slideshow of images from the book will play during the event.
Authors Delicato and Khalil share their love of this unique neighborhood in their book, copies of which will be available for purchase at Cass Cafe the evening of the event.
Cass Cafe is located at 4620 Cass Avenue, just south of Forest Avenue in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. www.casscafe.com, 313-831-1400.
Also on the bill is hip hop mixmaster, Araabmuzik, which Spin featured in their underground hip hop issue. I've listened to his Electronic Dream mixtape and it's an amazing array of trance, dub and hip hop. His latest is Instrumental University which has instrumental tracks from some of the rap tracks he's supplied the music on. One last reason to go is to catch the GL&M Dolls as they always provide a show a little bit something more than anticipated.
Paper Diamond followed and having just played here a short few weeks ago, many of the crowd knew what to expect as they piled towards the main stage area.While Paper Diamond's set up was a sparse laptop and his iPad, he made the most of it playing tracks from his latest ep, Levitate and adding in his hip hop and dance remixes.
Volbeat is a very unique sounding metal band hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band has best been described as a blend and fusion of rock, metal, and rockabilly, citing such artists as Elvis Presley and Megadeth as major influences.
Beyond Hell/Above Heaven is Volbeat’s fourth full length studio album released in 2010. The most recognizable song being “A Warrior’s Call”.The song was written for Danish boxer Mikkel Kessler and even starts out with the line ‘Let’s get ready to rumble!’ There’s even a battle cry of “Fight! Fight! Fight!” that’s shouted by Kessler himself. It’s a larger-than-life song from a unique band.
Just in case you were wondering where the name Volbeat comes from, it’s a combination of Volume and Beat put together.
Local grunge heroes Sponge opened the show with a quick four-song set leaving the audience anxiously awaiting the headliners. I was curious to see what G N R would bring to the table in such an intimate environment and they did not disappoint.
Hitting stage at 11:30pm, the band ripped through a grueling 3 hour set of classic Guns material and select cuts from Chinese Democracy. It was truly thrilling to see a legendary Arena-Rock juggernaut in such an intimate environment. The most epic moments came during the blistering Appetite tracks like Nighttrain, It's So Easy and the finale Paradise City. There were several bathroom breaks built into the set including several solos and interludes, but seeing gems like Estranged and Civil War up close made the set well worth the wait.
Although Axl is pushing 50 and was battling an illness during the show (his voice gave out a few times), he and his band rocked with an energy rarely seen in bands half their age. As the confetti settled around 2:30am and the band took a final bow, the audience was exhausted and G N R was back on top of the rock universe, almost as if they never left.
1. An artist creates a custom piece of art – anything from a painting to a screenprint to a sculpture.
2. They write their Twitter handle and the hashtag #FAFDET as well as "Free Art Friday Detroit" on the back of the piece. ...
3. Then they hide their art somewhere in the city.
4. The artist posts a photo clue of the drop spot to the FAFDET Facebook page and tweets with hashtag #FAFDET.
5. Anyone who finds it is free to take the artwork home. We just ask that they tweet or post a photo to this page letting us know it has found a good home.
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