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THIS SAT: Amino Acids 7" Release Party @ Small's

You know the Amino Acids are beloved of MCB. Then you also know that no hell, high-water, or early-morning Sunday moving plans will keep me away!

7" Record Release Show
The Counter Elites
Like Like The The The Death
the Rev. Ivan Stang

Saturday August 3
Doors @ 8, expect the Aminos after midnight.


The $10 door charge includes your very own copy of the Amino Acids's'ss' new record, "Theme From the Slack Hole."


Show preview/interview: Chris Wyse of The Cult @ The Fillmore Detroit August 8th, 2013

Photo Credit: Andy Buchanan

Bassist and vocalist Chris Wyse is no stranger to the music scene, having performed and recorded tracks with everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Mick Jagger to The Cult, as well as finding time to found and front his own band Owl back in 2007. Hailing from Queens, NY, his early years were heavily influenced by his Irish heritage listening to his parents albums, before discovering the likes of Kiss and Led Zeppelin in school. Inspired by Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, he took to bass as his instrument of choice and quickly developed his own unique style of play and sound that found him being profiled in Guitar Player Magazine at age 17. Chris took some time to speak with me over the phone today from Seattle, WA where he will be playing at the Showbox Sodo this evening with The Cult. Click the link below for the audio interview.

Owl: The Right Thing

Chris is headed out on tour with The Cult on their Electric 13 tour, where they will be playing their 1987 Rick Rubin-produced landmark album Electric in its entirety for the first time ever. On the Electric 13 trek, The Cult will play their 1987 Rick Rubin-produced landmark album Electric in its entirety for the first time ever. Each tour stop will feature a first set of the platinum-selling Electric boasting standouts like ‘Love Removal Machine,’ ‘Wild Flower’ and ‘Lil’ Devil’ and a second set highlighting The Cult’s 30-year catalogue of hits. The Cult is set to release new material in 2014 to follow-up to their 2012 album Weapon of Choice, and a double album called Electric Peace is due out July 30th.

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MCB Hero of the Day: Jerry Vile

Sometimes a city gets the hero it deserves...

Photo via Deadline Detroit:

Hip in Detroit: A Benefit Show for Fallen Firefighter Brian Woehlk...

Hip in Detroit: A Benefit Show for Fallen Firefighter Brian Woehlk...: It is our honor to announce that this Saturday, August 3rd Hip In Detroit will be hosting a benefit show for the fallen firefighter and...

Great White to rock Detroit riverfront Friday Aug. 2nd.

Check back later this week when we post an interview with Great White Guitarist Michael Lardie!

The 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront free summer concert series will feature L.A. hard rockers Great White on Friday, Aug. 2. The concert, presented by Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, will rock the riverfront stage starting a 7:30 p.m. with opener Artificial Agent of Detroit.

Great White has been churning out memorable songs since the early 80's, when Jack Russell and Mark Kendall joined forces and adopted the blues-based sound that went against the era's glam rock grain.

Great White quickly attracted attention on the L.A. club scene. Their independently released EP Out of the Night sold 20,000 copies and got local airplay. Great White was snapped up by EMI America, which issued the eponymous Great White in 1984. That year, the band embarked on their first European tour with Whitesnake, and segued to a 5-month U.S. arena run with Judas Priest.

The 1987 album Once Bitten, which featured the hit tracks "Rock Me," "Lady Red Light," and "Save Your Love," went platinum. Their next album Twice Shy, which featured the Top 5 hit "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," more than doubled that tally.

Spanning six consecutive Friday evenings, 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront offers more than free concerts. Located in the heart of the city, between the GM Renaissance Center and Detroit River, the event has become a summer destination for dining and entertainment in Detroit. Upcoming shows include:

Aug. 9: Loverboy (Working for the Weekend, Turn Me Loose)

Aug. 16: Night Ranger (Sister Christian, (You Can Still) Rock in America)

Admission to the concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the shows from the water.

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshments and food concessions at several locations across the plaza. Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and Joe Muer Seafood will accept dinner reservations before and after the concert and both restaurants offer outdoor patios overlooking the Detroit River and the Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage.

Convenient parking is available for $5 per vehicle, starting at 5 p.m., at the GM surface lot at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater streets, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center.

The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is offering an incredible package during the concerts. The Marriott-Andiamo Romance Retreat package includes a four-course dinner at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and overnight accommodations at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. For reservations call (888) 313-5001 and mention promotional code WN9 or visit The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center .

Listen to 94.7 WCSX each week during Rockin’ on the Riverfront for a chance to win VIP seats, a catered dinner by Andiamo, and meet and greet opportunities with the bands. Additionally, new to the event this year is Veterans Row. Veterans are invited to log onto, fill out an online form sharing where he or she served or is currently serving and WCSX will pull weekly winners to sit in the 94.7 WCSX Veterans Row for each Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert this summer.

Fans are invited to watch FOX 2 in the Morning every week to enter a FOX 2 EXPOSED contest for a chance to win a VIP prize package, which includes two (2) VIP access wristbands and lanyards with front-row seats, dinner for two (2) at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront in the Rockin’ on the Riverfront VIP section (the evening of the concert only), overnight accommodations for two (2) at The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (the evening of the concert only), free parking in the Beaubien Garage located on Beaubien Street (the evening of the concert only), WCSX 94.7 FM freebies, and a band meet-and-greet (if available). To enter, access the online contest entry form on and follow instructions. 

In addition to Chevrolet, the 2013 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is sponsored in partnership with Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, Quicken Loans, McDonald’s After Midnight, Metro PCS, and WJBK FOX 2.

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Detroit bankruptcy blues? Try getting CARJACKED to turn that frown upside down

With all the hullabaloo about Detroit being broke yet rising like a Phoenix from its own ashes we thought we should remind you that even aliens are importing to the motorcity!


Pictures: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and Black Stone Cherry @ DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/23/2013

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company celebrate significant 40th anniversaries in 2013, with Lynyrd Skynyrd having released their debut album on August 13, 1973 and Bad Company being formed that same year. While the pair have shared the stage and Paul Rodgers has toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and Skynyrd have never toured as co-headliners together.

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd has maintained a tremendous legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and continues with the recently released Last Of A Dying Breed (Roadrunner). The band's career was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and then subsequently faced adversity through the losses of Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on. With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. The current line-up features Gary Rossington (Guitar), Johnny Van Zant (Vocals), Rickey Medlocke (Guitar), Mark "Sparky" Matejka (Guitar), Michael Cartellone (Drums), Johnny Colt (Bass), Peter Keys (Keyboards), Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes (Backing Vocals) and Carol Chase-Honkettes (Backing Vocals).

Chene Park & 93.1 Doug FM presents the Battle of the Bands finals TONIGHT!

As part of Weenies, Brews & Detroit Grooves, 93.1 Doug FM presents the Battle of the Bands!

It's been a great couple of months packed with lots of talented bands, but only a lucky few made it to the finals! Battling it out in the final round for the chance to play Doug-fest Rib-Off and Music Festival and $1,500 are:

MIKE LESLIE BAND (Mick's pick!)


Show up to support your favorite band!!!

Come rock on the river with us Tuesday Nights at the beautiful Chene Park Amphitheater and enjoy a FREE night of local music and entertainment! Gates open at 6pm. Live Music starts at 7pm!

Plus, DJ PLEASURE KITTEN will be spinning tunes between bands!


Safe, lit parking
Food and Drink specials!

Chene Park Detroit
2600 Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48207
Chene Park is located along the Detroit River less than 1 mile east of the Ren Cen.
Take East Jefferson to Chene and head towards the water.
Chene Park is ahead about 3 blocks.

Parking is available on the grounds.


Les Claypool's go-to percussionist coming to the D as a part of his summer tour with guests DOWNTOWN BROWN and PASSALACQUA.
Mike Dillon is a percussionist, vibraphonist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter born in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of Dead Kenny Gs, Les Claypool's Fancy Band, Colonial Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Garage A Trois. He has performed with many musicians including Ani DiFranco, Galactic and Brave Combo, among others. 
Mike will be bringing his band to THE LOVING TOUCH on Thursday August 8th as a part of his whirlwind, 3-month-long summer tour.

DOWNTOWN BROWN (who just cut their 6th studio record out in L.A. with Norwood Fisher of Fishbone) and local avant-hip-hop faves PASSALACQUA will be rounding out the bill.
MIKE DILLON BAND | DOWNTOWN BROWN | PASSALACQUA | Thursday, 8/8 @ The Loving Touch | 8PM | $8 | 21+
Mike Dillon performing with Les Claypool:
MDB opening for Umphrey's McGee:
MDB in the studio:

XIAO DONG WEI @Campus Martius Park

Today, July 30th
7:00 PM
2012 Kresge Artist Fellow, and master of the Erhu (the Chinese 2-stringed violin), a classical pianist--and a rock musician, XIAO DONG WEI will lead an ensemble of select musicians in a performance of Western and Chinese classical compositions.




Wild Bill Ketelhut provides the "blog" to this anti-blog

Wild At Heart

It has been awhile since I have seen a first run film but I have been a big fan of Guillermo del Toro, who I had the pleasure of meeting 2 years ago at Toronto Comic Con while filming this movie) for awhile and really wanted to see his new film "Pacific Rim". I have been a huge anime/manga fan for awhile and I love his tribute to the genres. Watching a film where giant creatures are attacking the Earth to be fought off my humanoid mecha (Jaegers), how could you not get excited by that. There is a lot of really great moments though I wish some of the other Jaeger pilots, esp the Chinese team, could have gotten some more screen time and some of the fight scenes were brighter. Besides that, it was just a really fun movie for a fan of both Harryhausen and Ishiro Honda and a must see for the big screen.

If you rather see a good show, there are some great selections and here they are:

Wednesday (7/31) - Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Royal Oak Music Theatre, Gordon Lightfoot @ Meadowbrook Theatre, Wiz Khalifa w/ B.o.B. @ Pine Knob

Thursday (8/01) - the Stickmen @ Magic Bag, "Weird Al" Yankovic @ Freedom Hill, Ragbirds @ Liberty Plaza (Ann Arbor)

Friday (8/02) - Wailers @ Magic Bag, Ted Nugent @ Pine Knob

Saturday (8/03) - Nick Moss and the Flip Tops @ Callahans, Suicide Machines @ Magic Stick, "Happy Together" w/The Turtles and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap @ Ceasars Windsor

Sunday (8/04) - John Hiatt @ the Ark

Monday (8/05) - Amy Lavere @ Hatchys (Utica)

2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

"Hoooooooooooooooooome!" bellowed Kyle "Gumby" Gunther, lead singer of Battlecross, as they took to the stage early in the day at the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this past Sunday at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Judging by the response and size of the crowd that had swelled to fill the parking lot of the festival stage area, it was a long overdue welcome home for Battlecross on this stop of the tour and they set the tone for the rest of the afternoon. Not even the smattering of rain with intermittent pelting downpours was going to drive the early crowds away from the Jagermeister stage as the native Michigan blue collar thrash metallers launched in to a ferocious and intense set twenty five minute set that stoked the ferocity of the pit in front of them to near maelstrom levels. If there were ever a mosh pit version of a high school homecoming, this was it, with family, friends and fans alike in attendance to show their support for this hard-working home grown band.

THIS FRI: The Defibulators @ Friday Night Live @ DIA

The Defibulators
Friday 2 August / 7 & 8.30pm

The Defibulators music is an urban take on classic country with tight, punchy hooks and foot-stomping sing-alongs. Their music has been described as “CBGB-meets-Grand Ole Opry.” The group will perform music from their new recording, ‘Debt’ll Get’em,’


"Find Jimmy!  Dig a hole!"

             With this brief but stirring rallying cry, organizers are set to mobilize the population of Michigan July 30 to aid the energetic, always-entertaining, but as yet ineffective efforts of federal law-enforcement officials to locate the remains of the late labor leader, Jimmy Hoffa. 

             The first annual observation of Jimmy Hoffa Day, set to correspond with the actual date of Hoffa's disappearance in 1975, is not only a celebration of the man himself, or of the heroic efforts of law enforcement officials, who have dug up acres of everything from pastureland to asphalt, and at one point dismantled an above-ground swimming pool in hopes of discovering Hoffa's remains.  It is also a moving display of can-do spirit and community effort from the Michigan populace. 

             "We want to find Jimmy Hoffa," an event organizer explains. 

"He's been gone for so long. 

We're just not wild about spending tax dollars to do it. 

We can do this on our own!"

 The solution to finding Hoffa's remains, as organizers frame it, is a simple matter of getting enough Michiganders involved: 

"We are asking every Michigan resident to take a shovel and dig a hole somewhere on your land.  Anywhere will work." 

 This "every little bit counts" attitude has given rise to another of the movement's mottos: "No hole too big, no hole too small!"  On their facebook page, organizers list the huge variety of activities that would fall under the broad scope of a Jimmy Hoffa Day observance: "Use mechanical equipment if you have it.  Rent a bobcat!  Host a Hoffa Day bring-your-own-beer-and-shovel party for your friends.  Feel free to destroy your barn or your driveway.  Just don't come asking us to replace it, (like the FBI would).. we don't have any money!"

Even if Michiganders aren't physically able to dig a hole, the organizers of Jimmy Hoffa Day still see ways for them to contribute – and benefits for contributing.  "If you're not able to personally participate, we'd encourage you to call the FBI and tip them off that he's buried on your property.  You might just get lucky and end up with a new driveway or barn, compliments of the US government!  All these years later, Jimmy keeps helping the common man. What a legacy."

             Organizers are also aware that, even with the widespread community involvement they expect the new holiday to generate, it may be a some time before Hoffa's remains are found.  But they're in it for the long haul, and encouraging supporters to take that perspective as well:  "Don't get discouraged if you don't find Jimmy on your first try.  The FBI has spent millions of dollars over almost forty years, and your success record is just as good as theirs."

Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts /August 3rd /Artist Village Detroit - August 3rd 2013

Festival of Performing Arts /August 3rd /Artist Village Detroit

Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts announces wide variety of acts.

On August 3, 2013, Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, an outdoor celebration of site-specific performance and installation art, will fill the courtyards, sidewalks, storefronts and gardens in and around Artist Village Detroit (17340 Lahser, Detroit, MI 48219) with engaging site-specific work from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Sidewalk celebrates the architecture, culture and artistry of Detroit places through site-specific performance and installation.

Sidewalk's mission is to promote visual and performing arts in Detroit by transforming public, unique and under-used property into non-traditional performance venues. Sidewalk stimulates pedestrian traffic and engagement in unique Metro-Detroit places by repurposing space for live visual and performing arts. Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts is an annual event that promotes place-making and creative use of space in Detroit.

Detroit is internationally renowned for its unique architecture and rich artist heritage. Sidewalk will present the work of a diverse collection of dance companies, theater troupes, musicians, and visual artists who are making non-traditional and avant-garde work specifically informed by the landscape and culture of the city.

Highlights include Kresge Award winners Hardcore Detroit and Passalaqua celebrating hip hop; Parangoles Playhouse, a tribute to Brazilian and urban wearable art installed in the "Art Alley's movement and poetry collaboration between poetess Jessica Care Moore and modern dance company Jungle Statement; pop-up Shakespeare performances from Magenta Giraffe Theater Company; and experimental jazz by Sean Blackmen's Sin Hielo.

The full schedule is as follows:


















7:00 thingNY


8:45 ART LAB J






5:00 I STAY














4:00 â€" 8:00 UPENDED TEACUPS

PARANGOLES PLAYHOUSE (through the petite courtyard)








TONIGHT: Acoustic Mondays this month featuring Joey Mazzola and Justin Walker AND YOU? plus special guest ping/pong

"PRINTMAKER X 6" - Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6-9 PM - Lawrence Street Gallery



Show dates: July 31 - August 30, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6-9 PM, public invited

Mid-month reception: Friday, August 23, 6-9 PM, public invited

Gallery Hours are Wed & Sat, noon to 5, Thurs & Fri, noon to 9pm.

Location: Lawrence Street Gallery is at 22620 Woodward, Ferndale

(east side of Woodward, in the second block south of 9 Mile.)

Telephone: 248-544-0394, or visit us at


In Lawrence Street Gallery's August show, Printmaker X 6, six artists will present works displaying examples of traditional etching, drypoint etching, monotypes and monoprints,

collagraph prints, solar plate etching, and silkscreens. Artists Carol Harvath (Farmington Hills), Laura Whitesides Host (Birmingham), Rosemary

Lee (Howell), Celeste Roe (Farmington), Judy St. John (Lincoln), and Lonora Swanson-Flores ( West Bloomfield ) have been printing together

for many years every Tuesday at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center print studio. Their lively printing sessions have led to

their influencing one another, and to their learning printmaking techniques together. They often make field trips to investigate

what is current in the art of printmaking These artists have been in numerous print exhibits in Michigan

and throughout the country. Occasionally they collaborate in joint print projects.


This spring they worked on a journal project for the Janice Charach Epstein gallery.

Host, Roe, and Swanson-Flores have regularly taught printmaking at the BBAC.

Shown here is Cellular Letter, a silk screen monotype, by Rosemary Lee.

"Collaboration and Continuum": The Carnival Photographs of Bill Rauhauser and Carlos Diaz - August 2 - August 30, 2013

Collaboration and Continuum: The Carnival Photographs of Bill Rauhauser and
Carlos Diaz, curated by Mary McNichols, Ph.D.

August 2  - August 30, 2013

Opening Reception is August 2, 2013 (First Friday)
Curator and Artists' Talk at 8 p.m.
Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street

The Northville Art House presents an installation of the works of two
renowned Detroit-based photographers who have collaborated in various ways
throughout their careers, first in a student-teacher relationship at the
College for Creative Studies, later as colleagues in the Photography
Department at the College, and most recently, photographing the people and
the landscape of carnivals. 

The work demonstrates the artists' diverse stylistic and thematic
approaches. Carlos Diaz, Professor of Photography at the College for
Creative Studies, offers photographs that are staged portraits of carnival
ride attendants as well as images of the carnival landscape. Bill Rauhauser,
Professor Emeritus of Photography at the College for Creative Studies,
presents "street photographs," finding his subject, as did Baudelaire's
flaneurs, while mingling with the crowd.  Seen together, the work provides
the viewer with a poignant glimpse into the lives of the people who inhabit
the world of the carnival. The show is curated by Mary McNichols, Ph.D.,
Professor of Art History at the College for Creative Studies. Biographical
information is attached.

The show will open in the Art House's upper gallery with a reception, 6-9
p.m., Friday, August 2. There will be a curator and artists' talk at 8 p.m.
the night of the reception. The show will continue through August 30 during
Art House gallery hours (Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.). For additional
information, call 248-344-0497 or visit  "" The Art House is located at 215 W. Cady Street and
is a facility of the Northville Arts Commission. Admission to Art House
shows is always free and open to the public.
Collaboration and Continuum: The Carnival Photographs of Bill Rauhauser and
Carlos Diaz, curated by Mary McNichols, Ph.D.

Opening Reception: August 2 (First Friday), 6-9 p.m.; exhibit continues
through August 30.

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. (6-9 p.m. First Fridays)
Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street Free

Bill Rauhauser, "Untitled", Pigment Print.

Carlos Diaz, "The Whip, Carnival Ride Attendant", 20x20", Digital Print,

Biographical Information

Professor of Art History at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit,
Mary McNichols earned her Ph.D. in art history, women's studies and higher
education administration; her M.A. in art history; and her B.A. in English.
In addition to substantial teaching experiences, she has also held several
administrative positions at the College, including Associate Academic Dean.
Widely published, Dr. McNichols has also presented papers at numerous
conferences.  Her work has been most recently published in The Photo Review;
The International Review of African American Art; Jung Journal: Culture and
Psyche; and Religion and the Arts.  In addition, she contributed to the
research and writing of the architects' biographies for the 2012 Wayne State
University Press publication, Detroit's Historic Places of Worship.

"Originally trained as an architectural engineer, Bill Rauhauser, "Dean of
Detroit photographers," has photographed Detroit and its people for over 60
years. His subject matter is diverse, ranging from street photography (his
personal favorite) to mundane objects that often function as contemporary
cultural artifacts, to the "art photography" as represented by his
Asymptotes series. Rauhauser was also one of the pioneers who introduced
Detroit to the medium of photography. He joined the Photography Department
at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in 1970 and retired in 2002. The
College has since conferred on him the honor of Professor Emeritus and, in
2011, the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa. [from McNichols,
Mary. "A Conversation with Bill Rauhauser." Photo Review 29:3 (2010): 2-6].
While he also initially considered a career in engineering, Carlos Diaz
earned his BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in
1980, and his MFA from the University of Michigan in 1983. Diaz has been the
recipient of many awards, including a 2010 Kresge Foundation Community Arts
Grant. His work is installed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
as well as at the Detroit Institute of Arts, among many other museums and
galleries. It is currently represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in
Chicago, Illinois. Having been a member of the faculty of the Photography
Department at the College for Creative Studies since 1984, Diaz served as
the Chair of the Photography Department at CCS from 1995 to 2000, and is
currently Professor of Photography at the College. Diaz has worked with
Rauhauser as both his student and colleague during their respective time at

SHOW REVIEW: Adam Ant in Denver CO by TracyK 7/24/2013

With Adam Ant returning to Detroit next month we figured it would be a good idea to get ahead of the game and check out a show or two beforehand so we dusted off the ol MCB credit card and tagged a trusted friend out in Denver CO to cover the show and provide you with a little preview of whats to come at The Cathedral Theatre on August 27th

Thanks TK!

Special Assignment WORDS/IMAGES by TracyK 
Adam Ant, Ogden Theatre Denver CO
 July 24th, 2013

Adam Ant, Post-Punk genius and Pop/New Wave artist, best known for his late 70’s-early 80’s music, tore up the stage at the historic Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO.  Kicked off in San Diego, his most expansive North American tour since 1995 is to promote ‘Adam Ant is the Blue Black Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter’ and follows on the heels of his successful European tour.  

The latest album is a flagellant, intimate expose 
of the singer/songwriter’s demons 
both personal and professional.

While the album itself may have garnered mixed reviews, the live show is a raucous adventure spanning legendary hits and modern, introspective punk-ballads.  Adam hasn't lost his flair with signature nautical regalia and clean, powerful vocals.  

The Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse 
stomp out an explosive performance 
set to rocket Adam back to the top.

‘Marrying the Gunnner’s Daughter’ may have seemed a brooding opening to a brilliant set-list but there is no denying the energy and grace which flowed from the stage and set the crowd raving for more.  The packed house showed a strong mix of old-school fans and youthful hipsters all bathing in the charismatic presence of one of the U.K.’s best.   Adam shot about the stage and threw down his signature moves to woo the crowd and entice them to his world.

Overall a great live concert and one I wish I could experience again when he hits Detroit’s own Cathedral Theatre on August 27th 2013. - TracyK

If your lucky you can still get ticket to the 8/27 Detroit show
check here at The Crofoot website


Show Preview/Interview with Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross appearing at the Rockstar Mayhem Festival Sunday July 28 at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Michigan metal band Battlecross is coming back to town on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour this coming Sunday, July 28th. Formed just under 10 years ago in the western Detroit suburb of Canon, Battlecross has been on of the hardest working metal bands this state has spawned. After putting in years of due diligence and paying their dues on the local circuit along with some regional tours, the band was signed to Metal Blade records in 2010 on the strength of their self-released album, "Push Pull Destroy". A re-recording of the album was made and renamed to "Pursuit of Honor" and quickly garnered massive airplay on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal show, with a few of the songs spending significant time in the "Devil's Dozen" list. Their latest release, "War of Will", was recently released and rose to #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums charts, and debuted at #134 on the Billboard 200, a testament to the power of this band and the music they've created.

Happy Weekend - MCB FLYER DUMP for BLAKDOG, Zero Gravity Camilo Pardo @ Inner State Gallery, The Wire Tap DJ Mel Wonder, Punk and Junk, The Luckouts, Christmas in July @ Freedom Hill, Anastasia Gold @ NLL, Hit Society @ Lager House, Melvins 30th @ Smalls, Black Collar Manifesto @ Simons After Dark , Grand Funk Railroad Rockin on the Riverfront

Welcome to the weekend!!!
And as usual there are tons of great shows going on all over metro dietroit