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.
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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Great White to rock Detroit riverfront Friday Aug. 2nd.
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)
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 .
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 MyFoxDetroit.com 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.
For updates and information, visit www.facebook.com/
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).
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:
5TH WALL CONCEPT
KENDRICK HARDAWAY AND THE HTS BAND
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!
FREE ADMISSION: 6p-11pm
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 performing with Les Claypool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
MDB opening for Umphrey's McGee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
MDB in the studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
BEYER-STACY DUO opens
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)
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 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:
TEMPLE OF DREAMS
3:00 DETROIT THEATER COMPANY
3:30 DETROIT SLAM TEAM
4:00 SKY COVINGTON
5:00 DAWN XIANA MOON + LEE NA MO
5:30 TUNDE OLANIRAN
6:30 COLD MEN YOUNG
7:30 SIN Â HIELO
BLUE DANCE COURTYARD
3:00 KRISTI FAULKNER DANCE
4:00 HERITAGE WORKS
4:30 JUNGLE STATEMENT w/ SKY COVINGTON
5:00 JAMES CORNISH FREE ARTS TRIO
5:30 MS. CHANTAL
6:00 BIG RED WALL
8:00 LISA LAMARRE + JAMES CORNISH
8:45 ART LAB J
3:00 FLINT DANCE COLLABORATIVE
3:30 MAYA + QUAINT STOVALL
4:00 ALEXA DEXA + KEVIN MCCOY
5:00 I STAY
6:00 HOMELESS HERO
7:00 HARDCORE DETROIT
7:30 JESSICA CARE MOORE
8:00 HARDCORE DETROIT
3:00 A HOST OF PEOPLE
4:00 DETROIT THEATER COMPANY
4:30 A HOST OF PEOPLE
5:00 A HOST OF PEOPLE
6:30 RADICAL CHILD
4:00 â€" 8:00 UPENDED TEACUPS
PARANGOLES PLAYHOUSE (through the petite courtyard)
3:00 PARANGOLES PLAYHOUSE WORKSHOP
6:00 CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
6:30 PARANGOLES PLAYHOUSE WORKSHOP
6:30 RADICAL CHILD
ARTIST VILLAGE THEATER
4:00 REMOTE CONTROL TOMATO
LAWRENCE STREET GALLERY PRESENTS
"PRINTMAKER X 6"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 atwww.lawrencestreetgallery.com
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)
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 "http://www.northvillearts.org"
www.northvillearts.org. 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,
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 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.