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'Being Satori Circus-A Performance Documentary in Five Acts' - Official Trailer One

Detroit Filmmaker M.L. Finnell explores the underground subculture and music of Satori Circus - a Detroit performance artist.
In 1988, a conceptual artist was created as ‘Satori Circus’, departing from the norm of what a performance artist was expected to be. Thirty-four years later, Satori Circus continues to write, perform, and astonish in live performances. Being Satori Circus - A Performance Documentary in Five Acts tells the story in an unusual, hybrid, non-fiction/fiction narrative style of the history of this artist, while keeping some of the mystery intact.
?How do others see this iconic Detroit artist?
?What are the influences and forces that made him?
“Here’s someone who’s living an artist’s life, he’s out there, he’s performing, he doesn’t care if there are three people in the audience or five hundred, he’s there to perform.”
- Novelist Michael Zadoorian (The Leisure Seeker)
This documentary film by filmmaker Mark Finnell explores the many facets of Satori Circus and his effect on others, as well as how the artist continues performing despite being relatively unknown nationally.
Through personal narrative and interviews with collaborators, cultural historians and astute observers to this underground scene, we are offered a peek behind the curtain to this under-explored and often misunderstood world of performance art.
Release date 2023 with specific dates to be determined. Stay tuned...
Trailer Two Release 02/17/2023 -
Trailer Three Release 04/14/2023 -


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[TONIGHT] BLOOD RED SHOES with Milk Bath @ the Magic Bag

The Magic Bag presents:

Blood Red Shoes

with Milk Bath

This band rarely gets to tour the USA... let alone Metro Detroit.
The Magic Bag hooked it up after their Canadian dates got cancelled and now we get the pleasure of having BRS right here in Ferndale. 

They are touring with 2 new albums and an EP to add to the live set alongside songs from all of their albums.

Tuesday, October 18
Doors 7 pm
$20 adv. - All Ages


Midnight Garden: Fairytales of Good and Evil

Midnight Garden: Fairytales of Good and Evil

A Burlesque and Aerial Showcase

Doors open at 8 p.m. - Performance begins at 9:00pm.
Attached bar, Ghost light, opens at 7pm.
Tickets: Early Bird GA $15 | $25 at the door | $28 VIP (includes a gift bag and a meet & greet)
Produced by Marina Casanova & Sal T Mutha.
Hosted by Lottie Ellington
Performers: Sal T Mutha, Marina Casanova, Céleste Vé Dette, Mimi Southwest, Dede DeVain, Kitty Paige, Sophia Von Stardust, Ginger Halloway & Kitsu Fondue.
Introducing Aerial Artists: Tori JasMean, Nikki Anya & Jaas Luminescence.
An awesome Raffle with over $800 in prizes too!!
Legalise Stuff: Planet Ant requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to our facilities and events. Masks are recommended and available upon request at the box office. Please stay home if you are feeling ill or are showing any flu-like symptoms. This policy may change, as we will continue to update our Covid-19 protocol to reflect current CDC recommendations.
Comments, questions and concerns about our health and safety policies can be directed to
Ticket price includes a small processing fee; no refunds, transfers, returns, or exchanges; all sales are final; no physical ticket will be delivered to you- check in with ID and confirmation number/ confirmation email at box office to be granted entry.
Planet Ant prioritizes the safety, comfort, and well-being of our guests and strictly enforces a zero-tolerance policy; please look out for each other and help us maintain a positive, welcoming environment. Planet Ant reserves the right to remove any patron, without refund, from our events, classes, and other programming at our discretion.
Presented by Planet Ant Theatre | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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Hello Strangers and Josie Pace

Hello Strangers!

Almost 5 years to the date was my last post on MOTORCITYBLOG... my how time fly's by and Life gets in the way!  I've been yearning to get back to posting about Detroit events again, so here I am.  Funny thing is, my last post was about a new local music group called Josie Pace, featuring Josie on vocals, Ken Roberts on keyboards/synths, and Mark Damian on drums.  Pretty ironic since that's exactly who my latest post is about to bring myself back into the MCB fold.


March 26, 2022

In support of ‘Actors’, a synth-pop Canadian 4 piece, Josie, Ken and Mark electrified the packed room at Small’s with an intense light show and energetic Industrial performance…as always!

Never a show to be missed, and having seen them perform regularly over the years, their musicianship, stage presence and vocals have gotten nothing but STRONGER over the years.  And, with having been in Covid-event-hibernation for an excessively long time, it felt so fucking good to get back out and steal some pixels again!

If you want to see ALL the images from the show, check out my personal site:

If you've never seen them LIVE, you have an opportunity to catch them this coming Friday, April 1st, at
Sanctuary Detroit in Hamtramck, in support of Night Club and Holy Wars.  Doors at 7pm.  I'll be there to catch the show and post my shots next week. 

By the way, it's nice to be back.


MOVEMENT FESTIVAL Returns to Hart Plaza this Memorial Weekend 2022

 After a 2-year covid hiatus due to covid, Detroit's beloved Movement Festival is back on the books! The Memorial Day Weekend festival sets the stage for over 100 artists across multiple stages in Hart Plaza at the Detroit Riverfront. 

1-day and weekend passes are available NOW via