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10/24/14

NIGHTMARE ON ELMHURST - Detroit’s Premiere Haunted Attraction Opens October 24th Cass Community Social Services Spook Supporters While Helping Homeless Women & Children

 





NIGHTMARE ON ELMHURST

Detroit's Premiere Haunted Attraction Opens October 24th

Cass Community Social Services Spook Supporters While Helping Homeless Women & Children

On Friday, October 24, 2014 metro-Detroiters are invited to Cass Community Social Services' (Cass) Nightmare on Elmhurst haunted attraction.  When darkness falls in Detroit, the nightmare begins for those that dare to enter Cass' frightening outdoor maze. The Nightmare – regardless of weather – is open 7 - 11p.m. Proceeds benefit Cass' work with homeless women and children.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 (not recommended for children under five). New this year, a $15 Fast Pass, allowing the bravest ticket holders to jump to the front of the line if they dare. Secure, free, gated parking is available. Group rates are also available*.

Months before opening, Cass staff seek out the premiere paranormal in order to create the most spine-chilling experience in Detroit. Carnage covers the Zombie Field with the walking dead looking for their next victims and tree houses with unnatural occupants will keep visitor's eyes to the skies. The bottomless pit dares all to test their talent to escape the demons that are rumored to be imprisoned below.

One hundred student volunteers from Brighton will join the Cass staff to run this year's attraction. This is the second year Cass is producing the Nightmare on Elmhurst attraction next to their Scott Building headquarters.

Cass previously hosted Detroit Urban Legends haunted house from 2003 – 2012 at the 131-year-old Cass Community United Methodist Church in Detroit.

"I love this time of year and the chance each year to come up with a more frightening experience," said Rev. Fowler.  "It's not only an important fundraiser for the women and children we serve, it provides a fun event for the community."

Beginning Sunday, October 19, 2014, Cass Executive Director, Rev. Faith Fowler, will lead a team of volunteers to begin the week long work of creating a scream-inducing encounter for those brave enough to enter. 

Nightmare on Elmhurst will be open October 24-26, 30 & 31 from 7pm-11pm.

Attraction goers can arrange free, secure parking and entry into the haunted attraction at

11850 Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit (link to map http://mapq.st/1xZJ3W2 )

*Groups of 12 or more are eligible for a discount. Transportation is available for groups of 20 or more.  For more information on the haunted house call 313-883-2277 – for group information ask for Gladys Ferguson.

About Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services is dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of the diverse populations it serves by providing for basic needs, providing affordable housing, promoting self-reliance and encouraging community involvement. The agency works with men, women and children with HIV/AIDS, medical and mental illness, developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse. Cass utilizes 5,000 volunteers annually. To learn more about Cass Community Social Services, please visit www.casscommunity.org.

This Weekend: A "Decade of Dance" Benefit for WHFR.FM



Get ready to dance and party as WHFR.FM celebrates a "Decade of Dance

In October of 2004, WHFR.FM started a show on Thursday evenings from nine to midnight called "The Journey into Trance." Ten years later, and now called
"The Mix", WHFR radio host "BAM" continues to bring you the best in local Techno, Trance, House and Dance every Thursday evening spun live by local DJ's. 

Join in on October 25th, 2014 at Oakwood Bar and Grill in Dearborn
to celebrate a "Decade of Dance" with mixes from many of your favorite
artists from the show playing live including:

* Mr. Jeffrey Woodward

* DJ Stop-e & 2Tall

* Detroit Deep Sessions ( Dj Disc...Detroit, Brian Borsa, Tim CroniCk )
* Detroid vs. Radiohack
* NF-3 (aka DJ Deejay Roach, Carlos G, and Tunnel7)

Think of it as a ten year reunion...just without the awkwardness.
Come meet and greet with the faces behind the music!
 

Please join us for this fundraiser for WHFR.FM to keep shows like "The Mix" with BAM on the air.
$5 min donation at the door. No guest list! 21+ Event 

OAKWOOD BAR AND GRILL
17621 OAKWOOD BLVD
DEARBORN, MI 48124


With a station like 89.3 WHFR, you are guaranteed INDEPENDENT PROGRAMMING, LOCAL ARTISTSHOMEGROWN TALENT!



Tune in to "The Mix" with BAM every Thursday on WHFR.FM for more information.


Event Support By:
Commotion Designs
Ambassador Mag
Detroit Deep Sessions
Oakwood Bar and Grill
89.3 WHFR.FM 
Henry Ford College

Northern Lights Lounge 10 Year Anniversary and Halloween Jam

[something clever] is hosting Northern Lights Lounge's 10 Year Anniversary!
10 years is along time to last in the restaurant/bar industry in Detroit.
Celebrate with the NL crew as we look forward to 10 more years of Detroit nights at Northern Lights!


:: Halloween Jam! Costumes welcome! ::

DJ's on the Outdoor Patio and the Inside Main Bar! Patio will have warming stations! 

Food and outdoor grill will be served until close


and friends:


:: INSIDE ::
0800-0900 - Joey Krueger
0900-1000 - Nesto
1000-1100 - Jeremy Poling 
1100-1200 - ADMN
1200-0100 - SuperDre
0100-0200 - Sherif

:: OUTDOOR PATIO ::
0800-0900 - Derek Hannon
0900-1000 - Mike "Agent X" Clark
1000-1100 - Eric Johnston
1100-1200 - Eric Sutter
1200-0100 - John Johr
0100-0200 - Kevin Reynolds


Sound Provided by Source Audio Systems

Northern Lights Lounge
660 W Baltimore
Detroit

8PM - 2AM
$5 Cover
21+

10/23/14

Gentle Reminder: Dum Dum Girls @The Magic Stick


Dum Dum Girls
W/Ex Cops
Saturday, October 25th, at The Magic Stick
Doors at 8:00 PM, $15



PRE-ORDER/FUNDING OPP: Bring Detroit's Orbit, Fun & White Noise Home!


Bring Orby's Story to Your Home!

Help celebrate Orbit's 25th in style 

15 years after Orbit was laid to rest, the time has come to tell the shocking true tale of Detroit's greatest alt-publication in Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology from Wayne State University Press.

Your tax-deductible support will help create a lasting document to over 35 years of vital Detroit cultural history as told through OrbitFun, and White Noise magazines. This deluxe illustrated edition will not only feature reprints of popular articles but also tell the behind-the-scenes stories of how these landmark magazines covered Detroit's music film, art, food, and creative scene like no one else dared with a healthy dose of humor.

Your support of $60 gets your copy of the book, a partial charitable deduction (just in time for tax season), and the knowledge that you have done your part in helping to preserve this important cultural history.

We are also offering cool things and events including new Orbit t-shirts, original art from Jerry Vile and Niagara, a complete set of Fun magazines, tickets to a special party, and more! You can also expect a large portion of your gift will be tax deductible at any level.

"...Fun magazine and Orbit felt a lot more supportive and positive to me and also full of satire as well - which is the positive side of that sort of 'hip' culture." - Jack White 


You can give now by clicking Orby's head!
 


Please tell your friends, neighbors, and other fans about this campaign.
Let's celebrate Orby's 25th birthday in style in 2015!
THANKS!

Rob St. Mary - Author, Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology
WHITE NOISE (1978-1980) covered Detroit's punk scene in and around Bookie's Club 870 and visiting national acts such as the Ramones, DEVO, Patti Smith, the Dead Boys, and more! 
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Bringing humor to alt-publishing, ORBIT(1990-1999) covered Detroit like no one else dared and shined a light on techno, Kid Rock, ICP, Jack White, EMINEM, and many more.
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BIG WRECK + IGNORING THE ECHOES 10/28 at The Shelter

 
Big Wreck’s reunion has now turned into a full-blown second coming.
-Exclaim.ca

Fresh off the heels from the release of their new album Ghosts, Big Wreck is embarking on a fall tour across their homeland of Canada, with a bonus stop in Detroit. The band will hit stage at TheShelter on Tuesday, October 28th with special guests Ignoring The Echoes. Full tour details can be found below and tickets will be available in the tour page/VIP tab on the Big Wreck website.

Big Wreck’s new album Ghosts is now available in the US on iTunes, Amazon, select digital partners and in F.Y.E. stores across the country. Big Wreck headed into Revolution Studios and Vespa Studios in Toronto to record the 13 new songs that make up Ghosts. The band approached the making of this album with a renewed sense of wonder toward the very things that turned them on to rock and roll in the first place. While the album stays true to the driving intensity, booming drum sound and unbridled guitar virtuosity that has always made Big Wreck so appealing, it also explores bold new aural territory which sees the band letting their guard down for the first time to return to the seeds of long forgotten ideas.
 
Singer/guitarist and founding member Ian Thornley had this to say about the fall tour, “We are very excited to hit the road and hear these songs grow with the fans. This is still only our 4th studio album, there is still a lot that we want to accomplish, and much of that growth must come from live performance.”

 
Check out more Big Wreck right here.
Check out Detroit's own Ignoring The Echoes right here.
Grab some tickets right here.

10/22/14

Ex Cops opening for Dum Dum Girls @Magic Stick


Ex Cops
Opening for Dum Dum Girls
Saturday, October 25th, at the Magic Stick
$15, doors at 8

Ex Cops, a nomadic duo featuring Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding, brings the hook-heavy blast of ‘90s alt-rock into a new era on their second album Daggers. Executive produced by icon-of-form Billy Corgan and produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferriera, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue), the record rescues guitar-pop from the bedroom, returning it to the stage it deserves.

Formed in 2011, the group’s first album True Hallucinations, released in early 2013, was a critically-acclaimed collection of sprawling indie-pop. From the exuberant “Spring Break (Birthday Song)” to the band’s dreamy debut “You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb,” the John Siket-produced record (Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo) was a genre-jumping opening salvo and its wall-to-wall guitars set the tone for their new album.

Daggers is a musical about-face, though. “We are not afraid of our favorite music anymore,” says Harding. “It’s pop.”

Billy Corgan, in addition to sharing the band’s love of ABBA and taking them to their first wrestling match, provided form and texture to the new tracks over a two week period in Chicago. The band then took the material to LA for tracking with Raisen and continued collaborating with artists like Ariel Pink, who co-wrote“Burnt Out Love” and features on “Tragically Alright.”

The result reinvents modern rock. “White Noise,” with its addictive chorus, merges guitars that could make your teeth ache and a motorik electronic pop pulse. The impeccably-produced “Teenagers” brings club-ready downtown pop to an anthemic peak, while “Black Soap” shifts shoegaze textures to stadium status and “Rooms,” one of the album’s emotionally-resonant ballads, packs a substantial punch.


LIVE REVIEW: FOXYGEN live at Crofoot Pontiac - Words/Jeff Howitt Photos/Sarah Cook

I must admit upfront that my girlfriend sent me a "First Listen" link on NPR.com for the new FOXYGEN record a mere 24 hours before their performance. I wield that word tamely, as it was, truly something to behold.  I listened to Thurston Moore's new album, "The Best Day" first, which was sweet and what I hoped for after him playing with a doomier approach. Then I tackled the FOXYGEN record, "…And Star Power", which had me laughing at myself as I kept going back to my desk top to check if it were still them with all it's Sebadoh-ey lo-fi playfulness and classical Pysche-Pop ala Tommy James and The Shondells.

 

Before this evening, to some degree, the topic of, "Where are the Lux Interiors these days or Rocky Horror Picture Show? Where is my Good/Bad Taste?", had often become the conversation I found myself in. Bringing to mind something John Sinclair said years back in an interview with Michigan Journalist Jeff Milo. "Rock n Roll'll never die, man...'cuz it's like a zombie…". With that I have always waited for the MONSTERS.

 

I do have to give it up to those Labels and Artists who took Captain Beefheart's "10 Commandments for Guitar Players seriously"; like Burger Records, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall and recent buzz babies King Tuff reminding EVERYONE that it is so much better to rock the FUCK out than overstate their role in a pre-set looped sample while bodily rocking so unnecessarily hard to a beat that they had no creation in beyond the choice of setting.

 

*WATCH IT HAPPEN HERE!

http://wgntv.com/2014/10/17/foxygen-performs-live/

 

 

The following morning I read the headline on Pitchfork that "Foxygen Freak Out on Chicago Morning Show" just a mere twelve hours after they left little of the stage in Pontiac's Crofoot Ballroom. There have been regional crossroads such as these before, like when Tav Falco's Panther Burns played Marge Thrasher back in '79 when the squares didn't know what was happening. It really is a litmus test to produce something that you must deliberately pay attention to and not as a spectator but as an accomplice.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U-k32L0KCc

 

 

*I HAVE TO INCLUDE THIS CLIP OF COURSE OF OUR OWN OH SO VERY YOUNG MC5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q635h-bX14A

 

 

The duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado led a band that totaled nine members, three of them high knees and kicking back up vocalists, through a rousing set that could be as gentle in balladry as if Boy george fronted Roxy Music then suddenly everyone had guitars snug in their guts like machine guns and were piling themselves on the drum riser like some pyramidal all seeing eye. Sonically slaying the entire crowd that minded not a bit when the squeal and moan of fuzz lasted minutes before the next shift of revelry.

 

Don't believe me? Not possible? Suck it up buttercup and go see what is causing all the smoke on the horizon next time you can. The MONSTER stirs...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OeLtvVjCI4

 

 

TONIGHT! MINUS THE BEAR + YOUNG WIDOWS at The Magic Stick



For the past decade, Seattle’s Minus the Bear have orbited the music world like a distant meteor, fine-tuning their unique brand of indie rock and discovering how technology can help enhance the band’s unique pop vision. MTB will touch down tonight at the Magic Stick, playing a wide-ranging mix of tracks including some rare B-sides from their latest compilation Lost Loves. This time around, they're returning to their roots by playing smaller venues like The Magic Stick for a more intimate audience.

Minus the Bear is Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), David Knudson (guitar), Cory Murchy (bass), Alex Rose (keyboards, saxophone, vocals, programming), and Erin Tate (drums & percussion). The Seattle-based band formed in 2001, and has since released five full length LPs and eight Eps, totaling an excess of 400K in sales and all the while staying true to its uncompromising artistic ideals. The group's tireless work ethic has helped build a robust live following with the band headlining countless sold out shows across the globe, as well as sharing the stage with such diverse and respected artists as Soundgarden, Jimmy Eat World, and Foo Fighters.

Check out "The Lucky Ones" from Lost Loves.



Check more Minus the Bear right here.
You can still grab some tickets here.

THIS SATURDAY- The 4th Annual Flint Horror Convention


The 4th annual FLINT HORROR CONVENTION is taking place this Saturday (October 25th).

The convention will bring together horror celebrities,creepy and cool vendors, indie horror films, and costume and pin-up contests that will give fans a full day of ghoulish fun. 

Special celebrity guests this year include:

DANIEL ROEBUCK - The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's Halloween 1 and 2, THE WALKING DEAD web series season 3, and many others. Due to filming Daniel will be a late arrival at the convention and will arrive at 6PM but will stay long enough for everyone to see him that wants to.

CHUCK WILLIAMS - Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End

EILEEN DIETZ - The Exorcist's PAZUZU

DANNY HICKS - Evil Dead 2

TOM SULLIVAN - Special FX artist on The Evil Dead

STEVE CHRISTOPHER - Actor/Producer

LUCIFER FULCI - musician, actor, and author

JASON MOORE - artist known for his work on BATMAN HAUNTED GOTHAM, EVIL ERNIE DESTROYER, THE CRUSADES, and THE DEAD.

JOHN E.L. TENNEY - Paranormal Investigator/Lecturer, star of GHOST STALKERS tv show.

CHRIS THRASHER, author and found of of S.I.G.H.T. PARANORMAL.

JASON SNYDER author, lecturer, and founder I.T.A.R. - Indiana Team for Anomalous Research and representing NO BOUNDARIES PARANORMAL. 




You will also have the opportunity to get your picture taken with the Green Goblin head from the film Maximum Overdrive!
 


There will be dozens of vendors selling everything from movies, to crafts, to art, to books, and more.


There will be Costume Contests for both Kids and Adults.




There will also be a Petrifying Pin Up Contest.





There will screenings of Indie films at the show all day long.



Here's all the gory details...


FLINT HORROR CONVENTION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 2014
12 PM - 9PM
at the RIVERFRONT BANQUET CENTER (1 Riverfront Plz, Flint Township, MI 48502)
Admission is only $10.00
For more details visit:  http://flinthorrorcon.webnode.com/

L.A. GUNS AND HAZARDHEAD AT THE DIESEL LOUNGE FRI, OCT 24, 2014

LA Flyer

 

Remember the fun of 80's rock 'n roll? Need your Hair-metal fix? L.A. Guns are playing the Diesel Lounge this Friday, Oct 24, 2014.

L.A. Guns are an iconic band from the hey day of hair and glam metal. With hits such as, "The Ballad of Jayne, Rip and Tear, and Electric Gypsy" you'll remember them. They are still turning out new music, "Hollywood Forever" is their latest.

So, whether you're a new or old fan, here's your chance to see them up close and personal.

HH


HazardHead
is opening for L.A. Guns. They are the next generation of the sleaze/glam rock. The HH boys are channeling the bands of the 80's. Just listen to "Love Can't Wait."



If you think you can handle all that HazardHead rock 'n roll. Get your butt out to Diesel Lounge, the happening place on the Northeast side.


Doors: 7:00pm
All Ages
Diesel Concert Lounge
inside the Premier Bowling Complex
33151 23 Mile rd.
Chesterfield, MI

 

Show Map
Diesel Concert Lounge Detroit
33151 23 Mile Rd, Chesterfield, Michigan 48047

10/21/14

JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS RETURN TO ANN ARBOR'S BLIND PIG FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24th 2014

 
 
JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS


JH&TRS TO RETURN TO ANN ARBOR'S BLIND PIG FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
 
 
 
Michigan's own Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
are set to return to Ann Arbor Friday, October 24th
for a night of unbelievable revelry at The Blind Pig.
 
Following a whirlwind year that included SXSW, Electric Forest, Summer Camp,
Blissfest, Harvest Gathering, and a headlining spot at Ann Arbor Summer Fest,
the band is gearing up for the fall with a small string of Michigan shows to promote the release of their forthcoming record,
TERRA INCOGNITA, which is due out later this fall.

Live video for an unreleased track from TERRA INCOGNITA can be seen here.
 
SHOW DETAILS:
Friday, 10/24
The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
wsg. Big Sherb
Ages 18+
Doors open at 9 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased here.