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'Satori Circus Theater Series' : The Unveiling

Introducing the unveiling of the

'Satori Circus Theater Series'
Photography Project
by Brett J Lawrence

This is the first time all 15 images will be displayed together in their entirety.

These images will be on display at
Siena Heights University, Adrian MI
'2015 Alumni Exhibition' - Klemm Gallery
October 1 - 29, 2015
Artists' Reception - Klemm Gallery
October 16th, 2015

Performance by Satori Circus scheduled

All images are 8x12" in size, floated on a 16x20" Fuji Deep Matte archival print, framed, signed and dated. Each print is for sale framed and may also be purchased unframed, as well.

"Originally conceived over a few drinks with my dear friend, Satori Circus, this project was able to come to fruition with the combined efforts of a variety of very open-minded individuals who understood my vision and were willing to allow access to these beautiful venues. To those individuals, I thank you. I couldn't be more proud of these results." - Brett J Lawrence

Entrance to Klemm Gallery is FREE; food and drink reception is a ticketed event on the second floor. Please contact the Alumni Office to purchase your tickets in advance ($10): +1 517 264 7143 or email at Tickets are also available at the event for $12.



NEXT MONTH: Stagecrafters 60th Anniversary Gala @ Detroit Zoo 7 November

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Detroit Zoo Interpretive Gallery

Don your finery and don’t spare the sparkle as you join us for our 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015, at the Detroit Zoo Interpretive Gallery. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and a fabulous silent and live auction. Strolling singers and special guest stars will round out our magical evening in celebration and support of Stagecrafters. Black tie optional.

Stagecrafters alum Jeffrey Seller will be our celebrity Guest of Honor. Joining him will be Broadway actor and Michigan native, Sean McCourt, as celebrity Master of Ceremonies.

Gala Tickets: 

Patron $140; Benefactor $200  purchased prior to 10/10/2015    
Patron $175; Benefactor $250 purchased after 10/10/2015

HALLOWEEN IS COMING: Creepy Cheapy VIII @ Crofoot 23 October

The Crofoot Presents
Friday October 23 2015
The Crofoot

Polish up your dancing shoes. Ready your PBR hand. Break out the spirit gum. This is it! Metro Detroit's ultimate musical masquerade CREEPY CHEAPY VIII: Secret of The Ooze is coming!

Now with more bands, more creepy costumes, and plenty of cheapy drinks. More than 15 bands on three stages will perform full-on costumed covers of your favorite musicians. The night will be full of devilish twists and delectable treats.

Don't settle for that phony hot nurse outfit or some crappy Walking Dead costume. This is the real deal! Halloween USA is good, Mom's basement is better, making your own costume out of old Real Detroit Weeklies is Best!

ANA as Foo Fighters
The Strangers as INXS
Blind Season as Paramore
Nina and the Buffalo Riders as Joe Cocker
Khary WAE Frazier & Lo Deez as Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
George Morris and Ronnie Tibbs as Simon & Garfunkel
My Pal Val & Audra Kubat as The Breeders
The Messenger Birds as The Black Keys
Stikyfüt as The Dead Weather
Citizen Zero as Van Halen
Bevlove as Nicki Minaj
Jet Black Blonde as Foreigner
Givens as Merilyn Manson
Madhouse as Green Day
School of Rock as Black Sabbath
Eno The Inferno DJ Set
Ryan Spencer DJ Set

Tickets are available at the Crofoot box office, at, and at UHF Records in Royal Oak.

THIS MONTH: DAMNED VIII A 3-Day Dark Extravaganza

DAMNED VIII - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

Fine Art + Performance + Fine Dining + Masquerade

October 29th through 31st 2015
VIP 7pm to 9pm - General 9pm to 2am

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, Michigan

On October 29th through 31st 2015 in Detroit comes the 8th annual assemblage of extraordinary artists from across this world to display their most introspective creations:
DAMNED – An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
From the infamous to the freshest of local and international talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego...of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse.  Rising from within the ashes of Detroit’s historic institution of Devil’s Night, this is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspired performances.

There are 3 nights of DAMNED, each with its own distinct theme for the ambiance and performances that flourish within the exhibition:
  • 10/30 "The Darkness" - A night of introspective exploration within the shadowed and primal essence of self.  This opening night features an intimate VIP Preview/Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting, an on-site chef preparing hot hors d’œuvres and experimental aerial and butoh-inspired performances.
  • 10/31 "The Enlightenment" - A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal.  This gala night features an on-site chef preparing a sampling of internationally-inspired tapas with flavored mead tasting courtesy of B Nektar Meadery and exotic fire, aerial and experimental performances.
  • 11/01 "The Masquerade" - A festive celebration through a menagerie of exotic cirque, sensual rhythms and masquerade. This closing night features the formal mask-mandatory masquerade ball, an elegant seated 6-course aphrodisiac-inspired dinner, sensuous dance performance interludes, the aural ambiance of DJ Mikey andDJ Zumby from Strangeways Radio with DJ Slofu from Happy Endings and a menagerie of strolling cirque performances all night.  (Click here for music samples)
Each night also offers a lush Moroccan-inspired VIP mezzanine overlooking the gallery, a gallery store to purchase art, our Devil Girl hostesses and, of course, the art.
Tickets are now available online at:
Also on the horizon are these upcoming DAMNED events!  Be sure to click the web links for further details on the events and calls for art.
Friday 12/04 - Krampus Night V & Christmahanakwanza IIIThe DAMNED devils again are restless and throwing a festive holiday party!  Krampus Night is a night filled with barely rehearsed Holiday comedic skits, really bad lip-synching, spiked punch, vintage holiday B-movies, festive holiday decor and a visit from Krampus himself!  Also included is the annual “Wreck The Halls” exhibition where artist re-engineer those pretty twinkling lights displays and adorable character animatronics into the festive monstrosities they've always wanted to build.  This night is also a toy drive for "Toys For Tots" and canned food drive for "Burners Without Border" to help feed the homeless.
For further details and the call for art, visit:

UPCOMING: Cranbrook Institute of Science Fright After Dark 15 October

Cranbrook Institute of Science

Celebrate Halloween During Fright After Dark

CIS After Dark returns for the 2015-2016 season to investigate the science of scary with Fright, an evening of Halloween fun for adults 21+ on Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Spooky science experiments, creepy conversations, Fright-themed cocktails and food, and the chance to make glow-in-the-dark slime will make for a frightfully good time. Dr. Christine Rabinak (Assistant Professor, WSU Department of Pharmacy Practice) joins us to discuss the human response to scary stimuli. University of Detroit Mercy Chem Club will bring startling chemistry demonstrations. Spirit Hunter Sandy Lyons, and Skeptic Robert Elmouchi take the stage as they debate the presence of paranormal activity. Enjoy the new Bats: Superheroes of the Night exhibit and learn why we shouldn't fear these furry nighttime fliers. Costumes are encouraged - scary, spooky, or funny! Preregistered tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Day of admission is $20 at the door.


THIS SATURDAY (October 3): How-To Halloween at The Lansing Center

This Saturday Downtown Lansing is hosting the second annual How-To Halloween, a family-friendly festival which celebrates the do-it-yourself spirit of the holiday in a safe environment. 

The event showcases impressive custom built displays, interactive activities, fun demonstrations and a homemade costume contest. Amazing lighting and sound effects along with music and dancing will round out the entertainment. The staff will be on-hand to answer questions and provide instructions to help fire your imagination and inspire you to make your own incredible Halloween decorations and costumes.

The creative atmosphere of this unique extravaganza will be a local grass-roots effort to make a mini indoor Halloween themed adventure park with a DIY flare. Guests are encouraged to arrive in full costume and be part of the attraction. The innovative and festive setting appeals to all age groups and offers a great alternative to the blood-and-gore standard of local haunted houses. 

 The event schedule for How-To Halloween 2015 shapes up like this..:

All of the festivities kick-off on Saturday October 3, 2015 at the Lansing Center (Exhibit Hall C)
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing Michigan 48933

The event runs from 11 am- 5pm

Admission is $6, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.



INTERVIEW: SuicideGirls founder Missy Suicide and upcoming SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque show on Oct. 11 at the Majestic in Detroit

SuicideGirls is returning to the Detroit on October 11 for the SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque tour!  The touring show known for themes pulled from pop culture greats such as "Star Wars", "A Clockwork Orange", and "The Legend of Zelda" brings sexy, sultry, and the geeky to the Majestic Theatre in Detroit  for one night only.

In anticipation of the tour stop MOTORCITYBLOG checked in with SuicideGirls founder Missy Suicide to talk about the upcoming tour and the SuicideGirls website and community.

MCB: Let's imagine you were not the founder of SuicideGirls for a minute here and the upcoming SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque show was coming to your town. After a solo road trip to see the show the night before, you return to your hometown for another round of Blackheart Burlesque. This time, you are trying to gather all your friends to come out and join you. What would you say to your friends to convince them to come?

MISSY: You HAVE to see this show it has the sexy Adventure Time set to the Black Keys. enough said :)

MCB: Which Suicide Girls will be taking part in this current Blackheart Burlesque tour and how much creative input do they have in their individual routines and overall production of it in proportion to the choreographer and yourself?  

MISSY: The dancers rotate in and out depending upon their availability, they are all professional dancers and this is a 10 week tour.  The girls choreograph their solos for the most part and all bring their unique flare to the parts the play in the show.  No two performances are the same and all of the shows are full of energy and personality and individualism. 

MCB:  SuicideGirls has been a relevant social networking website long before Facebook and Twitter and was launched even before Friendster and Myspace  What are some of the contributing factors that have kept SG still so relevant over the past 14 years while others have fallen from internet grace?

MISSY: The people who are members of all find tattooed and pierced girls attractive and are reasonable adults who don’t leave jerky comments.  Those two things that people have in common has made it the meeting place for outsider culture on the internet for over 14 years.  You know that the people you meet on think outside of the box and seek out the type of beauty that is not found everywhere and they know how to have a decent civil conversation, even on the internet.

Which while a simple criteria, as you know as a user of social networks, is incredibly difficult, wether it is having to endure friends or family on Facebook expounding their conservative political views, or the “want to fuck?” guy who leaves the same lewd comments on any Instagram with more than 100 followers.   

We have had hundreds of couples meet on the site and get married, dozens of babies have been born because their parents met on SuicideGirls.  Thousands of business connections, bands have formed, and countless friendships and life changing partnerships that have been made over the past 14 years on our site. 

MCB: When receiving 30,000 applications a year from individuals looking to become a Suicide Girl, what are the very first things you look for in a applicant? What is the application screening process like for you and the staff and do you ultimately have the final say who becomes a Suicide Girl?

MISSY: We look for confident women who want to contribute their definition of beauty to the discussion. We look for women who have something unique and interesting to share with the world.  All of the sets go into member review so the models have to resonate with the community, through their images and words. We have had women who have contributed sets for years before going pink but they became fixtures in the community and learned and listened and utilized the communities feedback and support to became the strong confident models they wanted to be. 

MCB: SuicideGirls has undoubtedly made it's mark in pop culture and the evolution of erotica. Who would you say had the most impact in the evolution of erotica in relation to the existence of SuicideGirls? Is there a model, photographer, publisher, or other individual that impacted society and eventually yourself?

MISSY: For me the inspiration for SuicideGirls came from Bunny Yeager’s photos of Betty Page.  There was a confident, playfulness that came through in the way that having a beautiful women pose for another woman that was so revolutionary for me.  That she was enjoying being in her own body, not for a man or to be sexy but just comfortable and enjoying her confident purest self.  That was lacking in early 2000’s when mainstream media held up two boxes to fit into if you wanted to be beautiful.  It was a revelation to me to be able to just say “fuck it” I AM beautiful just how I am.  I wanted to share the message that the more comfortable you are with your body and your self the happier you would be and the more happy people there are in the world the better things are for everyone :)

MCB: What can we expect from SuicideGirls in the future? Any future releases or endeavors you can discuss?     

MISSY: I have LOTS of plans, I feel like the future holds tons of really exciting things for SuicideGirls and I am more inspired by the message and the community than ever. Nothing I can spill yet but soon :)

The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Detroit stop details:
Sunday, October 11, 2015 
Doors at 8:00 PM 
at the 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Tickets are $25 for Standing Room Only.
VIP packages are $85 and includes meeting the performers, having one item signed, a photo op, and crowd-free merch shopping
Purchase advance tickets HERE.


UPCOMING: Heavy In Hamtramck IV on Saturday, Oct. 3 at The New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck

On Saturday, Oct. 3 The New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck is hosting the
 Heavy In Hamtramck IV show.

Live entertainment for the evening includes:

Busby Death Chair (Motor City Rock)

Inducing Panic (Hardcore Punk from Cleveland)

Karmic Lava  (Hamtramck Doom Rock)

Ruckzuck.(Space Rock from New York)

Rock and Rummage (Detroit's traveling Rock N' Roll themed Flea Market)  


 The New Dodge Lounge is located at 8850 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Doors at: 9 PM 
Cost: $5.00 


TICKET GIVEAWAY: PENTAGRAM at the Marble Bar in Detroit on Oct. 8

Doom legends Pentagram will be making a tour stop at Detroit's newest venue next week and Motorcityblog has your way in for free!
The show will include Pentagram,Electric Citizen, and Satan's Satyrs.

Pentagram's Bobby Liebling says the band is "Extremely excited about our upcoming tours in the US and Europe this summer and fall. We all are itching to perform some of our songs off of our new album 'Curious Volume' for you. We feel that they fit well within the other heavy numbers from the bands near 45 year history. Of course, the set is packed with the classics you know and love and ones that you may not even expect. Bring your earplugs, we are going to blow off the roof with our curious volume!"

Electric Citizen formed just over a year ago by guitarist Ross Dolan, vocalist Laura Dolan, Nick Vogelpohl (bass), and Nate Wagner (drums). Electric Citizen have had a busy year turning heads and ears on their dark and estoeric style of haunting and unhallowed '60s West Coast rock, and decidedly British-influenced psychedelia. 

With special guest: Satan's Satyrs (Crushing caveman-doom from Virginia).

WHEN: Thursday, October 8

WHERE: Marble Bar
1501 Holden St.
Detroit, MI 48208 
(located across the Lincoln Street Art Park and Recycle Here!) 

DOORS: 7 pm

COST: $18.00

We here at MCB have a guest list spot to giveaway for this awesome show!
 Just drop an e-mail to with "Pentagram" as the subject along with your "full name" in the body of the e-mail. We will pick a winner by random and will let you know by Thursday, Oct.1 if you have won!


UPCOMING: The 7th Annual FLINT ZOMBIE WALK on Saturday, October 3 at Flint Local 432

The Flint Zombie Walk is an annual charitable event now in its 7th year! It is one of the premier horror events in Mid-Michigan and it combines community, charity and horror into a family-friendly event. The day will include vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes and, of course, a one-of-a-kind shamble down Saginaw street.

All proceeds this year go to The Foster Closet who help kids in the foster care system get the things they need for everyday life.

The Thriller Dancers
Special appearance by wrestler "Creature Feature" John Campbell!

 Professional makeup application will be available the day of the event. 

You can also have a souvenir photo taken to commemorate your day at Flint Zombie Walk with 
 Paparazzi Box! Includes horror props to make your Zombie picture complete.

Loads of cool vendors will be set up selling all your spooky desires.  

There will also be a raffle with proceeds going to The Foster Closet charity.

Event Details: Visit The 7th Annual Flint Zombie Walk webpage at for all the details.
Cost: Donation (Suggested Donation: $10, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)
Where: Starts at Flint Local 432 at 124 West First St., Flint, MI 48502
When: Saturday October 3th, 2014 at 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Makeup Application begins at 10 a.m.
(Doors will only be opened early for those getting makeup done. First come, first served).
The Walk itself begins at 3 p.m. (will last about 45 minutes)

NEXT WEEK: Kraftwerk After Hours @ MOCAD with the Belleville 3!

Juan Atkins in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit presents Kraftwerk After Hours @ MOCAD. Join us at the Museum after the concert for DJ sets by Juan, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Dantiez and Demarii Saunderson. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see these pioneers and creators of techno music: Detroit’s contemporary sound. 


$10 ($7 MOCAD Members)
$20 after midnight ($17 MOCAD Members)



PHOTOS: The Orb at The Magic Bag 9/26/15

MCB was there to enjoy two blissed-out hours of The Orb at The Magic Bag in Ferndale! 

Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann are on tour in support of Moonbuilding 2703 AD, released earlier this summer.

Old schoolers were prominent in the crowd, but overall it was truly a mixed audience of all ages and backgrounds, true to The Orb's multi-faceted appeal. After an approaching 3-decade existence, it was awesome to still see new die hard fans in the making.

Local DJ Justin Weiss warmed up the crowd with a nice variety of deep and downtempo records creating the perfect ambience to segue into The Orb.

Insane visuals accompanied the sound, creating a full sensory experience. A ride through space, dancing with jellyfish and probably-better-on-acid color forms commanded the journey.

Many raised their hands at times crying out in the euphoria; all were dancing.

Moonbuilding 2703 AD is out now!