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4/17/15

Offworld Arcade


Offworld Arcade has moved into the nineties with their games. They now have NBA Jam.


Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer were at the end of their careers when this game was made, so they're not given the skill ratings they would have had at the height of the Bad Boys period, but it's still awesome that they were included. The only bad thing is that the Player 2 button doesn't work on this machine, so you can't get the full two-on-two player action that it was built for.


NBA Jam didn't make me forget any of the older classics. Burger Time is too good to be forgotten.


Last month I wasn't the only appreciating this gem. There was always someone in the wings waiting for a chance to play it.


April's installment of Offworld Arcade is tomorrow night.
6:00pm - 2:00am
Checker Bar
124 Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan 48226
New Games:
Street Fighter II Champion Edition & Stargate

Hey - FREE VINYL FRIDAY plus FREE TIX and FREE CUSTOM SHOW POSTER - JSBX live in A2 on Wed 4/22




email motorcityblog@earthlink.net for you chance to win 
a pair of solid gold tickets
or
the latest vinyl 
Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015
or
 a custom limited edition poster from the show
as shown above

to the JSBX show out in A2 next week on 4/22

We heard the old haunts on the LES are now referred to as" New Bro City"
JSBX is
"Proof the city hasn't lost its soul just yet" 
New York Post






The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Brand New Album!   
FREEDOM TOWER - NO WAVE DANCE PARTY 2015
Out March 24th Through Mom+Pop
US Tour Begins April 8th
Listen To DO THE GET DOWN On Pitchfork

Tracklisting:


1. Funeral

2. Wax Dummy

3. Do The Get Down

4. Betty vs. the NYPD

5. White Jesus

6. Born Bad

7. Down and Out 
8. Crossroad Hop

9. The Ballad Of Joe Buck

10. Dial Up Doll

11. Bellevue Baby

12. Tales of Old New York: The Rock Box

13. Cooking for Television
  
New York City is a big place. A loud place. 
Some of that noise is music. 
And some of the music is noise.


Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked! 


Like the best sides that percolated up from the Bronx, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village across the 1970s and ‘80s – Freedom Tower is more than a high-octane dance party record, it is a document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love!


It’s all here: The Hustler and The Trust Fund Baby, the Mosh Pit Casualty, the Celebrity Chef, the Crooked Cop, the Struggling Artist, the Sucker MC, the forgotten Sex Workers and Last-Chance Cinderellas. Within these grooves are cold-water tenements, blue-chip galleries, dingy Avenue B studios, and the last real warrior poet whose dark magick brings garage rock ghosts back from the grave!


Freedom Tower is a radical portrait of New York City set to the savage funkacide of the Blues Explosion, locked and loaded with the most deadly, predatory guitar riffs that primitive magnetic tape can handle…. From start to finish, Freedom Tower is overmodulated, cooked with dirt, and finished in acid rain! Freedom Tower is packed with the kind of beats and rhymes that will make even the most reserved Walter Mitty jump back and say “damn!”


For nearly a quarter-century the Blues Explosion have been sweating, freezing, eating, drinking, fucking, fighting, winning, and losing in New York City, perpetrating some of the most timeless moments of musical mayhem in the history of Manhattan and beyond. As ever, Jon Spencer tells the tales, Judah Bauer plays the blues, and Russell Simins smashes things to bits... And as always Blues Explosion stomp on the faux underground oasis peddled by bourgeois hipsters and marketing jocks to deliver the real deal —  rock’n’roll that is unapologetically nasty and strong. 


Rehearsed and polished in a string of secret gigs and unannounced opening slots in theaters, hotel bars, and dives  (often under assumed names), and then recorded at the legendary Daptone House Of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with hip-hop cult legend Alap Momin at the cutting edge of Harlem, Freedom Tower is the most provocative statement of urban pathos and panache ever recorded.

Play this record at all-night rent parties, picnics, discotheques, and protests!


There are eight million stories in the Naked City — but there is only one Blues Explosion!  


Freedom Tower - dig it now, while you still can!
Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015 is available to pre-order now from iTunes, and direct from the band with exclusive JSBX tote bag and slipmat. All pre-orders come with an immediate download of Do The Get Down.





Apr 8 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA
Apr 9 - Brighton Music Hal - Allston, MA
Apr 10 - Johnny Brenda's  - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 - Black Cat - Washington DC
Apr 12 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA
Apr 14 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
Apr 15 - Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
Apr 16 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
Apr 17 - The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
Apr 18 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
Apr 19 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY
Apr 20 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
Apr 21 - Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 22 - Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 23 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
Apr 24 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Apr 25 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA


4/16/15

MUSIC LEGEND COMING TO DETROIT


World Class Fusion Drummer Billy Cobham and The Spectrum 40 Band Plays the Jazz Cafe This Saturday




Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Cobham’s breakthrough album, Spectrum - widely regarded as one of the genre’s most influential work -  the upcoming performance series and CD set feature Cobham’s explosive, complex style of play supported by the Spectrum 40 Band, including Dean Brown (guitar); Gary Husband (piano) and Ric Fierabracci (bass).
 
This will be a celebration of great music and one of the best shows Detroit will see this year. 






Saturday, April 18, 8:00 PM, Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, Detroit MI

 



For more information about Billy, visit: www.billycobham.com

THIS SUN: Big Comedy Show for The Thing Blue Line of Michigan @ Comedy Castle

Michael McDaniel
Billy Ray Bauer
Ken Evans
Russ Brown
in support of

Sunday April 19th at 7pm
Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

4/14/15

OPENING: Red Bull House of Art CYCLE 10 24 April 2015


Red Bull House of Art celebrates 3-year anniversary
Cycle 10
Opening Night Friday April 24

Red Bull House of Art will celebrate three years in Detroit with its most significant gallery opening yet on Friday, April 24. Hosted at 1551 Winder in Eastern Market, the gallery is set to unveil the exclusive works of seven local artists including Elmer, Parisa Ghaderi, Brent Forrest, SHEEFY, Niki Urban, K. Guillory & James ‘Jimbo’ Braddock. This marks the first time these works have been open to the public.

Elmer is a Detroit street artist using his time at Red Bull House of Art experimenting with laser-cut wood assemblage and retro-futuristic styling for the first time. Parisa Ghaderi is a multidisciplinary new media artist exploring the concept of nostalgia through her Iranian heritage. Brent Forrest is borrowing from the world of animation to create custom light boxes with digitally painted cells depicting a blend of sci-fi-soaked landscapes. Using music as a guiding force, SHEEFY has crafted a vivid body of work all its own. Niki Urban’s obsessively detailed charcoal and pen drawings depict nightmarish fantasy scenes influence from a young spent in Poland. K. Guillory’s work explores how women are viewed in today’s Internet-saturated society. James ‘Jimbo’ Braddock has turned a young of growing up on Saturday morning cartoons into a style all his own.

Since 2013, Red Bull House of Art has called the E&B Brewery Lofts in Eastern Market home. In three years, over 80 local artists have held residencies there. With an average attendance of 2,500+ per opening, there are few galleries around the country that rival the influence and presence of this Detroit arts incubator.

Following the April 24 opening, the gallery is open each Saturday and hosts a variety of events in between cycles. For up-to-date information about Red Bull House of Art, visit redbullhouseofart.com or find the gallery on Facebook.





CHECK THIS OUT: Jessica Lang Dance/ Music Hall/ April 17th 2015

More than simply a ballet company, Jessica Lang Dance is like a combined ballet, visual art collective and modern dance ensemble,
and the young New York-based troupe is coming to Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Friday, April 17th at 8 PM.

Jessica Lang is a choreographer and the artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance. Hailed as "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works.

Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City-based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang.

JLD enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music.

Since the company's inception, marked by Lang's receipt of a Joyce Theater Artist Residency supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, JLD has made rapid success performing at renowned venues and festivals throughout the country including Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, New York City Center's Fall for Dance Festival, the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, the Joyce Theater and the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX.

Lang, a graduate of The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy, is a former member of Twyla Tharp's company, THARP!

Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9guFYyx-ZL0

Here are the program details for the April 17th performance.

http://www.jessicalangdance.com/performances/details.php?id=272

Tickets: $50/$40/$30 and available at Music Hall Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com and www.startickets.com

-- SPECIAL BOGO (Buy one- get one free) Ticket Prices (per Ticket):
$25.00 / $20.00 / $15.00

 

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison Avenue
Detroit, MI   48226
http://www.musichall.org
313-887-8501


Three Buck Show featuring (3) brand new bands - Tin Foil, Primitiv Parts, Bonehead over at Corktown's Lager House this Thursday 4/16

Tin Foil, Primitiv Parts, Bonehead

Thursday, April 16  9PM

PJ's Lager House

1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit MI 48226


$3

 

It's another tide of rock and roll debauchery in Detroit with three brand new bands!

Worth paying attention to because they all share some common strong points. The most pivotal being that each group has at least one leading member who has been banging their head against the wall, paying their dues and doing it again and again for nearly 10 years. Each achieving some recognition and winning over ears, while at the same time falling victim to the circumstances of bad situations, band members, et. al. Through it all they've not only grown musically, but not lost their hunger or their energy. Remaining elusive and unique, you can count on three pleasant surprises, fresh and alive. Treat yourself to some old fashioned sin and delinquency with three new bands for the low might-as-well-bite price of $3!

Tin Foil is a not very super group of familiar faces. Andrew Hecker (The Displays), and Steve Kowalski (The Reelers) share the majority of the songwriting and lead vocals.

While material is also contributed by Alex Lovat (The Q) and Joe Myers (The Vonneguts).

The Displays, the band Hecker started while 13 in 2006, haven't existed since 2011, and since then he has backed several groups, all of which being short lived. The Reelers have been playing around town tirelessly since 2008. Since then Kowalski has picked up a career as a sound engineer for the movie business, and in 2013 joined The Fertilizers, where he and Hecker first became musically associated. That summer they began recording and writing together. Alex Lovat has been an out-of-time relic of everything truly mod, and leading a flawless cover-band of 60's garage punk gems since 2009. He is also the current sound-man at Cliff Bells. In the fall of 2014, he and Hecker began jamming weeks before they moved into the infamous Hentch house, with the goal being to make it their "band house" where musical work would be done on a daily basis–in between partying and watching TV. Joe Myers has been playing in several groups with his current comrades in The Vonneguts since 2007. One of those comrades being the founding member of The Displays original brother band, The Smashed Windows. He lived in the band house for several months before moving around the block. Shortly during this time, Kowalski lived across the street.

Proto-punk, spot-on 60's garage tone, harmonies, late-70's power pop, underlying post-punk hints, heavy blues influence, 2 guitars occasionally alternating between lead and rhythm. I guess something in that general ballpark, I dunno. High-energy.

They will have a limited release cassette tape at the show, featuring rough mixes of some of the songs they're currently recording for their debut album.

 

Primitiv Parts is the latest brain-child of Robin Parent, who has led a number of projects with rotating characters (including The Revenants) since around 2006. As well as releasing a couple solo albums. The music is in a goth-y post-punk area.

The group originally featured 2 drummers, each playing minimal kits and standing up. Which is still sometimes utilized, though one of them has moved to bass. He is backed by a group of girls new to their instruments, but in the good punk rock way. Projecting a too-cool Poison Ivy type of vibe effortlessly, and probably unwittingly.

Full sound and depth, a well orchestrated minimal band with a personal style. Punk, excellent use of the musical thing; the "rest", and a tight rhythm section.

Some of you might remember them as the band who covered The Gun Club at last years Halloween Cover Show.

https://www.facebook.com/primitivparts

 

Bonehead is the continuing effort of nomad Alexandra Lee Lary. Abruptly leaving her home town of Austin, Texas at a young age to live shortly in several cities, wherein she backed several unsuccessful punk bands, all the while writing and recording her own material.

Those songs have been in development throughout the moves, until a few years ago, when Alex befriended Detroit native Terra Gillis in Lexington, KY; and the pair moved to or back to Detroit, and began working on music loosely together. The first incarnation of Bonehead with former collaborator Izzi Kombholtz from Cincinnati-based band The Put Ons, and in the studio for demo recording with Jerry Queen (Vacation, Tweens), being replaced by a more organic group with Terra, a co-worker on drums and a craigslist contact on bass.

Trashed attic pop, catchy poppy punk songs, smart lyrics disguised as dumb ones, shitty attitude and self-loathing honesty (song-titles such as "Pretend to Be Nice" and "Okay Song" or "My Boyfriend's Dead").

https://bonehead.bandcamp.com/album/bonehead

 

 

4/13/15

BOOK RELEASE AND REVIEW- BLACK SABBATH: Symptom of the Universe by Mick Wall

I love Rock N' Roll and I love reading. So I was very happy to see the new book BLACK SABBATH: Symptom of the Universe by rock journalist and former publicist to the band Mick Wall arrive in the mail.
 
Decades before his MTV reality show The Osbournes, Ozzy Osbourne was the dark, subversive lead singer in Black Sabbath, the band often credited with creating heavy metal. Selling more than 75 million albums worldwide, an induction into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and hitting #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2013, Black Sabbath has had lasting effect on music, influencing many bands along the way.
This biography of the legendary heavy metal band charts this iconic group from its inception, through the height of their fame, and well into their reunion, tracing the group through all of their very public ups and downs. Their journey wasn’t always easy. BLACK SABBATH: Symptom of the Universe takes us through the height of their fame, when the band discovered they'd been so badly ripped off by their managers that they didn't even own their own songs and they looked for salvation from Don Arden—a notorious gangster figure and father of Ozzy’s wife Sharon– who resurrected their career but left them indebted to him, financially and personally. And into the 15 year war after the group broke up between the post-Ozzy Sabbath and Ozzy himself, whose solo career overshadowed Sabbath so much that a reunion was entirely on his terms.

Mick delivers the Sabbath story in the best way possible. The story is often told by the band members themselves with quotes and stories from the various band members, producers, managers, and friends involved. Mick lays down the facts about each album and era including the process of making the music as well as the result of said work including the highest chart positions of the albums in both the UK and USA. He really gives you a idea of where the band was in each era in regards to success. I was happy to be schooled in all the various members of Black Sabbath over the years and their history with the band. Special attention is given to both Ozzy and Dio and their respectable solo careers as well.  If you are looking for the facts in regards to the drugs, sex, and rock n' roll within the band then you came to the right place with this book. Even when there is difference in stories from band members, you will hear from each one giving their side of the story. 

This book is a good read even to the most casual of Sabbath or Ozzy fans. I highly recommend giving it a good read. 

A hardcover copy of the book as well as a eBook is being released this Tuesday (April 14) on St. Martin’s Press.
You can pick it up on Amazon HERE.

UPCOMING: 5th Annual Nirvana tribute shows- April 17 and 18 in Ypsilanti and Detroit


The Detroit area's original Nirvana Tribute show is coming back for its 5th year of local bands playing full sets of their own renditions of songs from the entire Nirvana catalog. 
This year the tribute shows are being held in Ypsilanti and Detroit 
Back to back shows on back to back nights featuring a different line-up and a different song list both nights!
 

Performing Friday, April 17 at Crossroads Bar and Grill in Ypsilanti are:
The Vagrant Symphony
Big Empty Sky
Fucking Swords and Fire
Barelyon
Flycatcher
Mental Health Day


Rock and Rummage will be present with their Rock-N-Roll flea market so be sure to bring lots of extra cash.
 

Doors at 8:30
18-20 $8

21+  $5

Crossroads Bar and Grill is located at: 517 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 

Performing Saturday, April 18 at The Old Miami in Detroit are:
Bronze Mambas
The Plurals
Desolation Angels
Mr. Purps and the Absinthe Minded
SNAPCAT
Ms. Willa Rae & The Minor Arcana


Rock and Rummage will be present with their Rock-N-Roll flea market so be sure to bring lots of extra cash. 

Doors at 8:30
21+  $5

The Old Miami is located at: 3930 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 

 

4/12/15

Covenant at Small's Tonight!

Small's and Darque Productions welcome

COVENANT

with

THE LABRYNTH 
and
PULSE STATE

Doors @ 8pm.
All Ages Welcome.

Tickets: $15 in advance / $18 day of show via www.smallsbardetroit.com


4/8/15

THIS SAT: Yuri's Night @ Michigan Science Center


Sat., April 11, 2015 9pm-midnight

As part of Art X, the Michigan Science Center will host World Space Party on April 11 from 9 p.m. – midnight. This event will feature the work of artist Daniel Land, interactive exhibits, themed cocktails, a live weblink to events in other cities, and an experimental musical set with Audra Kubat.

This event is free and open to the public.

4/7/15

SWEET SPIRIT FROM AUSTIN MAKE THEIR DETROIT DEBUT


Join us for an evening of indie pop rock music featuring Sweet Spirit from Austin, Texas. The band are on a spring tour in support of their self-titled debut EP released in February. The EP was produced by Mike McCarthy who is known for his work with the Canadian power pop band Spoon.

Boy/girl alternate vocals and a horn section make this band stand out among the pack. This attracted the singer of Spoon who invited them on their tour and hooked them up with their producer, McCarthy. A full album is also in the works for release this summer on indie label Nine Mile Records.

The band has been receiving numerous accolades in their hometown and after three shows at this year's SXSW music festival, the rest of the country is catching on as well.

"Fun and catchy with a flawless blending of countless genres they’re just that good."  - OVRLD

"Sweet Spirit is a spectacular band that can let your imagination go wild. The best thing we've seen at SXSW" - I Heart Music

Also performing this night will be:

Sweet Spirit - The band developed their sound with a diversity and balance of influences. Delivered in sultry harmonies with as many guitars as possible, Sweet Spirit gives exuberant voice to the struggles of loving and living. www.sweetspiritatx.com

White Shag - This power trio has been storming the streets of the motor city and taking no prisoners! Citing influences such as the MC5 and The Stooges, White Shag is Detroit rock in its purest form, ripping up every stage as if it were the last one they will ever play on! www.whiteshag.com

Eleanora - Eleanora is an eclectic mix of various musical styles and flavors. It is the result of a collaboration between classically trained and self-taught musicians. They call their music Chamber Pop! www.facebook.com/EleanoraLive
The show is on SUNDAY, APRIL 26 at 8 pm. The venue is New Dodge Lounge located at 8850 Jos. Campau in Hamtramck. Please call 313-874-5963. 21 & over are welcome. Admission is $5.
For more information on this event please check out the website: www.sweetspiritatx.com or www.whiteshag.com

THIS WEEKEND: Midwest Media Expo 10-12 April @ Marriott RenCen

From the people who bring us the hugely successful and mad fun Youmacon comes the more broadly pop-culture-focused Media Expo. With six separate tracks, the expo has tons to offer whatever kind of fandom you got, and the RenCen location offers a great way to spread out without ever getting too far away from something cool. You should definitely check it out.

April 10-12, 2015

What is the Midwest Media Expo? 
Is this a Downtown Detroit Comic Con?

The Midwest Media Expo is a popular culture event similar to most Comic Conventions. Instead of focusing on only comics, the Midwest Media Expo is a celebration of all popular media, including: Animation, Television, Film, Literature, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Comics, and Internet Culture. The Midwest Media Expo will bring a unique all-ages blend of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit.

In 2005 we created our first event, Youmacon, with the goal to produce a fan convention WE would want to attend. All of our events offer the very best in engaging special guests, interactive live events, free–to–play video game rooms, and high–quality fan created programming.

Ten years later, we expanded our vision to include the first Midwest Media Expo, which brought nearly 2,500 fans to the Renaissance Center to participate in our wide array of live events, special celebrity panels, tabletop and video gaming, and much more.

For the low admission price of either a one-day or a 3-day weekend pass, we offer our attendees admission to every one of our special events, the exhibitor hall, artist alley, special celebrity guest panels, musical events, and more!

4/5/15

Cinerama Festival at the Music Hall Detroit on April 12, 2015

Music Hall and Cinerama have a close history.As the best-selling Cinerama in the country, Music Hall was granted the premieres of many of the films. Our archives are filled with movie stars walking down the red carpet for these premieres. Cinerama was clearly the predecessor to the IMAX and this year,

Music Hall will pay homage as we re-create the Cinerama experience. With a specially installed wrap around screen, these 4 pictures were all filmed in the three-projector Cinerama process. The Cinerama Festival is a do not miss afternoon and evening’s worth of great nostalgic entertainment, on April 12th and will run from 3:00pm until 8:00pm.

The Cinerama Festival will revolve around the recent effort to transpose the 3 panel Cinerama presentations onto dvd and blue ray in the “Smile” format. This enables Music Hall to project onto a curved screen with the use of a LCD projector and re mastered Dolby soundtrack articulated by our modern sound system.

Titles include the 3 famous travelogues including Cinerama Holiday and Seven Wonders Of The World in which two American couples travel the world and we see it in the larger than life format which now makes it possible to see it in the way it was intended, and not with the very expensive and labor intensive 3 separate projectors, but through 21st Century digital technology.

This immersive and fun presentation will run from 3 PM until 8PM with these great Cinerama favorites: This is Cinerama I and II, Seven Wonders of the World  & Cinerama Holiday

Tickets :  $30 All Day Pass and available at Music Hall Box Office or
ww.ticketmaster.com and www.startickets.com

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison Avenue
Detroit, MI   48226a
http://www.musichall.org

Yonatan Gat at PJ's Lager House on Thursday, April 9th

Master guitarist, Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) is back with 11 new punk inspired, improvisational, psychedelic mind-melters.  Recorded live by Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees) in less than 3 days during a US tour, the band went into the studio intentionally limited to basic song structures and ideas.  The goal was to capture the riotous and intricate improvisations of the band's live show.  In this spirit, they ended up playing in the studio for hours upon hours every day, filling endless tapes with the band improvising live, while Woodhouse meticulously recorded every single note being played. The following months were spent sorting through the tapes, editing the musical experience to a glorious narrative whole.
Inspired by soundtrack virtuosos like Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, Director is a cinematic circular journey around the music of the world, East to West and North to South.  This journey is interconnected by field recordings that Gat has taken during his travels, lending it a feeling of space and time, with a certain directionality.
The result is a genre-bending opus that finds the band seamlessly exploring different styles of music from Brazilian psych and Afrobeat to free jazz, Middle Eastern surf and 20th century classical avant-garde, sometimes in the span of just one song - "weaving styles together like the great jazz musicians of the 60's," (The Bay Bridged).  Gat's unparalleled guitar remains mysterious, wildly inventive and dynamic, taking unexpected psychedelic turns throughout the record, backed by Gal Lazer's hard-hitting African-inspired grooves, and Sergio Sayeg's (of Brazilian garage rockers Garotas Suecas) pumping bass.
Check him out on Thursday night at PJ's Lager House in Detroit!
TOUR DATES
4/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
4/6 Denver, CO @ Glob
4/7 Lincoln, NE @ Vega
4/8 Chicago, IL @ TBA
4/9 Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House
4/10 Sudbury, ON @ Townehouse
4/11 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
4/12 Hamilton, ON @ This Is Hollywood

4/3/15

FREE VINYL FRIDAY- Against the Grain


Detroit's own, Against the Grain, will embark on yet another tour, this time with Beast in the Field and we have free vinyl to giveaway! Tour dates are listed below.

Email your name to breeehenry@gmail.com to win! 




4/22 - Traverse City, MI - Studio Anatomy
4/23 - Marquette, MI - The Racket
4/24 - Green Bay, WI - Lyric Room
4/25 - South Bend, IN -  The Wander Inn
4/26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme

4/2/15

Pre-order Turn to Crime "Actions" - Record Release Show at UFO Factory 5/8

Mugg and Bopp Records 
presale for "Actions" 
4/28/2015


Check out the new single "Light"



Record Release Show featuring Turn to Crime, The Steve's, Mr. Ice aka Blazemaster aka Montana Boy (DJ Set) for $7 at UFO Factory in Detroit on Friday May 8th 




4/1/15

Tracksuit Party 3 @Whiskey In The Jar


Friday, April 3, at 8:00pm to 2:00am
Whiskey In The Jar
2741 Yemans St,
Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Tracksuits, Boozeses and beats.

This year's raffle proceeds will benefit Pancreatic Cancer research.

George Morris and The Gypsy Chorus offer free download of new album...

...next week!!! 



Happy April Fool's Day People
According to the band's Facebook page, the new full length will be offered up on all streaming sites and available for free on bandcamp this Tuesday April 7th.

In the meantime you can catch George and the crew playing at Small's in Hamtramck this Saturday April 4th with Valley Hush and Nigel & The Dropout. Show info for that here




UPCOMING: Motown Showdown comedy games @ Elizabeth Theater 18 April


Go Comedy! Presents
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 8:00 pm & 10 pm

We're taking our showdown on the road! Join us at the Elizabeth Theater (above the Park Bar!) for our Motown Showdown!

A highly interactive improvised game show one part "Whose Line is it Anyway," and one part "Match Game PM." The audience can be as involved as they want to, but aren't picked on. The game show features a series of short improv games, challenges and more.