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"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.
to celebrate a "Decade of Dance" with mixes from many of your favorite
artists from the show playing live including:
Come meet and greet with the faces behind the music!
$5 min donation at the door. No guest list! 21+ Event
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
8PM - 2AM
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.
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.
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!
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.
*I HAVE TO INCLUDE THIS CLIP OF COURSE OF OUR OWN OH SO VERY YOUNG MC5
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
Diesel Concert Lounge
inside the Premier Bowling Complex
33151 23 Mile rd.
Live video for an unreleased track from TERRA INCOGNITA can be seen here.