Friday, December 16, 2011
This double release takes place at JUMBO's in Detroit.
Johnny Ill Band - releasing their debut Full Length "ASK ALL THE DOCTORS"
Sros Lords - gonna have their new single "EVIL SPAWN" b/w "THE END"
Monday, December 12, 2011
Link to the larger version of the flyer. I like it a lot. Hybrid moments made it.
- Friday, 16 December 2011
- Time9PM TILL WHENEVER?
|XMAS SHOW / LAST SHOP SHOW OF 2011!|
WE GOT 4 ABSOLUTELY KILLER BANDS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT:
OSCILLATING FAN CLUB:
ELECTRIC LION SOUND WAVE EXPERIMENT:
*SHOW STARTS @ 9PM - $5
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Mark your calendars for the last Saturday of every month forever and ever to join us for an arts extravaganza!
EXOTIC CINEMA - 9 pm
Showing a trio films from cult director Mike Kuchar starting with 'Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965), 'The Secret of Wendel Samson' (1966) and 'The Craven Sluck' (1967)
EXOTIC SOUNDS - 11 pm
Shake your money maker while DJ Scary Guy & Agent 99 play groovy sounds on the turntables
---- $3 donation suggested ----
BYOB, street parking, entrance to the venue is behind the house through the gate to the right of the garage, smoking indoors is permitted
Thursday, November 10, 2011
DOPE BODY (Baltimore)
w/ special guests SNAKEWING
Child Bite & Dope Body are releasing a split EP this fall and embarking on a 2 week U.S. tour to support it. They have pledged to further strengthen the Detroit/Baltimore bond via abrasive, pummeling music.
Child Bite has been giving away records at hometown release shows dating back to early 2007. This event will continue that tradition. The Loving Touch will be bringing in a monster PA for the show, offering free games of pool, and are selling PBR for only $2 all night. Plus the dudes from Hybrid Moments will be raffling off some sweet prizes in between the bands!
The split EP is a 1-sided clear 12" being released by Forge Again Records.
Side A contains new recordings by both bands; Side B features 3-color screen printed artwork. 1st pressing of only 300 hand numbered copies. They will be sold out in the next 6 months guaranteed, so get yours now & eBay it later. Pics coming soon.
To top it off, this is also a birthday party for Shawn! Come watch him decay before your very eyes, in real time, as he enters what is undeniably considered his mid-30s.
The Loving Touch | 22634 Woodward, Ferndale 48220
$10 door charge includes 1 copy of the record. Doors at 9pm, 21+
Sunday, November 6, 2011
1.How did Inflatable best friend get it's name?
We had been trying to come up with a name for weeks and our friend Camryn suggested Inflatable Best Friend. We all looked at each other and said...."Why Not?"
2. What can you tell us about your upcoming album? (DMT Bike ride)
and how are you releasing it?
DMT Bike ride has been recorded by the Director of Production (Joe Varchola) at Kalamazoo's favorite college radio station (WIDR). We're very blessed to be under the direction of such a skilled audio engineer. Joe really knows what he is doing.
We've listened to a few mixes of songs that are going to be on the album and we've all been super impressed. The entire album is a mish mash of our own unique influences. Expect stop and go dynamics, noisy guitars, tribal drums and a surging bass guitar. The album is being released on our own record label called Obvious Records. Keep an eye out for other obvious records releases in the near future including Cartography, Brown Cow, The Scare Seasons and more....
3.Has IBF put out any releases prior to the upcoming LP?
We've released an EP that definitely needed some more polishing. We don't even play any of the songs on it anymore.
If so where can listeners find them?
(out of print EP)
4. How long has IBF been around as a band?
Inflatable Best Friend has existed as we are now since January 2010. We all made music together with other people, but it really wasn't until that point when we had the right combination of people.
5.What is your favorite place to play in Kalamazoo? Why?
Our favorite place to play in Kalamazoo is easily a house venue called "The Ant Hill". The guys that live there are in a band called 'Ackley Kid.' They're really nice and care about every single band that plays at their place.
6. Will the Painted Lady be Inflatable Best Friend's first Detroit area show?
The show at the Painted Lady will be the first time we've ever really played in the Detroit Area. We played in Ypsilanti last April, but that's about as far east as we have made it.
Musicially, what has influenced the band?
7. Describe your first tour of the midwest. How was the band recieved?
Our first tour of the midwest was one of the coolest things that I have ever experienced. Each town we went to we were meeting cool people who were nice enough to let us crash on their floor for the night. The band was very well received. Everywhere we went we played for a decent sized crowd and made lots of new friends along the way.
If you could tell me about one story from the tour that stood out, what would it be?
We played a show in Champaign, IL and couldn't find a place to sleep. We decided that we were going to stay up all night and drive to Indianapolis. We drove into the wrong part of town and a block away from a gang related shooting. Police in bullet proof vests told us to get back on the highway and get out of the general area. We were all pretty scared and tired so we decided to drink as much coffee as we could handle at a Dennys. We ended up finally falling asleep in the parking lot. It really sucked at the time, but it makes a good story to tell in situations such as these.
Inflatable Best Friend
Ian Howell -Guitar/Lead Vocals
Check out their music at:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
show at Ye olde Miami
ELEPHANTOM - an edgy, technical and dynamic force covering a myriad of genres
OUR MIGHTY HEART - new-ish folk-turned-rock group emerging from the bleeding heart of Woodbridge
LIZZZIE - one of the the multi-instrumentalists from Honey Locust will open up their set with a few songs from her solo project
HONEY LOCUST - on tour from Nashville, these young mulit-instrumentalists will win you over with a sound reminiscent of Beiruit or Neutral Milk Hotel
MACRAMÉ TIGER - you should all know these weird rockers by now... but, if you don't, watch this video right now: http://www.youtube.com/wat
OLD MIAMI - DOORS @ 8
$5 cover to support the touring band
LOVE YOUR CITY! SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MUSIC!
Welcome Jeremy Waun back home from his six week trek across America by joining us at the loft for a night of music and good times.
Jeremy Waun (jeremywaun.bandcamp.com)
Our Might Heart (ourmightyheart.bandcamp.c
The Wire Eyes (thewireeyes.bandcamp.com)
Joseph Toth (http://www.myspace.com/sle
We are asking for $3 at the door to show the bands our appreciation
It's in a loft. very cheap. can't beat it.
Monday, October 31, 2011
"Mark Sultan has two new albums waiting to be released on vinyl in the US and beyond sometime in the fall on In The Red records out of Los Angeles, California. The two albums will be joined by a few 7" releases in the US, including a split with the Black Lips. The names of the albums are 'Whatever I Want' and "Whenever I Want', respectively, with a CD release entitled 'Whatever/Whenever' following their heels containing 7 songs from each album, 14 of a total 26. The songs are in a similar vein that he has mined of late (and for years): early rock'n'roll, psych, avant garde, free jazz, doo wop, early r&b, garage punk, punk rock, etc... thrown in a pot and simmered over his incredible vocals. Covers of such artists as Ultravox, The Stains, The Four Lords and a couple more round out the collection. Collaborators include: Choyce (Red Mass), Jared (Black Lips), Cole (Black Lips), Erin (Spits), Danny (The Gories), etc...
Mark Sultan has been a long-time fixture in the 'garage rock' scene, having played in such bands as The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Almighty Defenders (Sultan, Khan, Black Lips), BBQ, The Ding-Dongs (with Bloodshot Bill), The Spaceshits, Les Sexareenos, etc... and has released a bunch of records on labels like In The Red, Last Gang, Crypt, Fat Possum, Goner, Sub Pop, Vice, Bomp!, Norton, Sympathy For The Record Industry, etc... He has toured North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Israel and everywhere in between.
He will be touring Brazil, Peru, Chile, Europe, the USA again and beyond, by years end. "
-PJ lager House
SUGARCOATS (detroit natives) -http://sugarcoats.bandcamp.com/
DANNY AND THE DARLEANS (detroit natives) -https://www.facebook.com/pages/Danny-The-Darleans/162024107179167
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
extra event info:
Fuck Eyes-newest project of Mike from Terminal Girls
The Painted Lady
2930 Jacob Street
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Now with more bands! More dancing! And more mayhem!
THE CROFOOT CREEPY CHEAPY HALLOWEEN TREAT IV
Crofoot Ballroom Friday, October 28, 2011 7 PM, Only $5.
For the fourth year musicians of Metro-Detroit have banded together to produce the ultimate musical masquerade, THE CROFOOT CREEPY CHEAPY HALLOWEEN TREAT IV. Each of the more than 15 bands will perform full-on costumed covers of the greatest bands of all times.
The night will be full of unique twists and devilish treats, as more than 15 bands and DJs pay homage to their heroes on 3 of the Crofoot's stages. The night will feature a candy eating contest, costume contest, free candy, and surprises galore.
• Jon Moshier of 101.9 WDET's Modern Music says "Creepy Cheapy is the Detroit Halloween must-attend event."
• Real Detroit Weekly says, "The Crofoot's Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat proved to be the richest piece of candy in our bag."
• Motorcity Blog says, "There is nothing better than Halloween at The Crofoot."
This year's line-up:
School of Rock as MICHAEL JACKSON’s THRILLER
Car Parts as ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS
Mister as BECK
Liz, Regan, Dina and Jen as THE SHIRELLES
Fawn as BLONDIE
Wilson as AC/DC
ChildBite as NINE INCH NAILS
Bahamut as WHITE ZOMBIE
Oblisk as JOY DIVISION
Jesse and the Gnome as RADIOHEAD
The Marvins as STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
Marble Fauns as ABBA
Man Halen as VAN HALEN
Pupils as BJORK
Citizen Smile as U2
Brain Stew as GREEN DAY
Woodman as THE MONKS
Golden Torso as IGGY & THE STOOGES
Pink Lightning as MICHAEL JACKSON
Creepy Crawlers as INSANE CLOWN POSSE
Brent “Black Smith” as JAY-Z
DJ Sets by:
Erno the Inferno
$3 beers and $3 specialty cocktails all night.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Here's the trailer:
Anyways, their website posted the soundtrack.
Here's the tracklist:
The Dirtbombs – Motor City Baby
Outrageous Cherry – Detroit Blackout
Bantam Rooster – You’re The Sun
The Gories – Thunderbird Esq
The Gories – Hey, Hey We’re The Gories
The Gories – View From Here
The Gories – Nytroglicerine
The Gories – There But For The Grace Of God Go I
The Hentchmen – LeSabre Radar
Demolition Doll Rods – Get It On
The Detroit Cobras – Right Around The Corner
Bantam Rooster – Tom Skinner
Bantam Rooster – In The Manner To Which I’m Accustomed
Electric Six – Gay Bar
The Hentchmen – Front Porch Entertainers
The Dirtbombs – I Can’t Stop Thinking About It
The Go – Whatcha Doin’
The Come Ons – It’s Alright
Soledad Brothers – Handle Song
The Sights – Circus
Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage
The Go – American Pig
The Paybacks – Black Girl
The Von Bondies – It Came From Japan (Live)
Outrageous Cherry – Our Love Will Change The World
The Witches – Nuthin’ Seem 2 Please U
The Von Bondies – C’mon C’mon
Waxwings – Look Down Darkly
The Dirtbombs – Here Comes That Sound Again
The Sights – Got What I Want
Here's the link: http://open.spotify.com/user/jamesrptx/playlist/04HLdEHGcSg83xFY9JQMyS
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
~~ARTIST MARKET AND GALLERY~~
with special guests....
PATRICK BURNELL (CHICAGO)
SUA YOO (CHICAGO)
GAGE LINDSTEN (CHICAGO)
ALEX MACK (TORONTO)
SASHA FOSTER (TORONTO)
FELIX KALMSENON (TORONTO)
JULIA DICKENS (TORONTO)
VIRTUAL SUICIDE CLUB
CHANEL VON HABSBURG-LOTHRINGEN
BAD USER EXPERIENCE
COYOTE CLEAN UP
FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY **THE BURTON THEATRE**
STARTS AT: 7PM SHARP
FOOD! (INDIAN, MEXICAN, DESERT TREATZ, ETC)
Noon - Night
MORE INFO AT: MYRIADSHOCKS.TK
Monday, September 19, 2011
Okay here it is. First, a bit of explaining. This is the long awaited debut album of Gardens from Detroit, MI. I first interviewed them back in 2010 when I started this blog. I spoke with a band member about this album at a show and he told me it was already released at that time. I was giddy as hell and ordered it. The record was great and I listened to it many times but didn't feel I could do an accurate album review of it until now. I didn't want to sell the band or myself short. So here it is.
Gardens have put out a couple 7inches one being on Italy Records another one Just for the hell of it Records. They also have a cassette release on Telephone Explosion Records. To my knowledge, they released the two 7inches first and then Debute album followed by the cassette release. ( feel free to put these guys on discogs.com with an accurrate discography.) They also had burned cds floating around at some point in time. The self titled Gardens album was released on ALIVE NATURAL SOUND Records. It is sold through the BOMP store online. It's a Green Vinyl with album art of the band members.
The Original Gardens lineup consisted of:
Vincent Mazzola-vocals/bass guitar
Gardens added Matthew Mueller to the lineup after the Album tracks were recorded and that is why you do not see him on the album artwork.
Gardens consider themselves part of the new sound of Detroit. Gardens told me in an interview maybe more than a year ago that this album was due to be released. They had the master tracks for quite some time but it wasn't released until, May 10th-2010. Almost 9months after I spoke with them. Needless to say, I was in anticipation. The original tracks we're remastered. Their debut album was produced and engineered by Chris Koltay (Akron Family, Dirtbombs, SSM) at High Bias recordings, with Warren Defever of His Name Is Alive. After hearing the opening track I knew I was going to like this album, the guitars are loud and in your face when you listen to this record. They added more reverb on the vocals but not to the point where it sounds like Jesus & Mary Chain or the Raveonettes.
As soon as I got to the second track I could hear piano. Later in the record you will hear some organ. It was great. When I interviewed them earlier in the year I saw that very piano in Jeffrey's house. The record itself has a hint blues mixed with rockn'roll. The guitar is loud and the bass is bumping. You get the feeling of the Kinks meets the Booker T & the Mg's. While some tracks are heavy on piano/organ there are other tracks that are more primitive 3 piece rock songs. The whole album will get you singing and dancing by yourself.
The album itself sounds louder and a bit more crisper sounding than the 7inch releases but don't be discouraged because this is the same Gardens you know and love. The album was still recorded in lo-fidelity to my knowledge. Chris Koltay and Warren Defever did a really well job on engineering this album. While on some Gardens releases Jeffrey's voice may be a little more unclear you can make out exactly what he is trying to get across in this release. Keeping that in mind, there are no lyrics inside the album when you buy this. The majority of this album brought me back to when I first saw the band unsuspectingly. Discovering a great band is always a good reason to be excited. A few of the tracks on this release I hadn't heard to my knowledge but they were a pleasant suprise. Pick up a copy if you haven't already!
+plus factors in buying this release include:
Green vinyl with Free Mp3 download.
Cool artwork on back of release.
where to buy:
be sure to check out:
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Pitchfork reviewed the latest Human Eye album titled, " They Came From the Sky"
LP/CD out now! on Sacred Bones: http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/
Monday, September 12, 2011
Cost: Free admission
Time: Sept 16-17-18
This Festival always has records for sale close to where the music is happening. Its always a good time and there's plenty of other things to check out.
Further information: http://diystreetfair.com/
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I saw that the Beehive Recording Company was hosting a ball in November. (don't worry I'll get to that when it's closer to that moneth) and that got me spending some time on their website today. I noticed that you can directly donate on the website which is very cool. More websites should have that feature. Anyways long story short, I went to their weekly top 10 and searched through listening to some bands in there. I came across Black Tia. I really enjoy the tunes that we're put out. While only two are there they stand out. The history of Black Tia is really cool be sure to read it.
Here's the single release art.
and a link to her page: BEEHIVE RECORDING COMPANY
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Thurs.Sep.1st. -JOHNNY ILL BAND+the HEMINGERS (K-zoo)+EVERYBODY'S IN(x-members of Awesome Color)+GROWING PAINS
Fri.Sep.2nd.-EXCITER JERK(with Timmy Vulgar)+EXWHITES (Col. OH.x-memebers of the Feelers)+SROS LORDS+thee KAIPIRNAS(Brazil/Det.)
E.T.HABIT (Chi. IL.)+ GARBAGE RIVER (Members of Human Eye,Druid Perfume,Sro Lords).
meant to post this sooner but if you have a chance def. go.
Friday, August 26, 2011
NATURAL CHILD -(NASHVILLE.TENN) new album "1971" has been out for a bit!
LIQUOR STORE - (NY/NJ) new double LP "YEAH BUDDY" out now!
and RALL TIDE will kick things off.
10339 Conant St.
DUENDE! Cordially invites you to celebrate the release of their new
album FLORENCE TO THE MAD MAN on August 27th, 2011 at Small’s in Hamtramck, MI with very special guests FUR and The Blueflowers.
The album was recorded at Tempermill Studios in Ferndale, MI by
Dave Feeny (sound engineer on 2010’s EP, WAY IN IS OUT), who also mastered and mixed it with the band.
Side arms Ray Thompson (The Oscillating Fan Club) on Bari Sax and
Dustin Leslie (Dutch Pink) on Farfisa and Organ return. Jennifer David (Illy Mack) also contributes.
The album is the first to feature new member Scott Sanford (Pewter Cub) on electric bass and fuzz and acoustic guitars who joined the
band last summer just weeks before the band opened for Jon SpencerBlues Explosion at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI.
The photograph on the record’s cover is of Jeff Howitt’s Grandmother Erma and her friend Leona with their guitars, taken in 1939 on
Woodward Ave. in Pontiac, MI.
The album opener COME BACK contains lyrics from an unreleased
Oblivions’ song, written by Greg Cartwright. The band got permission
from the man himself to record the song; however, they set the lyrics to an entirely different and original arrangement that conveys the
influence of sharing stages with The Sadies (with and without X’s John Doe), Mike Hurt & The Haunted Hearts and Magnolia Electric Co. the
past few years.
The only other topical song is BAREFOOT BANDIT which about
modern outlaw, Colton Harris-Moore, who eluded authorities in the
Pacific Northwest for a few years before being caught in a high speed boat chase in the Bahamas after crashing a stolen plane. Otherwise,
the recordings show a band immersed in their sound and continuing to create music that is elemental, mystical in context and wildly
listenable even if normal definitions can’t compare to any given
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Mississippi Blues meets punk rock =The Speaking Tongues of Toronto..."A mighty rumble from up the Great White North Way. A mighty ruckus then, of gin-soaked blues, sweaty and swaggering, burned-out boogie, grinding and ass-swivelin' rhythm."- Big Rock Candy Mountain Blog "
-PJ lager House
If you dig bands like The Black Keys you'll have a good time at this show. Both bands are bluesy over-driven bands with soul.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Here’s what we got thus far…….
(time schedule coming soon, line-up subject to change, more tba)
Wednesday :: Day 1:: August 10
Magic Stick / Lounge
God Is An Astronaut
Destroy This Place
Dance Party Sample Board
Thursday :: Day 2 :: August 11
Magic Stick / Lounge / Garden Bowl
Nightmares For a Week
Louder Than Bombs
Night Market Revival
Fight it Out
Down N Out
Friday :: Day 3 :: August 12
Magic Stick /Lounge / Garden Bowl
So So Glos
The People’s Temple
Magic Jake and The Power Crystals
DJ Jeff Richards
Trapped Under Ice
Dead End Path
Smash Your Enemies
Build and Destory
King Of Monsters
Saturday :: Day 4 :: August 13
Magic Stick / Lounge / Garden Bowl
Dntel (of Postal Service)
Geotic (Of Baths)
One AM Radio
Fierce Hot Mess
DJ Lauren Hood
Deals Gone Bad
The A Gang
Boom Swagger Boom
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Let's get started by saying this flyer is really good. I didn't have any part in making it but the artwork is awesome. Secondly, all the bands on this flyer are worth seeing. The lineup is solid. You have...Timmy's Organism which is a veteran Detroit band from the git-go and all these other stand up cats like MICKEY+ RAYON BEACH+JOHN WESLEY COLEMANIII. So if you're really just going to take a nap on sunday like everyone else in Michigan. Have at it but if you want to know where the cheap drinks and the happening party is on Sunday, It's at the Painted Lady.
COST: $7 BONES
Extra info about the bands found here:
[ This show will be recorded live for possible "Live at the Painted Lady Lounge" LP. ]-direct quote from THE OFFICIAL PAINTED LADY FACEBOOK PAGE.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
So what are they all about really? This video will help you understand.
I really like what Single Barrel is doing. It shows off Detroit how it is and it shows Detroit Music in very unique locations. It's much like how I don't like to post something on here unless it has some sort of connection to Detroit Music or Michigan. If it doesn't then I'm just another music blog and what's the point?
Enjoy this music video from Single Barrel Detroit
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Pretty cool compilation cd/Lp. Big name bands covering Buddy Holly songs as a tribute. I thought it was pretty cool that The Detroit Cobras made it on the same record as Lou Reed and Patti Smith.
here is a more in depth article about the release:
Here's the Detroit Cobra's Buddy Holly cover