Saturday, February 26, 2011
1st thing- What happened to all the basement shows and house shows around Detroit? It seems all the winter ones that used to happen, disappeared. Am I wrong? Is there stuff that's only being flier-ed within it's own community? Or did this winter suck for house shows? I think it did. Maybe everyone got too cold and didn't want to constantly open their doors to drunk people in Detroit whilst having bands keep them up late. Just my thoughts. Anyways, House Shows should be an all year round thing in my opinion.
2nd thing- Paczki Day is coming up. I don't care if you're not Polish. This is Poland's or at least Hamtramck's excuse to get fat. So in our case The Metro Detroit Area's duty to be a fatty for one day. Screw your Diet Cokes and Salads come March 8th you shovel Paczki's/beer/and Polish food into your mouth like a champion.
3rd thing- The Dirtbombs new album Party Store is sold out in literally every record store I've been to lately. To me this is bad, because if you're a 1st printed kind of person(like I am) you can kiss that goodbye. Apparently Dearborn Music had it there a couple weeks ago but only on cd. To me, it's not even a matter of buying the vinyl. It's more a matter of checking it out. Seeing that sexy 12 inch art up in my grill. I can't complain though, this is a very good thing for the band. Love the record. Check it out if you haven't yet!
4th thing- Upcoming shows
March 12-Magic Stick Lounge-5bux-18+
The Johnny ILL Band/ The Gay Blades/Kommie Kilpatrick
March 19th-Magic Stick Lounge-8bux-18+
Jacuzzi Boys/The Sugarcoats/Bad Indians
The Hentchmen & Maximum Wage
Friday, April 1st at 8PM -Mocad-8bux
Gate/Michael Morley (Dead C)(newzealand) w/ Blank Dogs(nyc), Dark Red(detroit) & Mountains(NYC)
Sat Apr 2 at the Neutral Zone (more details to come!)
Lightning Bolt /Wolf Eyes
Monday, February 21, 2011
HAMTRAMCK BLOWOUT NO. 14
Metro Times is pleased to announce Blowout 14 featuring close to 200 metro Detroit bands at 14 Hamtramck venues over four nights in early March. Blowout will take place March 3-5 2011 with a pre-party at the Magic Stick and Garden Bowl on March 2. This is the 14th year for Blowout making it one of the longest running and largest events of its kind in the country.http://www2.metrotimes.com/blowout/schedule.asp
^^^^^LINK TO SCHEDULE OF BLOWOUT^^^^^
Blowout is Detroit's way of saying it's going to be spring soon. It's going to be warm and after spring is summer and this means music all the time. Inside and outside. So Hamtramck has blowout every year in various bars around Hamtramck and everyone gets merrily drunk while seeing yet again some great music. There's 200 bands and for $20.00 that covers 4 days! That's an unbelieveable value. because if you go every day you're basically seeing bands for free at that point. One of the best parts about blowout is if you don't like something you can check the schedule and go to a different bar and watch something else for free!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
By: Bob Needham
Entertainment director, AnnArbor.com
Iggy Pop, Stooges to headline Michigan Theater tribute to Ron Asheton
Posted: Feb 11, 2011 at 4:57 PM [Feb 11, 2011]
Iggy Pop will return to Ann Arbor with his band the Stooges to play the Michigan Theater in a special concert tribute to the late Ron Asheton, the Stooges' original guitarist. Just announced by LiveNation, it's the homecoming show of a punk fan's wildest dreams.
The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Tickets — $59.50 & 39.50, plus limited premium seating also available — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18. Henry Rollins will perform and act as MC; Deniz Tek and other acts to be announced are also on the bill.
Remarkably, over the years the Stooges have become international legends, but it certainly didn't start out that way. The band — Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton and Dave Alexander — formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor and — with their primal, energetic sound — are often considered the first punk rock band.
The band found little commercial success and broke up in the early 1970s, but over the years its influence grew while Pop became a solo star. Rolling Stone placed Asheton at No. 29 on its list of 100 greatest guitarists.
In recent years the Stooges reunited for concerts and a new album, with Mike Watt taking the place of late bass player Dave Alexander. Ron Asheton — who had continued to live in Ann Arbor — spoke to The Ann Arbor News about the reunion in 2007. But in early 2009 he died at his home at age 60.
Last year the Stooges were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, while Pop led off National Public Radio's project on "50 Great Voices."
Since Ron Asheton's death, Iggy and the Stooges have continued doing concerts, with James Williamson — who played guitar on the Stooges' third album, Raw Power, with Asheton on bass — taking Asheton's slot. This will likely be the lineup at the Michigan Theater tribute to Asheton.The concert is organized as a benefit for the Ron Asheton Foundation.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Really wish I could go to this. I saw Calvin Johnson in the yellow barn in Ann Arbor last year and it was simply amazing. I really dig swimsuit so this is really hard for me to miss. I hope everyone can make it to this show. It is going to be a very good one!