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9/19/14

Indian Summer

 
Tomorrow at 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Corktown Studios
2707 14th St, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Indian Summer is a celebration of the waning summer featuring performances by 13 artists hailing from Detroit, New York, Chicago and Cincinnati.

Food will be provided for vegetarians and meat eaters alike by Upriver Local, featuring chef, Topher Anderson, a CTS member and chef at Seva Detroit. There will also be beer from Atwater Brewery and a gallery exhibit by screen print artist, Eric Oppitz.


Street Performance Schedule:

Jaye Thomas and Serene Arena (DET).....2:30-3:00pm
Hans A Wittrock (DET).....3:00-3:30pm
AllOne (NY).....4:00-4:30pm
Alexa Dexa (NY).....5:00-5:30pm
At Willoughby (DET).....6:00-6:30pm
Jimmy Geagan (DET).....7:00-7:30pm
Lions at the Gate (DET).....8:00-8:30pm


Stage Performance Schedule:

Chuck Le Bronco (DET).....3:30-4:00pm
The Philter (DET).....4:30-5:00pm
Rogue Satellites (DET).....5:30-6:00pm
Skeleton Hands (CIN).....6:30-7:00pm
The Red Plastic Buddha (CHI).....7:30-8:00pm
PALACES (DET).....8:30-9:00pm


Consolidated Performance Order
(both performance areas):

Jaye Thomas and Serene Arena
[singer/songwriter]

Hans Witrock
[singer/songwriter]

Chuck Le Bronco
[Detroit-bred fusion of hip hop, rock and electronic]

AllOne
[experimental lyrical rap]
www.allonevoice.bandcamp.com

The Philter
[midwest surf-gaze]
www.thephilter.bandcamp.com

Alexa Dexa
[electro-pop-tronic, toychestra]
www.alexadexa.com

Rogue Satellites
[synth-rock]
www.roguesatellites.bandcamp.com

At Willoughby
https://soundcloud.com/atwilloughby

Skeleton Hands
[darkwave, coldwave]
www.skeletonhands.bandcamp.com

Jimmy Geagan
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlMH9YTwW5w

The Red Plastic Buddha
[psychedelic rock]
www.redplasticbuddha.bandcamp.com

Lions at the Gate
[acoustic music with teeth]
www.facebook.com/pages/Lions-at-the-Gate

PALACES
[hypnotic rock]
www.thisispalaces.bandcamp.com/album/side-effects-of-dreaming


An Intimate Evening with Discipline


Popps Packing hosts "An Intimate Evening with Discipline" on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Doors at 8pm.
Performance begins at 9pm.
Free: suggested $5 donation

Discipline are an independent rock band from Detroit. They have performed and recorded together for over 25 years on their indie record label, Strung Out Records. Current members include Matthew Parmenter, Chris Herin, Mathew Kennedy, and Paul Dzendzel.

About Discipline
www.strungoutrecords.com

"There is no doubt in my mind that one of the most important bands to come out of America in the last 25 years is Discipline," writes New Zealand based rock journalist Kev Rowland in his ProgArchives review of Discipline's "This One's for England." http://www.progarchives.com/review.asp?id=1173652 Recorded live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 2014 double album is Discipline's follow-up to their 2011 studio release, "To Shatter All Accord."

Discipline's 1997 CD "Unfolded Like Staircase" is considered by some to be the best American progressive rock album of the 1990s. Brian Watson of the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages goes further: "Unfolded is my favourite progressive rock album of all time. In over 30 years of listening, and out of a collection touching 1500 albums, Unfolded Like Staircase is ‘the one’." http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201151.php#discipline

For all the band's critical success, however, Discipline seldom performs live. Even in their hometown of Detroit, a Discipline performance is known to be a rare occurrence. Popps Packing will help to buck the trend when they invite Discipline onto their Hamtramck stage September 20th. Graem Whyte, co-owner of Popps Packing, also created the cover art for Discipline's album, "To Shatter All Accord."

www.poppspacking.org

Detroit KISS City

An original art tribute to the Hottest Band in the World

Opening Reception
Saturday September 20
7-10pm

Admission is free
Complimentary adult beverages and light snacks

You don't have to be a Kiss fan to appreciate the endless imagery of one of the worlds most iconic bands. With the exception of just a few pieces, all the art was created just for this exhibit by Detroit artists:

Thomas McCabe
Pete Coe
Pauly Everett
Handgroup Studios
Motu+Kozma
Shades
Aaron Miller
Jason Reed
Brian Gagnon
Brian Lewandowski
Paul Balog
Tony Miello
Anne Garavaglia
Brad Ray
Bruce Geralck
Dave Santini
Kelly O’Hara
Billy McGuffrey
Kyle Chetkowski
Phil Simpson
Jeff Sornig
Brandon Heard
Mark Maness
Tim Klisz
Mary Gagnon
Dolly Dagger
Paolo Pedini
Michelle Webster
Terence Cover
and more!

This will be the first gallery show ever to honor these rock-n-roll Hall of Famers. Join us as we make art history together this fall in Detroit

Start Gallery
206 E. Grand River @ Broadway
Downtown Detroit 48226

September Soda Pop by Crystal Mielcarek opening this Sunday with artist reception next Friday 9/25

 
 
 

Crystal Mielcarek: September Soda Pop

September 21 - November 1

Hatch and Crystal Mielcarek Illustration 
present new work by Hamtramck artist Crystal Mielcarek.


Opening Reception
Friday, September 26, 2014, 6pm – 9pm

with performances by Spaceband & Duotron

 

Café 1923, 2287 Holbrook, Hamtramck, MI (map)


 

SATURDAY NIGHT! Ken Stanley & The Loud Band at The Jazz Cafe Detroit


Wyandotte native, Ken Stanley-cousin of Bluegrass legends, The Stanley Brothers, and his crack Loud Band will be performing a very rare (4 years since last live performance) intimate gig at The Jazz Cafe inside Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 20th
- Doors at 8. $5 cover only.


There will also be a Very Special Mystery Guest appearance.

To celebrate this gig, Stanley will be offering free downloads of his new single "Hollywood Buddhist" and "Sunday Morning" Sept 19th -21st


Jazz Cafe at Music Hall
350 Madison
Detroit, MI  48226

9/18/14

PHOTOS: Modern Love Showcase @ MOCAD Detroit

We Are All Machines and Nospectacle presented a very special label showcase and Detroit debut of Modern Love (Manchester UK) artists Demdike Stare and Andy Stott.  Both produce Dub Techno with traceable Detroit and Berlin inspirations, but beyond that, throw all definitions out the window.


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Demdike Stare's (Miles Whitaker and Sean Canty) sonic journeys head deep into Arabic, Turkish, Persian and North African traditions, take detours into black magic and Burroughsian cut-up techniques, before elevating into states of dark beauty.  Their records feature samples from psych-rock, free jazz and various library recordings.  In case you're wondering: Demdike was the most notorious of the Pendle coven of witches, put on trial in northern England in the 1600s. Yes, her.  Records you should own: Forest of Evil, Elemental, and their ongoing  Testpressing series, which explores a more rugged terrain in their sound production.  Check out their catalog of releases at - http://www.discogs.com/artist/1551592-Demdike-Stare

Andy Stott combines Chicago influences (House, Footwork) and Detroitish dubs with Jungle and Warehouse techno styles in his live performances.  His records are experiments in tone, texture and tempo, and they groove.  The 2012 LP Luxury Problems is considered a masterpiece of multi-genre meditation, but the 2011 EPs We Stay Together and Passed Me By are just as great.  All make essential listening for serious electronic music fans.  See all of Stott's solo output at - http://www.discogs.com/artist/317019-Andy-Stott 

Opening the show was Windsor's Christopher McNamara, performing original dub ambient and space disco productions and mixing live video. McNamara has played with the groups Nospectacle and Thinkbox at the Movement and MUTEK festivals, and was invited to perform at MUTEK as a solo artist for an all-Canadian showcase. He is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Michigan.

Fashion in Detroit at Sound Board, Sat. Sept. 27


With all the fashion events and local designers I see popping up here in Detroit, it shouldn't belong before the rest of the world starts noticing. Next week is FASHION in DETROIT, a runway event at Motor City Casino's Sound Board.

Here's the Details:

Runway:
An elaborate high-style runway event showcasing a mix of local, national and up and coming Fashion Designers and Musical Talent.
- Student Runway Show: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Local and National Designer Runway: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Market Detroit:
An interactive pop-up shop retail environment featuring local designer, retailers, vendors and entrepreneurs.
- Market Detroit: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

FID After Glow:
Soundboard will be transformed into the chic and now- famous FID After Glow Party attended by local celebs and fashionistas alike.
- Featuring: Boji, DJ Chrome, and Surab Deb
- FID After Glow: 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Must be 21 or older)

*Fashion in Detroit 2014 is a charitable endeavor. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.

THIS WEEKEND: Used Book Sale at Detroit Public Library – Main Branch - Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Used Book Sale at Detroit Public Library – Main Branch

 
Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 10:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.
"A" Level, Main Library,  5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Thousands of books sorted by subject -  autobiography, biography, cookbooks, computer manuals, art books, science fiction, history, politics, rare and collectible books, African American titles, poetry, science, children's books, adult fiction and non-fiction, along with CDs, DVDs and audio books from $ .25 and up.

Members of the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation (with current membership card) are entitled to purchase books prior to the public sale.

Free parking is available in the library's lot to capacity.

Call 313.481.1359 or e-mail friends@detroitpubliclibrary.org to join or renew your membership.

UPCOMING: BLOWFLY at the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck on Sunday, September 21st



The legendary Blowfly returns to Detroit this Sunday. At 75 years old he show's no signs of slowing down and will bringing his sexually explicit songs to the New Dodge Lounge.

Opening the show are Downtown Brown and MistersHip

Location: New Dodge Lounge (8850 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212)
18 + $8 at the door (under 21-$10)


9/17/14

UPCOMING: Hell's Hearse Fest in Hell, MI on Saturday, September 20th



It's that time of the season... the 13th annual hearse show in Hell. It is open to all makes and models, regardless of their condition. Trophies for various categories will be given, including "Scariest Hearse", "Best Casket Cart" (new this year) and the ever popular "How the Hell did it make it here?" award!  


10:00am - Registration starts
Noon - Food will be served
5:00pm - Get ready for the parade


The Horror Host with the Most Creepy Clyde and DJ Surfer Joe
will be there to provide entertainment throughout the day.
The Gutter Ghouls will be returning for an evening show.



There will be a Pinebox Derby race as well as a costume contest.

There will be cool vendors set up selling spooky merchandise.
   

This event is Free and is open to all ages!
This is an outdoor event, rain or shine.

Location: Screams, 4045 Patterson Lake Road, Hell, Michigan
For more information please visit: http://hearsefest.com/

Another great week at PJ's Lager House Detroit - Audra Kubat - Bill Grogan's Goat - Velveteen Rabbit - Mexican Knives/Frustrations

Holy autumn weather, Batman. Where'd summer go? With the flip of a switch, summer has left us. Michigan wears the cooler weather well, though, and we're here to help warm you up, too. We've got music every night of the week happening, from out-of-town Americana acts to our favorite local rockers who like to play loud. And our menu warms people up with the best of them. Try a hot soup or PJ's Detroit gumbo, savory roux-based gumbo with Andouille sausage & chicken served over rice with bread on the side. 

Happy Hour Daily 2-6.  $2 Domestics. Come Early. Get Drinking.

Lots of great shows this week. Read on, music lovers.
 
OPEN:
M-F 11am - Midnight
Sat + Sun 10:30am - Midnight
Sat + Sun BRUNCH 10:30 - 3pm!
Sunday Dinner 6pm - Midnight

PJ's Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave.
Corktown
Detroit, MI
PJ's Lager House
All shows 21+ unless otherwise noted.

 
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17- 9 P.M.- $6
AUDRA KUBAT, SHE KEEPS BEES, AND SHILPA RAY & HER HAPPY HOOKERS
 
AUDRA KUBAT- "Kubat is an iconoclastic songwriter: her methods of composition and articulation are unlike anybody else's on the scene…Million Year Old Sand is a rare recording; it exists in a vacuum as far as popular music is concerned, but it does so willingly, by articulating with grace and aplomb those hidden places that defy easy categorization, easy placement, or easy sentiment…This may appear to be a self-reflective album, but in reality, is an offering of stark and beautiful reality that possesses enough experience and aspiration to be shared, as well as felt."  --ALL MUSIC GUIDE
OFFICIAL SITE
 
SHE KEEPS BEES- She Keeps Bees have self-recorded and released music made at home since 2006. Their debut album, Minisink Hotel, was described by NYC's Other Music as "the best album you've never heard." Nests, their second full-length, was admired by the Guardian as "sparse, soulful and defiantly retro." Their third LP, Dig On, was praised by the BBC as "an album of fire, spirit, and sweat." 
ON THE INTERWEBS
 
SHILPA RAY & HER HAPPY HOOKERS- Shilpa Ray's forearms bulge with blood when she plays her harmonium. "I have strange musical injuries" she explains, referring to the blisters on her fingers. But none of that stops her from pounding on the accordion-like instrument, which reached the height of its popularity in 19th-century churches.   
 
 
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18- 9 P.M.- $5
HALF WAY TO ST. PADDY'S DAY w/ BILL GROGAN'S GOAT, BROTHERS CROWE, AND DEBAUCHEROUS EXTRAORDINAIRE
 
BILL GROGAN'S GOAT- Bill Grogan's Goat combines solid Detroit rock with traditional Celtic melodies to produce a truly unique sound, tightly combining traditional songs with reels, jigs, and hornpipes at a pace that will challenge the Lord of the Dance himself. Highland pipes, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, bouzouki, and penny whistle, accompanied by rock and roll bass, guitar, and drums, breathe new life into time-honored songs of love, war and whiskey.
 
BROTHERS CROWE- The band consists of two brothers, Derek (vocals/harmonica/mandolin) and Paul (guitars/vocals/piano). Brother Crowe's purpose, is honing in on an New Country/Indie Folk sound that still possesses a somewhat traditional Americana style. Paul, who along with his brother was influenced by his father's love of Folk music, is dubbed Brother Crowes' main songwriter. The duo works on music together, jamming out the skeletons of tunes until they're finished.
REVERBNATION
 


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19- 9 P.M.- $5
KRAKATOA, DAN MARISKA & THE BOYS CHOIR, CRASH BANDITS, VELVETEEN RABBIT, AND THE BAD MICS

KRAKATOA- Scrap metal, Detroit-style. 

DAN MARISKA & THE BOYS CHOIR- On Dan Mariska's sophomore outing, Bummer Songs, the promising 22-year-old makes the leap to fully realized talent. With backing band the Boys Choir and veteran producer Knol Tate (ex-Askeleton), the album sounds triumphant even if Mariska's lyrical sentiments are anything but. "I should probably stay inside for the rest of my life/That seems to work all right," he sings. Still adept at channeling the sardonic spirit and skewed guitars of '90s college-rock, Mariska impresses most when he steps out into unfamiliar terrain, as on the heartfelt mid-tempo acoustic number "Company."  
OFFICIALDOM
 
CRASH BANDITS- The Crash Bandits are a Rock trio based out of Minneapolis. In the last year and a half, the band has released two EPs and a full length, Better Off, produced by local veteran Knol Tate (Killsadie, Deleter, Dan Mariska). In 2014 the trio plan on releasing their EP, Closer, at the renowned 1st avenue/7th st. The Crash Bandits boast an expansive songwriting catalogue that harkens back to the late 70s roots of punk, tips its hat to the DIY hardcore scene of the 80s, and salutes the nostalgic pop punk of the late 90s and early 00s. 
 
VELVETEEN RABBIT- Founded by Sandy C. Hopkins, Camilo Jantti and Jason Janusch, today Velveteen rabbit is a 2-6 piece band that loves to collaborate with other musicians. Velveteen Rabbit has built a vast body of intriguing music and has produced over 40 short independent films. In 2009 they were discovered through a series of their mini films by former entourage of the uk's madness, and co founder of white hart projects uk.
 
THE BAD MICS- That good ol' Detroit psych-garage sound.


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20- 9 P.M.- $5
LANGUAGESTAIN, 3-WATT DEATH RAY, MUSCLEBABY, AND THE BUTTS
 
LANGUAGESTAIN- A musical project started out of necessity / hunger. Languagestain has also added members and amended our sound over the last year of existing. We play Chaos Rock and it's pretty rad. Come throw hats at us. 
 
3-WATT DEATH RAY- If memory serves right, this band used to be called Anal Everything before they added more instruments and members. Now they just make super fresh Ska/Reggae/ and Pop-Punk. How can you be mad about that? 
 
MUSCLEBABY- The Synth-Pop band your mommy warned you about. Being nice won't stop the Muslebably from spreading across your bones. 
IN THE CLOUD
 
THE BUTTS- Do you guys remember that time you were all like "hey, I want to listen to hip-hop, but I only want to hear drums, trombone, and bass"? I don't, but The Butts heard your cry and answered with grooves that are beyond copacetic.
 
 
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21- 9 P.M.- $6
DEAF WISH, FRUSTRATIONS, MEXICAN KNIVES, AND BROTHELS
 
DEAF WISH- This is a guitar band. For­­­ the ages. Deaf Wish embrace abrasive and primal elements to make a sound that is loud and unhinged, but sewn together with a sense of sincerity and emotional abandon. It is wild volume, the explosion of the torment and ill ease. Rarely does life vexation and desperation seem so heartfelt, and disconnectedly optimistic. 
 
FRUSTRATIONS- A rock band that rocks. Seriously.
 
MEXICAN KNIVES- "Thankfully, the new music video for "Killer Snake" from Detroit garage rockers Mexican Knives has shown me that payphones and cell phones can still coexist peacefully in today's world, pee-free. And that despite falling on some hard times and going bankrupt, the city of Detroit is still cranking out top-notch rock 'n' roll."  --VICE

BROTHELS- Newer group featuring 3 of the guys from Growwing Pains.

 
 

FREE TICKETS & CD: The Beggars CD Release Show - The Magic Bag Ferndale - Saturday 9/20/14

If you are looking for some real fun this weekend...and I mean one of the funnest times you will ever have??? then be sure to check out the Beggars this Saturday night at The Magic Bag.
 
A Detroit staple in the music scene for many many years, the Beggars continue to pound out prolific music that gets your toe tappin and your ass shaking!
 
email motorcityblog@earthlink.net for you shot at a pair of tickets
The winner can also mosey on over to the merch table and pick up a copy of the new CD
 
Be sure to get there early as the opening bands are not to be missed with both
After Dark Amusement Park & Pretty Ghouls gracing the stage
 before the Beggars bring down the house
 
 
the Beggars Album Release Party
The Magic Bag Ferndale
 
Saturday 9/20/14
wsg
Pretty Ghouls
After Dark Amusement Park

FREE MOVIE: BULLIT - Redford Theatre - Sunday 2pm 9/21/14

This Sunday 2pm be sure to head on over to the Redford Theatre
for a free showing of one of our all time favorites movies BULLIT!
 
Get all the info here
 
 










Bullitt
September 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission
 Starring Steve McQueen,
Robert Vaughn
and Jacqueline Bisset
 
September 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission
Warner/1968/1:53/Technicolor//Mono/Digital/Rated PG



9/16/14

THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY! Dionne Farris & Russell Gunn at Jazz Cafe Detroit


Jazz Cafe is proud to present the return of one of our favorite artists, the one-two punch of Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn and his Quartet featuring Grammy-winning vocalist Dionne Farris, as they combine for a very special two nights and 3 shows- Thursday, September 18 at 8PM and Friday, September 19th at 8pm and 10 pm in the intimate Jazz Cafe. 


The Russell Gunn Quartet, ensures an eclectic genre bending experience that fuses Ms Farris multi faceted vocal ability which melds, hip-hop, pop, soul, gospel, R&B and now with this innovative Quartet, she adds Jazz to her repertoire.



Dionne Farris sang on three songs with the hip hop group Arrested Development. In 1995, she had a solo hit single called "I Know", which hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1996. Then in 1997, she had another hit, "Hopeless" (written by Van Hunt) from the Love Jones soundtrack.


Trumpeter, Russell Gunn's virtuoso reach and command of all musical styles from funk to the avant-garde evidenced a serious new talent on the scene.

Gunn's eclectic musical approach also brought him together with artists like Cee-Lo , Maxwell, D'Angelo, Ne-Yo, Branford Marsalis, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, while continuing to perform with his own groups and push the boundaries of how music is heard.




Dionne Farris & Russell Gunn
Thursday, September 18 (8PM) , and Friday, September 19th (two sets at 8pm and 10pm ) 
Jazz Cafe Detroit
Tickets are $25 - available at Music Hall Box Office 313 887-8501 or www.ticketmaster.com

Jazz Café
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison
Detroit, MI 48226

UPCOMING! The Grayces at PJ's Lager House Detroit Tues, October 7


Nashville's The Grayces are set to release their sophomore album, Westing on 10/14/14. The band is already making waves with singles "Do It to Me," "Lord and Gods of Alcohol," and "Drop In a Bucket."

Influenced by Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Ramones, The Grayces are known for their howling vocals, pounding drums, and swaggering bass lines. Iz Stone (Vocals, guitarist), Patrick Ward (bass, vocals), and Chase Cantrell (drums) hit the ground running, releasing a self-titled vinyl in 2010, the single, “Just Another Thing” in the Spring of 2011, and their first full-length, Social Shock, in the Fall of 2011.

Gearing up for Westing's release, The Grayces will be starting their extensive tour this fall, including an appearance at New York’s CMJ Music Marathon. "On the new record, The Grayces have gotten heavier. The band is more hardcore punk and metal, less sexy blues than The Dead Weather, reflecting their influences from the heavier side of Nirvana and Black Sabbath" (No Country For New Nashville).

The Grayces with Village Wives and Sros Lords
Tues, Oct 7    8pm
PJ's Lager House Detroit

UPCOMING: Harvest Festival at Palmer Park Sunday, October 5, 2014




DETROIT: Once farmland and home to a multitude of animals and orchards, the celebration of the Harvest at Detroit's Palmer Park was honored in the days of Senator and Mrs. Palmer in the late 1800s, when Palmer Park was known as Log Cabin Farm.

Reviving this tradition, on Sunday, October 5 from 2 - 5 pm, People for Palmer Park presents its free annual Harvest Festival with hayrides through the historic woods; apple tasting and applesauce-making demos; petting zoo and pony rides; tours through Palmer Park's new urban garden and pumpkin patch; arts and crafts and games for children; music-making; and much more. This will be a fun opportunity for all ages to learn about how our food is grown, the lives of farm animals, and nature in the park.

The event takes place by the new Splash Park, on Merrill Plaisance near Pontchartrain, between McNichols and Seven Mile Roads, west of Woodward Avenue. Parking in available at the Splash Park parking lot.

Special harvest treats will be on hand for tasting, including the five varieties of apples that grow in the park. Corn will be roasted, and cider and donuts, as well has homemade applesauce will be available. A special squash display will demonstrate the wide variety of pumpkins and squash that grow in Michigan and how they look inside and out! Motor City Music Together with Leah Celebi will have instruments and musical games for children. Explore the woods, either on the hayride or by walking on the guided path to view ancient and intriguing trees and plants, who have their home in Palmer Park.

Like last year, we enjoyed a dairy cow at the festival, so children were able try their hand at milking this magnificent animal. We have invited her to return, but even if she can't attend, there will be much to explore, experience and celebrate.


BUZZCOCKS SHOWED US “THE WAY” IN DETROIT!

Review: Sue Static Photos: Peter Schorn/RockOutShots.com



St. Andrew's Hall rocked to the sounds of The Buzzcocks this past Sunday night when the seminal U.K. pop/punk band returned to Detroit after a much too long absence. Their U.S. tour is in support of the release of their upcoming ninth studio album, The Way, scheduled for release in the U.S. on Nov. 18 on 1-2-3-4 Go! Records.

Two stellar local punk bands opened the show – The Ill Itches and Destroy This Place. Both got the crowd ready for what they were waiting for and won over the crowd in the process, according to many people I spoke to. Let's hope that these new fans will check them out at their own shows coming soon to a club near you!

The Buzzcocks kicked their 26-song set into high gear from the start with a trio of their 'classics' - “Boredom” from their debut Spiral Scratch EP and “Fast Cars” and “I Don't Mind” from their first full album, Another Music in a Different Kitchen. They veered away from their old material for a bit to introduce new songs off the new album and these new songs proved to stand up to their old songs ably.

It was then back to their hits for the remainder of the set. Their non-stop energy was fueled by the enthusiastic crowd of new and old fans of all ages. The band returned for a three-song encore fury of “Harmony in My Head” (that turned into a crowd sing-along); “Ever Fallen In Love,” which is probably the most familiar of their hits due to the Fine Young Cannibals cover; and an explosive finale of their infamous song, “Orgasm Addict,” that left the crowd smiling and spent as they exited.

SET LIST - ST. ANDREW'S HALL, DETROIT, MI - 9/14/2014:
  1. Boredom
  2. Fast Cars
  3. I Don't Mind
  4. Keep On Believing
  5. People Are Strange Machines
  6. Autonomy
  7. Get On Your Own
  8. What Ever Happened To ?
  9. The Way
  10. When Love Turns Around
  11. Girl From Chainstore
  12. Sick City
  13. Nothing Left
  14. Third Dimension
  15. Noise Annoys
  16. Breakdown
  17. Don't Say You Don't Love Me
  18. It's Not You
  19. Chasing Rainbows/Modern Times
  20. Promises
  21. Love You More
  22. What Do I Get?
  23. Harmony In My Head
  24. Ever Fallen In Love?
  25. Orgasm Addict



BUZZCOCKS DETAIL NEW ALBUM, THE WAY
OUT NOVEMBER 18TH ON 1-2-3-4 GO! RECORDS

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE "IT'S NOT YOU" HERE


REMAINING U.S LIVE DATES - L.A., DENVER'S RIOT FEST AND MORE

BUZZCOCKS have graciously handed us another timeless ripper, "It's Not You" from theirnew album The Way which sees its official U.S. release on November 18th via 1-2-3-4 GO! Records.

STREAM "IT'S NOT YOU" VIA SOUNDCLOUD 
HERE
(feel free to post and share)
The Way is the follow up to 2006's Flat - Pack Philosophy LP and is the band's ninth studio album since their formation in Manchester in 1976. These 10 tracks penned by the groups long standing core of Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle were recorded this year in London, and were produced by the band and Dave M Allen (best known for his production work with The Cure, Depeche Mode and Neneh Cherry). The album packs the same classic UK pop punk punch they've been known for for nearly four decades.   
Currently touring America, the BUZZCOCKS line up of Pete Shelley (vocals / guitars), Steve Diggle (vocals / guitars), Chris Remington (bass) and Danny Farrant (drums)set off on a UK Tour in October to coincide with the new release amongst their remaining U.S live dates listed below.
BUZZCOCKS LIVE DATES:
9/17: The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/18: Belly Up - Solana Beach, CA
9/19: RIOT FEST - Denver, CO
9/20 - Bang Fest @ The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA