Posted by: on July 25, 2008 at 2:22 pm

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Posted by: on July 25, 2008 at 2:09 pm


For those of you attending this weekend’s X! Fest @ The Bohemian National Home, there are some major changes to Saturday’s schedule that you’ll want to know…

From the Bohemian:

Due to a scheduling conflict with the Tillman St. Family Fun Day, Saturday’s X! Fest event won’t start until 10:00 p.m. (Doors at 9pm, music STARTS PROMPTLY AT 10pm SHARP). If Tillman St. is still closed off when you arrive, go west on Michigan one street to 23rd and come up Butternut (our side street) to the alley behind The Bohemian. We’ll have our back gate open so you can park in our lot. Also, people coming Friday should be considerate of the neighborhood family event that starts the next morning. Please do not leave trash in the open lots around The Bohemian- our neighbors appreciate it even more than we do…

It’s a minor bummer, but it will still be a fun time. Although be aware that the BBQ is NOT HAPPENING on Saturday. Just a bunch of awesome bands.

The FINAL schedule:

Friday (Doors at 8 pm, music at 9pm SHARP; $8)
Tyvek
Frustrations
Sic Alps (San Francisco)
Psychedelic Horseshit (Columbus)
The Mahonies
Heroes & Villains

Saturday (Doors at 9 pm, music at 10pm SHARP; $8)
Terrible Twos
Guinea Worms (Columbus)
Fontana
Necropolis (Columbus)
Druid Perfume
THTX
Beekeepers

Google Map >> Bohemian National Home (3009 Tillman, Detroit)

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Posted by: on July 24, 2008 at 4:00 pm

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Posted by: on July 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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Kylie Minogue, “Your Disco Needs You” (Mushroom, 2001)

God, Kylie sounds like MadonnABBa on this track. Fun fact: the video for “Your Disco Needs You” was filmed in the sitting room of one of its co-writers, Mr. Robbie Williams. That’s right, instead of a hedgerow, the ever-unassuming Williams installed a 20-foot high sign that flashed “D-I-S-C-O” at all hours of the day. It was really quite charming, and his neighbors were said to love it, especially when they visited for tea and the floor lit up like Lite Brite. That Robbie Williams. His disco always needs him. — Thomas Rooker White

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Posted by: on July 24, 2008 at 11:00 am

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Lil Wayne, “Lollipop” (Cash Money/Universal, 2008)

Maybe you’ve always wondered what Lil Wayne looks like while he’s prepping for a night out. Maybe Lil Wayne was wondering — he never remembers — and that’s why this clip starts out the way it does. But the real deal here, beyond the brutal simplicity of the track, is that custom limo Lil’ Wheezy climbs into after his scalp prep. It’s like a GMC TopKick gone monster and mental, a strip club on wheels and the culmination of 4000 hip-hop videos trying to one-up each other with their motor vehicle choices. It won’t last; it’ll last as long as one of Wayne’s follow-up singles, where he’ll pilot a 28-person ATV, or maybe a yacht with metal legs. In his head, he’s already polishing the chrome. — Thomas Rooker White

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Posted by: on July 24, 2008 at 9:52 am


Bodies Of Water, A Certain Feeling (Secretly Canadian, 2008)

MP3: “Under The Pines”

Most bands fail miserably at describing their own sound — even when the music is good, they bog themselves down in unhelpful hyperbole. Bodies Of Water are smarter than that. Included in their concise, self-description is the line, “They play loud, intricate songs and sing very emphatically, usually all at once.” Then they site influences like “the metaphysical intensity of gospel, the earnest idiosyncrasy of American folk, and the planned jamming of prog and the sincere melodrama of Read more

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Posted by: on July 23, 2008 at 9:00 am


In a short time, Ann Arbor’s Quite Scientific established itself as the go-to label for Michigan’s blossoming orchestral, indie-folk scene. With releases from Canada and Chris Bathgate and upcoming salvos from Frontier Ruckus, Maryland’s Cotton Jones Basket Ride and Philadelphia’s Hezekiah Jones, Qui Sci continues to spread the gospel while broadening its reach. Run by affable brothers Brian and Jeremy Peters and Justin Spindler, the Qui Sci boys not only Read more

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Posted by: on July 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm


Headed up by Detour faves like Maps & Atlases, Anathallo, Child Bite, Deastro, and Great Lakes Myth Society, Midwest Fest 2008 starts tonight! Think of it as a little like Rock City, except in Mount Pleasant, Michigan and at one solitary place (Rubble’s Bar, where Black Flag and R.E.M. both played; no, not together). It’s still really close to a casino, though. But we’re willing to bet you’re going for all the sweet bands, right? Right. Peep the full line-up and schedule here. Oh, and while you’re up there, stay far away from the Wayside Bar. Trust us. — Ryan Allen

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Posted by: on July 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm


Javelins, Heavy Meadows (Suburban Sprawl Music/Quack! Media, 2008)

MP3: “Heavy Meadows”

Heavy Meadows is a record soaked with sound. Yeah, the kinetic rhythms of singer/drummer Matt Rickle and bassist Julian Wettlin that made Javelins‘ first LP No Plants, Just Animals so dynamic are still there. But they take a backseat to guitarist Matt Howard’s jangly, tremelo-laden guitars and subtle variations on a theme of New Wave. Upon first listen, the album seems like a euphoric musical jaunt through soft summer evenings and cool pastures of sonic bliss. But appearances are deceiving. There are flowers, but they’re always wilting. There’s summer, but it’s always ending. It’s easy to become transfixed on the Read more

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Posted by: on July 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm


When we got word that a new Von Bondies song would be featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the upcoming Lost Boys flick (subtitled The Tribe, as it were), we got more excited than Corey Feldman did when he heard that he would actually be cast in the movie (sorry Haim; maybe next time). With Jason VB sounding more like Glen Danzig than ever before, click here and listen to their new “Only To Haunt You,” along with other tracks by the Hold Steady and, well…nobody else worth mentioning. Oh, and don’t be alarmed when you click the link and the new Miley Cryus starts blasting from the speakers — just scroll through the top and click on the Lost Boys image. We know how that shit can haunt you. — Ryan Allen

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