A Few Random Thoughts + Pics From The Blowout Pre-Party

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Child Bite will soon just be one big beard.

The Octopus look and sound fucking cooler than you, me or anyone we know.

Why is the top of the stairs at the Magic Stick everyone’s favorite place to stand and talk? 200 bodies huddled together, smoking, imbibing and yelling over the music like a herd of hipster Emperor penguins during a snowstorm.

Scarves and military caps are to today’s music scene what jean jackets and white belts were to the garage rock crew.

Sgt. Pepperoni should be demoted to the rank of Private. Not having pizzas ready at the end of the night forces people into awful, late night decisions. Like the decision to inhale three Chicken Ring Sandwiches, a ten piece Mozzarella Cheese Stick and a 32 oz. Orange Lavaburst at 2:45 a.m. Slid. Home. Pants. Foamed.

The new promotions honcho for Metro Times is mega cute; WAY better looking (and nicer) than the last jackass they had in there.

Loftus takes over with coverage from here through Saturday. He has now apparently swapped out his Steve-O mask for a Bill Holdship disguise, complete with Boy Howdy t-shirt and pull-out Ted Nugent poster from 1979.

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Pics: Trever Long

Pop Project + Javelins + Child Bite @ The Blind Pig (9/12/08)

We decided to finally clean up the office this weekend and found these pics from two weeks ago. Sorry for the delay. Hey, who’s the fucktard who left an open can of V8 on my desk?! Continue reading “Pop Project + Javelins + Child Bite @ The Blind Pig (9/12/08)”

Midwest Fest Is Best


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

Rock City Mega Picture Post: Friday

Rock City Mega Picture Post @ the Majestic Theatre Complex, Detroit, MI – 6/13/08

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Rock City Recap: Day 2

Yo. Day 2 came; Day 2 ruled. Missed it? We didn’t. Let’s get into it…


Pic By: Trever Long

Rock City Recap: Day 2

Yo. Day 2 came; Day 2 ruled. Missed it? We didn’t. Let’s get into it… Continue reading “Rock City Recap: Day 2”

Review: Child Bite, Fantastic Gusts of Blood

Is it allowed for a scrappy post-punk band weaned on Mr. Bungle, Kill Rock Stars, and Mountain Dew to issue a concept album based on various stories of Greek mythology, set to the tune of a bunch of mad scientists sticking light sabers inside the pickups of their guitars? Take one spin through Child Bite’s relentless new


Child Bite, Fantastic Gusts of Blood (Suburban Sprawl Music/Quack! Media, 2008)

Listen: “Never-Ending Mountain Slammer”
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Is it allowed for a scrappy post-punk band weaned on Mr. Bungle, Kill Rock Stars, and Mountain Dew to issue a concept album based on various stories of Greek mythology, set to the tune of a bunch of mad scientists sticking light sabers inside the pickups of their guitars? Take one spin through Child Bite‘s relentless new Continue reading “Review: Child Bite, Fantastic Gusts of Blood”

Live Pics: Dark Meat, Quiet Hooves, Child Bite + Shadiamond Le Freedom

Dark Meat, Quiet Hooves, Child Bite, and Shadiamond Le Freedom @ Scrummage University, Detroit, MI – 5/25/08

Live Pics: Dark Meat, Quiet Hooves, Child Bite, and Shadiamond Le Freedom @ Scrummage University, Detroit, MI – 5/25/08 Continue reading “Live Pics: Dark Meat, Quiet Hooves, Child Bite + Shadiamond Le Freedom”