Posted by: Elle Sawa on March 4, 2009 at 10:00 am
What goes together better than chocolate and peanut butter? Romantic teenage vampires and beeeeeer! Check out Twilight at the Brew N’ View (Magic Bag) on March 11th. You won’t be able to sneak in your underage girlfriend/boyfriend (that’s creepy that you even have one); this is 21+. But that Edward Cullen is a total hottie, ZOMG! $2, doors at 8pm, film at 9:30!
Posted by: Elle Sawa on March 4, 2009 at 9:59 am
Maybe you’ve heard of Theresa Andersson. Maybe you haven’t and you’ve never been on YouTube. Either way, she is taking her one-woman gig on the road. With support from Detroit’s JSB Squad and Big Mess, Andersson will be performing on March 12th at the Pike Room at 7pm. It’s presented by 93.9 THE RIVER, and JSB swears there will be free giveaways of some sort.
Posted by: Elle Sawa on March 4, 2009 at 9:58 am
It’s the return of Telegraph (ex-Suicide Machines, Derek Grant of Alkaline Trio)! Their demise in 2001 left a lot to be desired, but thanks to the booking prowess at Small’s, they are back. Call it cosmic. We call it ska. March 13th with Hellmouth, the show is $10 in advance. Chances are, it will be sold out by the time you get there, kids! Doors at 8pm.
Posted by: Elle Sawa on March 4, 2009 at 9:57 am
He’s a comedian. He’s vulgar. He wears sunglasses. He had a reality show on VH1. He was on The Celebrity Apprentic 2. Still doesn’t sound familiar? Go ask your mother about him. He’s probably fucked her. Andrew Dice Clay, March 13th. $25. Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 East 14 Mile Rd, Warren, MI
Posted by: Elle Sawa on March 4, 2009 at 9:56 am
A free show at the Magic Stick/Garden Bowl with Troy Gregory, the Readies, Magic Shop, and DRINK SPECIALS?! No shit. Bands to play upstairs and on the bowling alley to celebrate 25 years of Rock N’ Bowl at the Garden Bowl (bowling plus rock n’ roll, get it?). Free things are good. You have no excuse NOT to go (DRINK SPECIALS! At the Magic Stick!). March 14th. Doors at 8pm.
Posted by: Elle Sawa on March 4, 2009 at 9:55 am
Have you seen the new bassist for New Grenada yet? That guy is fucking nuts onstage. Check out his antics, and Beard of Bees at Small’s on the 14th. There may or may not be some moderate head bopping going on in the crowd. Feel free to join in. $6 cover. Doors at 8pm
Posted by: Elle Sawa on March 4, 2009 at 9:54 am
The Darts have released their newest full-length, Wake Up, Be Jealous, on Attraction Records and are hitting the mitten state hard, stopping by PJ’s Lager House March 21st with Prussia and Big Mess. Led by singer/spazz/guitarist Chris Minarik, this Lansing trio infuses what they deem as “indie pop,” in to garage rock with seemingly little effort.
Posted by: Elle Sawa on March 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm
No Fun Fylms presents After the Blood Rush, a film about vampires in Hamtramck (that’s presumably fictitious) at The Painted Lady on March 14th. With a live performance by The 3-D Invisibles, who appear on the soundtrack, this is sure to leave your spine tingling once the bar closes and you must walk the dark streets of Hamtramck to your homes or vehicles. B.Y.O. garlic bulb necklaces and holy water. Buy the beer from the bartender (and tip well, just in case they are in cahoots with the supposed H-town vamp).
Posted by: Elle Sawa on November 18, 2008 at 11:57 am
I ventured out to Pontiac last Thursday to see Deerhunter, whose newest release Microcastle is nothing short of amazing. First up was Disappears, who sounded like Ikara Colt if they were a shoegazer band. It was good, but slightly underwhelming. Hailing from the “blue state of Ohio,” Times New Viking took the stage by storm, reminding us that we were at a live show and that I should probably not fall asleep on my date. Although TNV’s albums are considered lo-fi, their set was anything but. I expected my eardrums to be pierced by feedback, but I was pleasantly disappointed. By the time Deerhunter got onstage, The Crofoot was packed. Bradford Cox noted that Michigan was up to this point, the best stop on their tour. I’m thinking he says that in every city. Cox asked people to throw things on stage at him, while the bass player humbly begged for a cigarette, and got one (and a hat!). Awesomeness.
– Elle Sawa
p.s. did anyone get pics of this show? send some our way…