MCB PICK OF THE WEEK meets FREE VINYL FRIDAY – Stomp Rockets vinyl release show tonight by New Fortune Records – PJs Lager House Detroit – Friday Sept 23rd 8pm

September 23, 2016 by  
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Talk about a BONUS!
It's a Friday night dance party Detroit!

TONIGHT!

Win a free Stomp Rockets vinyl thanks to the guys and gals over at New Fortune Records!

email motorcityblog@gmail.com now for your chance to win and get to this show!




The Stomp Rockets 45 Record release show featuring 
Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts 
and introducing, 
Heartthrob Chassis!!!

9:00 PM
Heartthrob Chassis 
(debut performance)

10:00 PM
Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts
https://www.facebook.com/michaelhurtts.hauntedhearts

11:00 PM
The Stomp Rockets
https://www.facebook.com/thestomprockets

$8






PHOTOS: Make America Smart Again x LSC Present: Idiocracy

September 4, 2016 by  
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#MakeAmericaSmartAgain (MASA), a voting initiative founded by Amanda and Shepard Fairey was created to combat voter apathy and the spread of misinformation. 

 On Saturday, September 3rd at The Skip in Detroit, MASA and partners Library Street Collective hosted a screening of "Idiocracy," a cult comedy directed by Mike Judge that satirizes the rise of commercialism and decline of human intelligence in a future dystopian society.
Fairey alluded that the movie is now better categorized as a documentary.  
The film was selected as a tool to remind and inspire audiences to use their brain and participate in our democracy.


A community discussion was held prior to the screening featuring panelists representing Detroit Soup, the RTA Master Plan as well as Fairey.
After the screening The Skip hosted an after-party featuring local DJ Amy Dreamcatcher of Nothing Elegant and Shepard Fairey AKA DJ Diabetic.
The event was free to all guests.
A select number of #MakeAmericaSmartAgain t-shirts and pins (produced by
OBEY Clothing) were available with donated proceeds to benefit Vote Detroit, a local grassroots initiative fighting to ensure that the voice of every city resident is heard in the upcoming election.

UPCOMING (Sept 17): Strange Beautiful Music 9

August 29, 2016 by  
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STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC 9
New Music Detroit’s annual contemporary music marathon

2pm
September 17, 2016

3434 Russell St., Detroit MI

Tickets: pay-what-you-want $10+ (sliding scale) - available at dso.org


LINEUP
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New Music Detroit 
Andrew Harrison: Hum (world premiere) ft. Jamaal May, author and poet
David Lang: are you experienced? ft. Dennis Nulty (DSO Principal Tuba), with narrator and 13-piece chamber orchestra
music by: Marc Mellits, Joseph Schwantner

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Tribute: Steve Reich’s 80th
New York Counterpoint, Shannon Orme (clarinet)
Vermont Counterpoint, Ian Ding (marimba)
Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ, with Willo and guests

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Detroit Bureau of Sound
debut performance of DBS Techno Ensemble, ft. Shara Nova
music by Octave One, Juan Atkins, Omar S, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, and other Detroit techno legends, arranged by the ensemble

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Willo
ft. Tanner Porter
music of Gold Panda, Mt. Kimbie, Samaris, Caribou, Chrome Sparks

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Donald Sinta Quartet
music by: Ligeti, Albright, Mellits, Bresnick, Biedenbender

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Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
National Parks Commissioning Project

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Latitude 49
“SHE: the music of female composers”

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Æpex Contemporary Performance
George Benjamin: At First Light
Pierre Boulez: Notations (in honour of Boulez’s death earlier this year)

THIS WEEKEND: Andy Stott/ Demdike Stare/ Nate Young’s Regression at El Club

August 28, 2016 by  
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El Club + Party Store Productions present

Andy Stott 
Demdike Stare 
Nate Young's Regression
The Grim Rider
Friday 9/2/2016 
All Ages / All of the Time
$20
Bar 5pm 
Show 9pm

About Andy Stott-
Andy Stott made his debut for the Modern Love label in 2005 with the 'Replace EP' - a 4 track exposition of his uniquely slanted production style taking in Chi-Town and Motor City influences with an obtuse genetic code at its core. In the years since he has released over a dozen EPs and three albums, remaining loyal to his Manchester roots and sticking with Modern Love for all recordings. Refusing to settle, his output has veered from deepest Techno to broken Garage, slowed down House, hyperactive Footwork, analog Grime and wavey/pop mutations- always referencing his unique stylistic signatures: deep, complex and oddly beautiful. 

2011 saw the release of two EPs 'Passed Me By' and 'We Stay Together' - companion pieces which saw a shift of sound into ever more frayed territory, slowing the tempos down for a set of tracks that grabbed the attention of many and ended up on countless year-end charts. The following year produced what is by now regarded as a landmark album 'Luxury Problems', - a record that introduced new elements; most notably the vocals of Alison Skidmore, Andy's piano teacher from back in his school days. A combination of accessible yet inherently deviant tropes and a production style which has become more individual and identifiable with the passing of time has attracted a huge amount of interest, with countless features in publications as diverse as Pitchfork, Vogue and the New York Times, as well as appearances at numerous festivals and shows including SXSW, Unsound, Mutek and PItchfork MOMA events continuing to expose his work to an ever-growing and often bewitched audience.

TODAY: August Soup at Spaulding Dinner

August 28, 2016 by  
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Come on out to the SOUP at Spaulding August dinner. This dinner benefits community projects in the Corktown, North Corktown, Core City and Woodbridge neighborhoods.

This edition of Soup at Spaulding will be at Holding House art workspace and gallery located at 25th Ave and Michigan Ave. We will have good soup provided by neighborhood institutions, real community, music and a chance to help your neighbors with projects they are working on that make our city GREAT.

For those unfamiliar with the SOUP model, $5 gets you soup, salad, bread and a vote. At each SOUP dinner there are four presentations on projects ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Your vote can make a real difference in community projects in your neighborhood!

We are currently looking for those in need of funding. If you would like to submit an idea, we encourage you to contact us! If you have a project that benefits the neighborhoods / neighbors of Corktown, North Corktown, Core City and / or Woodbridge this is your chance to make it happen!

You can submit your ideas here ---------> http://detroitsoup.com/submit-to-soup-at-spaulding-court/

If you do not have a project but would still like to get involved in making SOUP at Spaulding happen, reach out to us! This is a volunteer led event!

Sunday 8/28, 4-7PM
3546 Michigan Ave.
Detroit

SATURDAY: Detroit Burger Brawl, Eastern Market

August 25, 2016 by  
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The Detroit Burger Brawl
Saturday, August 27, 2016
1313 Erskine — Eastern Market — Detroit

Nearly 20 Area Restaurants Will Compete for the Title of Detroit’s Best Burger

In partnership with Dine Drink Detroit, Low Frequency, and Fairway Packing, Detroit Burger Brawl returns to Eastern Market on Saturday, August 27th. Nearly 20 restaurants from around metro Detroit will be competing for the title of Detroit’s Best Burger during this street fair-style event, which will run from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to sample all of the competing burgers and vote for their favorite, with the top four restaurants getting the chance to specially prepare a custom burger for a five-member panel of celebrity judges to taste and select. Voting will take place between 11:00am and 1:00pm via the Burger Brawl app, with results updated in real-time via onsite screens and the web, and the top four burgers will be judged at 3:00pm.

Tickets for Detroit Burger Brawl start at $25, granting access and all-you-can-eat burgers, with $55 VIP tickets offering early access (9:30am), entry into the VIP tent and bar, and two drink tickets.

This year’s Detroit Burger Brawl will be emceed by Ken Daniels, the voice of the Detroit Red Wings, and be held at 1313 Erskine in Detroit’s Eastern Market, shutting down the road between Russell and Rivard.

For tickets, visit https://app.gopassage.com/events/burger-brawl-2016.

THIS WKEND: DIYPSI Summer Festival @ ABC Microbrewery

August 24, 2016 by  
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DIYpsi Summer Festival
Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2016
ABC Microbrewery
720 Norris Street • Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Over 80 handmade vendors representing the best of the midwest
Live music and our region’s best indie bands
handcrafted eats + specialty craft brews
August 27: 11am-8pm (bands til 11)
August 28: 12pm-6pm

Admission: $1 Suggested Donation
21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

UPCOMING: Nonsense Night Unconventional Convention @ Tangent Sept 9

August 22, 2016 by  
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Nonsense Nights
presents
The Unconventional Convention
September 9, 2015
Tangent Gallery
715 E Milwaukee, Detroit
Cosplay Encouraged

Nonsense Night is going full nerdcore for this event. 
Think COMIC CONVENTION but weirder & more intimate & in Detroit.

COSPLAY is strongly encouraged 
(ANYcharacter from ANYuniverse is appropriate)
BOARD & CARD GAMES will be a thing that will be happening
(from Apples to Catan to Risk to Magic to Pokémon to Oranges)
L.A.R.P BATTLES will totally be a thing 
(bring your own (foam) weaponry)
POKéMON GO will be going on
(there's a gym at the venue & several Poké-stops near by)
STAR WARS will be prevalent 
(of course)
ANIME should be all over this shit
(cosplay a Studio Ghibli character or you're a coward)
EVERYTHING "nerdy" or esoteric is welcome.
Nonsense Night is about YOU bringing the weirdness.
This is not a concert. It's HAPPENING starring YOU & your friends.

Musical performances by:
Wesley and the Crushers
Zak & What Army?
DosLopez
Aaron Phoenix Wright

TONIGHT! Godzilla Returns to the Phoenix Cafe

August 19, 2016 by  
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Godzilla Returns!
The Phoenix Cafe
24918 John R Rd, Hazel Park, Michigan 48030

Two years ago, the Phoenix Cafe hosted "Godzilla Vs. The Phoenix Art Show" and it was an outstanding exhibit of Godzilla art. This year, many new artists will have work on exhibit with an emphasis on Godzilla, Kaiju, and other monsters.

Featuring Art by: 
Pete Coe, Steve Czapiewski, Jacob Davis, Matthew MCR Ellison II, Steve Gamburd, David Hanson, Olivia Herron (IN), Mark Jackson, Michael Kruso, Brian Lewandowski, Ryan Poteracki and more! 

Musical performances by:
Morticia's Chair - Post Punk, Psychedelic Goth Rock from Cleveland, OH http://www.morticiaschair.com/

The Curls - Indie Rock from Chicago, IL
https://thecurls.bandcamp.com/

Burlesque/ Variety performance by: 
Kitty Hawkk

Aerial/Fire performance by:
Illumine
https://www.facebook.com/illuminefireflow/

Participating vendors:
Pete and Sandra Coe - paintings/monsters 
Steve Czapiewski - vector pop cartoon and show prop designer
Lacie Michelle Bollon - sex pop cartoon 
Stephanie Sage - Pure Romance 
and more tba!

7pm Doors: artist and vendor reception

7:30 TBA 
8:30 The Curls
10:00 Morticia's Chair
11:15 Variety showcase featuring Illumine (fire, dancer, flow artist), Kitty Hawkk (burlesque) and more tba!

All Ages!!! $10 cover

STATIC presents…THE 21st BIG 80′S FLASHBACK BASH!/40th ANNIVERSARY OF PUNK!

August 12, 2016 by  
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Static invites you to go back in time for the night with the return of thee retro party of the year! On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, be prepared to flashback to the late '70s as we celebrate the 21st Big '80s Flashback Bash in a new way by celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk!

This year features punk tributes by six bands:
  • CLASHBACK (The Clash)
  • The DDT's (The Ramones)
  • FABULOUS DISASTER (Sex Pistols)
  • THE ZOTZ
  • RED SEPTEMBER
  • WALKIN’ TALKIN’ TOXINS
The party starts at 8 p.m. at PJ's LAGER HOUSE, located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. Call 313-961-4668 for info or check out www.pjslagerhouse.com

21 & over are welcome and cover is $6 and proceeds benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army, a local cat rescue group. www.HaterKitty.com

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