TONIGHT: Media City Film Festival presents The Films of Yoko Ono + Live performance by Malcolm Goldstein

August 2, 2017 by  
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Celebrate Media City Film Festival’s Opening Night in Detroit with a screening of films by legendary artist and peace activist Yoko Ono.
The program will include selected work from the Fluxfilm catalogue, and Ono’s pioneering films 'Fly' and 'Freedom' (1971). 

Eyeblink (Fluxfilm 9), 1966
Match (Fluxfilm 14), 1966 
Four (Fluxfilm 16), 1966
Fly, 1971 
Freedom, 1971 
Apotheosis, 1970

The evening is rounded out with a series of live performances by legendary artist and composer Malcolm Goldstein,
including a tribute to Rosa Parks along with compositions written for Goldstein by Ornette Coleman.
 

“[Goldstein makes] true revolutionary music whose blues and folk-inflected language remains accessible to all.” – The Wire

My feet is tired but my soul is rested (Dedicated to Rosa Parks)
Soundings for solo violin
Trinity (Composed by Ornette Coleman for Goldstein, 1985)



Wednesday, August 2nd, 8pm
Admission: Pay What You Like ($5 suggested)
Detroit Film Theatre: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Call For Art for the 10th Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

July 17, 2017 by  
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+ CALL FOR DAMNED ART +
damned -adj. 1. condemned to eternal punishment.
2. detestable; loathsome. 3. complete; absolute
Within the word, it is easy to envision devils and hellfire. However, it also reflects the eternal condemnation of self and the subtle mind against itself. It may reflect the emotional trappings within the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps the binding tendrils of our deepest longings or deprivations.
DAMNED is an exhibition of those extraordinary artists who know that without darkness, there is no light, that beauty does reside within the repulsive and enlightenment within our darkest hours. This art may be the one true reflection of self that make us balanced within our personal damnations...or possibly it is an expressive visual therapy...or simply a sign that there is amazingly inexplicable inside without comparison.
Artists of all mediums from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit their work for DAMNED. There are no restrictions on genre or content but the more deeply personal and powerfully introspective, the better. There are no fees to submit and the deadline is September 13 2017.
For further information and to submit, please visit: www.thatdamnedshow.com/call
For further details on the DAMNED Exhibition, please visit "www.thatdamnedshow.com" or email us at "damned@thatdamnedshow.com".
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10th annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
Fine Art + Performance + Fine Dining + Masquerade Ball
October 26/27/28 2017 - Tangent Gallery - Detroit, MI
www.thatdamnedshow.com
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Static Network presents: STRUMMERJAM DETROIT – A Global Tribute!

July 14, 2017 by  
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A Celebration of the life and music of Joe Strummer for the Joe Strummer Foundation

Join us for a celebration of the life and music of Joe Strummer - musician and philanthropist. Strummer is best known for fronting one of the most influential punk bands, The Clash, and later fronting his world music band The Mescalaros. He was a supporter of many social causes especially music education, and started the Joe Strummer Foundation to provide instruments and music lessons to children around the world.

Events will be held globally this August to celebrate his music and help raise funds for the foundation. The mission is to provide opportunities to musicians and support to projects that create empowerment through music. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Joe Strummer Foundation. www.joestrummerfoundation.org

Global concerts are scheduled in the U.K. and  the U.S.- New York, Florida, and even one in Lima, Peru. This is the first Detroit StrummerJam and it will become an annual event.

Performers will be playing their original music and select covers of various songs from each of Strummer's bands; The 101ers, The Clash and The Mescalaros.





Pancho Villa's Skull - Detroit's only Mariachi punk band.
https://www.facebook.com/MariachiPunkPVS/

The 44 Territories - Americana
https://www.facebook.com/the44territories/

Alison Lewis - Americana singer songwriter
https://www.facebook.com/alison.lewis.3152?ref=br_rs

Laura Mendoza - a solo set by this White Shag rocker singing her Spanish songs!
https://www.facebook.com/Laura-Mendoza-1002580053092087/

Keith Jackson - Guitarist for Shock Therapy, Glass Heroes, Beat Angels, Busted Hearts etc. returns to his hometown for a special tribute to his friend Joe Strummer!

$6 cover. 21 & over welcome. PJ's Lager House 1254 Michigan Ave in Detroit. 313-961-4668 • www.pjslagerhouse.com

http://strummerjam.com/event/strummerjam-2017-detroit/

COMING UP: Hamtramck Labor Day Festival 2017

July 12, 2017 by  
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Labor Day Weekend - Sept 3, 4 & 5 - noon until 10 pm.
Parades, boat races, rides, cheap beer, great food, and awesome music!

www.HamtownFest.com

Sweet poster by Detroit Illustrator Stephen Vincent

TONIGHT: MITNM 81 X Seraphine Collective at Motor City Wine

July 10, 2017 by  
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Monday is the new Monday #81 

w/s/g Seraphine Collective April On Chilling + Sophia Ines Kitavn. 

7pm-11pm



Seraphine Collective is partnering with the MITNM crew to help raise funds for the Beat Match Brunch Program. After becoming a recipient of the Knight Arts Challenge Grant, Seraphine Collective is excited to announce the expansion of their workshop series intended to teach female-identified and gender non-conforming individuals how to DJ with vinyl records. Along with technical skills, the workshops provide resources, peer-support and encouragement for those entering the electronic music scene. To learn more about the program follow the link below.

https://seraphinecollective.org/beat-matching-brunch/

All donations to Seraphine Collective are processed through Allied Media Projects, a 501c3 tax deductible organization.

https://www.alliedmedia.org/seraphine-collective/donate



Food by Julian + Devin + James

POTATO SALAD Yukon gold & red skin potato, cauliflower, shallot, haricots vert, relish, mustard, vegenaise, dill, parsley, lemon, spice

SPINACH CUCUMBER SALAD tomato, mint, white bean, lemon, olive oil, spice 

STEW garnet yam, purple sweet potato, Serrano pepper, kidney bean, carrot, collars green, ginger, turmeric root, onion, garlic, warming spice
*served over long grain brown rice cooked with ginger and turmeric root*

$6 Large / $4 Small per dish


Motor City Wine
1949 Michigan Ave
Detroit

THE 6th ANNUAL FINE ART FAIR MOVES TO DETROIT!

July 5, 2017 by  
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Experience great art, groovy music, fantastic food and the best beer at the 6th Fine Art Fair! Local artists, artisans, music, and a grassroots community vibe is the focus of the annual event. The fair has moved to a new location this year, the greenspace across from the city's oldest local bar, The Stonehouse.

Saturday, August 12 from 10 am to 9 pm is the date and the fair is FREE to attend with free parking. Food will be provided by The Fargin Chef and local micro-brewed beer will be available.

40 visual art/artisans showcasing sculptures, jewelry, metalworks, and paintings will be featured – not mainstream product vendors - in order to keep the integrity as an “art fair.” Some of the many artists and artisans featured are Zacariah Messiah's unique spider art, Detroit-themed purses and art by Crafty Cop, handmade gothic jewelry from Creature Creations, photographer Laura Grimshaw, and the organizer of the Fair - artist Julie Fournier - will also display her paintings from her Smiling Eyes Studio.

Local music will also be showcased with 11 diverse acts performing during the day. The 2017 music line-up features hard rockers Liz and The Luckouts, metal from Blackmail, punky trio The Zotz, blues by Michigan Basement blues band, a Sex Pistols tribute band called Fabulous Disaster, and psychedelic art rockers Spaceband.

Liz and the Luckouts
The Detroit Fine Art Fair will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The NEW location is across the street from The Stonehouse Bar located at 19803 Ralston St. in Detroit.

For the complete list of artists and bands, please visit www.detroitfaf.com

For info please email detroitfaf@gmail.com

THIS SATURDAY – Small Wonders 5 – An Exhibition of Tiny Art & Films

July 5, 2017 by  
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 Displaying

On Saturday July 08 2017 at Atomic Cafe Gallery in Hamtramck comes a grand event of tiny proportions called “Small Wonders – An Exhibition of Tiny Art“.  This curated exhibition will feature 78 works fine works in various mediums from artists local and international, created with only one guideline in mind…all artwork must 5 inches and under.
Now in its 5th year, Small Wonders has grown to include a small festival of 15 film shorts and a gallery of artists creating tiny art live.  And returning once again, the smooth lounge singer extraordinaire Konrad Lee (close friend of Satori Circus) will be singing a selection of tiny themed songs.  And tiny desserts!
Admission is $5 and all ages are welcome.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The 2017 Big Roster or Tiny Artists

Aaron Beylerian (Waterford)
Alex Wilson (Rochester Hills)
Allison Tanenhaus (Somerville, MA)
B.P. LeGault (Royal Oak)
Baron L. J. Robertson (Ann Arbor)
Becca Plantus (Royal Oak)
Braden Duncan (Seattle, WA)
Brandon Heard (Inkster)
Carol Morris (Saline)
Carrie Care Wheeler (Plymouth)
Christine DAgostini (Dearborn)
Christopher W. Morris (Detroit)
Claudia Hershman (Huntington Woods)
Clever9design (Harper Woods)
D. A. Shumate (Pittsburgh, PA)
Darleen Urbanek (Sterling Heights)
Debbee Lotito (Lathrup Village)
Debraha Watson (West Bloomfield)
Dekilah (Detroit)
DVS (Detroit)
Earthenwood Studio (Hazel Park)
Edward Duff (Birmingham)
Eve Noir (Detroit)
Grixdolls (Harrison Township)
Heather Thornton (Royal Oak)
Heming (Waterford)
Irene Mokra (Ann Arbor)
Jack O. Summers (Detroit)
Jackie Brooks (Grosse Pointe Farms)
Jane Reiter (Lansing)
Jen Casper (Lincoln Park)

Jenny Creech (Waterford)
Joseph Ferraro (Fernadale)
Karl Denton (Wolverine Lake)
Kelli Tilton (Weir, TX)
Kia Ix Arriaga (Warren)
Kristina Sheufelt (Detroit)
Krysta Logan (Oxford)
Laurel Shada (Sterling Heights)
Lauren May (Casco)
Lawrence Gardinier (Marietta)
LESTRANGE (Detroit)  
Lexie Takis (Plymout)h
Linden (Detroit)
Malina Sintnicolaas (Hamilton, ONT)
Marshew (Detroit)
Michelle Dale (St Clair Shores)
Mike Bell (Northfield, NJ)
Monique K. Given (Detroit)
Paige Reynolds (Toronto, ONT)
Paula Marie Deubel (Sterling Heights)
Ren Fracture (Taylor)
Sabrina Mayes (Detroit)
Sanda Cook (Hamtramck)
Shekinah 9 (Hazel Park)
Stevie Baka (Detroit)
Sue Static (Detroit)
Sya (Cincinnati, OH)
Tania Pomales (Vineland)
Vanessa Pesch (Miramichi)
Victoria Wheeler (Canton)
Woodbury Rand (Chicago, IL)



The 2017 Live Tiny Artists

  • Alex Wilson - Watercolor and ink
  • Baron L. J. Robertson - Jewelry
  • Eve Noir - Acrylic painting on wood plaques
  • Lestrange - Acrylic, watercolor, landscape, sci-fi
  • Monique K. Given - Mixed Media
  • Ren - drawings, marker, paint



The 2017 Tiny Film Roster

"A Stones Throw Away" - Brian Ratigan (2016 USA 3:15)
Drowning in isolation, a lonely soul finds a machine that can render artificial nostalgia for a price.
"Clowns vs. Corn 4 Gold Malt Liquor" - MCR/Electric Otto (2017 Michigan 0:40)
Fear Clowns? Fear Corn 4 Gold Malt Liquor!
"Gale" - Foster Eber (2016 Indiana 4:03)
A lonely lighthouse keeper grapples with the loss of his wife.
"Inside Job" - Qi Deng (2016 USA 1:30)
Machines have taken over so many human jobs. Every occupation, however, has its hazards.
"Jackalope" - Harrison Schaeffer (2017 Michigan 0:41)
In pursuit of an elusive critter. 
"Paint" - Chris Kotcher (2016 Michigan 0:30)
A 30-second film about watching paint dry.
"Pleased To Meet You " - Fargier Alice (2017 France 2:20)
Tonight Marion has decided to bring her boyfriend to a girls only party. 
"Reminiscence" - Tom Carty, Adam Thomas Wright (2016 United Kingdom 2:32)
As life moves on by, there is a moment of stillness, as one boy sits on a bench and thinks about his life. 
"Tempo" - Arjan Brentjes (2016 Netherlands 1:00)
A man tries to relax on a bench in the park, but he's constantly bothered by the latest innovations.
"The Party" - Robert Lyons (2016 USA 2:36)
A cameraless animation anijam (drawn, painted & scratched directly on 35mm film) created by attendees of the 47th Annual ASIFA-East Animation Awards Festival in NYC.
"Trio" - John Graham (2016 Canada 3:20)
Trio explores 3 metaphorical characters who intersect in stories told through gestures, body and sound. 
"Twilight Suburb" - Carl Knickerbocker (Florida 0:00)
"W H A T I F" - Francois Albaranes (2016 France 3:12)
A depressed man struggles with the loss of his loved one.
"What The Hell !" - Sophie Galibert (2017 France 4:00)
A man and a woman, in the middle of the desert, disagree about what cinema is.
"Zoorini" - Steve Vasiliou (2017 Greece 1:00)
Zoo(animal in Greek)+Irini(peace) ="Zoorini", an amusing one minute film showing paradise beyond our selfish existence.
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Small Wonders 5 – An Exhibition of Tiny Art & Films
http://www.SmallWondersDetroit.com
Saturday July 08 20177pm until midnight – All Ages
Atomic Cafe, 10326 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI

COMING UP 7/24: Milwaukee vs Detroit Strange Music Cage Match

July 5, 2017 by  
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People need strange music in their lives. A strange music cagematch is very similar to a mandala; something intricate and unusual which happens over a breif period of time and is then washed away into our memories. 

**Strange Music Cagematch is only a metaphorical battle to the death

IN THE MILWAUKEE CORNER:
adoptahighway, electric bass+synths, maximallist songs
https://adoptahighway.bandcamp.com/

Dead Pawn, prophet synth + sampler + analog drums
https://deadpawn.bandcamp.com/

IN THE DETROIT CORNER:
Matthew Daher, triggered drums, responsive compositions
https://matthewdahermusic.bandcamp.com/

Ben Willis, acoustic bass, harsh songs
https://benwillis.bandcamp.com/
https://saajtak.bandcamp.com/

$10 for the musicians on the road.

Light Box
8641 Linwood St
Detroit, Michigan 48206

X CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF MUSIC!!!

June 30, 2017 by  
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Party Begins May 1st in Albuquerque – Runs All Year Long!


(Los Angeles, CA) - X is ready to celebrate their 40 years together as a band with shows running all year long!  The party launches on May 1st in Albuquerque, NM, with dates hitting Oklahoma, Missouri, Nashville, NC, Florida, Atlanta and New Orleans before the first leg wraps up with four Texas shows, ending on May 25th in Dallas, TX.  The second leg starts on August 18th in Solana Beach and running through late September with many more dates will be announced, shortly.

It was back in the fall of ‘76 when X first formed in Los Angeles after Billy Zoom saw a mind-blowing performance by The Ramones at the Great Western Ballroom in Norwalk.  The next day, Billy put an ad in Musician’s contact service looking for like-minded musicians to start a band with.  That same day, bass player John Doe had placed a similar ad, saw Billy’s and the rest, as they say, is Rock ‘n Roll History!

“For a long time interviewers and X people we've met have asked us did you think when X started you'd still be playing together now? And our answer is surprisingly - No! Of course not! In 1976 I was 20; now I'm 60. How's that for weird?!  DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom, John Doe and Exene Cervenka are STILL together! Recently we were in the van coming home from a show, and started talking about this very exciting 40th Anniversary year when Billy said:  ‘That's nice. What are we doing for our 50th anniversary?’ Aren't you glad X is still around? I am!”   --Exene

In 1977, quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA's flourishing punk scene; becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation.  Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980-1993. Over the years, the band has released several critically acclaimed albums, topped the musical charts with regularity and performed their iconic hits on top television shows such as Letterman and American Bandstand.   X’s first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift are ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time.  The band continues to tour with the original line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.   

http://www.xtheband.com/
Second Leg:
7/2/2017     Oakland, CA         Burger Boogaloo - Mosswood Park
8/19/2017    Solana Beach, CA    Belly Up *
8/18/2017    Solana Beach, CA    Belly Up *
8/19/2017    Los Angeles, CA     Pershing Square (free show)
9/6/2017    Las Vegas, NV        The Brooklyn Bowl **
9/8/2017    Salt Lake City, UT    The Complex  **
9/9/2017    Denver, CO        The Summit **
9/11/2017    Omaha, NE        The Waiting Room **
9/13/2017    Minneapolis, MN    First Ave **
9/14/2017    Milwaukee, WI        TBA
9/15/2017    Chicago, IL        Riot Fest  
9/16/2017    Detroit, MI        El Club **
9/17/2017    Buffalo, NY        The Town Ballroom **
9/19/2017    Portland, ME        The Port City Music Hall **
9/20/2017    Boston, MA        Brighton Music Hall **
9/21/2017    New York, NY        Stage48 **
9/22/2017    Philadelphia, PA    Underground Arts **
9/23/2017    Falls Church, VA        The State Theatre**
9/25/2017    Pittsburgh, PA        Rex Theater **
9/26/2017    Kent, OH        The Kent Stage **
9/27/2017    Columbus, OH        Skully’s Music Diner **

*LP3 & The Tragedy opening
** Skating Polly opening

More Dates To Be Announced!

GRAMMY MUSEUM® TO OPEN EXPANDED EXHIBIT CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF SEMINAL L.A. PUNK BAND X

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The GRAMMY Museum® is pleased to announce its plans to expand the forthcoming exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of seminal L.A. punk rock band X. Previously set to open on June 30, 2017, on the Museum’s fourth floor, X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles will now be displayed on the second floor in the Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, opening Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. With more artifacts and space than previously planned, the exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into how X's four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake – quickly established the band as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.'s flourishing punk scene.

Items on display will include:
•    Original instruments and gear played by the band
•    Handwritten lyrics and notebooks by Exene Cervenka and John Doe
•    Clothing and other personal items
•    Original concert flyers for L.A. shows
•    Rare photographs and artwork by Exene
•    X: The Unheard Music film, and more!

"We are so excited to be moving this exhibit to our main exhibits gallery, giving X, one of Los Angeles’ most influential punk rock bands, the recognition they deserve,” says GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. "X played such an integral role in developing the West Coast punk movement, and we are excited to tell that story, now with even more artifacts and ephemera than previously planned."

"When we were in the early stages of developing the exhibit, we knew what an important story we’d be telling, but we had no idea just how many photographs, artifacts, and other items we would have access to,” continues GRAMMY Museum Curator Nwaka Onwusa. “Thanks to X, we outgrew our previously planned space before the exhibit even opened! We can’t wait to share this exhibit with our visitors, and we are so honored to be giving X the spotlight they deserve.”

"An X exhibit in a museum? Unbelievable! We are honored, dumbstruck and so grateful that all four original members are here to celebrate and share our history and 40th anniversary. It’s a very long way from a basement on Hollywood Blvd (The Masque) to the GRAMMY Museum, but we feel that we bring with us all the punks from then and now. We are just the representatives for what has gone before and what is still to come in the City of Angels." — Exene, Billy, DJ, and John

X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles will be on display through spring 2018.

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