Category archives: Upcoming shows

  • Interview: The Casket Girls

  • Ryan Graveface, Elsa and Phaedra Greene are the spirits at the heart of Savannah, Georgia electropop group The Casket Girls. They’re playing a free show on February 23rd at Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids as part of the Graveface Road Show. With them will be Ryan Graveface’s shoegaze project, Dreamend, and dream pop outfit The Stargazer Lilies (who happened to put out one of my favorite albums of[...]
  • Song Premiere: Traits - Out Of My Mind

  • Traits - Out Of My Mind Traits sent me their self-titled release for an early listen and was kind enough to allow us to premiere a new song here. I've been listening to the album quite a bit this past week and have to say the standout track is "Out Of My Mind" (which also happens to be the longest track on the album). Most of the tracks are concise and tightly written, but this one sprawls a bit a[...]
  • Don't Listen To This Band #1: Electric Corpse

  • As someone who has been Saved, I review music from the perspective of my faith. That is why I must warn you about this band Electric Corpse. Don’t listen to them. For starters, I have yet to hear a single song by the band that mentions Our Lord—let alone one of the lesser saints or prophets. I don’t know for certain what their band name refers to, so I will just assume that it is something sata[...]
  • Tyvek/Craycrays @ Trumbullplex...July 17th

  • It's been a few years since Tyvek found their way to the Trumbullplex, but hey it's 2013. The dawn of a new age. The government is listening to everything. Floridians can kill whoever the fuck they feel like. Sounds like a good time to put on some punk-rock and watch the world burn. However, the world burns at a respectable hour. The show starts at 9 p.m. prompt and wraps up by 11:30 p.m. Some[...]
  • Woodbridge Merrick'n Fest is upon us

  • Woodbridge Merrick'n Fest will be kicking off in just a few short hours. This years line-up has a pretty good variety...a menage of solo artists, bands, and hip-hop. The weather looks a little iffy, but everything should be cleared up by the time Passalacqua/Tunde close evening. The day kicks off at 1 p.m. with Wrastar Champion on the Garden Stage. Be sure to check out the Rose Cult over at the Ga[...]
  • Disinformants at Old Miami; June 28

  • Disinformants have a come-hither-stare that can seduce your ears back to DC in the 80's--Reagan is in the White House and hardcore is all the rage. Not only do the boys possess the ability to make your ears time travel, the band sports one of the most experienced line-ups in the Detroit scene.  The songs are dynamic, expansive, and explosive...all those fucking adjectives that suggest you're in fo[...]
  • Parquet Courts hit the Stick

  • Ya know how at the end of that Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys song Max's Kansas City 1976 Wayne/Jayne lists all those bands that played at Max's? Parquet Courts sound like one of those bands...which in some ways winds up sounding like what the slacker-rock bands of the 90's were shooting for.  Anyhow, all that shit's been said before. Right now they're on tour and they'll wind up at the Magi[...]
  • An Ode to Tone & Niche

  • 10 years-old with thoughts as bold as thoughts can be. My babies are all grown up! Of the Detroit musicians who I’ve been fortunate to perform with and count as friends, Tone & Niche carry the fondest place in my heart. Tone can write a pop song finer than McCartney (consider this: Tone has yet to write something as god awful as Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time) and Niche miraculously [...]
  • Have A Killer Weekend

  • Steven Lane Dwyer, 48, works as a third-shift factory custodian in the metro Detroit area and is the FBI's primary suspect in the garrotting deaths of thirteen nursing students throughout the Midwest between 2003 and 2007. Dubbed the "Nurse Neck Killer" by the national media, Dwyer also is suspected during the same period in the disappearances of a further half-dozen presumed-dead young women whos[...]
  • Obligatory Blowout

  • Tonight is the first night of Blow Out the two weekend long music festival of pretty much every band in the Detroit area worth a damn (and then more). Every time I talk to outsiders (people who don't see local live music, not to be confused with The Outsiders), they have no fucking clue what the "Blow Out" or "Metro Times Blow Out" is. Even when I explain that it's Detroit's best music festival pu[...]