Category archives: Featured

  • Robocop Presentation and Statue Announcement Cancelled

  • Well, the wild and wacky tale of the Robocop statue continues to develop. A presentation and announcement planned at the Detroit Police Department has been cancelled, according to Mitzye Ribbas over at ThinkJam. This may lead some to wonder whether the bronze coated behemoth will ever be raised and immediately defaced like a Shinola clock...but fear not! "We know that fans have been eagerly awa[...]
  • MCR Exclusive: At Willoughby premiere 'Hang This Out'

  • Alan Sowinski made perhaps his most pronounced splash with Maybe Texas--a sort of reboot of his previous band Aisle 5. Maybe Texas were fucking great and played over the course of several years, opening for Sponge before succumbing to the same forces that plague all the great bands. Here's the band playing at Lager House for St. Patty's Day: Maybe Texas from Daniel Kanka on Vimeo. Fortun[...]
  • Kevin McDonald to perform at Go Comedy! July 21

  • Don't question it, just know that at on July 21st Kevin McDonald will be coming to Go Comedy! for a night of stand-up, sketches, and improv. When I first saw the posting I thought surely this was probably some performer from Texas who's first name was conveniently "Kevin", middle name "McDonald", last name "of Kids in the Hall"...but sure as shit--it's the real flesh and blood genius coming to Fer[...]
  • Jamaican Queens accurately guess number of jelly beans in a jar

  • In their latest series of achievements, the members of Jamaican Queens accurately guessed the number of jelly beans in a jar. The jar held 323 jelly beans. "We were smoking a bunch of weed behind this elementary school when we heard the teacher talking about how if you could guess the number of jelly beans you got a prize. I looked through the window and was like, Bam! 323!" explained an exuber[...]
  • Eat This City Relaunch Thursday

  • As Facebook has informed me Eat This City is doing a relaunch this Thursday. Since I've been culling the MCR archives furiously deleting accumulated spam I thought I'd recycle a post made by Dr. Detroit way back in November of 2008. Here's what he had to say: Rising from the ashes, Jasper (webvomit) and JCR (fivethreedialtone) have teamed up to create the next great Detroit music blog: Eat this[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Greg Aubry

  • Greg plays in a band called Superbomb. They are really good. I played a show with them at Paycheck's Lounge (I know) once and even though he was sick, they put out one hell of a set. This is Greg's Top 5: I'm Greg. I sing and play bass in Ferndale/Oak Park's rock three-piece Superbomb. We write music on the atmospheric, grungy, shoegaze end of the rock spectrum and I thought I'd share some o[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Jesse Shepherd Bates

  • This week we sat down with the man of a million bands: Jesse Shepherd Bates. His track record includes The Satin Peaches, JSB Squad, Jesse & The Gnome, etc. He is now releasing an album later this month with his new project d'Orchestra. Let's hit it quick with Jonathan Davis' Top 5: I have a really hard time getting into new music. Most of it kinda glances off of me, but every so often an[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Frank Woodman (Caveman)

  • You all know him. Woodman. Caveman. Mr. Detroit. He's at every show. He's usually naked. He's given you a hug. Here he is taking a break from fucking pumpkins on Halloween to spread some Halloween Cheer. Mr. Woodman's Top 5: well it's that time of year. christmas songs. I'm so fucking cheery all year long, come christmas time, i like some sad shit. so hear is the top 5 sad ass xmas tu[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Chris Butterfield

  • Chris is the singer and whooper for the band Pink Lightning. They put out a hell of an album earlier this year and are playing January 1st of next year at Mittenfest at Woodruff's. Chris also manages Found Sound, an awesome new record store in Ferndale that's been host to a bevy of slick shows lately. Here is Chris's Top 5. Top Five Songs I've bummed out to Brave a cold winter with these fi[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Eric Oppitz

  • Eric plays bass in a little band called Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor. He loves psych music and helps run a vintage analog studio called Space Camp. Also, he build effects pedals for all your strings to make you sound like a pro. Here is Eric's Top 5: Moon Duo - Sleep Walker Tame impala - Apocalypse Dreams Place to Bury Strangers - You are the One Litugry - Generation [...]
  • Top 5 w/ Josh Wheeler

  • Here at MCR every once in awhile we get things submitted to us. In this case, Josh Wheeler has been beating up my email with doing a Top 5. Thank god, for it is a breath of fresh air. I mean, the TOP 5 favorite songs, albums, or whatever is ok; but I needs me some diversifications. Josh bring us his Top 5 Guitarists he ripped off. That's like going as a cat's tail for Halloween. Somebody wri[...]
  • Top 5 w/ John Bissa

  • I always called John "Dad". Not only because he is older than me but also because he is the only person in the Detroit Music Scene that is taller than me. I first met John when he was touring in Spitting Nickels. That band has since ended and now John is playing with Six and the Sevens and they have an LP coming out tonight at the Cadiuex Cafe. Here is John's Top 5: To get you in the mood fo[...]