Category archives: Concert Reviews

  • Concert Review - Frank Turner - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor - Aug 5, 2013

  • There was quite a bit of buzz around Frank Turner’s recent sold-out show at the Blind Pig.  It’s the first go-around supporting his latest record Tape Deck Heart and tickets sold out quick and remained in high-demand.  The record is Turner’s strongest yet - full of the singalong, anthemic melodies his fans have come to expect but a step forward into some more mature and deeper themes.  He is disti[...]
  • Friday Night at the Blowout

  • The Ferndale contingent of Blowout marches on. Enough has been written about whether a more focused event held on one weekend in Hamtramck would have been better (it would have), but walking through Ferndale does allow ample opportunity to laugh at the club scene that seems to have sprung up there. The Library seemed to be the epicenter of the evening. Phantom Cats opened up—fucking amazing as [...]
  • Show Review: ICP @ The Emerald Theater

  • Last weekend, we sent MCR cub reporter Max Daley to cover The Wicked Carnival known as the Insane Clown Posse at The Emerald Theater. Max hits the skins in The Phantom Cats, a band whose music and shows are about as far removed from the juggalo subculture as you can get. Here is the account of Max's trial by fire: “What can I expect tonight? This is my first I.C.P. concert.” I asked Cindy and Lex[...]