Weekend Hit List

October 12, 2012
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weekend hit list 10.12.12

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Friday 12th

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  • Mustard Plug

    It seems insane that Grand Rapids’ Mustard Plug has been serving up its skanky ska-punk since 1991, but that is indeed the case. The band has gone through members like a starving man goes through flapjacks… [READ MORE]


  • Jason Adasiewicz Sun Rooms Trio

    We caught Jason Adasiewicz at MOCAD last year (as part of the killer trio Starlicker) and said to ourselves, now here’s a new discovery, someone playing vibes who reminded us of the best of, say, Bobby… [READ MORE]


  • RZA

    Wu-Tang leader RZA is back in Detroit this week, part of the St. Andrew’s nostalgia trip that is ongoing of late. This famous venue has seen plenty of great hip-hop in its time, much of it Detroit-… [READ MORE]


  • BT

    His real name is Brian Wayne Transeau, and BT might be from Maryland, but it is in England during the ’90s house and techno boom that he really blew up, thanks in no small part to UK DJs Sasha and… [READ MORE]


  • Dr. Dog / Cotton Jones

    High-placed admirers like My Morning Jacket lifted the Philly outfit out of obscurity immediately after their DIY 2001 debut disc. Dr. Dog’s opening-act gigs with MMJ and the like, serious touring,… [READ MORE]


  • Hatebreed

    With a name like that, Hatebreed was never likely to be an indie folk band. Rather, these guys play metal-hardcore punk crossover, and they have been shredding faces since ’94. Texan deathcore (death… [READ MORE]


  • Louis C.K.

    Masonic Temple:
    Louis C.K. masterfully weaves dick and fart jokes through sweet and endearing stories anyone can relate to. [READ MORE]


  • Cassandra Wilson

    She wasn’t the first jazz singer to put post-’60s pop alongside the “Great American Songbook,” but she made it her central thesis rather than a novelty in the ’90s; in putting the Monkees alongside… [READ MORE]


  • Evil Dead: The Musical

    Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero… [READ MORE]


  • Local Color: Detroit Portraits by Matthew Hanna

    About a decade ago, Matthew Hanna, who’s a sculptor by trade and a CCS alum (class of ’86), decided to teach himself how to do portraits. And he took as his models friends and activists within the… [READ MORE]

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Saturday 13th

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  • Detroit Derby Girls

    Masonic Temple:
    DDG’S Motor City Disassembly Line vs Ohio Gang Green. DDG’s Allstar Travel Team vs Ohio Rollar Girls All Stars [READ MORE]


  • Sunday in the Park with George

    A musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. In a small Paris park in 1884, artist Georges Seurat works on what will become his most famous painting – A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande… [READ MORE]


  • Regina Spektor

    Sometimes described as anti-folk, or part pop, part blues, Regina Spektor’s music is difficult to categorize. But most people would be content to bob their heads and sway their hips to her catchy piano… [READ MORE]


  • For Farm Sake

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  • Local Color: Detroit Portraits by Matthew Hanna

    About a decade ago, Matthew Hanna, who’s a sculptor by trade and a CCS alum (class of ’86), decided to teach himself how to do portraits. And he took as his models friends and activists within the… [READ MORE]

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Sunday 14th

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  • An Evening with The Go-Go’s

    Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin and the girls bring their reunited punky former lives to the Motor City Casino on Sunday and, while they might not be the super-smiley, post-Runaways, energetic lasses… [READ MORE]


  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Don’t expect a light, bouncy night out if you go to the Majestic on Sunday; Canadian post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor (named after a documentary about Japanese biker gang the Black Emperors… [READ MORE]


  • LEGO® KIDSFEST Michigan

    The LEGO® KidsFest national tour stops in Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this three… [READ MORE]


  • Sunday in the Park with George

    A musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. In a small Paris park in 1884, artist Georges Seurat works on what will become his most famous painting – A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande… [READ MORE]

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Monday 15th

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  • Robocop

    A science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner and stars Peter Weller as Robocop.  See the film so amazing that it drove people to erect… [READ MORE]

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