D-town Goes H-weird…

August 4, 2008
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D-town Goes H-weird…

You’ve undoubtedly heard that the famous Drew Barrymore is in town, making her forthcoming Whip It flick about derby girls, which will mark her directorial debut. Well, maybe you didn’t hear; the reasons I knew about this is a) because a location scout called me months ago, asking about clubs in Detroit (I unfortunately...
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Voices Of Rock Radio

August 4, 2008
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Voices Of Rock Radio

Shades of Ringo’s All-Star Band… Romantics guitarist-vocalist Wally Palmar has teamed up with several other hitmakers of past decades as part of Voices of Rock Radio, something they term “a vocal supergroup.” In addition to Palmar, the band features ex-Survivor singer Jimi Jamison; ex-Ted Nugent Band vocalist Derek St. Holmes; Kevin Chalfant (of the...
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Detroit Red Bull Winners

August 4, 2008
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Detroit Red Bull Winners

Congratulations to Canadian born producer 14KT, who won first place on the Detroit stop of the Red Bull Big Tune competition at the Majestic Theatre last Thursday night, July 30th. Coming in second was Detroit producer Frank Dukes. Both will now advance to the national championship in New York City this December. “I’ve never...
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A Very Sirius Cover…

August 4, 2008
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A Very Sirius Cover…

Hey, look who’s on the cover of the new SoundCheck Magazine (whatever the heck that is…!):
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Oscillation…

August 1, 2008
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Oscillation…

A year after releasing their debut EP of melodic psych-rock — the cleverly titled Beatles Catting Wildly — the Oscillating Fan Club are releasing their first full-length CD, Feverish Dreams, on August 8th. The band is celebrating the new disc with a record release party at the CAID this Sunday night, August 3rd. Like...
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Blowout 2009!

July 30, 2008
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Blowout 2009!

This just in from the wonderful Ms. Eve Knepp…just so there’s no doubt as to whether it’s happening this year. It is, indeed! For sure. You can take it to the bank… Hello Folks! OK. So it’s hot as blazes out there and I’m writing you about the Blowout. There’s a method to such...
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Movie Mania!

July 30, 2008
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For the most part, I like Oliver Stone’s work…even if he did get really mad at me one time at a press junket for his movie, The Doors. I asked him about that month’s cover of Esquire Magazine, which featured Jim Morrison on its cover and an article inside about Stone’s new movie, written...
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Go, Cat, Go!

July 30, 2008
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Go, Cat, Go!

The big news at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, taking place this week from tonight through August 3rd, is the appearance of Michigan native Madonna, who’s showing up this Saturday to screen her new documentary film, I Am Because We Are. We’d be more excited, however, by the fact that our friends the...
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Bull!

July 30, 2008
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Well, Red Bull will be doing more in Detroit this week than just kicking your ass with too much caffeine and sugar. Tomorrow night (Thursday, July 31st), the national Red Bull Big Tune competition of beat-making producers will be hitting D-Town. Our city marks the fourth stop in a series of eight regional competitions,...
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Javelins Cd Release Party Report

July 29, 2008
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Javelins Cd Release Party Report

The cornucopia of top notch music offerings in the Detroit area this past Saturday night left many fans hand-wringing over what show(s) to attend and whether there was some way to open — even just for one evening — a time portal that would allow users to instantly travel between Hamtramck, Detroit and Pontiac....
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