Readers Name Barbecue Joints We Missed

July 19, 2013
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Readers Name Barbecue Joints We Missed

No, we’re not omniscient. Try we did to ensure that the listings in this week’s barbecue-themed issue pulled in as many barbecue places as we could. Naturally, we couldn’t get them all. Thankfully, however, our readers are an eagle-eyed bunch that wants to share the knowledge. First of all, we did fall down on...
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Detroit Bankruptcy: Into the Unknown

July 19, 2013
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Detroit Bankruptcy:  Into the Unknown

History was made Thursday when Detroit became the largest U.S. city ever to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy protections. What does that mean for the city? The short answer is: No one can say with  certainty. Judging from a wide variety of media reports, the overwhelming consensus among experts is that Detroit is entering uncharted...
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City Slang: Elvis Fest at Canterbury Village

July 18, 2013
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City Slang: Elvis Fest at Canterbury Village

On August 3, Elvis Fest takes place at Canterbury Village. According to the Urban Dictionary, Elvii is the plural of Elvis, and there will be Elvii galore at Olde World Canterbury Village, a designated historic landmark here in Michigan. According to the press release, “The Elvis Tribute Artists (known in the thriving Elvis business...
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Chasing the Dragon!

July 18, 2013
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Chasing the Dragon!

A few years back, we did a profile of Ryan Doyle, the creator of “Gon-KiRin,” a giant dragon. The beast is 22-1/2 feet tall and about 80 feet long, weighing in at 8 tons. It’s an “art car,” built onto the frame of an old Dodge W-300 Power Wagon with a 318 engine. There’s...
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City Slang: Jamaican Queens at Lager House

July 17, 2013
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City Slang: Jamaican Queens at Lager House

The Jamaican Queens will perform at PJ’s Lager House on Tuesday, July 23. Doors are at 9, cover is $5, and the bill is completed by Sean Nicholas Savage and Ritual Howls. According to a press release, “Jamaican Queens has been on the road for the greater part of this year behind their new...
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S’Mittenfest – July 20th at the Magic Stick – Interview: Drunken Barn Dance

July 17, 2013
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S’Mittenfest – July 20th at the Magic Stick – Interview: Drunken Barn Dance

S’Mittenfest – a fundraiser concert for 826Michigan – July 20th at the Magic Stick in Detroit 4140 Woodward Ave. – $10 – All proceeds support 826michigan’s free literacy and literary arts programs in Detroit schools – Drunken Barn Dance, Clear Soul Forces, The Kickstand Band, Deadbeat Beat, Breezee One, Caveman (Woodman) James Linck, Pewter Cub,...
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