Clarification…

May 15, 2008
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Clarification…

Got a nice e-mail from Big Wave Dave over at MotorCityRocks.com stating that he didn’t mean to suggest that there was some sort of conspiracy or purposeful reason for us not tagging this Friday’s Deastro show at the C.A.I.D. It was nice of him to write. I guess it was the word “neglects” that...
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Jandek

May 15, 2008
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We already Night & Day-ed this event this week, but what the hell. It’s such a big deal in many ways, it’s certainly worth a double whammy. This one’s from our illustrious Arts Editor Rebecca: May 17th… What? No. Shut up. That doesn’t make sense. Screw you; no way. That’s what I said when...
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Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O’Reilly…

May 14, 2008
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…but this is perhaps the coolest thing to which the insufferable Fox-”News” blowhard’s name has ever been attached. Dig it…
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Deastro Date

May 14, 2008
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Deastro Date

This week’s lead music feature dude Deastro is actually playing a show in Detroit this week — Friday, May 16th, to be exact — at C.A.I.D. (5141 Rosa Parks Blvd.) as part of one of the Art Fag, Inc. celebrations. Our friends over at MotorCityRocks posted earlier today that we “neglected” to note this...
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Stollsteimer Feted In L.a.

May 14, 2008
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Stollsteimer Feted In L.a.

May is the month that the music performing right organizations BMI and ASCAP host various annual songwriting award banquets in Los Angeles. The dinners are always a blast — and Detroit “garage rock” made a strong showing at the Ascap Film & TV Awards last Tuesday, May 6th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly...
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Btw…

May 8, 2008
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Btw…

Was (Not Was) (at the Majestic) and the Muggs (at the Magic Bag) aren’t the only local legends to be playing tomorrow night (May 9th)…. Our pal Scott Morgan will be playing with his band Powertrane at the Elbow Room (6 S. Washington, Ypsilanti); cover is a mere five bucks for a bill that...
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Lofty Rock

May 8, 2008
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Lofty Rock

Loft Studios in Saline has been home to some of Detroit’s most popular bands during its 20 year existence. Established by the Patalan brothers, Tim and Andy, in 1988, the team transformed a century-and-a-half old barn on their family property into a rock-friendly recording studio. Sponge, Taproot and the Fags are just a few...
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Kwame Meets R…!

May 8, 2008
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This also got lost last night, due to our friendly hacker (gee, I wonder if the mayor’s office had anything to do with it? We kid; we kid…) — so in case you missed Jon Stewart’s take on the text messaging scandal on his “Rustbelt Fuckfest” the other night, well, watch it below. Say...
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Death Of A Detroit Mantra-rock King

May 8, 2008
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Death Of A Detroit Mantra-rock King

We were saddened to hear of the death of local musician Bob Sterner. His friend and former bandmate, MT‘s Hobey Echlin, remembers him below. Bob Sterner, 1964-2008 Bob Sterner, theatrical frontman and singer for late ’80s Detroit mantra-rockers Spahn Ranch, has died. He was 44. The charismatic Sterner first came on the Detroit scene...
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The Ann Arbor Music Scene! On YouTube!

May 8, 2008
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Well, some jackass hacked the site last night, so we lost all of yesterday’s posts. But what the hell. Put ‘em back up… Our friend Brandon (who appears in it)sent us this groovy little video yesterday spotlighting the thriving Ann Arbor “folk-rock”-pop scene, featuring a few bands you may have read about in the...
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