City Slang: Le Voyage warms up the Magic Stick

March 14, 2014
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City Slang: Le Voyage warms up the Magic Stick

This last snowstorm was a kick in the balls, wasn’t it? March arrived, we had a few days of sun, the birds started to sing and it even began to smell like spring, and then BOOM. Ball-kick. God willing, the worst is behind us but still, as we walked into the Magic Stick on...
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City Slang: Detroit by Detroit is coming

February 10, 2014
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City Slang: Detroit by Detroit is coming

On Saturday, February 22, the fourth Detroit By Detroit show will take place at the Magic Stick in Detroit. The action starts at 8 p.m., and cover is $5 ($7 for under 21s). According to a statement, “In 2011, twelve Detroit bands were given the opportunity to cover twelve other Detroit acts in the...
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Live Review: Guitar Wolf w/Gorevette and Cheap Time. Wednesday, May. 18 at the Magic Stick

May 19, 2011
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Live Review: Guitar Wolf w/Gorevette and Cheap Time. Wednesday, May. 18 at the Magic Stick

The ever perceptive and extremely hardworking Black Iris booking brings another amazing show to the Magic Stick. Japan’s completely bonkers trio Guitar Wolf unleashed their leather-clad brand of punk rock on an extremely receptive crowd Wednesday night. Detroit’s Gorevette opened the night with a set of bouncy, sneering rock. The  quartet is one of...
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This is what a Wye Oak looks like

April 6, 2011
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This is what a Wye Oak looks like

Wye Oak‘s new record Civilian (Merge Records) has already been met with a heap ton of critical praise and will certainly be on a slew of best of 2011 lists. They’re playing the Magic Stick Lounge this Friday April 8th – go see them! That way, when they’re all huge famous Grammy winners and...
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Where the fuck have I been? Blowout Night One.

March 3, 2011
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Where the fuck have I been? Blowout Night One.

Blowout 2011 is my first venture into Blowout because this is the first year I am old enough to get in. Missed Darling Imperial after racing back home to pick up external memory for the MT-loaned camera, so it was Fawn who popped my Blowout-virgin ears. The insanely infectious Ferndale quartet stormed with swooning...
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Henry & June Live review!

February 14, 2011
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From intern Jeremy Winograd, whose photos are MIA: Henry & June Detroit – Magic Stick Lounge February 11, 2011 Rock ‘n roll has now officially entered its seventh decade of existence. And in such a vast time frame, well, pretty much everything there is to do in the genre has been done. It’s a...
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Frontier Ruckus to play the MT offices tomorrow. You’re invited!

August 12, 2010
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Frontier Ruckus to play the MT offices tomorrow. You’re invited!

Frontier Ruckus, the quickly rising band gracing our  cover this week,  is coming to the Metro Times offices tomorrow afternoon to perform a stripped-down acoustic set of their patented warm & fuzzy ditties. It’s true. And you’re welcome to stop by our offices and check it out. It’s  free, it will be taped, and...
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