Monday, August 22, 2016

The Belle Isle Aquarium needs your help post-flood

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Last Tuesday Belle Isle Aquarium staff and volunteers were taking part in a "clean up" effort when they discovered, much to their horror, a significant amount of water — and water damage — within the aquarium's majestic stone walls.  "Water entered the front koi pond door, came in through the...

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Violence ensues (again) at Hank Williams Jr. concert at DTE

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Hank Williams Jr. fans are back at it again. Over the weekend sheriff's deputies were called to the singer's (who's famous for tunes such as "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," heh heh) concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre in response to some, well, rowdiness.  On Saturday night,...

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Diagonal Records Anniversary show tonight at El Club

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:51 PM

Hailing from the U.K. (a place called London, to be exact) the deservedly feted label Diagonal Records is celebrating five years of existence with a U.S. tour which they’re thankfully bringing along here, to Mexicantown. The event will be headlined by the absolutely brilliant Oscar Powell aka Powell, the genre-bending...

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Ashanti will grace us with her presence Saturday night at the Soundboard

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:40 PM

It’s hard to believe that this Grammy Award-winning R&B singer has been in the game for about 15 years now, but the singer and actress is gearing up to release a new album and we are excited to hopefully hear some new tracks at her show at the Sound Board....

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Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party takes over Russell Industrial Center

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Diplo’s infamous mini-fest returns to Detroit. With six artists confirmed and still more to be announced, this party is going to be one for the books. None other than Drake himself recently crashed the party in Brooklyn, New York, so hopefully they have something similarly exciting and special in store...

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Casual Sweetheart bringing sweet vibes to UFO Factory

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Clearly one of the best bands in town these days, Casual Sweetheart just keep getting better all the time. If you’re a nerd, imagine Look Blue Go Purple in the studio with Mayo Thompson in 1978. If not, it’s pure pop for now people with a sort of careening,...

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Live Art Detroit is coming to Shed 3 in the Eastern Market

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:21 PM

Eastern Market is undeniably a gem in the city of Detroit. Every Saturday the place comes alive with fruit and vegetable vendors, florists, candle-makers, pickle companies, folks who make cheese, and a whole host of other vendors. Of course, there are many reasons to visit the other six days...

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The Heidelberg Project is celebrating its birthday with a block party

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:14 PM

The controversial public art installment that’s captured national media attention is turning 30. The Heidelberg Project, created by Tyree Guyton, is raw, real, and somewhat unnerving, but never ceases to get a big reaction. Now, in celebration of three decades in Detroit, Inner State Gallery, 1XRun, and the people behind...

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Brightmoor neighbors track down dumper, get him fired, get mess cleaned up

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 3:59 PM

Here's what happens when you try dumping refuse on a street in Brightmoor.

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