Support Local Journalism. Donate to Detroit Metro Times.

Monday, September 29, 2008

VON BONDIES FINALLY FIND A HOME

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 2:07 PM

The Von Bondies have finally found a home for their Love, Hate, and Then There's You album, originally recorded for Sire but lost in the ether when the band asked to break their contract with that Warner Bros.-based label. It was announced this morning that the band has signed with...

Continue reading »

THE WONDER TWINS TAKE ON THE FRIENDLY FOES...

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:10 AM

This past Friday night, our own Wonder Twins -- D’Anne and Laura Witkowski --attended the Friendly Foes' CD release gala at the Berkley Front. There was cake. There were cupcakes. There were streamers. There were paper lanterns hanging from a ceiling badly in need of a good dusting. In other...

Continue reading »

Friday, September 26, 2008

LOUDER THAN LOVE: THE GRANDE ON FILM!

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Wow! This looks fucking cool! What Detroiter wouldn't be excited about a trailer that features Dick Wagner and the Frost's "Rock 'N' Roll Music" as its theme song? Hopefully, unlike The MC5: A True Testimonial, this will actually get a commercial release. New documentary by director-writer Tony D'Annunzio. Have no...

Continue reading »

HAVING A WILD WEEKEND

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 1:23 PM

In case you haven't heard -- and you'd probaby have to be a hermit with no access to the media or the Internets to have not heard -- the big gig news tonight is the Friendly Foes' CD release party for their new Born Radical album, being thrown at the...

Continue reading »

FREEDOM HILL AMPHITHEATER WILL CONTINUE

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Macomb county may have recently voted to eliminate its administrative staff at Freedom Hill County Park -- but according to Joe Bellanca, programming manager at Freedom Hill Amphitheater, that venue is not closed as a result of that decision and will continue to operate as it has since 1999 via...

Continue reading »

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Morality as allegory

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM

There are a few organizations as mysterious as the Freemasons. Members are sworn to secrecy and work hard to stay out of the spotlight. The last time Freemasonry made an attention-drawing misstep was in 2004, when an inductee was shot in the face and killed by an elder Mason during...

Continue reading »

Across the Crystal Sea

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Danilo Perez is a wunderkind among today's jazz pianists. He doesn't play freeform, but he's nimble in just about any form, whether swinging hard and fragmenting a theme by Monk or bouncing on a folk melody from his native Panama. Moreover, his dazzling reflexes and facility for stretching out have...

Continue reading »

Recovery

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM

From the beginning of his career, folk singer Loudon Wainwright III has been looking back. On his 1970 debut, he penned "School Days," a nostalgic song reminiscing about his days as a young stud. The joke at the time was that Wainwright wasn't even 25 yet. It's a joke that's...

Continue reading »

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

CONFIRMED: NO FEST OF ARTS IN '09

Posted on Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 4:16 PM

The Detroit Festival of the Arts is definitely cancelled for 2009, but it will be back the following year in "one form or another." That's the word from Sue Mosey, president of Midtown's University Cultural Center Association, who spoke to Metro Times on Tuesday. Last spring marked the 22nd festival...

Continue reading »

Monday, September 22, 2008

STOOGES BACK ON THE BALLOT...

Posted By on Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 6:32 PM

The nominations for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony were announced earlier today. The Stooges are back on the list, after being nominated and rejected (who the fuck makes these decisions anyway?) two years ago. Also on this year's ballot: Run-D.M.C., Metallica, Jeff Beck, "female Elvis" Wanda...

Continue reading »

Best Things to Do In Detroit

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.