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Friday, July 31, 2015

Show preview: Numb Bats @ PJ's Lager House, Sun. Aug. 2

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Some kinds of music are made for summer, and I'd slot the exceptional garage-pop of Tempe's Numb Bats firmly in that made-up category, "summer music." You can listen to them whenever you like of course, but they're playing Lager House this Sunday as part of yet another solid Seraphine Collective showcase.

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Event preview: 'Blue Moon Celebration and Midnight Madness' sale, Street Corner Records, July 31

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Both Book Beat and Street Corner Music in Oak Park are having special "blue moon" sales and events today. Book Beat has a typically fun lineup of author events and sales, while over at Street Corner, Outrageous Cherry plays a free show right before a special "midnight madness" sale starts.

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Second annual Charivari schedule announced

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 8:23 AM

For MT readers planning on heading out for the free event, consult this handy schedule.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Just announced: 'Les Rallizes Denudes' music film at MOCAD Aug. 19

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 2:54 PM

This is a big deal for fans of awesome Japanese psychedelic noise, or as Greg Baise who's putting the event on at MOCAD on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. sharp for only $5 calls it, "the perfect filmic totem for the world's most obscure and dangerous cult band, Les Rallizes Denudes."

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Check out the excellent, psychedelic video for 'Solar Plexus' by Detroit rapper Tone Pérignon

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Prolific, up-and-coming Detroit rapper Tone Pérignon drops a seriously psychedelic video for you to get lost in on this 90 degree day.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Chance the Rapper announces Detroit date

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Chance the Rapper is coming back to Detroit (even though one of you guys threw a beer on him).

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Event preview: 'I Was Here' panel with local promoters at Trinosophes tonight

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 9:31 AM

This looks like a very worthy event this evening, the latest 'I Was Here' event, held tonight, Tuesday, July 28 at Trinosophes.

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Highland Park's Bill Haley gets the New Yorker treatment

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Is tlwrl (too long, will read later) a thing? Because we totally will read this long article about rock pioneer Bill Haley after dinner tonight.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Your Monday morning pick-me-up is this live show Television played in Cleveland 40 years ago

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Forty years ago, in their first foray outside of New York City, the rock band Television played with Rocket from the Tombs at the invitation of RFTT's Peter Laughner. They played the Piccadilly Inn on July 25, 1975. Cleveland was of course as much a source of proto/early punk...

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Show preview and Thelma Nightingale Q and A: Disco Divas at Chene Park tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Maxine Nightingale may not be a household name but her music was certainly heard on household  radio. The 1976 hit “Right Back Where We Started From” propelled Nightingale to the number two spot on the Billboard top 100. She also nabbed a number five spot on the Billboard R&B charts...

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