10 things to do on the biggest bar night of the year

Nov 25, 2013 at 11:27 am
Whether you're using it as an excuse to have a reunion with your old hometown gang or simply coping with alcohol before you have to deal with your crazy relatives the next day, the night before Thanksgiving is historically the biggest bar night of the year. Of course, you should go somewhere local, and make sure you have a designated driver. But for those looking to do something a little different for Black Wednesday, here's a list of things going on around Detroit. 1) Lee Marvin Computer Arm + Protomartyr + Growing Pains It's been a while since Lee Marvin Computer Arm has played someone on the Facebook page joked, "Is this some computer glitch about a show from 2004?" The Painted Lady Lounge: 2930 Jacob Street, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212 2) Deadbeat Beat + DUANE the Brand New Dog (the former Teenage Weirdo) + Breezee One + The Deer Tracks + Anastasia Gold From rock 'n' roll to diva-pop to hip hop, the eclectic lineup at the New Dodge has something for everyone. Also, the Deer Tracks came all the way from Sweden. The New Dodge Lounge: 8850 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212 3) Jeecy & the Jungle + Amy Gore & Valentines+ DUENDE! Last Jeecy & the Jungle show for a while. The Old Miami: 3930 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201 4) The Infatuations + Paulina Jayne+ Mike Leslie Band Come celebrate the release of new singles by all three acts. 22920 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, Michigan 48220 5) Shannon & the Clams + Terrible Two's + Chit Chat From Oakland, CA, Shannon & the Clams mix the sounds of girl groups, doo-wop, surf, and garage. Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, MI 48207 6) HELLBOUND: Spanks Giving 2013 As if Thanksgiving wasn't already enough of a masochistic experience... Features a NOIR Leather fashion show by Miss Kitty Pauge, Lady Pain's Cornocopia of Discipline, the Noir Bondage Babes, and more. Kinky. The Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom: 715 East Milwaukee St , Detroit, Michigan 48202 7) Josh Wink + Marc Houle + YOS A night of electronic music of Detroit and Windsor area DJs. TV Bar: 2548 Grand River Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48201 8) Six and the Sevens + Mega-Weedge + Blaire Alise & the Bombshells Record release show for both Six and the Sevens and Blair Alise & the Bombshells. Cadieux Cafe: 4300 Cadieux , Detroit, Michigan 48224 9) ABK + Mr. Y.U.G. + STR8JAKET + Bake Lo + Detroit Voodoo + Dirty D + Shifty + More I used to work near The Ritz. A couple years ago a quasi-abandoned textile factory in this area exploded, possibly from some sort of insurance collecting scheme. Apparently there was a video of the mushroom cloud Youtube but I've never watched it. The Ritz: 24300 Hoover Rd, Warren, Michigan 48089

10) Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas + The Sights +  George Morris & the Gypsy Chorus EP release show and homecoming show for the touring band. Celebrate the release of the new record Demons. Bring in canned goods to be donated to Loaves and Fishes of SW Detroit and a chance to win raffle prizes. St. Andrew's Hall: 431 E Congress St, Detroit, Michigan 48226