Friday, December 29, 2017

Ska-Punk music fest 'Black Christmas' returns to Majestic Complex

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:11 AM

It’s official. The holidays are over. Eff yes! What better way to flip the bird to all that is holly and jolly than to enlist some of the best punks in the biz. The lineup for Black Christmas is full of end-of-the-year angst. The Suicide Machines, Negative Approach, Mustard...

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Matthew Dear promises 4-hour set for Marble Bar NYE bash

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:10 AM

The best thing about the holidays is that they bring some of our local favorites back home. Such is true for Michigan native and Ghostly International co-founder Matthew Dear. Influenced heavily by the electronic landscapes of Brian Eno, Dear’s approach to electronic music is a bit more avant-pop. Dear...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Legendary David Bowie to be honored with tribute concert at DIA

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Calling all starmen and starwomen! The sun machine is coming down and there's going to be a tribute of Ziggy proportions. As part of their ongoing free concert series, Friday Night Live, the Detroit Institute of Arts will host a David Bowie tribute concert on Friday, Dec 29. Phil Hale,...

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SMART offering free rides on new FAST service in metro Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Metro Detroit travelers curious about SMART's new FAST service will have a chance to test it out next month — free rides are being offered during the first two weeks of January. FAST ("Frequent Affordable Safe Transit") is SMART's first major change in more than 20 years, offering high-frequency, limited-stop routes...

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Check out this satellite image that proves Michigan winters are the worst

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Breaking: It's winter in Michigan and it's absurdly cold. According to WXYZ, the forecasted low for tonight is 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Sunday night, it'll be  -2. Also, some snow fell a few days ago. But, why is it so freaking cold and where did this snow come from? Well, according...

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A brief history of pain and how a fidget spinner helped me quit smoking

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 6:40 AM

I did not mean to quit smoking when I smoked my last cigarette four months, two weeks, three days, and roughly 18 hours ago. Nor did I think I would become an outspoken advocate for fidget spinners, but I’ve been known to surprise myself every now and again.  I...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

'Sleeping Dogs Lie' to be screened at the Maple

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 12:59 PM

The holidays have a way of bringing old friends to town, but they don’t usually bring their projects with them. That’s different this year. Our old buddy Konstantinos “Dino” Kovas has come visiting from Southern California and he brought a film with him. It screens at the Maple this...

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Fisher Building's new showcase celebrates Detroit neighborhoods

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Since coming under new ownership in 2016, Detroit's iconic Fisher Building has undergone a makeover of sorts. Purchased at auction by a development company called The Platform, the structure has seen cosmetic improvements as well as an overall image facelift. The Fisher's arcade has hosted rock concerts, a half pipe,...

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Amish buggy skiing is a thing, and it is gnarly

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 9:33 AM

The Amish may be known for their ascetic lifestyle, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to enjoy the simple pleasures of Michigan winter. A Facebook video of a horse-drawn buggy pulling a man on skis in Morley, Mich. has gone viral. It was posted by Facebook user Tara...

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

'Rock of Love' star and former Poison front-man Bret Michaels to heat up Soundboard

Posted By on Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 1:20 PM

If you’ve ever made whoopee to “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” you have former lead singer of Poison, Rock of Love star Bret Michaels to thank. A solo artist and business partner with Charlie Sheen, Michaels lives a surprisingly tame life considering his VH1 reality show days aren’t that...

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