Welcome the Mid summer week end
Well it Friday, and it the begin of the weekend and since there is no Live and local news stuff so let focu on the long, weekend that is coming up in Detroit.
The Big event that is domiating the weekend section and the Mid-week weekly is the 14th annual Concert of Colors which this year is begin Move from there long time home Chene Park's east of the detroit river-front to it New home Max M. Fisher Music Center just about a few block south of the Stick, the Cover is Free now since this post is begin on Friday Night it to late to post the Friday line-up so let me put the Whold weekend line-up
2 p.m. Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band
3:30 Tumbao Bravo
5:15 Daara J
7 Alison Brown Quartet
8:30 Detroit Cobras
2:15 p.m. Stonefish Family Hoop Dancers
3:15 Pun Plamondon Storytelling
3:45 Kalyan Pathak & Jazz Mata
5:15 Kaiju Daiko Ensemble
6:15 Daiko Clinic
7:15 Like Water Drum & Dance
1:45 p.m. Asheba
3 Dick Siegel
6:30 Les Gitanes de Sarajevo
8:30 Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
10:15 Amp Fiddler
2:15 p.m. Karim Nagi and Turbo Tabla
3:45 Stonefish Family Hoop Dancers
4:45 Pun Plamondon Storytelling
5:15 Kaiju Daiko Ensemble
7:45 Rhythm Revolution Drum Circle
you can find more info at concert of colors at:
Also in detroit rock City and just a couple of Miles northwest up the road at Forth street just off Antoinette st. just a few block South of the New Center is the Positively Fourth Street Fair now it a low key celeabartion so the is no web sight or my space page.
But Motorcityrocks.com have the Full-line up on there web sight, Remember it go to noon to Midnight and good luck on geting a parking spot.
There be tunes from the likes of Purple Gang, Brainsaw, Country Bob and the Bloodfarmers, Adu Afrobeat Orchestra, Decibilt, Cuckold, the Muldoons, Bill Bondsmen and others.
But if you want to get out early you might want to go down 2nd or 3rd Street south for the Season opend Match of Detroit Derby Girls, (you remember they put on demo matches at tastefest near the Main Stage) there first Match pitch The Detroit Pistolwhippers v.s. D Funk All-Stars Doors opens at 7 PM, and the match begin at 8 PM and the cover is $15 Dollars. ticket could be at the door or can be bought at Star Tickets, Meijer, Northern Lights Lounge, Orbitz Hair Salon in Ann Arbor, Danny's Irish Pub in Ferndale.
you can get more info on that at www.myspace.com/detroitderbygirls
But if you are not inserti in a indoor or out door event in Detroit hey why go for a indoor club show
This weekend in a around detroit from band i know on Myspace.com
Slumber Party is opening up for Six Organs of Admittance at the stick on Saturday
Sara Celina & The Sabateours, Hey Sailor, Hotness are playing the PAINTED LADY in hamtramck also on saturday
Also if you are listen on radio this sunday check out Little Steven's Underground Garage Show on sunday on WCSX-FM (94.7) Where little steven will play the First track from Son of Iggy yes Ypsilanti's own James Osterberg Jr the son of the one and only iggy pop will befeather on the Show as well as interview with Iggy on the show which aired on 94.7 from 6:45 to 9:00 PM, or it will be avlble on line after 10 PM on his web sight www.littlestevensundergroundgarage.com.
The top indie news in this post is Arcade Fire who was still recovering after after there Smash debut record "Funeral" Blew up big time, some say it the best album in the last 20 years now on there haed at work on the follow up to Funearal.
In a recent e-mail update, Scott Colburn, producer/engineer for the Arcade Fire's upcoming sophomore release, revealed a juicy peak into the recording process for the band's new album.
"The band went into the church ahead of me and my assistant James Ogilvie," Colburn wrote. "They recorded a sample of the organ playing a chord in different registers. Win called me and told me how excited he was about the organ. He said is [it] was super loud and so overwhelming that it brought a tear to his eye. I promptly called him a pussy.
"When I first walked into the church and saw the organ, I just stood dead in my tracks. 'Now THAT's a fucking pipe organ!' I thought... During the first take, I became overwhelmed by the grandeur of the whole thing. I heard that piece in it's finished state and it was magnificent! Tears rolled out of my eyes. I don't know what came over me, but it was a complete emotional release. The problem was that there were mics all around me, so I really couldn't sob. So I'm trying to hold back any kind of vocal component to this overwhelming joy I was experiencing.
"When the take was over, I took off my headphones and dryed my eyes on my shirt. James asked if i was OK and I said, 'yeah man, that was a great take!' I looked at Regine with my red eyes and said, 'awesome!' and then I thought...'whose [sic] the pussy now?'"
Other highlights from Colburn's update include a segment where the Arcade Fire try to achieve a "Come Together"-like drum sound, Wow it look like this may be a good record now if you want to read the full report, The Folks at PitchforkMedia.om have the rest of the E-mail report just by clicking Here.
It look like Lambchop will return with a New Alubm Since 2004 Two CD release Aw C'mon and No,You C'mon, There 9th Studio Album will be Call Damaged According to Merge Records A new Lambchop album is always cause for jubilation here at Merge HQ. This marks the ninth release on Merge from this Nashville collective anchored by the enigmatic songwriting of Kurt Wagner. It's true that we are all damaged in one way or another, to some extent - physically, emotionally, psychologically - and this intricately beautiful recording shines a light on the damage that we tend to do to ourselves and to others. It's another triumph for one of our label's true mainstays."
They Will tour but there is No Detroit Date
The Closest to Detroit is:
Sept. 24 Mod Club Theatre in Toronto
Sept. 25 Park West in Chicago
It look like Zack Braff (from NBC Scrub) who was in that very good movie Garden State is doing the Film call "Last Kiss" and he pick the soundtrack for the film it post on his web site the movie come out on Sept 15.
1. Chocolate - Snow Patrol
2. Star Mile - Joshua Radin
3. Pain Killer - Turin Brakes
4. Warning Sign - Coldplay
5. Ride - Cary Brothers
6. El Salvador - Athlete
7. Hide And Seek - Imogen Heap
8. Reason Why - Rachael Yamagata
9. Hold You In My Arms - Ray LaMontagne
10. Prophecy - Remy Zero
11. Paper Bag - Fiona Apple
12. Today's The Day - Aimee Mann
13. Arms of a Woman - Amos Lee
14. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Reprise) - Rufus Wainwright
15. Paperweight - Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk
and for any of you who want to know the alturnvite Grammy which is the The PLUG Awards have book there 2007 version for Febraury 8th 2007 at Webster Hall in NYC, Now this awards was first memton to me by Becky Carr from Yarrr! PR and i check out there myspace site which lead me to the website and it a very good awards show, so i want you to check out there web sights at www.plugawards.com and check all the 2006 winners.
And in Late break news at about 4:30 on the myspace.com post from the soon to departing Sleater-Kinney that there last show will not be on August 11th but it will be on August 12th in there hometown in Portland, Oregan, why do a second show overwheling demand of there 1st show was sold out to huge demand but there 250 ticket and the 1st 500 tickets will be available by walk up in portland om July 15th an 1 PM PDT(4pm EDT) the rest of the second portland show will be made available on line ticketmaster.com so if anyone in the the SE Michigan region or outside the region who is reading this blog sight and if you want to go to portland to see Sleater-Kinney last show ever this is your chance.
before i warp it up with the all import Weather Frocast for any of you who are going to the 4th Street Fair
In sports, the Tigers face on the KC Royals at the Copa to defend their best record in Baseball(Not if the the white sox have any thing to say about that, they face on the yankees)
And the good old NASCAR boys are in Loudon, N.H. as my Driver Gordom go for two in a row and move up the 10-race Chase for the Cup.
And Now that all import Weather Forcast becasuse the Tigers is in town this week end and the 4th Street Fair is this weekend from Noon to midnight so we have not have a bad rain out in a detroit Music Fair (one Day) since the 2001 Dally in the Alley where heavy Rain wash out the entire Dally in the alley from 6 PM untill Close except for the techno Stage that was not wash out and Since last year on the opening Hours or day one of the 2005 Comerica Tastefest. so the weather is important so i post tomorrow and Sunday (Rain Date) Forcast: From all the News Channel in Detroit and and fron the weather Channel.
The Weather Channel
Temp Hi - 89°
Sky - A few clouds in the morning, otherwise sunny by Day
Clear skies by Night
Temp Hi - 95°
Sky - Mainly sunny
WJBK-TV (FOX 2) - Rich Luterman
Temp Hi - 90°
Sky - Sunny
Temp Hi - 94°
Sky - Sunny
WDIV (LOCAL 4) - Chuck Gaidica
Temp Hi - 92°
Sky - Sunny, hot and humid by day
Mostly clear, warm and muggy by Night
Temp Hi - 95°
Sky - Sunny, humid and even hotter by Day
Mostly clear, warm and muggy by Night
WXYZ-TV (Channel 7 Action News) - Jerry Hodak
Temp Hi - 91°
Sky - Plenty of sun, Hot and muggy
Temp Hi - 96°
Sky - sunny as well