Sunday, August 27, 2006

Culture City Extra

You know at this time Next weekend is the biggest Live music date of the year almost over 350 gigs between Jazz Fest, Hamtramck Festvial, The State Fair, and Pontiac Arts, Beats and Eats, there will be so many live show that sone prople will say there good, and some where down the road in about 5 year you may say wow there one of the Best live bands in the world.

in my almost eight years of going out to see good live music on a day by day, week by week,Month by Month, and year by year basic i have seen some live music and seen some OK gig to one bad show ever 60 gig, So when SPIN in there Septrmber issued (The one with Johnny Knoxville on the Cover) they look at the 25 best live bands Right Now, not all--time or in the 60"s or the 70's or the 80's or the 90's, But Right Now at this mintues as we speak.

Now to tell you the turth i have only seen four of the 25 band on the spin list so i cant not say if there any good but just looking at them on TV or there fans base or what ever but since this is a list i have to look at the bands that i like so here we go.

25 Greatest Live Bands Now

25. Comets on Fire
well their are a Nosie band From the bay area a loud and rocking and love with that heave pyschedelic sound.
I cant tell because never seen them

ON TOUR: Yes, insuportt of there 4th album "Avatar" which came out a few weeks ago, there in town on September 4th at Magic Stick in Mid-town.

24. The Mars Volta
Now what i have been told that thisa band is very good live mixing progressive rock, with heavy punk and Latin influences and they let it all go live which make a live fav.

ON TOUR: Yes, because there recording their Fourth Album, which founding member Omar Rodriguez-Lopez announced that is half way done, it do have a title, It will be called "Amputechture" will be released September 12 and they will do a big North american tour with will inclued two gig in Michigan on November 2nd at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids and November 3rd 2006 at the Palace of Auburn Hills

23. AFI
Not a big time hard rock fan Myself, but they do have the fan base for there live

ON TOUR: Yes, in the west coast in September, But no Detroit Date What so ever

22. LCD Soundsystem

The First bande to mix Dance, punk and disco to make one fast pace live show and they have a cool chick on Keyboard and Synthisizer

ON TOUR: NO, But they have released a b-sides / remixes / unreleased album called "Introns" that is available by download only

21. Against Me!

Never here the band, but i have been told there good

ON TOUR: Theren over in eurpuo right now, and there will released there major lable lable debut in 2007.

20. Gogol Bordello

there was in town at the begining of the year and i sorry to say i miss it, but there live are so amazing as they get the crowd with the Gypsy punk music NYC Style

ON TOUR: Yes, but there will be in euruop in the fall

19. Art Burt

if you have on amzing lead singer with a good looking band who tell a story about a girl name Emliy Kan" and almost made the last show of tops of the pops and have a good live show you are desent to make i, and a pretty bass player name Freddy Feedback.

ON TOUR: Oh yes, there will be in Detroit on October 13 at the stick with We are 'We Are Scientists'

18. My Morning Jacket

Well there a good band for the warped tour Crowd\

ON TOUR: Yes, but there in eurpuo too..

17. The Roots

Once aging not a big Hip-hop fan,but they have a good set

ON TOUR: Just past Detroit not just long ago

16. The Flaming Lips

Now this is the First of the band that are on this list that i have seen live, There show are a good rock show and saged show put together with video, ballons, Costemu aminlas, santa Claus, Confety, and Steamers.

It bound to make one show a amazing life exoercend, that you will enjoy.

ON TOUR: Yes, But the closest detroit location is August 28 at Lifestyle Communities Pavillion in Columbus, OH and Sep 9 for V Festival in Toronto.

15. RiverBoat Gambles

Hate to say it, never hear of this band

ON TOUR: Just about to get off tour there last three show is in there home state in Texas.

14. Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs

Oh yes i have seen this band back in 2003, and i go9t to tell you there are a very good live band Because of there music or because of there dynamict lead singer Karen O who is the ture Chemian of Rock n Roll, and is a ture Superhero of rock and roll, so that why you have Surcured in front of the stage too keep out the evil, and she have a good fashtion sence, and having meet her after a show and showing up for a gig at the Belmont she also a nice and shy rockers.

ON TOUR: Yes, there at euroupe and back in the state for a short US tour in October, no Detroit Date, But the Clostest Date from Detroit you have to go all the way to Nashville, TN on October 16th at the War Memorial.

13. My Chemical Romance


ON TOUR: Sort off as of this typing the playing the leeds festival

12. Turbonegro

Once aging it a heave meatl band but i dont like heavy metal

ON TOUR: No, there last two show on this tour is in there Native Country Norway

11. Queens of the Stone age

It proable the best live band on this list that i have not seen yet and they play in thouse bigger venue, but if you ever ear there show on BBC radio online they have a good live set. and there lead singer is awsome.

ON TOUR: NO, In March 2006, Chris Goss said in an interview with Modern Guitars Magazine that he and Homme are again teaming up to produce the next album. In June, in an interview on the Australian radio station Triple J, Jesse Keeler, the bassist from Death from Above 1979, revealed that he would be playing bass on the album, but said that he would more than likely not be touring with the band.

In July 2006, Homme confirmed that "we're back in the studio, writing", but when asked who is in the band this time around he said "That's not a healthy question. You'll ruin the surprise. We've gotta keep our cool."

10. The Dirtbombs

Proable the hardest working band in all off detroit and they put on a fananal set evey time with two Basses, Two Drums, a good dimamic lead singers(Mick Collins) and a pretty tought Cookie (Ko Melina)

ON TOUR: NO, But there playing a show in Detroit on September, 3 2006 at Majestic Theater opening for Radio Birdman and Mudhoney!

two of the members of the birtbombs are DJ
Ko Melina do Little Steven Underground Gargad on Siuirs Ch.25 on the weekend
and Mick Collins do the Ntie Triain on WDET on Saturday Night at 7 PM

Ben Blackwell run Cass Records
Troy Gregory also play in Troy Gregory and the step sisters

9. Prince

Now i never saw him live but everone grew up with his music and could put one hell of a funk show.

ON TOUR: None what so ever

8. The Hives

it the highest band on the list that have not seen live and they have one awsome live set which is wild and fun. Howlin' Pelle Almqvist is known for his habits of stage diving, climbing amps, executing scissor kicks, nonsensical speech and being arrogant between songs.

ON TOUR: NO, The Hives are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to "Tyrannosaurus Hives" due out by autumn 2006.[1] The title of the album is rumoured to be "The World's First Perfect Album".

7. Green Day

It is andord Big venue band, but the have termented engery for there live set and sound great live.

ON TOUR: NO, The band has emerged from their half-year rest and said that they are working through demos and new songs for their next album. In an interview with MTV News on June 2, Green Day said that their next album will be "an event" when it is released. Armstrong stated, "At this point, to put a record out with like 12 songs on it and turn it in sounds a bit boring for us. So we want to definitely make something that is well thought-out and [that] all of our blood is put into

6. The White Stripes

For a band to play with no set list, and to give out a great show ever time, there live show prove the world there are working Musicican for a living.

ON TOUR: NO, Jack White is touring with the his side band "The Raconteurs" who on tour for the rest of the year, i dont know what meg is doing right now Keeping a quite life, but you will see the band aging on september 17 as they make a guest appearcend in an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons" in title "Jazzy and the Pussycats,"

5. Radiohead

if they play in you town, make this a big time event because they dont play live often when there playing in suportt of a album, and when they play a gig there great live

ON TOUR: at last Check NO, and one more thing they have not played detroit in a long,long time.

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers

If you ever seen them live on Leno, and go see them live there are a very good amsome live rock funk band who put it on every night.

ON TOUR: Oh Yes, On a world wide tour for there double album "Stamida Arcadia" and are playing two show in Michigan November 2nd at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids and November 3rd 2006 at the Palace of Auburn Hills

3. The Arcade Fire

Proabled the best new live band ever who put on a wild and crzy set
and there Great.

ON TOUR: NO, On July 14, Win Butler also announced on his online diary, Win's Scrapbook, that the new album would be self-produced, saying that "after trying to decide if we should work with any producers we kind of realized that we already know how we want things to sound so we should just run after that sound as fast as can and not rely on someone else to guide the good ship Arcade Fire." He also said the band was working with the engineers Scott Colburn and Marcus Dravs

2. Iggy Pop

What can i say
Amazing and Legond

ON TOUR: Sorry to say NO, But if he played a detroit show it will be a event.

And the Number 1 Best live band right Now accoring to SPIN


Say what you want from ther big arena show there are super great live

ON TOUR: I am sorry to say no, But According to Bono there are 24 songs that came out of the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album sessions, of which the band took 11 for their subsequent record. In the January 2006 edition of Q magazine, Bono said that the band were in fact working on a new album for 2006.[24] An early July email to members of's paid fan club broke the news that the band was back in the studio, although it is unknown at what point in the process the sessions are

North Star" - a song from the How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb sessions that includes a guest organ appearance from Michael W. Smith. Smith has described in an interview that it is a tribute to the late Johnny Cash.

"Lead Me In The Way I Should Go" - a contender for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb first mentioned in the February 2003 issue of Grammy Magazine.

"You Can't Give Away Your Heart" - a contender for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb that was first mentioned in SPIN magazine.

"Mercy" - one of the last songs cut from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. It was described in Blender magazine as "a six and a half-minute outpouring of U2 at its most uninhibitedly U2-ish." A demo version of the song from the recording sessions to How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb appeared on the Internet shortly after the album was released. Although raw and a work-in-progress, it has already won over many fans, prompting them to request its completion.

"Love Is All We Have Left" - a song penned by Bono during his May 2006 excursion to Africa, of which he has said he "thought it was a Frank Sinatra song

So that it for the Best live band Right Now according to Spin magizine
there were a lot of band that was elft out so if you want to comment on the list you can go to SPIN on-line at
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