Well, this weekend is already here and with both the red wings and pistons season over and nothing but baseball all summer long and the Endless parded of really bad summer TV [expect the shows i like] there is nothing to do until the fall when football season get going aging, there is almost nothing but surviving the summer heat.
Unless you take in a gig in or out of 313, and this weekend is no difference with a break-out of shows playing on Saturday
Now i know it is going it going to be a hot weekend in Detroit Rock City but before you go out to any of the shows you want to check out to newly expand riverwalk section on the Foot of the Detroit River which have now expand from East of downtown Detroit's.
It Opening up on Wednesday and the east portion of the riverwalk go up to Rivard Plaza where it have a concession stand, restrooms and a carousel designed with animal characters based on wildlife native to the Detroit River, it should be nice on those summer days if you can find nothing to do
But after you kill some time at the riverwalk, why not take the car up 1-75 to the town of hamtramck, michigan and Veterans Park for the first ever hamtramck hustle, it will feather Pre-1968 homebuilt Hot Rods, Kustoms and Pre-1975 Bikes, the event will take place on Saturday From noon to 6PM, you can regsher you classic for about $20 from 10 AM to noon.
And if you more info you cand go to there myspace page at:
there will also be a after party at the Near by painted lady Lounge[used to be Lilly 21 back in the day]and it will feather gigs from Dangerville, Cash O'Riley, Casket Bastards, Desolation Angels, Fondle and DJ Mugshot
But that is only the beging of a tons of Saturday night gigs and there is two CD released gigs.
The First one is at the lager House on Michigan Ave. just outside of the downtown area is the muldoons C.D. released Show to welcome there first full album which is Self-title, the band is made up of 10 year old Shane and his brother 13 years old Hunter both on vocals and guitar with there dad Brian picking up the Drum kit.
They played there raw Garde rock of old as we uesd to know there released come a year and a half since there played there first live show way back in 2005 when they open up for the white stripes at the Madsonic.
there are a very good band live i highly recomend them, and there record is coming out on cass records which is run by dirtbombs and fellow blogger ben blackwell.
[Danny Dollrod and Wooden is opening up for them]
meanwhield up the road at the magic Stick as the Ann Arbor base band Great Lakes Myth Society have there gig to celebrate the released of there Third album “Compass Rose Bouquet” [The First two was released under the old name "Original Brothers and Sisters of Love" 1999’s “The Legende of Jeb Minor” and 2001’s “H.O.M.E.S.”) and word on the street is this album is getting a lot off buzz from inside the 313 and well outside the 313, should be a good show.
also farder up the road at the Northern light Lounge in Detroit New Center Area will be the Phoenix, Arizona 60's style garage/surf/fuzz band The Love Me Nots who first album was produce by Jim Diamond.[The Fondas are opening up for them.]
also playing in the Detroit area this week is the Guitarest for the The Strokes Albert Hammond Jr. who back in March released his first solo record "Yours To Keep"
and is on tour right Now and that tour stop in detroit this Saturday at St. Andrew Hall.
Also on Saturday Night at the Belmont for Breast Fest 2!, it the Belmont’s 2nd Annual Benifit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and it will havebands from Displays, Piel Plastica, Dutch Pink and 60-Second Crush
But there is other gig that are playing outside the Saturday night full blast gig night.
Tonight Ian Hunter is playing the magic bag in frendale tonight.
and Buckwheat Zydeco is play a rescheduled show at the bag on Sunday night
And Don't forget The 21st Detroit Festival of the Arts in the Detroit Cultural Center
it will go from Friday to Saturday, The only band of inset is the Winnipeg, Manitoba Roots band "The Wailin' Jennys" who have been on the Garrison Keillor's show A Prairie Home Companion, and there are really good.
There are playing twice once on Saturday at 5:45 PM and Aging at 6;30 PM, the only minor Drawback the playing a stage that is sponsor by our Former Faveior Radio Station WDET-FM, Yikes, But go see them any way.
so that is who is playing in town this weekend. and one more thing to warp it up, When news of Live Nation rebranding the State Theater as the Fillmore some people was sating No they did, well Yes they did.
Have a good weekend.