Well, it the weekend and it look like everybody will be seeing the Simpson's movie this week end and if you are rock like Never before after seeing the movie might we add some shows during the weekend
Early Friday at 1:30 P.M. at Campus Martius park in Downtown Detroit will be the Frist semi-Final of the Detroit News Band of the bands: Sonic Summer contest, now unlike the Detroit News Battle of the Band at the Fillmore[used to be the State Theater] back in late March which Fouces on teenage bands.
The Sonic Summer Contest fouces on the bands who rock each and ever night in the club of metro Detroit, this is the first of three semi-finals of the battle of the bands, the other two will be held on August 2nd at the Magic Bag in Ferndale and August 9th at iLounge in Pontiac.
Now both of those gig will cost you cover on those nights, but for this Friday semi-Final it is totally Free, and the bands that are playing the First semi-final will be Starfire, Zion, and Camaro Brothers, and the winners will join the two other band in the Final show down on August 31st at Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats in Pontiac
For More info on the summer version of the battle of the bands including the other bands playing in the other semifinals, Just got to Sonic Summer Web sight at: http://detnews.com/entertainment/sonicsummer/index.htm
and after the battle end you might want to go down to comerica park, and if you are wondering if the tigers are playing, think aging[there on the road in LA playing three with the Angles] because punk, Emo, and Hip-hop Music will rules the day for the Warped tour this is the 13th incarnation of the traving road show highlight the best bands in over six stages.
Among this year highlights include: A Static Lullaby, Amber Pacific,Bad Religion,Coheed and Cambria, Cute Is What We Aim For,Funeral for a friend, Hawthorne Heights,K-OS, Meg and Dia, mustard plug, Paramore,Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Straylight Run, there also a local band stage which feather Bedford Drive, Monument',Monnument', FireWorks, Apollo, Varion, HiFi Handgrenades, The Swellers, Tought Call Casket Gasket, and Fall Prey.
The Doors opened at 11 am with the music begin at noon you can still get tickets at the Fox theater box office and it will cost you 26.50.
And the big show on Saturday will across the street at the music hall the used to called the State Theater[Now the Fillmore Detroit] as one of 2004 bast bands of the year "Interpol" will be in town to tour behind there latest album "Our Love to Admire" there follow up to there 2004 album "Antics" Which made a lot of music Writer Best of 2004, there playing at the Fillmore on Saturday Night
and if your friend is a blues fan on Sunday Night at the DET Energy Music Center legionary blues man B.B. King will bring his guitar “Lucille for the B.B. King Blues Festival, he will be join on stage Al Green for a night of blues and soul and it will beging at 7 P.M.
This weekend is a very light weekend as in other weeks but there is some good music going around On Friday THE SIGHTS are playing the Magic Stick, The Great Fiction is headlining the lager house, Rocco Deluca & the Burden is playing St. Andrew, Canada[The Band, not the country] is playing the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, a pin Floyd tribute band is playing DTE Music Center, Dewzeel Zappa is playing his dad old music in a event is called "Zappa Plays Zappa" at the Meadow Brook theater.
On Saturday Night local boys now living in L.A., NATIVES OF THE NEW DAWN played the stick,Cary Brothers rock the Shelter, The Laughing Man played the Belmont, Easy Action played Small, Sik Sik Nation, The Avatars, and The Singles headlines the Lager house.
and the other Gig on Sunday Mansfield Park Release there New CD at the Shelter, and SMOKING POPES and YOU AM I played at the Stick.