Friday, August 03, 2007

This Weekend in Culture City

It Friday August 3rd, which happened to be my birthday [i am 34 today, if you want to know] and my birthday fall on the ramp up to the weekend and when i was a lot younger and back when TV was a lot cooler and before i when out to any of the music clubs[yes i was to young to go to bookies, Michigan laws still say you have to be 21, unless it a all ages show] Friday was the best day of the week that when the TV was better and Saturday Night was not a dumping ground.

And Now years laters Friday is still the coolest day of the week because it the end of the work week, and two it the played to go to gig that matter, so her is a list of some of the gigs that matter to you.

The indie rock world is all focus on Lollapalooza which is happening this weekend in Chicago at Grant Park, but not all people are not as lucky to go 249 West of Detroit to see a ton of indie bands, you can see it on ATT blueroom webcast of listen to coverage on Satellite radio of see picture on all the music blogs but there is some gigs outside your house.

Now Normally when i look at gigs this weekend i start on Friday and then Saturday and Sunday, but for this weekend i start on Saturday where there is a big rock n roll craft Fair at the Majestic Theatre, yes i know you asking why a craft fair at a place of rock n roll, well last year rock and roll fair was a big hit, why not do it aging.

It is the The Detroit Urban Craft Fair put on by "Handmade Detroit" and it will have over 50+ independent, DIY artists and craters sell there wears at the craft fair ever thing from rock star nightlights, recycled t-shirt tote bags and vegan lip-gloss there will also be Clothing, accessories, bath and body products, stationery, 'zines, toys, baby stuff, art, household accessories, jewelry, recycled and sustainable crafts sold there.

There is No cover for the fair that will go from 10 AM to 8 PM
the websight for the DUCF is
you can also learn more of Handmade Detroit at

and after the show at the near by magic Stick[in the same buliding] there will be a DUCF post gig and it will feather the return of Von Bondies Front man Jason Stollsteimer in his first gig since December of 2004 [almost three years/Last gigs: gigs at Small and the stick on back to back night - Early Dec. 2004]

it will be the debut of his side project which is called Jason and the Hounds Below the bands feather Jason and a group of his clost friend that inclued Mariah Cherem from
The Avatars, Brandon Codeine & Leann Banks[who is also the new bass player for the Von Bondies] from Ghost City, Drew Bardo from The Questions and Jeff Fournier from Heroes & Villains

Opening up for them is the local rock band Wildcatting, the doors opening at 8 PM with cover bafter 9 PM at $4

To hear a song from jason and the Hounds Below you can go to there official myspace page at:

As for Jason other band, The Von Bondies there will be back with with a new line up and a new album in Early 2008, the New album will be called "Love, Hate and Then There's You" and it was recorded by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and Peter Katis (Interpol, The National), the new band replacing the long departed bassist Carrie Smith[who i still missed], replacement bassist Yasmine Smith, and just left guitarist Marcie Bolen is the only holdover form the last album drummer Don Blum, Leann Banks of "Ghost City" on bass and Matt Lannoo and Alicia Gbur[blog sight Fave}of the nice Device

They will do alot of warm up gigs near the last quarter of the year.

and on Friday, there are many good gigs in and Around town for one look at this week gig guide [which is always posted on a Monday] there is a lot of gig going around town today but if you are a fan of UK music you should go to the Shelter and playing tonight is the Welsh band The Automatic Automatic.

The band is on tour for there stateside debut called "Not Accepted Anywhere" Which was released in June 26, the band which mix electro-disco-metal-rock in to one firey band, there are mostly influence by Jarcrew, Muse, Blur and The Blood Brothers on of the big hit the band is know for is the song "Monster" and one only that there also know for trashing there own equipment Like they did in the spring of 2006

and since it friday they will played will played early at 5:00 PM

also play during the weekend in Detroit: THEO AND THE SKYSCRAPERS is at the "Stick", OVERLOADED with Squid, Decibilt & Space Nelson is at "The Magic Bag", New Grenada with Solitary States is playing the "Lager House", Silverchair all grown up at playing the "St. Andrews Hall", "Blind Pig" have Ann Arbor Soul Club, The Cut Loose and Woodman is at "the belmont", and if you can Bear it Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo is at DTE Engery Music Center and Kenny Loggins is at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre is in Sterling Heights. ZZZzzzzzzz......

on Saturday Tone & Niche wram up for there battle of the bands show case next week at the Laugr House with Cetan Clawson and Vince Dynamic, The Colour Revolt is at the Shelter, Cool Kids w/ Octoane & Illite, Nick Speed, and 87 is at the blind pig in ann Arbor, Childbite is relasing there New CD at the belmont with Javelins and Cleveland band the Very Knees, The Leonards, The Switches, Test Pilot is at Small in Hamtramck, and some one alter Suey Cole of riff 2 about this Vince Neil of Motley Crue with Quiet Riot and Slaughter at freedom hill on Saturday.

So have a good Week Good Gigs, Good Tennis, Good Golf, or what every what make you happy and let hoped you do not sulbu on to a on air interview like this poor Soul.

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