Well, it the weekend in Detroit rock city, sorry for last week post i was in a rush to scoreboard last week at a high school game so i did not have time to do the full post last week but i am back with the full post of what is going down gig wise in ther detroit metro area.
Well, tonight at the magic Bag in Frendale, Michigan is what else a CD released gig and it for a R&B singer who have been embrace by the Detroit rock scene it the one and only Nathaniel Mayer who is released Why Don't You Give To Me? which was released back in August, but is getting a released with this night.
Mayer have a hit back in 1962 with "Village of Love" with his backing band "The Fabulous Twilights" and was one of the top selling Band in the Midwest
he when low at the end of the 60's but then made one of those unlikely comeback in 2002 began playing the club and festival gig and he gained a whole new generation of fans with his live gig which include the Detroit rock scene which result in his first released in almost 38 years in 2004 when released "I Just Want to Be Held" on the Fat Possum Records and became a hit among the detroit rock area.
He record the new record with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Matthey Smith of Outrageous Cherry, Troy Gregory of The Dirtbombs, and Dave Shettler of SSM and The Sights.
S.S.M. and The Meltdowns opening the show and it begin at 8 PM
Meanwhile Nine Mile down Woodward and a left turn on Congress St. at the St. Andrew Hall in Downtown is the veteran Victoria, British Columbia indie band "Hot Hot Heat" who is on tour in support of there new album "Happiness Ltd" which is out since last month.
The Band have been having making music since there first released on SUB POP back in 2001 with Scenes One Through Thirteen and Make Up the Breakdown, but they have a Breakout with 2005 "Elevator" with Span the hit "Middle of Nowhere" and "Goodnight Goodnight" the show begin at 7 PM with Bedouin Soundclash & De Novo Dahl opening up.
and if you are looking for a low cost alternative we have one, tonight at the Peck Park in Detroit[which is located behind the Center for Crated Studies they will show 1924 silent film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried with the score begin perform by a new band called Darling Imperial which include member of other Detroit bands like Capitol Cities, Anadonia, Troy Gregory & The Stepsisters, and The Bonaventures.
The Show will begin at Dusk which will be around 6 or 7 PM, Peck Park is on the corner of Beaubien and Kirby, right behind the CCS parking structure. Take Warren to Brush, head North past the African American Museum and it's 3 blocks on the right and best yet it Free.
On Saturday, there is two gigs worth noting 1st gig will be at the stick where the Lo-fi alturn Country Band "Magnolia Electric Co. Will play there, the band have been around since 1997 as they when nuder the the name Songs: Ohia and is fronted by Jason Molina.
Also playing the show will be the "Watson Twins" who may remember was the back up singer for Jenny Lewis Solo debut "Rabbit Fur Coat" Which was released last year
The show begin at 8 PM
And On Sunday at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Downtown Detroit, is the long awaited return of the "The Smashing Pumpkins" although not the Full line-up since the last Album Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Musicin in 2000, [M.I.A. James Iha (guitar/vocals), D'arcy Wretzky (bass/vocals)
The Band released there 1st album in almost 7 years back in July with ZEITGEIST the only original member on this tour are the founder of the band Billy Corgan along with Drummers Jimmy Chamberlain and New member Jeff Schroeder (guitar/The Lassie Foundation and The Violet Burning ) and Ginger Reyes (bass/Ginger Sling, the Halo Friendlies, Lo Ball) with keyboard Support from Lisa Harriton
The show will happen at 7:30 PM and ticket are still ablvile
Also Happending this Weekend
MATT POND PA - MAgic Stick
Ann Arbor Soul Club - Blind Pig
The Good Things CD Release Party with Stuporhero (Seattle) - The Belmont
RFD Boys - The Ark
Cleons Down, Bahamut, Watson, Just Ask - Bohemian National Home
Jesse Cook - Royal Oak Music Theater
The Macpodz - Blind Pig
Fun Ender - The Belmont
Dave Boutette - The Ark
Scavenger Quartet, The All Static Band (Zoos of Berlin) - Bohemian National Home
Blue October with Yellowcard, Shiny Toys Guns, and Ozma - Royal Oak Music Theater
Lisa Lampanelli - Michigan Theatre
And On Sunday
EOTO (String Cheese Incident side project) with Macpodz - Magic Bag
Yonder Mountain String Band - Saint Andrews Hall
Matt Nathanson w/ Cary Brothers, Kate Voegele - Blind Pig
The Draft, Dead to Me, Gasoline Anthem - Small
and Beyond the Weekend
Monday - PATRICK WOLF - Magic Bag
Tuesday - OF MONTREAL - Majestic Theater
Tuesday - BESNARD LAKES - the Pike Room [Crofoot Complex
Wednesday - Regina Spektor - The Fillmore Detroit
And Don't forget on Saturday Wayne State is haveing a Home Coming game at Tom Adams Field there will be a Homecoming Parade begin at 10 AM and the big Home Coming Game vs hilldale at Noon
So what every you theat your friend well, but if they act like Johnny Fairplay you have permission to drop em