Monday, September 01, 2008

The Weekly Outdoor Gig Guide

The Festival on Labor Day

Art, Beats and Eats

Million Dollar Madness Stage

2 p.m.: Arts, Beats & Eats Best of the Beats
3 p.m.: Avienne, winner of The Detroit News Battle of the Bands
3:30 p.m.: Critical Bill
4:30 p.m.: Rev Theory
6 p.m.: Puddle of Mudd

Dodge Americana Stage

11 a.m.: Quincy Stewart
12:30 p.m.: David Shelby
2 p.m.: Alyssa Simmons
3:30 p.m.: Persuasion
5 p.m.: Nadir Distroted Soul
6:30 p.m.: The Orbitsuns

Flagstar Bank Acoustic Stage

11 a.m.: Julie Nager
12:30 p.m.: Golden Rain Percussion Ensemble
2 p.m.: Ian Thomas
3:30 p.m.: Mo' Kauffey & Harmonica Buzz

Miller Lite Rock Stage

11 a.m.: Whack the Mole
12:30 p.m.: The Ragbirds
2 p.m.: The Tom Butwin Band
3:30 p.m.: Hotness
5 p.m.: Jill Jack
6:30 p.m.: The Reefermen

Diet Pepsi R&B Stage

11 a.m.: Paul Miles
12:30 p.m.: Julie Nager
2 p.m.: Pathe' Jassi World Esperience
3:30 p.m.: The Chunky Funk Band
5 p.m.: Eric Tessmer
6:30 p.m.: Laith Al-Saadi

The Detroit News Stage
Presented by WRIF-FM (101.1)

11:30 a.m.: Overloaded
12:20 p.m.: Pistol Day Parade
1:10 p.m.: 60 Second Crush
2 p.m.: Matt Austin
2:50 p.m.: Core Effect
3:40 p.m.: The Unheard
4:30 p.m.: Paper Street Saints
5:20 p.m.: Dirty Americans

29th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival

Chase Stage

12:45 p.m.: Ron English and the Psalm 150 Ensemble
2 p.m.: Second Ebenezer Majestic Voices
2:30 p.m.: Dorinda Clark Cole
3:45 p.m.: Calvin Cooke & Friends Sacred Steel
6 p.m.: Derek Trucks Band
8:15 p.m.: Alexander Zonjic's Philly-Detroit Smooth Connection with Maysa, Jeff Lorber, Doc Gibbs and Motor City Horns

Jazz Garden Stage

Noon: Warren Mott High School Jazz Band
5:15 p.m.: MAIJE Reading Band
7:30 p.m.: MSBOA All-Star High School Jazz Band

Pepsi Jazz Talk Tent

1:30 p.m.: Detroit Jazz Before Motown with Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallerty
2:30 p.m.: What's Goin' On: Marvin Gaye and His Music with Susan Whitall, Christian McBride, Lem Barney and Duke Fakir of the Four Tops
4 p.m.: Birk's Works: Daz in Detroit and Elsewhere with Slide Hampton, James Moody, Dave Usher and John Lee
6 p.m.: Meet the Artist Benny Golson talks to Linda Yohn
7:15 p.m.: Meet the Artist Barry Harris talks to Christian McBride and Ed Love

Kids Bop Area

2 p.m.: Around the World in a Daze with Rob McCabe
3 p.m.: Scat 101 with Jahra Michelle McKinney
4 p.m.: Scat with Me with Jahra Michelle McKinney
5:45 p.m.: Snazzy Jazzy Tales with Ivory D

Carhartt Amphitheatre

Noon: Jazz Digs Labor with Bill Meyer & Friends
2:15 p.m.: DSO Civic Orchestra with Christian McBride
4:15 p.m.: Temple University Jazz Band with Benny Golson
6:30 p.m.: James Carter Septet
8:45 p.m.: Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band with Robert Gambarini

Mack Ave. Records Pyramid Stage

1:45 p.m.: Johnny Allen Quartet
3:15 p.m.: ICP Orchestra
5:15 p.m.: Gerald Clayton Trio
7 p.m.: Matt Wilson's "Arts & Crafts" with Terell Stratford, Gary Versace and Martin Wind

Absopure Waterfront Stage

1 p.m.: Charlie Gabriel's Fats Waller
3 p.m.: Kenny Barron Trio
5:15 p.m.: Barry Harris Trio with Rodney Whitaker and Lewis Nash
7:30 p.m.: The Heath Brothers Quartet with Jimmy Heath, Jeb Patton, Tootie Heath and David Wong

Compuware Here & Now Stage

1 p.m.: University of Michigan Jazz Trombone Ensemble
2:30 p.m.: DeSean Jones Quintet
4 p.m.: Sachal Vasandani
5:45 p.m.: Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey
7:30 p.m.: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave.

Michigan State Fair
Closeing Night

Monday - James Otto, Crossin Dixon and The Lost Trailers

Hamtramck Festival


South Stage [Jos Campau and Caffin]

4:30 p.m.: Shadiamond Le Freedom
6:30 p.m.: Aquarius Void
8:30 p.m.: Speedball

North Stage[Jos. Campau and Casmere]

3:30 p.m.: Polka Floyd
5:30 p.m.: Millions of Brazilians
7:30 p.m.: Grayling

Reguarl Gig Gudie


Saturday - ESHAM

The Crofoot[1 South Saginaw, Pontiac, MI]

Tuesday - XIU XIU [the Crofoot Ballroom]
Wednesday - ED DANGER IS MY MIDDLE NAME [The Pike Room}
Friday - Checker's Records showcase with JESUS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [The Pike Room]
Saturday - LOW BUDGET LUSH [The Pike Room]
Sunday - JAMES JACKSON TOTH [The Pike Room}

Maigic Bag

Thursday - THE DEFINITION with Pathe Jossi & Brett Lee Williams
Friday - THE SILENT YEARS with Deastro, Manna and Quail & These United States

Lager House

Friday - Heroes and Villians w/ The Suicide Dolls, Ozzfest, Quick Jump and Pewter Cub
Saturday - Detroit Crunkstar w/ Shawn Black and Plush Deathly

Saint Andrews Hall

Sunday - Spiritualized

The Shelter

Thursday - GBH with Whole Wheat Bread, Krum Bums & Easy Action


Tuesday - Don’t Ask, Passion Aggression, Wild Years, Trygemany
Wednesday - Tarrus Riley w/ Duane Stephenson, Dean Fraser, King Jazzy
Thursday - Tortoise w/ Aleph 1
Friday - Ann Arbor Soul Club
Saturday - Deals Gone Bad w/ Cheap Girls, Deadringers, 1592

M.O.C.A.D. - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit


The Ark [Ann Arbor]

Thursday - Slaid Cleaves
Friday - The Ragbirds
Saturday - Janis Ian
Sunday - Orpheum Bell

The Belmont

Monday - Deastro, Hawnay Troof (San Francisco), Sex Ghost and Breezee One
Friday - Spider The Cat (ex-Beggars), Team Rock-it, The Restaurant (Chicago) and Aguado


Monday - Fondle
Thursday - Dead Popes (Tampa), Redliners (Tampa), Left for Dead, The Dewtons
Friday - 9 LB Hammer (feat. Blain of Nashville Pussy), Snakeout, Nick Wolf Band

Bohemian National Home - 3009 Tillman, Detroit (1 blk N. of Michigan Ave, between I-96 and Grand Blvd)

Monday - Instant Composers Pool members in a late set; featuring Han Bennink, Wolter Wierbos, Toby Delius and friends

Royal Oak Music Theater

Friday - Bloc Party
Saturday - Faithless Hero W/more Mama Artists

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Thursday - Michael W. Smith / Steven Curtis Chapman
Sunday - Molly Hatchet / Blackfoot / Manny Charlton of Nazareth

MeadowMeadow Brook Music Festival

Saturday - Brook Cage Fight Festival
Sunday - Barrage 'High Strung'

Freedom Hill Amphitheatre [Sterling Heights]

CANCELLED - CLAY WALKER wsg Julianne Hough & Jill Jack with J.C. Whitelaw - Thursday

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