Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Forcast For Movement Downtown


There is still the chance for a brief Friday evening shower in a few spots... otherwise the rest of the long weekend will feature lots of sunshine along with warm temperatures. Our next chance for wet weather arrives Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
Saturday hi 81
Sunday hi 85
Monday hi 86


Saturday: partly sunny early in the morning then clearing. Highs 79 to 83. North winds 5 to 15 mph until around noon, becoming light east.
Saturday Night: mostly clear. Lows 57 to 61. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday: mostly sunny. Highs 84 to 88. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night: mostly clear. Lows 62 to 66.
Memorial Day:partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 84 to 88. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Monday Night: partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 63 to 67. Chance of rain 20 percent.


Party Couldy all three Days
Saturday hi 81
Sunday hi 86
Monday hi 87

The Weather Channel

Saturday - Sunny 79°
Sunday - Mostly Sunny - 86°
Monday - Isolated T-Storms - 89°

For today short post scorll down
A news update From Culture City

Sorry for no update on the sight tonight I have some other things to do other than be on the inter net all day and it will happen from time to time because I do have a life away from the computer so I amn doing this little post too tell you what is happened this weekend.

The big event in Culture City in the 7th techno festival which is calling it movement it will held at Hart Plaza in downtown 27th to 29th almost 70 DJ from Detroit and around the world which included a J. Dilla Tribute on Sunday, Carl Craig on Monday, also on Monday to close out the festival will be richie hawtin. And a very cool DJ that I like Magda on Saturday at the beanpot stage at 6PM(The photo in the free press looks cool)

if you did not get early ticket to the event day ticket will now Be 20 bucks but the weekend will still be 40 dollar you can find more at

You can also see storys on Movment in the
News and Free Press which appear yesterday.

also this weekend in Detroit is SSM CD release show at the Northen Light Lounge in the new Center area

Also Ex-wdet DJ Willie Wilson is filling in on The Roots Music Project this Saturday from 2 to 5 pm on WEMU-FM 89.1 and on

also this weekend to wrap up the week will be a appence by Ex-Helium Frontwoman Mary Timony will do a gig at the Lager House on Monday.

but the two Good Sports team is also playing this weekend the pistons are hoping to win game three or fourof there NBA east final vs Miami Heat but they have to do it in Miami

Also the Red hot tigers are playing a weekend set at the Copa vs the Indians and then bring on Boston and the Yankees.

and it auto racing is you thing their The Indy 500 and NASCAR Coke-Cola 600 on Sunday

More on Next week on the gig guide postest on Sunday Night or Monday Morning

So have a good weekend
it going to be nice all weekend long (SEE POST ABOVE)

Friday, May 26, 2006

New Movie Friday
Today is the Debut of the last of the Three regular segment post on the Culture City Blog it for any one who don't have any where to go or do, if you find nothing on the T.V. or worse no good gig anywhere in the tri-country area, But the only option is to go to a movie but the one question remain is the movie any good, i take a brief look at the news movies coming out this weekend and see if a group of reviewers (News, Free Press, and and a group of review from like the movie or not.
since it the Momeral Day Holiday start the summer season there only two new movies opened up this week and this week big release is also The Great Movie Ever Made ........ For the moment!!!
The week big release is X-Men: The Last Stand The thre and final movie in the x-men serire and The X-Men are pitted against the humans who want to "cure" them and the evil mutants who want to overtake the planet. The movie have been getting good reviews the yahoo films reviewers gave it a avg. of B -, with review ranging from:

"Not Xceptional, but still quite entertaining." - Eleanor Ringel Gillespie - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"...An eye-filling fantasy extravaganza and a big crowd-pleaser." - William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer


"Super visual effects aside, the trilogy's final chapter is a pale mutation of its predecessors." - Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter

"...A cut above the previous two X-Men movies in that it comes up with an arresting premise..." - Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle

The Detroit papers where mix as well the News gave it a B with the head line "Mutant marvel"
"Iellectually intensified 'X-Men' lifted by parade of new, uncanny characters"

The Free Press did not like the movie saying "Too many mutants, not enough X-citement" as it gave two stars out of four.

The Only other Movie opened in Detroit on Friday is Keeping Up the steins a comedy about what could go wrong at a Bar Mitzvah, Buy most of the reviewer were mix with the yahoo group giveing a C+, The papers in Detroit did not like this ay all with the free Press giving it two out of four cakking it "Bar mitzvah flick is chopped liver and the News gave it far much worse a D saying "A muddled message and underused actors floating through bad roles sink awkward film"

But if you want to get away form paying $7.50 on a bad filck and want to save some to fill up the tank there always a very good Movie theater where it don't cost that much to see you fave movie but you got to check to see if the film is any good it the Movie theater of the damn located at the Cinemark Movies 16 located at the universal mall on 28600 Dequindre in Warren. Lets see what new at the movie at this theater.(with over view from

American Dreamz
On the morning of his re-election, the President decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his black and white view of the world, holing up in his bedroom in his pajamas. Frightened by the President's apparent nervous breakdown, his Chief of Staff pushes him back into the spotlight, booking him as a guest judge on the television ratings juggernaut (and the President's personal fave), the weekly talent show American Dreamz. America can't seem to get enough of American Dreamz, hosted by self-aggrandizing, self-loathing Martin Tweed, ever on the lookout for the next insta-celebrity. His latest crop of hopefuls includes Sally, a conniving steel magnolia with a devoted, dopey veteran boyfriend, and Omer, a recent Southern Californian immigrant (who just happens to be a bumbling, show tune singing, would-be terrorist awaiting activation). When both Sally and Omer make it to the final round of Dreamz -- where the President will be judging along with Tweed -- the stage is set for a show the nation will never forget.
(Now that America Idol is over it you want to take out your anger on the show this movie is good and funny)

Failure to Launch
A thirtysomething man who still lives with his parents falls in love with the woman of his dreams and begins to suspect she has been hired by his parents as a way to get him out of the house.
(sort of my life, But it a so-so movie)

Inside Man
Four people dressed in painters' outfits march into the busy lobby of Manhattan Trust, a cornerstone Wall Street Branch of a worldwide financial institution. Within seconds, the costumed robbers place the bank under a surgically planned siege, and the 50 patrons and staff become unwitting pawns in an airtight heist. NYPD hostage negotiators Detectives Keith Frazier and Bill Mitchell are dispatched to the scene with orders to establish contact with the heist's ringleader, Dalton Russell, and ensure safe release of the hostages. Working alongside Emergency Services Unit (ESU) Captain John Darius, all are hopeful that the situation can be peacefully diffused and that control of the bank and release of those inside can be secured in short order. But Russell proves an unexpectedly canny opponent--clever, calm and totally in command--a puppet master with a meticulous plan to disorient and confuse not only the hostages, but also the authorities. Outside, the crowd of New Yorkers grows as the situation becomes increasingly intense tense, with Frazier's superiors becoming more concerned about his ability to keep the standoff from spiraling out of control. The robbers appear to consistently be one step ahead of the police, outwitting Frazier and Mitchell at every turn. Frazier's suspicions that more is at work than anyone perceives are justified with the entry of Madeline White, a power player with shadowy objectives, who requests a private meeting with Russell. The chairman of the bank's board of directors, controlling entrepreneur Arthur Case, is also uniquely interested in the moment-to-moment happenings inside the branch. But just what are the robbers after? Why has nothing worked to alleviate the standoff, which stretches on hour after hour? Frazier is convinced that invisible strings are being pulled and secret negotiations are taking place as the powder keg situation grows more unstable by the moment.
(Good action Filck)

Stay Alive
After the mysterious brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of "Stay Alive," a next generation horror survival videogame based on the true story of a 17th-century noblewoman known as "The Blood Countess." The gamers don't know anything about the game other than the fact that they're not supposed to have it--and they're dying to play it. Not able to resist temptation, the group begins to play the grisly game and soon a chilling connection is made--they are each being murdered one-by-one in the same method as the character they played in the game. As the line between the game world and the real world disappears, the group must find a way to defeat the vicious and merciless Blood Countess, all the while trying to stay alive.
(Oh my god andored boring flick)

The Benchwarmers
Gus and his nerdy buddies, Richie and Clark, are scouted by a millionaire nerd, Mel, who wants to form a baseball team and compete with the meanest Little League teams in the state. A stellar ballplayer, Gus becomes a role model for nerds and outcasts everywhere. But when his fans learn that Gus, himself, was once a school bully, they feel outraged and betrayed, until Gus takes extraordinary steps to win back their admiration and trust.
(Not a Funny filck)

V for Vendetta
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself--and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption
(If Natalie Portman Rapping on SNL is any inacation, you don't want to mess with her.)

Here are a list of films that also playing at Cinemark Movies 16

And What make this theater so cool the priced
0.50 cents 1st showing ervey day
$1 on Tuesday
$1.50 weekdays Wednesday to Monday and Monday,Wednesday and Thursday Night
and $2.50 Fridat,Saturday and Sunday Night
you can get all the show times at their sight where you can click
or you can call 586-558-7520

Next week new movie

The Break-up
Twelve and holding
The Propossition
and the Omen which will be out on 6/6/06.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Today it was a good day to follow news in Detroit if that mean Music News most of it was yesterday but if you have not been web or the papers or yet in the Dark this day is for you from everything form jack White call the scene super Negivate, to word of the come on first CD in almost four year, to a new gig for one of our fave on a radio station all of culture city dis-owenand the top 10 CD to the local 101 playlist and a easy winner of the N.M.E. Single of the week and all the best indie news from from my trust sourced

And No i am not going to be the 978th person to tell you Taylor Hicks is the New American Idol who beat Katharine McPhee Last Night on fox but i will have admit she do have nice curved and she don't look like posh spiced (Spice Girls Vic Beckham) in a fat suit.(As suguess for VH1 Best week ever Blog at

Let begin on the one and only Jack white and his new band The Raconteurs crash the Billboard Top 200 (or the indie kids like to call it the Brought and paid for 200) Landing at No.7 on the charts selling 61,000 copies that good, but jack also stike aging by call the the Detroit Rock Music Sence ‘super-negative’ in a interview with the Associated Press he told the AP hcouldud not take it anymore in Detroit.

He say "It was so super-negative,” “It was draining me, I had to get somewhere where I could breathe again.” he also say that he tried to help boost the city’s rock scene — working with unknown bands and acting as its musical ambassador — some in the community didn’t appreciate it.“I was just trying to fight a losing battle, trying to keep a community of musicians together and keep it positive at the same time,” he said. “I did that part of trying to be nonegotistical, I tried to not make it about myself.” Hexampleet a exsmaple after read a recent articte in a New York publication that lambasted the homegrown band The Strokes.“When that happens, you can’t stay in your hometown,” he said. “Because they’ll just turn on you.”

Jack who now live in Nashville, TN with his wife model Karen Elson, and their baby daughter, Scarlett Detroits battle in detroit once his other band "the white Stripfirstot Famous.

frist he got into a brawl with Von Bondies Frontman Jason Stollsteimer on 12/13/03 he was charge with aggravated guiltylt, But plead gulty on just simple assault was fined $750 and order to attend anger management But serve no jail time, Then his he got sue by producer Jim Diamond ovfirstyalies on the frist two white stripes CD (1999 " The White Stripes and 2000 "De Stijl iJunell be heard on june the 12th)and blast Ex-Metrotimes Music Writer Chris Handyside on his book about the stipes "Fell in Love with a Band : The Story of The White Stripes" a day after a review in the Metrotimes by handyside rips the last White Stripes "Get Behind Me Satan"

It look like Jack will trieDetroity away from detroit as possable, And Dont forget his new band The RaAnnteurs will play ann arbor on August 5.

Also i was suprised to read in the Free Press despiteET-FM is so despied to win back the fans after they became a dung FM of WWJ-AM duing the Day they have hired as a weekend DJ: Dirtbombs front man Mick Collins yes friends the station have Hirpopularof the most popualr front man in detoit (and a good DJ who is one of the good guys of Detroit Music) to host a show accordinght Train" Accroding to Collins From a press Release from WDET "Using the metaphor of a train journey, the basic idea behind the show is to give listeners four musical 'journeys,’ some familiar and others not so familiar, consisting or either a genre or an artist (i.e., 'Tonight's stops: Exotica, Pere Ubu, Joe Williams, or Roberta Flack'), or a specific place and time (e.g. 'Detroit, 1961', or 'Philadelphia, 1971'), or even a concept ('Freedom Music' or 'Southern big-horn funk bands')." the show was prefect for him says WDET Program Director Allen Mazurek “When we were looking for a Saturday night host, I thought about WDET’s long history of opening its doors to musicians and artists of all types and letting them explore their musical interests in ways that go beyond what they do in a recording studio or concert stage, Because of his musical interests, and given his place in Detroit’s music history, Mick’s was one of the first names that came to mind.”

The Show will Begin On June 3th form 7 to 9 PM and is avbleie on the WDET web sight for a month.

and some Upcoming CD coming to the Horisen, and one of them is one of my fave The Come On. Deanne and Company will be Back with there 1st LP in four years since The Ghetto Years LP in 2002, It is called "Stars"(Not to be mix up with the Montreal band with the same Name) it will have 11 songs on it which feather the songs like "On and On,and My One and Only

The C.D. Will be released on June 1st on their own Mopop label. and it will be available on June 1st. You can hear couple of songs from it at the web sight at and there new my space page

But will it crash the DMRC Top 10, i have no idea yet but "The Red Hot Chili Peppers" CD "Stadium Arcadium." is No 1. in the US and No.1 here as we look at Detroit 10 selling CD in detroit according to the DRMC


1. Red Hot Chili Peppers — Stadium Arcadium
2. Tool — 10,000 Days
3. Gnarls Barkley — St. Elsewhere
4. The Black Keys — Chulahoma
5. Grandaddy — Just Like the Fambly Cat
6. Drive-by Truckers — A Blessing & A Curse
7. Wolfmother — Wolfmother
8. Secret Machines — Ten Silver Drops
9. Neil Young — Living with War
10. Gomez — How We Operate

but if not the top10 it may wine up on the Riff2 show Detroit Local 101
Here this week playlist

1) The Atomic Numbers - Who Killed Rock N Roll
2) The High Strung - On Your Feet
3) Universal Temple Of Divine Power - The Man
4) Sons Of The Gun - Hard To Be Heard
5) Tiny Steps - The Sorry State Of Affairs
6) The Amino Acids - Fear The Future
7) No Ones Anthem - Forever Young
8) St. Thomas Boys Academy - Rise And Shine
9) Brendan Benson - Life In The D
10) Ghost City - Hey Wendy
11) The Nice Device - Under Control
12) Mazinga - Thorium Orbiter
13) Johnny No Stars - Untied
14) Easy Action - Solitary Confinement
15) Animal Chinz - Baby Girl
16) Troy Gregory & The Stepsisters - Oh My God!
17) The Muggs - Gonna Need My Help
18) Ganon - Approach
19) The Hard Lessons - Wicked Man
20) Wolfbait - Eat P**sy Until We Puke
21) Birds Vs. Bees - Take Me With You
22) Lime Regal - Walkin Dude
23) The Up - Never Say Die
24) Hundreds Of Thousands - Goodnight Nightlight
25) The prime Ministers - Ron Wood
26) Na$hinal Debt - For You
i think 1st spin ever of a band feat member of the alphdelbet and the E6
27) Chris Capitol & The Easyway Outs - Comin On 4am
28) Fifth Period Fever - Last Laugh
29) The Singles - Hypnotized

And now let go out side the 313 of two days of miss News took wednesday off and
How about that stage jump by Kaiser Chiefwasn'ttman Ricky Wilson because if was'nt for that i would report as Breaking news he would died after getting hit by a car, But thanks god for that stage jump, According to the band's website, Wilson was crossing the street in Leeds Sunday evening when a car hit him and drove away. Wilson "escaped with minor injuries, a broken toe and bruising" thanks to the magical powers of rock n roll, as he utilized a bit of his trademark manic stage choreography to dodge the vehicle. "It sounds daft, but a 'Ricky trademark jump' has probably saved his life. The jump meant he was flipped over the top of the car, hitting the windscreen, rather than getting trapped under it."

andMondaying of a item i post back on monday about the Flaming Lips puting on a gigtheaterrday August 4 at the State theather Downtown. But now it getting even better, Much, Much Better because they will co-headline that show with a another one of My fave who will release a new CD on June 13th and will go on there owne summer tour but will met up with with the lips for ten dates including Lollapalooza and will start it tour on June 13th at C.B.G.B.


and yes they show up on Letterman the day before (June 12th)

and on tickets to the lips/sonic youth show i hate to say this no ticket yet but coming soon, So say tune.

Other News from my good soured

also coming to detroit the Eels on June 18 at St. Andrews Hall but you know that already but it do have a opening the awsome pre-teen band that was discover by death cab for cutie, the Band Smoosh the two kids will goes on tour to surport there 2nd CD Free to Stay, on June 6. and will tour with E that will inculed Detroit.

and for those who was disappoit not seeing the Subways two weeks ago at the stick because of Billy Lunn vocal problem and hoped to see a improved billy as they open up for Taking Back Sunday on June 29th at Meadow Brook, Let hoped billy is well to sing the band this after the band have to cancell more dates because billy contenued Vocal problme with the Nodules on his vocal chords. According to their manager, Ben Kirby, "The band are hugely frustrated by this continued break in touring which has become their whole life over the past four years. Billy is doing everything the doctor has advised and more in an effort to cure his condition as quickly as possible." so at the moment there still playing on June 29th for now.

Well it timed aging to take a look at who rocking the world at the london headquarts of the one and only N.M.E. and there single of the week and this week no contest we have a clear winner in first.M.E. single of the week. The frist time i saw it i say OK because they was one of five bands that was feather in there radar section (New Bands) in the N.M.E. (Metic was feat this week in radar).

The winner of the My N.M.E. Single of the week

is form Omaha, NE it the Indie flok rock five peice Tilly and the Wall and there single Night of the Living Dead and The Ice storm who is one of those qurick indie band who have a lush and beautful sound who make story time always a tread also part of there sound is the drummer is also a pretty good tap dancer and harmonise so great so the lovley five peice take the title hands down, but with only one regert there playing in about two weeks in Ann Arbor at the Blind Pig on June 10th. Ouch

Not to skip over the other runner-up is the delaware band The Spinto Band the single Did I Tell you start goo at the begining but it kind of get stale near the end. it was OK

and the second runner-up Little Man Tate and there song What? What you got, The yourshire(UK) band there song is OK, Good Start but OK

Past My N.M.E. single of the week

May 13 - Jim Noir - My Patch
May 6 - The Dastuns - Stuck Here For Days

The Real N.M.E. Single of the week

May 13 - The Aliens - Allenoid Starmonica EP
May 6 - Primal Scream - Country Gril

And also in the same issued of N.M.E. (Date May 20 with Razorlight on the cover) in a follow up to last week look on the 50 Greatest Heros as vote by N.M.E. readers They look a rock and roll Unsung Heroes with a good short profiles on on Daniel Johnson and other like Joe Meek, Roky Erickson, Refused and yes this one.

(form the N.M.E.)
The Boston singer-songwriter caused a minbor sensationin the early 90's with her confessional, gently feminst alt.rock - but stillall people cared about was ehether or not she was a virgin. Her influenceis still felt by other Kooky Ladies In Bands - The Like and Giant Drag both profess their Love.
Hidden gem: "Spin the Bottle" From "Become What You Are"

yes i could'nt agree more excet that part of if she is a virgin or Not

And one more note from Culture city, Yesterday i look at The Ditty Bops Live set on
Morning Becomes Eclectic(which you can see there Live video of the set on the gig was a kick-off to a tour which start last night in L.A. to promote there new C.D. Moon Over The Freeway which was out just on tuesday and they goes on tour to sell the C.D. but the tour is a little diffence while the backing band take a ride on there tour bus, The two ladies in the Ditty Bops(Amanda and Abby)will do something that is so unheard of way there touring from L.A to N.Y.C. in there Bicycles, Yes you heard me in there Bicycles, yes it going to be one long stanged trip but you can follow up at there web sight at, oh by the way there tour stoAnnn Detroit will be Auguset 17 in ann arbor at the ark

well tomorrow it the begining of a long, long weekend.
1st is the debut of New Movie Friday
and the reg. post in the evening

at of this typing the pistons have won game two
the tigers have won 13 out of 14
and there three more today for katie
thank you for reading
any things you want to give E-mail this site at
it going to be nice all weekend long

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New Music Tuesday
And Now the Debut of some thing I 1st thought up on my practed post on my space I post ever week and it the most imported day of the week it the Day Indie programmer,Music Geek (like Myself) and plan people who sick and trierd of plan old bland radio that is it New Music Tuesday it going be a day to see who have new music out today but you think going to promote the biggest new CD they be pushing on MTV TRL, YOUR WRONG DEAD WRONG, This new Music Tuesday will limited to indie bands, local band,bands with good sounds, band with good song, good band who looks and sound cool, and bands who music suck but have cute members( I am dateless you know). and this will be limedt to THE ONLY BANDS THAT MATTERS
but it I will not only be limited to new Music, I will put reissued and Music DVD and I put the fastest growing market in home entertainment TV on DVD, and at the start I put some sort of histoical event in music history that happened on this day.
Now if I miss something or if you have release I miss you can E-mail the blog sight at , and one more note Local CD the out at a CD released gig will be include on the Tuesday post.
And with on the 1st post on New Music Tuesday happened 36 years after the one and only Grateful Dead gives its first performance outside the U.S. and it was long, very long it was a four hour set at the Hollywood Rock Festival in the U.K, It am hopping this blog sight don't go down flames barring a computer crash like the end of the Smashing Pumpkins who on this date in 2000 announces that the Chicago-based rock group will officially break up at year's end, why at the time lead singer Billy Corgan say he and his bandmates are tired of "fighting the good fight against the Britneys of the world.".
HHHHUUUUMMMM, or may be tried of each other because The Britneys of the world are getting so boring like Handson who on this day 1998 sold old the Pine Knob Amphitheatre(now know these day as the DTE Engeny Music Theatre) in 20 minutes Eight years later everybody is now asking "I Like that Band" But if you think you where posion engoght to like that band you be happy there be good music from the only band s that matters.
May 23, 2006
Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock and Roll (Downtown)
Yes they from a band and now they have a CD out
Ditty Bops - Moon Over the Freeway (Warner Bros.)
the cute and lovable pairs From LA are back
Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way (Columbia)
Hey all you right wings loser there back and taking names
Danko Jones - Sleep Is the Enemy (Red Ink)
Judge Jules - Proven Worldwide (Koch)
BBC D.J. Droping some tracks
Mission of Burma - The Obliterati (initial copies come with bonus DVD; Matador)
SSM - SSM (enhanced; Alive)
don't forget there play a CD Show at the Northers Light Lounge on Saturday night
The Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off (Record Collection)
Various artists - Big Star, Small World (Koch)
the Long awited tribute C.D. that was supput to be out in 1999 finaly see the light of day with big up from Alex Chilton old band from the like of Wilco, Matthew Sweet with R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, the Posies, Juliana Hatfield and Teenage Fanclub
Various artists - "Prairie Home Companion" soundtrack (deluxe limited edition with DVD also available; New Line)
The Movie is base out of the long time NPR Show from minnasota.
CD Reissues and Archival Material
Johnny Cash - Personal File (two CDs; Columbia/ Legacy)
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton (two-CD deluxe edition; Polydor)
The Miles Davis Quintet - The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (enhanced four-disc box set; Prestige)
John Lee Hooker - The Definitive Collection (Hip-0)
Pete Seeger - American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4 (Smithsonian Folkways)
George Strait - Ten Strait Hits (MCA)
Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair (two-CD deluxe edition; enhanced; Mercury/ Universal)
Music DVD
Pink - "Live in Europe" (La Face)
PJ Harvey - "PJ Harvey on Tour - Please Leave Quietly" (Island)
Son Volt - "6 String Belief: Son Volt Live" (Transmit Sound/ Legacy)
Tears for Fears - "Scenes From the Big Chair" (Mercury/ Universal)
Muddy Waters - "Classic Concerts" (Hip-O)
Wendy O. Williams - "Bump N Grind: Wendy O. Williams Live" (Cherry Red)
Boston Legal, Season One
The Closer, The Complete First Season
Dog Whisperer, Season One
Wings, Season One and Two
The 4400, Season Two
Deadwood, Season Two
Little Britain, The Complete Second Series
Redwall, Season Two
Samurai Jack, Season Three
X-Men; Evolution, The Complete Third Season
M*A*S*H, Season 10
Saturday Night Live, The Best of Cheri Oteri
Saturday Night Live, Best of Commercial Parodies
Will & Grace, Series Finale
Live Breaking Culture City News (05/23/06 - 10:23 AM)

Charles Gibson to be solo anconr of ABC News World News tonight

I know nobody follow news on Network TV, But this is important if you do

In a move that been rumor for weeks, Charles Gibson today have been Names solo anchor of ABC world news tonight he will begin the job full time on May 29 (Next Monday) and will leave Good Morning America on June 30, The anchor chair have been in transistion since last summer Death of long-time newsman Peter Jennings and he been filling in from time to time since the end of the year. ABC tried with co-Anchors with Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff, But Bob woodruff was serious injure by a roadside bomb whied reporting in Iraq, And the other co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas will go on maternity leave with her 1st child later this year.

to read more on this you can go to the abc news web sight at

or get the unfiled coverage at this good web sight about the TV news biz

Monday, May 22, 2006

"It's official: Hell has frozen over. Finland has won."

(The Headline in the Finnish Newspaper HELSINGIN SANOMAT)

How this happened?
Off all people or groups who sang it heart out in a song contest that is often mocks and ignored by most surrius music fans this one among them for have the cheesy and crapest song ever it will take you less then four days to forget the whole thing, Some how some way a Finnish Monster Rock band whose a lot of Finnish where afraid that would bring nation shame and church leaders who was worried they would they would begin to worship satin to the Finnish youth won Europe biggest music contest: The 51th Eurovision Song Contest.

The Heavy metal rock band "lordi" beat out 23 other country including fave Sweden, Greece, and the UK (which have a good entry "This is teenage Life" by UK rapper Daz Simpson which finish 19th out of 24) to win the contest Saturday Afternoon(Saturday Night in UK) when there song " Hard Rock Hallelujah"scored a record breaking 292 points outpaceing Russia by 42 points, The Band who sport heavy makeup and sport battle arme was the talk of the of the contest before they got to Greece (where it was held) because it was a rock band, not a pop of tradrion native folk band and worst it was one of those ulgy GWAR like look rock band you would was to play the Magic Stick but more likely the dive bar in the middle of nowhere.

Many Finnish people were so scared they would be a nation embearment they even tried to plead the Finnish President Tarja Halonen to veto the choice and sent some body else better then a heavy metal act, But they perform and it break Finland 40 years of losing at contest and now they will have to put on the the Contest Next Year in the Finnish Capiot of Helsinki, only problem there home broadcaster The Finnish Broadcasting Company is cash-stapped ouch!

If you want to see what the hub-bud about you can go to and type in Eurovision in the you can see the winning song as well as the UK enter live and the Video for "this is teenage Life" and yes the Worst song of the contest which got a lot of jeers form LT United representing LITHUANIA, The Song is call "We Are Winners" Yuck

oh buy the way if you want to hear the three hour cheese fest it avblie until Saturday afternoon at 3 PM at and you probole won't remember what happened after that.

That was the only bad thing that happened over the week.

The good thing that happened over the weekend

As the pistons pull off the Great escape by winning in Cleveland on Friday Night 84 to 82 to force game seven back in Detroit where after a three game absent the defense came back at the place and as the Detroit Free Press say it "D-throned!" and sent King LeBron and his merry Men Back to Cleveland with 79 to 61 victory, Tayshaun Prince have 20 points to take the series in seven and now we await the Miami Heat Which will start tomorrow Night at the place and the rest of the seriers goes something like this:

Game 1, Tuesday: Miami at Detroit, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 2, Thursday: Miami at Detroit, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 3, Saturday: Detroit at Miami, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 4, May 29: Detroit at Miami, 8 p.m., ABC
* Game 5, May 31: Miami at Detroit, 8 p.m., ESPN
* Game 6, June 2: Detroit at Miami, 8 p.m., ESPN
* Game 7, June 4: Miami at Detroit, 8 p.m., ABC
* if necessary

And what better then that is the Detroit Tigers Best record in major league Baseball Baby at a fun 29 and 14 a game better the white Sox (28-15) and slight a half game better than the NL Leaders St.Louis at 29-15 and were slowly getting fans back on the Wagon and probley get more fans Back after the finals.

This week it four with Kansas City Royals at KC and the Cleveland other team at our home turf for thecno weekend.

And speaking of thecno weekend let see the forecast for this upcoming weekend.

Local 4casters says Sunshine all weekend long with temp for 79 to 84 by Monday

now let goes outside the 313 for some good indie rocks news from the only bands that matters


Belle & Sebastian Tap Franz, Lips for Benefit Comp

They've come full circle: Belle and Sebastian, the band named after a children's book, is now making music for children. B&S's Mick Cooke has curated an as-yet-untitled compilation CD benefiting the non-profit Save the Children organization, slated for release September 11 on Rough Trade in the UK. It features children's songs from Franz Ferdinand, Four Tet, Snow Patrol, the Flaming Lips, the Fiery Furnaces, Kathryn Williams, the Divine Comedy, Travis, Jonathan Richman (aren't all of his songs children's songs?), and Rasputina, among others. So far, only the title of Rasputina's contribution ("A Skeleton Bang") has been revealed.

Spoon Reissue Early Recordings

Remember Merge's plan to reissue the first two Spoon records sometime this year? Well, it seems that sometime is upon us. eBay hotcakes Telephono and the Soft Effects EP will be re-released on Merge come July 25. The pair will be packaged together as a double-disc; while no bonus tracks have been tacked on to either album, the video for "Not Turning On" will be included.

Speaking of videos, Spoon recently debuted the Ryan Junell-directed clip for "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine" on their site. So scope that out.


Cursive Scripts Summer Dates

Cursive, everyone's favorite Conor Oberst-less Saddle Creek act, has announced a summer mini-tour. The band will bring thier salient brand of post-emo indie rock to select cities this July in preparation for a full-length fall tour to support their forthcoming album, Happy Hollow, out August 22. The band completed the album earlier this spring and are paring it down to 14 songs from the 20 laid down during recording. Cursive is also slated to take on a Lollapalooza slot which, hopefully, won't find them wedged between Mute Math and School of Rock, so as not perpetuate any terrible academic puns.

The Closest gig to Detroit is July the 6th at the Temple Club in Lansing

The Knife To Get US Distribution

Swedish electro-popsters The Knife have inked a deal with Mute in the US, which will bring their acclaimed and difficult-to-find third opus, Silent Shout, to American shores. This will mark the sibling duo's first domestic album, with a release date set for July 25. In addition, a single to the title track will be released as a CD and 12" on June 27, complete with remixes. No word yet on possible stateside release dates for the rest of The Knife's back catalog, including 2003's Deep Cuts.

(Walter Wasca From Paris 68 and Thecno writer for the metro times introuce me too this Band a few weeks back.)

and speaking of bands a week ago i posted three out of the four line-up for the Comerica Tastefest with the park stage line-up Missing, Well the programmer for the stage serling told me at the Detroit Music Awards on Thursday that it all set and post at the Comerica Tastfest Web sight and posted here:

Park Stage
Location: New Center Park, Second Avenue & Lothrop
Produced by Stirling
Presented by The Metrotimes


7 p.m.:AUDRA
9 p.m.:BLANCHE


6 p.m.: TONE & 7 p.m.QUIXOTI


7 p.m.: THE DECKSF
8 p.m.: SSM
9 p.m.: THE SIGHT


7 p.m.: BLAIR


5 p.m.: SHOE
6 p.m.: FREER

And Speaking of Which there have been a adde at tastefest on the Main Stage, Cat Power who release the Greastest this year will be play the Main stage with the Memphis Rhythem Band on Saturday July 1 at 5:30 PM right before Ray Davis at 8:30 PM

Too see the full line-up at

And the Detroit Weekly and the ticketmaster web sight have not postest on there web sight yet but i saw this at the State Bar ticker onThursdayy night and posted her
Coming to town on August 4 at the Statetheaterr Downtown
will be the Flaming Lips

I betdetailss will be coming this week

And Now a few Days Late i time to see if the UK Music Rag pick the right tunes for NME single of the week and see if i like it

This week winner is a new band made up by members of the now defunk Beat Bandm, It call The Aliens and there Debut EP Allenoid Starmonica The two tracks on there my Space page( are very good the 1st track "Robot Man"is some whatweirdd with some 70's soundtrark and catch 80 licry but it drag too much at the startuntill it catch up in mid song it a OK track but the 2nd track is much better much better which help the EP so it very good

This week 1st runner-up is "586" song "We Got Bored"( ) Not be Confused with the area code for Macombe County, The London Electro pop is a fast paceriott and it were short delver in only 122 seconds it ok but a little too fast but itcatchyy but O.K.

And this week 2nd runner-up is 60styleepsychedelicapopsterr Jim Noir ( the single have a good beat to it and get some good work in the end and it a very nice tune and good surf music to take with you on the beach and he just got signs with theSeattlee base Barsuk Records which is also home of Mates of state, Viva Voce and Nada Surf.

So we have three good songs but one winner.

Much i like a few tracks of the Aliens some of the Sounds are a little to reto, 586 if was aMichigann band i would like it, but i like at old surf beats to a good tune a it really good so this week My NME single of the Week is

Jim Noir - My Patch

and the album will be release in early August.

Now before i wrap it up let look at the top 10 movie of the week

And the Greatest Movie ever made for the moment The Da Vinci Codefinishh No.1 despite all controversy and ever bad film review know to man it rack up $77 million in 1st week in the US and $224 million worldwide. and sent tom curse back home to mommy and kid the rest of the top 10:

1. The Da Vinci Code, $77 million
2. Over the Hedge, $37.2 million
(last week only other major release)
3. Mission: Impossible III, $11 million
(let see a movie when tom cures was cool)
4. Poseidon, $9.2 million
(and sinking fast)
5. RV, $5.1 million
6. See No Evil, $4.3 million
7. Just My Luck, $3.3 million
(Just is not you luck when Bradon David thash a bad movie like that)
8. An American Haunting, $1.6 million
9. United 93, $1.4 million
10. Akeelah and the Bee, $1 million

Overall the box office is slightly down from last year from last year graest movie ever made for the moment.( Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)

Next week it the Latest Greaest Movie Ever Made for the Moment
(X-Men: The Last Stand) is out

tomorrow early post: New Music Tuesday
Late Post i give some love to Whirwind Heat New one
Wednesdayy more local review of the new racountes CD from The Free Press and the Metrotimes
Seven more today for Katie
and 17 more days for the world cup for soccer in Germany which have a so-so Country pop song at eurovision onSaturdayy.
Tomorrow it warming up to 71*
now i have to watch the last show of 24

Sunday, May 21, 2006


And now here is the list you have been looking for it is call the gig guide, the Gig guide is a look of who is playing this week on TV,on-line,on satellite Radio to see you fave music act are playing this week, But where not litmed to your home i also include a Outdoors Gig guide that will feather who playing in town this week at the music venues like the Magic stick(AKA as the stick), The Magic Bag, St. Andrews Hall, The Lague House, Small, The Belmont, and the Blind Pig or the state theater and other venues. So if i miss you gig or two you can always E-mail the this sight at and now here what coming up this week

May 22-28

Indoors gig guide


U2 - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC (R)
Gnarls Barkley - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
The Flaming Lips - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - NBC
(Please note: some of the bands may appear at the end of the program like in the last 10 to 15 minutes)


BBC Radio One
Lamacq Live with Steve Lamacq
Monday (4 to 8 PMEDT, if your reading this from a diffece time Zone it may be diffecec)
The Lamacq Live Triple Pack returns with The Long Blondes, The Longcut and Brakes all playing live from Maida Vale.(and it going to be a good one)

BBC 6 music
Gideon Coe
(5 to 8 PM EDT)
Monday - Sara Hammer
Tuesday - Zero 7

Tom Robinson's Evening Sequence
(2 to 4:30 EDT)
Thursday - Martha Wainwright

And if you happen to miss the Eurovision Song contest on Saturday and if you want to hear the song that have been making headlines when the Finnish Heave metal rock band "lordi" won the would thing, you can listen to it until Saturday afternoon at

and back here locally Ex-WDET DJ and current publicst at the magic bag in frendale willy Wilson will be subbing on The Roots Music Project On WEMU-FM 89.1 on Saturday at 2 to 4 PM you can also listen to it on there web sight at

Morning Becomes Eclectic
(noon to 3 PM EDT)
Wednesday - The Delightful duo From LA are back The Ditty Bops(on at 2:15 PM EDT)

Thursday - The Rogers Sisters (6 PM EDT)


Sirius Radio

1st Wave (Ch.22)
"Safety Dance" Memorial Weekend
5/26 - 5/29
This Memorial Day weekend itÂ’s safe to dance! Hear classic alternative dance mixes from artists like Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure and more during the First Wave "Safety Dance" Memorial Weekend. Starting Friday May 26th at 6 pm ET, through Memorial Day.

First Wave Rewind Monday
Friday 12 pm ET
Rebroadcast: Monday - Friday 12 am ET
This Week they honor of Morrissey on the week of his Birthday this week with Smith and his solo stuff.

Sirius Disorder (Ch.24)
World Café oSIRIUSUS Disorder
6 pm - 8 pm ET Monday through Thursday
1 pm - 3pm ET Friday
5/22: Beth Orton (Re-Air of 5/2)
5/26: Fiona Apple

LittlSteven'n Underground Garage (Ch.25)
Next weekend the weekend host on the underground garage take a summer vacation, Bill Kelly take on Surf Music (Hang Ten with Bill Kelly Sat 5/27 7:00 am ET, Repeat May 28 at 11 PM), Andrew Loog Oldman's turn up the summer by playing his fave stone tunes (Andrew Loog Oldham's Summer & Stones Sat 5/27 11:00 am ET, Repeat may 28 at 3PM), Kim Fowley will play some songs of the cities he visit over the years(Vacationing with Kim Fowley Sat 5/27 7:00 pm ET, Repeat May 28 at 11AM) and my fave hometown girl Ko from the Dirtbombs will start a came fire and tell some story urban legends(Go Camping with Ko Melina Sat 5/27 11:00 pm ET, Repeat May 28 at 7AM) so happy holiday weekend to the weekend under ground crew, Travel safe.

Left of Center (Ch.26)
Left of Sessions: Franz Ferdinand Wed 5/24 9:00 pm ET
with repeat on Thurs., May 25th @ 1 am ET & Fri., May 26th @ 1 pm ET.

and there a new show on Left of Center it call Blog Radio . Each weeknight, Blog Radio will be hosted by a different blogger who will offer their take on todayÂ’s music scene! Some of the blogs that will be contributing inclaude Gorilla vs Bear, Brooklyn Vegan and Product Shop NYC. Blog Radio debuts May 29 at 10 pm ET!

XM Radio


Slip Stream Special: Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute
X Country - XM 12
11AM - Noon ET
X Country's Slip Stream Special honors the birthday of Bob Dylan with Dylan's music celebrated by X Country artists.

Network Live's SRO: Franz Ferdinand
Ethel - XM 47
Noon - 1PM ET
Franz Ferdinand play tunes from You Could Have It So Much Better recorded live from the Argon Ballroom in Chicago.

Focus Group: Moody Blues Live
Fine Tuning - XM 76
Noon - 1PM ET
The Moody Blues are one of the other great British bands to still be going strong after being together for over 40 years. Their latest live release Lovely To See You captures The Moodies in a stunning live performance at the Greek Theatre in L.A. last June.

Artist's Choice: KT Tunstall
Hear Music™ - XM 75
Scottish newcomer KT Tunstall visits the XM studios for an Artist's Choice interview and performance. Find out what songs and artists have influenced her most, followed by a special performance of one of the songs on her list.


Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan
Deep Tracks - XM 40
10AM - 11AM ET
This weeks theme is: Baseball

LIVE at BJ'S: Miles Davis on Stage in 1970
Beyond Jazz - XM 72
11PM - Mid. ET
Hear Miles Davis in a small club setting at The Cellar Door in Washington, DC as well as The Isle of Wight Festival in front of 600,000 screaming fans. Sou?so hear the likes of John McLaughlin, Dave Holland, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Jack Dejohnette and others.


Beyond Category with Dick Golden and Guest Tony Bennett
Fine Tuning - XM 76
Noon - 2PM ET
Host Dick Golden and guest Tony Bennett deliver a 2 hour weekly show that goes way Beyond Categories. Today hear the music of Jule Styne's latest CD titled In Hollywood.

Common: In His Own Words
The City - XM 67
9PM - 10PM ET
He's featured in the Rolling Stone "Chevy Calendar" and we've got him inside The City. The GRAMMY nominated artist speaks on his evolution in hip hop, what he does when he's not rhymin'.


The XMU Student Mixer: The New Pornographers
XMU - XM 43
The New Pornographers perform songs from their latest album Twin Cinema, live from the XM Performance Theater.
The New Pornographers
The Verge - XM 52
A band drops by and performs songs recorded live. The Verge then goes into conversation with the performer. Live At The Verge another XM Satellite Xclusive.

and Now let go outside to see who playing the clubs this week

At the Headquaters of underground indie rock
The Magic Stick
And For the Next Two weeks the The Emergenza contest will be held semi finals at the stick from May 25 to the 28 and June 1 to 4)

Andrewdrew Hall
Thursday - Twilight Singers

Magic BThursdaysday - The Trews
Saturday - Gaelic Storm

Lager House

Wednesday: Minsk / Gannon
Thursday: Dead Moon w/ The Cyril Lords
Friday: Fifth Period Fever CD Release Party! w/ Capitol Chris & The Easy Way Outs & I, Crime
Saturday: Little Tommy Daniels Bachelor Party XXXtravaganza featuring We R DJ, Hells Belles Burlesque and an all star jam session featuring members of Pas/Cal and more!


Mon. 5/22 - Mademoiselle Monday featuring DJs Samantha & Terri Lynn(From Tory Grogey and the stepsisters)
Thurs. 5/25 - The Senate, Murder Mystery, Steffie Loveless, and Mound.
Fri. 5/26 - Rai, Amino Acids, and 500 Miles to Memphis.
Sat. 5/27 - Moi? (NYC), Best Idea Ever, City Mouse (KY) and Vibrolas (KY) with DJ Dan W-Vibe.


Ever Tuesday The Riff 2 show Local 101 listen party at 10 PM
Thursday 05/25 - Hell Rides North / Caliber / Frank Ridge BombersDoors 8pm
Friday 05/26 - Downtown Brown / Screaming Mechanical Brain / Garmonboziaand the return of Lightshow Bob
Saturday 05/27 - Easy Action W/ The State and PADoors

Blind Pig

Saturday - THE BANG!

And dont forget it that time aging where it time to go out there and to see a band and to ask yourself could i afford this, It the real outdoors season as outdoors amptheate start their summer season like The DTE energy music theatre(AKA pine knob),Meadow brook,and freedom Hill(Yes there will be a season after all) begin as always with the open to the summer in Detroit Eddie Money he playing two night Friday night at DTE Saturday Night at Meadow Brook

And dont for get Two more event inDetroit Band SSM (John Szymanski,David Shettler and Marty Morris) will play a CD release show Saturday Night at the Northen Light Lounge just a little south of the fisher buliding with Guest family band Muldoons and more.

And Downtown at Hart Plaza in downtown it will be 7th annual techno fest, this year is under new managementngment and it have a new name Movement, it will go May 27-29 and you have to pay to get in, It $40 for the entire week end and $15 for just a single day. More info at

Now if i miss any thing in this gudie or if you know a radio station that have good live acts in the studio and hear over the internet let me know and i post it. The E-mail address is

Sourced: NBC),BBC On-line,,,Sirius Radio, Xm Radio, and