Monday, December 31, 2007

The Gig Gudie - New Year Day edtion

The is a Special Edtion of the Gig Gudie with a listing of events for New year Eve

Majestic Theatre: Electric Six: With the Go and Goudron.

Magic Stick: Mad Coffee with Blender Magazine Present: Crud's New Years Freak - Crud - Cybertrybe - The Gepetto Files - They Never Sleep -

The Garden Bowl:

Magic Bag: The Mega 80's

Lager House: Howling Diablos

Saint Andrews Hall: WJLB & St. Andrews Present New Year's Eve Bash!

Blind Pig: THE BANG!

The Belmont: Murder Mystery, with DJ Ant,

Small: Chapstik: With Broadzilla and Peter Torque

The Painted Lady: Johnny Powers, backed by Nobody's Business with openers the Widowmakers and Kenny Kens & the Cash Creek Band

The Ark: Chenile Sisters

The Fillmore Detroit (formerly State Theatre): The Social Connection and New Year's Nation presents THE Detroit New Year's Eve event!

Fox Theatre: Cedric the Entertainer, with DeRay Davis, Luenell Campbell and J.J.

Baker's Keyboard Lounge: Kate Patterson, with the Don Mayberry Group featuring Sven Anderson

Clutch Cargo's: Masquerade Ball

Old Miami: Trembling Earth, the Sheeny Men, Cowboy Messiah, Most Beautiful Losers and the Rick Nease Band

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The 2007 Culture City Festive 50 - Part four Band No 20 to No. 11

And now it time for the next to last act of the 2007 Culture City Festive 50
on the 50 band that matters in 2007.

tomorrow will be the top 10 and remember if you miss the first days of the festive 50 you can see past post on the right of the menu under "The 2007 Culture City Festive 50" under last year Festive 50.

We pick up the Countdown at No. 20



This year was the return of the Icelandic faveiort Daughter as she released her 1st album in about three years called "Volta", not only that she return to live preforming and not only that her live show was to believed as she play with a colorful backing choir a la, The Polyphonic Spree and she play her 1st Detroit show in 11 years at the Fabulous Fox theater back in September.

Video:Earth Intruders
Album Released This Year:
Volta [Polydor]


Sharn Jones and the Dapper Kings

Now this was a gem out of left filed this gifted soul singer back by here backing band came out of no where and became a indie crossover hit with there debut album 100 Days, 100 Nights not only that she brought the funk to here live show which she brought it to the stick late in the year, her album is fun to listen to.

Video:100 Days, 100 Nights
Album Released This Year:
100 Days, 100 Nights [Daptone]


Midnight Movies

this year the haunting band from southern California released there follow up to there self title album with Lions the girl, this time around front girl gena olivier step out of the the drum kit and gave a really cool sufrey second album, it was one of the most adventer album to listen to this year and proving indie rock is growing.

Video:Patient Eye
Album Released This Year:
Lion The Girl [New Line Records]


The Ponys

I can't denied these long time friends of the Detroit music scene from Chicago[and on a personal note long time friends of mine] a spot on the festive 50, they sing to a major indie label and released on the best sounding garage rock album this year with "Turn the Lights Out" and not that they put on one hell of a live show proving the band out of Chicago is keeping what ever left of garage rock alive.

Video:"Double Vision" [Live] - From
Album Released This Year:
Turn the Lights Out[Matador Records]



i heard about this band early in there year when they play there music on BBC and i fell in love with the supersonic sound and i listen to there 1st album on line and i would like this band this year not that they played a good show at the old Lager house and not only that they was also friendly as well, there 1st album is really good.

Video:If You Fail We All Fail
Album Released This Year:
Everything Last Winter[Atlantic]


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

The album Clear Channel did not whan to play only there classic station well it did not work they brought "Magic" anyway so who need crap channel, The boss is still the boss and if you listen to this record he still have the power to rock and roll, the album is one great rock album from "Radio Nowhere" to the last track "Devil's Arcade" this was one good album to pleased the boss band, and according to KO still have the power to rock.

Video:Radio Nowhere
Album Released This Year:
Magic [Columbia]


Of Montreal

The members of the of The Elephant 6 Recording Company came out with a good concept album and was well received by the indie public may be all that buzz help because the band play there Detroit shows, there stage shows at the stick complex and they was one of the best live bands with there dramatic stage shows.

Video:Gronlandic Edit
Album Released This Year:
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?[Polyvinyl]


Bloc Party

O.K. i know most of Culture City don't like this band either as a hole or a live act or both, but i really like there second album "A Weekend in the City", it is a real good album not only that the song are great including "The Prayer" which is banging good tune, so if you did not listen to a "weekend in the city" give a album a good few good spin and you really like this.

Video:The Prayer
Album Released This Year:
A Weekend in the City [Vice/Wichita]


Great Northern

Now this is a great cool indie band that any body heard off but if you hear the album "Trading Twilight for Daylight" you was treated for a sonic adventer frather one of my fave song this year "Home", which is a wonderful song which is a great song and not only that they look very good playing live and not only that they sound so dreamy, one of my bands i would really like in the further.

Album Released This Year:
Trading Twilight for Daylight[Eenie Meeine Records]



After so much trouble getting in the country recording this really good album she back it up with the released of Kala that feat. the song "Boyz,", the disco flavor "Jimmy", and the wonderful song "Paper Planes" which is good to listen to even if MY don't like the gunshot in the song.

Video:Paper Planes
Album Released This Year:
Kala [Interscope Records]

Well 40 bands Down and there is only 10 more bands that matter and judging by the released of all good album the conclusion of the 2007 Culture Festive 50 will be a good one so com back tomorrow for the top ten and not only that the most important band that matters of 2007.


The finally of the Culture City Festive 50
Band No. 10 - No. 2
and the most important band that matters
of 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Culture City Festive 50 - Part Three - No.30 to No.21

Well, it day three of the Culture City Festive 50 for 2007
and we have almost reach half way to the Countdown and just a reminder
at the half way point of this year list will recap 50-26
so with that let pick the count down with No.30


K.T. Tunstaill

Last year Second Runner-Up [No.3 with "Eye to the Telescope"] When from No.3 to No.30her follow up album "Drastic Fantastic" was a OK album, but hey she is still one hell of a live prefromer with a blue coller attitued but judging by the cover she became a disco girl with a guitar.

Video:Hold On

Album Released This Year:
Drastic Fantastic[Virgin]


The Pipettes

ever since this site began i been in loved with the The Pipettes ever since i hear them on B.B.C. Radio one Lamacq Live show and all of culture city love the girls, it would be total hard to pick a faveorit, they Final released there debut album this year "We Are the Pipettes" it a very good album of old school 60's song done by all thouse Girl Group, now if they only play a make up show for a they almost play at the stick in December.

Video:Pull Shapes

Album Released This Year:
"We Are the Pipettes"


Nicole Atkins

wow it was a pleasure to see this year lovely solo artist who have a very lovely voice, she came to a detroit show twice opening for both the Long Blondes and the Raveonetts, and god she have that look that would not let you go and nice arms as well, Oh i forgot to tell you her debur album "Neptune City" sound so good with all is lush sound.

Video:Neptune City

Album Released This Year:
"Neptune City" [Red Ink/Columbia]


The Polyphonic Spree

Well this year the almost nearly 27 member band lead by former Tripping Daisy frontamn Tim DeLaughter ditch the robes became the became a all black clothes Fragile Army [Which was the name of there latest album], but they came in peace and love as there released the next 12 Section of there worldwide peace missions of love from downhome in texas.

Video:Running Away

Album Released This Year:
Fragile Army [TVT Records]


Tegan and Sara

the Born in Calgary, now living in oppiest end of canada released a very good album this year called "the con" it was a really good record with guest appercan by Jason McGerr of Death Cab for Cutie and Matt Sharp of The Rentals, and they still a really good live draw all over they play Detroit twice this year [once at the Gem Theater and a second at St. Andrew hall a month ago]but there look remine ,e of Ex- Von Bondies bassist Carrie Smith looking into a mirror.

Video:Back In Your Head

Album Released This Year:
The Con[Vapor/Sire/London]

===== HALF-WAY BREAK =====

We reach the half way break in the 2007 Festive 50 Countdown like we alway do it time to take a break from the count to do a quick recap of the full list, i do this three time durring the countdown this one at half way and twice during the last post once before the top 3 and the full list after the countdown.

If you miss any of the 1st 20 video on the list you can check out the links on the right of the menu under "The 2007 Culture City Festive 50" right under last year Festive 50 - 2006.

So here how the Festive 50 countdown look so far with little recap of the 1st half of the countdown.

50. The Eames Era
49. Durg Rug
48. The Birds and The Bee
47. Laura Veirs
46. Shout Out Louds
45. Bat For Lashers
44. Willoz
43. Lilly Allen
42. Aniimal Collective
41. The Good, The Bad, and the Queed
40. The Apple in Stereo
39. Amy Winehouse
38. Arctic Monkey
37. You Say Party, We Say Die
36. The Long Blones
35. Klaxons
34. Rilo Kiley
33. The Firey Furnaces
32. The Brunnetts
31. Deefhoof
30. K.T. Tunstaill
29. The Pipettes
28. Nicole Atkins
27. The Polyphonic Spree
26. Tegan and Sara

At top of the second half of the countdown


St. Vincent

once part of the flock of the The Polyphonic Spree,she broke away from the group and released a wonderful debut CD called "Merry Me" releaed her very warm and very sonic indie music and not only that she also have a great cover art for the album with one of thouse look at the camera shot, and not only that she also a very good live preformer who i whis she did a detroit show.

Video:Jesus Saves, I Spend

Album Released This Year:
Marry Me [Beggars Banquet Records]



now when i saw the 1st video for there Debut album "We Can Create" called "You Won't Know Her Name" i knew this would like this band from Northampton there sound is some describe by James Chapman as a bit like The Stone Roses meets Spaceman 3, they sounded like Devo, they did not played many dates here in american, but there debut album mean that shoegazing is back, Just perfic for the return of "My Bloody Valentine" in 2008.

Video:You Don't Know Her Name

Album Released This Year:
We Can Create [Mute Records]


Once - Soundtrack

Now i know i don't like movie soundtrack because there mostly recycle songs i heard before and a lot of songs that hear in a karyey bar so that mean sound track are banned of the full festive 50 unless it was something speical guess what we got our praeys.

it from one of the best film of the year, a musicial love story [and no i don't mean the overhype suage coated high school musicial] about two struggling musicians played by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová who fall in love and make music in working class Dublin, the sound track was a really gem of a sound track released this year.

oh if you want to know the DVD is out now for the film that gross over $14 million as of December and it was done over a Budget $160,000 U.S. now that was amazing.

Video:Falling Slowly

Album Released This Year:
Once - Soundtrack


New Porngraphs

this year was the return of the band that are all over canada fronted by A.C. Newman along with Neco Case, Kathryn Calder [Immaculate Machine] and John Collins of The Evaporators [Frontman is Nardward] released very great CD this year not a storng as there past album, but it is there trademark catch hooks and lyrcs, and there are still good live aldought they did not play a detroit show because they did not want to stuck in two hours traffic or worst the bus breaking down on 1-75.


Album Released This Year:
Challengers [Last Gang/Matador]



Every body when Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga over the band from Austin, Texas as they released there most succesful album to date, it reach Number 10 in the billboard chart and they even headline one of the nights of the Comerica Cityfest and after the gig hang out at the Northen Light Lounge nearby, Now that was cool.

Video:The Underdog

Album Released This Year:
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga [Merge]

The Countdown is comming down the home sterch with 20 more bands that released music this year.

Tomorrow, the Festive 50 Countdown continued with
Band 20 to Band No. 11

as we ride our Pony to the top Ten as we ride thouge the Fields to catch a Midnight Movies at a block party as we get closer to the Important band that matter in 2007.

This Weekend in Culture CIty for the Weekend of December 28th [The Last weekend of 2007]

We interuped the Countdown for a little bit for this Weekend in Culture City to list what is going down this weekend in Detroit on the last weekend of 2007.

Dont for get there will be a gig gudie on monday for Jan. 2nd to the 8th and after the festive 50 - Local 25 a gig gudie for New Year Eve 2008 see who bands are play New Year Eve to the run up to 2008.


INDUSTRY REUNION [the Eagle Theater and Crofoot Ballroom] - The Crofoot
The Suede Brothers w/ Charlie Don’t Surf & the Whiskey Rebellion - Lager House
Street Justice - Shelter
R.E.B.I.R.T.H. Release Party w/ ONE.BE.LO., Senim Silla, Binary Star, S.U.N. - BLIND PIG
Ethos, The Critically Acclaimed - The Belmont
Hell City Christmas Party - Small
Woodman/ The Passenger Pigeons/ emily rose/ junk - The Painted Lady.
Crossroads Ceili & Featuring S顭us Connolly, Barbara MacDonald Magone, Nick Gareiss - The Ark


MOTOR CITY SKA FEST with Mustard Plug, Gangster Fun, The Exceptions, Deals Gone Bad,Soapbox Paradox, Matt Wixson - MAJESTIC THEATER
DETROIT MUSIC SHOWCASE with VAIRON [the Pike Room] - The Crofoot
The Thornetta Davis Band - Lager House
Rusted Root - Saint Andrews Hall
Saturday - Coronados, Warhorses and Wussy (NYC/Japan) - The Belmont
Old Spice, Studiotone - Small
The Rockabilly Strangers/ The Lowballers - The Painted Lady
Awesome Color, Human Eye - Bohemian National Home


THE SCHOOL OF ROCK ALL STARS [the Pike Room] - The Crofoot
A.L.D. - Saint Andrews Hall
Omarion with Mario, Trey Songz & J-ROC - The Fillmore Detroit

Also this weekend

Comedy Series at the City Theatre: Earthquake - City Theater

and one More gig note

Beatlemania Now!, the Beatle tribute band that was going to play the Royal Oak Music Theater tonight and tomorrow night have been canceled, no reason was giving you can get refunds at the Royal Oak Music Theater box office or point of pursecased.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The 2007 Culture City Festive 50 - Part Two No. 40 to No.31

It Now time for act two of the 2007 Culture City Festive 50 Countdown
we pick up the count down with No.40


The Apple in Stereo

This year was a series of new beginning for the band from Denver,CO, first they released there new record which is called "New Magnetic Wonder" which was a good album, they released on a new label "Yep Roc Records" [There other album where on spinART] and not only that finally i got to see them live and in color at the stice in February, and they put on a good show.


Album released this year:
New Magnetic Wonder[Yep Roc Records]


Amy Winehouse

Now she would have rank so much higher if she have not have got in trouble with the booze, the drugs, the husband in jail and begin late all the time to her own gig of worst not showing up at all and if she did show up the gig would be a total tranwreck, now the CD is Good, and her voice is so great, but Amy Clean up with more rehab. i say OK, OK, OK.


Album released this year:
Back to Black[Island]
Frank [Island/U.S. Released - Released in the UK in 2003]


Arctic Monkey

O.K. it can't said that no album will ever top the Break out debut of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" but the monkey prove it still can rock aldought in not sounding like there last album the monkey prover it can still rock out and they was choose aging for the 2007 Mercury Prize, but dream of back to back Mercury was fold by the Klaxons.


Album released this year:
Favourite Worst Nightmare[Domino/Warner Bros.]


You Say Party, We Say Die

to bad i still can not see the band until the U.S.A. because of Visa issued but there still the best punk dance band out there and they did a very find job with there follow up album which was from there debut album "Hit the Floor!" which is also great, so they hit floor and do a gig in Windsor get a passport and see this live band that is so great.


Album released this year:
Lose All Time[Paper Bag Records]


The Long Blones

Aahh!, it was great to see this lovely band from Sheffield and saw the lovely but stylish Kate Jackson [and it you are wondering no it not that Kate Jackson From the old 70 TV Drama Charlie's Angels]and not only that i listen to one of the best album in the Bitisht chart in 2006 as i like the album but i am still stump not a lot of you have not saw the show sham on you.

Video:Weekend Without Makeup

Album released this year.
Someone to Drive you Home[Rough Trade Records]



if your danceable "Nu Rave" sound that are going to bring in the indie crowd congratulation boys from London you did just that you brought in the new gen of rave music in to the massed and not only that put some great song in to our head and not only that that also upended Arctic Monkeys, Bat for Lashes, Dizzee Rascal, Maps, New Young Pony Club, and Amy Winehouse to take home the UK Mercury music prize.

Video:Golden Skans

Album released this year.
Myths of the Near Future[Polydor Records]


Rilo Kiley

the new album did get a mixed reaction, but there was a very good track on the CD like under the blacklight, but they still put on good live show and i can not love seeing there front woman live in person and her lovely red hair and it was one of the rare gig i got to see north of eight mile [they play at the Royal oak music theater back in September.]

Video:Silver Lining

Album released this year.
Under the Blacklight[Warner Bros.]


The Firey Furnaces

it look like almost every year i get to see this very wonderful band play year after year at the magic stick or to some degree St. Andrew Hall or the Shelter and i really like there live show is a over a hour non-stop roller coaster that keep on going and going, this year the band model there latest album from the sound of the 70's radio to make "Window city a really good album.


Album released this year.
Widow City [Thrill Jockey]


The Brunnetts

It is from the best sounding bands that you never hear off this year if your are one of thouse hear-core indie music fans, they got get big indie break this year with "Structure & Cosmetics" there song are really fun to listen to even the lead off track B.A.B.Y. ["Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth"]and i got see them live, but i fell sorry for the band they was play downstairs the same night as Mines the bear play at the St. Andrew Hall the same night.

Video:Her Hairagami Set

Album released this year.
Structure & Cosmetics [Lil' Chief Records/Sub Pop Records]



the very fun sounding Indie Rock from San Franscio released one of the early year broke out and one new fans with there 8th album "Friend Opportunity" and not only that they received a Friend Opportunity as well when they was one of the first few band to play the crofoot in Pontiac back in September.


Album released this year:
Friend Opportunity [Kill Rock Stars/5 Rue Christine]

20 bands Down, 30 to go and were almost half way there
in the 2007 Culture City Festive 50


The Culture City Festive 50 reach the half way mark as we begin marry the second half of the countdown with with a big spoon as we get our maps for a one in a lifetime road to see who is the best in 2007

It the Countdown continued with
Band No. 30. to Band no. 21
with a half way countdown in the middle.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The 2007 Culture City Festive 50 - Part One No. 50 to No.41

An Now after the 52 weeks, thousands listens, many show later
here it is, the moment you been waiting for the 50 bands that should matter to you
The 2007 Culture City Festive 50

Today we Kick off the countdown with Band 50 to Band 41
I kick off the best of the best with No.50


The Eames Era

The band for Baton Rouge, Louisiana released a very good and very chatty album called Heros and Sheros, you really got to love the wonderful vocals of lead singer Ashlin Phillips who was back band who did some good sound to it, they are a fave all over Internet radio and not only that they did a Detroit show at the Belmont back in the summer and that was real cool.

Video:When You Were A Millionaire

Album Released This Year:
"Heroes and Sheroes"[C Student Records]


Durg Rug

When i hear there self-title CD back on the Fall on there my space page i really really love this wonderful band from Boston, the wonderful blues rock music between boyfriend/girlfriend duo of Sarah Cronin and Thomas Allen can not be denied as they give wonderful music with very lovely band name, Hey you would not be hook like a name like Durg Rug.

Video:The band live during a FADER showcase during C.M.J.

Album Released This Year:
Durg Rug [Black And Greene]


The Birds and The Bee

It you ever hear the phase love you music at first sight will this is the band you can not stop hearing in the year with there cool jazz sound that found cross over crowd with the indie kids and you to live there smooth colorful live show and not only that the Drop Dead looks of Front woman Inara George who i can not stop look at her when she play.

Video:"Again & Again"

Album Released This Year:
The Bird and the Bee[Blue Note


Laura Veirs

This year i got to see Laura Veirs and her backing band the Saltbreakers play songs from her newest released Called "Saltbreakers" and the show was really a good show and the CD is really Good showing why see is one of the smartest singer-songwriter around and not only that really cool story teller as well.

Video:OK this is from a program form the Seattle Channel could not find a video off a track from saltbreakers.

Album Released This Year:
Saltbreakers [Nonesuch Records]


Shout Out Louds

Swedish rock is alive and still well in the "Shout Out Louds" who released the Follow up to the well done "Howl Howl Gaff Gaff" they have a real good single "Tonight I Have to Leave It" and it also feather more of the vocals of keyboard Bebban Stenborg that goes with there lead singers Adam Olenius .


Album Released This Year:Tonight I have to leave it
Our Ill Wills[Merge]


Bat For Lashers

this Four peiced all female band Front by the dramatic Front-girl Natasha Khan who made a really great record that was released in North American Shore this year made some noise when it was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Prize for "Fur and Gold" and at one time she was a favorite for the prize until she lost out to the the Klaxons, She is Right now writing the Follow Up and will be recorded next year.

Video:Whats a Girl To Do

Album Released This Year:
"Fur and Gold" [Parlophone Records]



This was one fo the 1st band that i really like went i have to listen to every released for My New Music Tuesday Post [Every Tuesday and will be back in 2008] and i really love this west coast garage rock from Anaheim, California from there song from there myspace page i when to see there shows when they came here once in the spring at the Bo House and in the summer at the Stick opening up for the Detroit Corba's

Video:Take a Look Around

Album Released This Year:
Chautauqua [Dim Mak Records]


Lilly Allen

America got it 1st listen of the first ever my space music Star as she released her debut album "Alright, Still" in January, her album was O.K. but she put on a good live that mix up little reggae, a little hip hop, and a little bit of pop rock, i wish she brought here live show back in may, but will have to wait a little bit longer.


Album Released This Year:
Alright, Still [Capitol Records]


Aniimal Collective

Now Almost ever blogger have been raving about this NYC experimental noise band since the album was lake on the net in mid-June and there sound on this album is sort of like a mix mash of sound, now i listen to this record and it was good but it on the list because of the buzz about the album and not only that the art work as well.


Album Released This Year:
Strawberry Jam [Domino]


The Good, The Bad, and the Queen

With Blur Front man Damon Albarn putting to bed his cartoon band Gorillaz and rampant rumors that blur doing a album aging with Graham Coxon, he keep him self busy with this super group side project with The Clash Paul Simonon, The Verve Simon Tong and Fela Kuti Tony Allen, put together a very good album about Modern life in London got good buzz and good press as well.

Video:Kingdom Of Doom

Album Released This Year:
The Good, the Bad & the Queen [Virgin Records]

Ten Down almost 40 to go and about four more days to catch up with the rest of the list.


The Countdown Continued with
Band 40 to Band 31 as we look to friend Opportunity thur the window in the city as we look for New Magnetic wonders before we all before we go to rehab.

The 2007 Culture City Festive 50 - Intorduction

Today is Wednesday, December 26
And there is only six days left in the year 2007

and since there is aboislly No Music News [Indie, Local or otherwise] and i would not waste time with nothing over the last six days, it now time for the series of the post to see the best bands of 2007 and they would be wordily that is 2007

It the Second Annuled "It Came From Culture City" Festive 50 Countdown for 2007.

it the year that the music business is on the ropes, Internet radio theatrn, and concert drought inside the Detroit area, Local Music Still in Hibrithtion.

But it is lucky that there was a lot of great and good music that was released over the last 12 months in Indie music and to reconged the best bands who kick out the most important music that matter in the year, i do this Countdown of the only music that matters.

The History

if any one know the tradition of this the festive 50, it could be trace back to one man: Peel, John Peel The man, the myth, the Legion. The Late great DJ John Peel who broadcasting From Radio 1 when on the air in 1967 until his sudden passing in 2004, The man like to search his fave track of the past 365 days.

The Very 1st winner of the Festive 50 was this band

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

over the years other winner select by either him or his Loyal listeners of Radio have range from The Motors, Sex Pistols, Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, Jesus and Mary Chain, Sugarcubes, The Sundays, The Fall, Nirvana, Pulp, Kenickie, Cornershop, Delgados, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Melys and if you want to add the Fall in in 2004 which which was released posthumous after he past away in October 2004.

Now we in the states like to say we have a festive 50, but unfornlty were stuck with commerical radio station doing top 89 to 95 to 101 of all the song that are played over and over and over aging they would wind up on some comp CD called "Now that what i called Crap"

The Closet thing that come clost to a festive 50 is across the broader at Unavistve of Windsor Campus radio station CJAM [91.5 FM] it the station that house not one but two former WDET-FM DJ's Jon Mosher and the one and only Judy Adams also house the the long running Brisht Indie show "Cowboys and Indies" which aired from 9:30 PM to midnight every Saturday.

and Since the show begin in 1989 they used the last few weeks of the year to do there own festive 50 list as well, but unlike the peel festive 50 which rate song, this festive 50 that i used for the culture city festive 50 is base on bands that released music this year.

Last year 1st every Festive 50 was a little diffece last year because the list was was put gether with only stuff off the top of my head [the site began in May 2006]but i did put on a good list that was top by Last year Festive 50 winner "The Knife" and last year winner of the local 25 list "S.S.M.".

The Rules

To be eligible for the big Festive 50, they must put out a CD in the whole Calendar year [that mean it must be released January 1st to December 31st]and it must be a hard copy released, not a download album released over the net, meaning you will not be seeing "Radiohead" released "In Rainbow" on the list because it was a download released, but will be eligible on the list Next year because the Hard Copy version will come out Jan. 1, 2008

All album must be full lenght album, no EP are allowed [expect the Local 25 where a CD and a 4 or 5 song EP will be allowed]

now the full list is base on buzz and how did i like the band and not only that i am putt on felling after the album on Spinner or on my space on for anywhere from three or four days to a full week.

The Full Reviel

unlike most best of list it is done in one big post, but on this site it is done a little bit difference, each day i post up to ten released From Now[December 26th] to December 30th and on New Year Eve on December 31th i will revield a Smaller Local version of the Festival 50 which is called the festive 50 - Local 25 where the best local bands of the 2007 will be posted.

So the Next post, will begin the 50 bands that should matter to you, but you was to overdose on American Idol.

Enjoy the Festive 50 2007.

New Music Tuesday

WEEK 52 [2007]
DECEMBER 26,2007
Remember the stores was close on Christmas Day.

Well today is Wednesday, the Day after X-mas around Detroit and not only that it boxing day in Canada, and since this is the Day after x-mas there is nothing new to the store this, No new CD from the only music that matter, No other news released, no rerelaesed, no New DVD music released, nothing

So why bother puting a post

But they are two tv Serier beging released on DVD so will list that instand, but after this post it the beging of the 2007 Culture City Festive 50.

Today List:

DVD on TV:

Galactica 1980 - The Complete Series

Kong: The Animated Series - Volume 3

Monday, December 24, 2007

See You In 2008

Well this is the end of the year at It Came from Culture City for all of 2007

but i will not take a break because i have to type out and not only that post up the 2007 Culture City Festive 50 that will post up from Wednesday to Sunday for the Festival 50, not only that on New Year Day the Local 25 of the Festive 50.

So this is the end of the most produce year of this blog site as i did my first full year of this site [1st post May 8th, 2006], this have been a good year for this site

So before i sing off i want to thank you for reading this site thought out the year, not only this year but since the start of this site.

I want to thank my fellow Local blogger Jasper from Web Vomit, JRC of, Anthony form Detour and anyone who running thank you for your support.

Also thank you to Suzy Cole from WRIF-FM and Riff 2 [WRIF-FM HD Radio Side Channel] and her parner in crime Detroit News Writer and Musician Melody Baetens who take about five to ten second to mention this site on Detroit Local 101 every Tuesday night to mention this site.

Oh did i mention that i am nonainned For the Riff 2 Awards for Local Blog of the year and if you vote for me for local blog of the year, can you pleased vote for Theresa Bataran for best Soundgirl [O.K., it best sound guy]pretty please.

And Voting goes up until midnight on New Year Eve on

Also thank you to the fans of real true of real rock music that is over showad by some chick you may have heard of names like 'Hanan Montana"[Tell you the Thurth, Never heard of her].

Well, once aging thank you for reading the site and pleased enjoy the Festive 50 all this week

Have a Happy Holiday and Good Night untill 2008.

The List Year End Edtion fo the whole 2007

To any of our reguarl reader of the blog site, just before the weekly gig gudie i put up a separte post looking at playlist from all over the intrenet to see what cool tunes are hot right now amonge D.J. across the country from the only music show that matter across the net, Well this one is a lot diffence as we reach the end of the year.

so i puting a special list from the round up of all the best album from my only Soruced that matter putting the top list from almost Ten Sourced From the best list of the season.

And dont forget my own list Start on Boxing Day as Culture City Present the second annual Cultutre City Festive 50 ever nay From Now to New Year Eve.

Top 50 Albums of 2007

50 - Tinariwen - Aman Iman: Water Is Life
49 - Dizzee Rascal - Maths + English
48 - Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
47 - Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
46 - Marissa Nadler - Songs III: Bird on the Water
45 - Ricardo Villalobos - Fabric 36
44 - Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
43 - Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
42 - Ghostface Killah - The Big Doe Rehab
41 - Life Without Buildings - Live at the Annandale Hotel
40 - Beirut - The Flying Club Cup / Lon Gisland EP
39 - The White Stripes - Icky Thump
38 - Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
37 - Grizzly Bear - Friend EP
36 - Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
35 - Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
34 - James Blackshaw - The Cloud of Unknowing
33 - King Khan & the Shrines - What Is?!
32 - Sally Shapiro - Disco Romance
31 - Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity
30 - Caribou - Andorra
29 - Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
28 - Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
27 - Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
26 - Various Artists - After Dark
25 - The Tough Alliance - A New Chance / New Waves EP
24 - Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings
23 - Studio - Yearbook 1
22 - Okkervil River - The Stage Names
21 - Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
20 - Liars
19 - Feist - The Reminder
18 - Kanye West - Graduation
17 - The National - Boxer
16 - Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3
15 - Justice - &8224;
14 - Deerhunter - Cryptograms / Fluorescent Grey EP
13 - Jay-Z - American Gangster
12 - No Age - Weirdo Rippers
11 - Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
10 - Burial - Untrue
9 - The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
8 - Battles - Mirrored
7 - Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
6 - Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
5 - Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
4 - Radiohead - In Rainbows
3 - M.I.A. - Kala
2 - LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
1 - Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Spin Magizine
Best 40 Albums of 2007

40 - RILO KILEY - Under the Blacklight
39 - TURBONEGRO - Retox
38 - DIZZEE RASCAL - Maths + English
37 - TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS -Living With the Living
36 - BONDE DO ROLE - With Lasers
35 - SAY ANYTHING - In Defense of the Genre
34 - BAT FOR LASHES - Fur and Gold
33 - THE WILDHEARTS - The Wildhearts
31 - HANDSOME FURS - Plague Park
30 - BROTHER ALI - Undisputed Truth
29 - PANDA BEAR - Person Pitch
28 - IRON AND WINE - The Shepherd's Dog
27 - BAND OF HORSES - Cease to Begin
26 - BRIGHT EYES - Cassadaga
25 - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - Era Vulgaris
24 - THE SHINS - Wincing the Night Away
23 - PETER BJORN AND JOHN - Writer's Block
22 - ELLIOTT SMITH - New Moon
21 - MODEST MOUSE - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
20 - OF MONTREAL - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
19 - ARCTIC MONKEYS - Favourite Worst Nightmare
18 - FEIST - The Reminder
17 - THE NATIONAL - Boxer
16 - LILY ALLEN - Alright, Still…
15 - JUSTICE - †
13 - THE HIVES - The Black and White Album
12 - PRINCE - Planet Earth
10 - THE WHITE STRIPES - Icky Thump
9 - SPOON - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
8 - JAY-Z - American Gangster
7 - AMY WINEHOUSE - Back to Black
6 - RADIOHEAD - In Rainbows
5 - M.I.A. - Kala
4 - KANYE WEST - Graduation
3 - LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Sound of Silver
2 - Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
1 - Against Me! - New Wave

NME[New Music Express]- UK
Top 50 Albums Of 2007

50. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
49. Interpol - Our Love To Admire
48. The View - Hats Off To The Buskers
47. Enter Shikari - Take To The Skies
46. Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
45. !!! - Myth Takes
44. Gruff Rhys - Candylion
43. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
42. Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
41. Menomena - Friend And Foe
40. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
39. Jeffrey Lewis - 12 Crass Songs
38. Justice - †
37. Jamie T - Panic Prevention
36. Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck
35. Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
34. New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
33. Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain Release
32. Grinderman - Grinderman
31. Pigeon Detectives - Wait For Me
30. Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
29. Lethal Bizzle - Back To Bizznizz
28. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
27. The Horrors - Strange House
26. Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks
25. The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America
24. The Maccabees - Colour It In
23. Maps - We Can Create
22. Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
21. The Enemy - We'll Live And Die In These Towns
20. Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
19. Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge
18. The Good, The Bad & Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen
17. Future Of The Left - Curses
16. The Coral - Roots & Echoes
15. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
14. Babyshambles - Shotter's Nation
13. PJ Harvey - White Chalk
12. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
11. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
10. Battles - Mirrored
09. The Cribs - Men's Needs, Women's Need, Whatever
08. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
07. M.I.A. - Kala
06. Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
05. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
04. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
03. Radiohead - In Rainbows
02. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
01. Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future

Rolling Stone
The Top 50 Albums of 2007

50 - Britney Spears - Blackout (Jive)
49 - Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times (Born & Bred)
48 - Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back (anti —)
47 - Band of Horses - Cease to Begin (Sub pop)
46 - Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High (Island)
45 - Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (RCA)
44 - Peter Bjorn & John - Writer's Block (Wichita)
43 - Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist (Warner Bros.)
42 - Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
41 - Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (Polyvinyl)
40 - Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (Universal)
39 - Dr. Dog - We All Belong (Park the Van)
38 - Imperial Teen - The Hair the T.V. the Baby & the Band (Merge)
37 - Down - Over the Under (Down)
36 - Alicia Keys - As I Am (J. Records)
35 - Feist - The Reminder (Cherry Tree)
34 - Chris Brown - Exclusive (Jive)
33 - Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price - Last of the Breed (Lost Highway)
32 - Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long (Geffen)
31 - Because of the Times - Kings of Leon (RCA)
30 - Youssou N'Dour - Rokku Mi Rokka (Nonesuch)
29 - Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains (Geffen)
28 - The Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder (Yep Roc/Simian)
27 - Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3 (Young Money Entertainment)
26 - Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Columbia)
25 - Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight (Warner Bros.)
24 - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand (Rounder)
23 - 1990s - Cookies (Rough Trade)
22 - Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full (Hear Music)
21 - Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero (Interscope)
20 - Melissa Etheridge - The Awakening (Island)
19 - Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (XL)
18 - Lucinda Williams - West (Lost Highway)
17 - The White Stripes - Icky Thump (Warner Bros)
16 - Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends (Frenchkiss)
15 - Common - Finding Forever (Geffen)
14 - Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta! (Side One Dummy)
13 - Lily Allen - Alright Still (Capitol)
12 - Bright Eyes - Cassadaga (Saddle Creek)
11 - John Fogerty - Revival (Fantasy)
10 - Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
9 - Against Me! - New Wave (Sire)
8 - Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight (Warner Bros.)
7 - LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (Capitol/DFA)
6 - Radiohead - In Rainbows (
5 - Kanye West - Graduation (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
4 - Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (Merge)
3 - Jay-Z - American Gangster (Roc-A-Fella)
2 - Bruce Springsteen - Magic (Columbia)
1 - M.I.A. - Kala (Interscope)
Top 97 Best albums of 2007

97. Minus The Bear - Planet Of Ice
96. New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
95. The Lodger - Grown Ups
94. Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
93. Sonde Lerche - Phantom Punch
92. The Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
91. Ra Ra Riot - S/T EP
90. Imperial Teen - The Hair, The TV, The Baby & The Band
89. Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature
88. Kevin Drew - Spirit If
87. Stateless - S/T
86. Robbers On High Street - Grand Animals
85. Maximo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures
84. Project Jenny, Project Jan - xoxoxoxoxoxo
83. Underworld - Oblivion With Bells
82. St. Vincent - Marry Me
81. The Go! Team - Proof Of Youth
80. A Place To Bury Strangers - S/T
79. Dntel - Dumb Luck
78. RJD2 - The Third Hand
77. Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
76. Arizona - Welcome Back Dear Children
75. Via Audio - saysomethingsaysomethingsaysomething
74. Matthew Dear - Deserter
73. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder
72. The Fiery Furnaces - Widow City
71. Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
70. Frightened Rabbit - Sing The Greys
69. UNKLE - War Stories
68. Mother Mother - Touch Up
67. Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
66. Stars - In Our Bedroom After The War
65. The Good, The Bad & The Queen - S/T
64. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81
63. Black Kids - Wizard Of Ahhs EP
62. Justice - †
61. Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight
60. Tegan and Sara - The Con
59. Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
58. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
57. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
56. Maps - We Can Create
55. Bjork - Volta
54. Cloud Cult - The Meaning Of 8
53. Matt Pond PA - Last Light
52. David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band
51. Jukebox The Ghost - S/T EP
50. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer
49. The Cribs - Mens Needs, Womens Needs, Whatever
48. The Fratellis - Costello Music
47. The Eames Era - Heroes & Sheroes
46. Wussy - Left For Dead
45. The Bees - Octopus
44. Pela - Anytown Graffiti
43. Les Savy Fav - Lets Stay Friends
42. Iron And Wine - The Shepherds Dog
41. The New Pornographers - Challengers
40. Palomar - All Things, Forests
39. Menomena - Friend & Foe
38. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
37. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
36. Interpol - Our Love To Admire
35. Ted Leo / Pharmacists - Living With The Living
34. Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
33. M.I.A. - Kala
32. !!! - Myth Takes
31. Mark Ronson - Version
30. The Seedy Seeds - Change States
29. Battles - Mirrored
28. Mobius Band - Heaven
27. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
26. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
25. Pinback - Autumn Of The Seraphs
24. White Rabbits - Fort Nightly
23. Blonde Redhead - 23
22. Shout Out Louds - Our Ill Wills
21. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
20. The Twilight Sad - 14 Autumns and 15 Winters
19. Art Brut - Its A Bit Complicated
18. Editors - An End Has A Start
17. Kenna - Make Sure They See My Face
16. Vampire Weekend - Blu CDR
15. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
14. Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
13. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
12. Radiohead - In Rainbows
11. Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
10. Okkervil River - The Stage Names
9. Band of Horses - Cease To Begin
8. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
7. Working for a Nuclear Free City - Businessmen & Ghosts
6. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
5. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
4. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
3. Peter Bjorn & John - Writers Block
2. Feist - The Reminder
1. The National - Boxer
Top Ten Album of the Year
[in no particular order]

Enon - Grass Geysers Carbon Clouds
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons - Banging Down The Doors
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
The Muldoons - S/T
The New Pornographers - Challengers
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
The Ponys - Turn The Lights Out
Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound
Thurston Moore - Trees Outside The Academy
The White Stripes - Icky Thump Top 50 Album
as voted by reader.

50 - Blonde Redhead - 23
49 - Yeasayer - All Hour Cymblas
48 - Stars - In Our Bedroom After The War
47 - The Twilight Sad
46 - Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
45 - Les Save Fav - Let's Say Friends
44 - Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City
43 - Tegan and Sara - The Con
42 - Patrick Waston - Close to Paradise
41 - Caribou - Andoora
40 - Elliott Smith - New Moon
39 - Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
38 - Arctic Monkeys - Favourite worst Nightmare
37 - PJ Harvey - White Chalk
36 - Kevin Drew - Spririt If...
35 - Grizzly Bear - Friend EP
34 - Interpol - Our Love to admire
33 - Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
32 - Bright Eyes - CAssadaga
31 - Deerhunter - Cryptograms
30 - St. Vincemt = Marry Me
29 - King of Leon - Because of the times
28 - The Shins - Wincing the night away
27 - Miracle Fortress - Five Roses
26 - Rilo Kiley - Under the Black Light
25 - White Strips - Icky Thump
24 - Justice - +
23 - Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the ship even sank
22 - The New Porngraphers - Challengers
21 - Iron and Wine
20 - Kanye West - Graduation
19 - Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
18 - Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
17 - Battle - Mirrored
16 - Andrew Bird - Armchiar Apocrypha
15 - Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
14 - Menomenta - Friend and Foe
13 - Jens Lekman - Night Falls At Kortedala
12 - Beirut - The Flying Culb Cup
11 - Feist - The Reminder
10 - Overkill River - The Stage Names
9 - M.I.A. - Kala
8 - Panda Bear - Person Pitch
7 - Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
6 - LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Sliver
5 - of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You
4 - Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
3 - Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
2 - The National - Boxer
1 - Radiohead - In Rainbows


111. 8 Diagrams - Wu-Tang Clan
110. Catch The Brass Ring - Ferraby Lionheart
109. Reformation! Post-TLC - The Fall
108. Under the Blacklight - Rilo Kiley
107. Strange House - The Horrors
106. Mantaray - Siouxsie
105. Good Arrows - Tunng
104. Oracle - Sunn O)))
103. Phantom Punch - Sondre Lerche
102. The Black and White Album - The Hives
101. I'm Not There - Various Artists
100. Structure And Cosmetics - Brunettes
99. The Broken String - Bishop Allen
98. Eardrum - Talib Kweli
97. All Hour Cymbols - Yesayer
96. From Here We Go Sublime - The Field
95. Volta - Björk
94. Build a Nation - Bad Brains
93. Made of Bricks - Kate Nash
92. Plague Park - Handsome Furs
91. Widow City - The Fiery Furnaces
90. Guns Babes Lemonade - Muscles
89. American Gangster - Jay-Z
88. Life in Cartoon Motion - MIKA
87. Rise Above - Dirty Projectors
86. Armchair Apocrypha - Andrew Bird
85. We All Belong Together - Dr. Dog
84. Fantastic Playground - New Young Pony Club
83. All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone - Explosions in the Sky
82. Marry Me - St. Vincent
81. Send Away the Tigers - Manic Street Preachers
80. Because of the Times - Kings of Leon
79. Trees Outside the Academy - Thurston Moore
78. Candylion - Gruff Rhys
77. MantaRay - Siouxsie Sioux
76. Super Taranta! - Gogol Bordello
75. Ire Works - The Dillinger Escape Plan
74. Yours To Keep - Albert Hammond, Jr.
73. Proof of Youth - The Go! Team
72. Shotter's Nation - Babyshambles
71. American Doll Posse - Tori Amos
70. We Are the Night - The Chemical Brothers
69. Let's Talk About It - White Denim
68. Friend Opportunity - Deerhoof
67. White Chalk - PJ Harvey
66. Grow Up and Blow Away - Metric
65. Graduation - Kanye West
64. I'll Sleep When You're Dead - El-P
63. Five Roses - Miracle Fortress
62. Saltbreakers - Laura Veirs
61. What's the Time Mr. Wolf? - Noisettes
60. Challengers - The New Pornographers
59. Back in Black - Amy Winehouse
58. Weirdo Rippers - No Age
57. Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys
56. A Weekend in the City - Bloc Party
55. Songs III: Bird On The Water - Marissa Nadler
54. In Our Bedroom after the War - Stars
53. Bluefinger - Frank Black
52. Andorra - Caribou
51. anic Prevention - Jamie T
50. Between The Blue and The Green - Benji Cossa
49. Memory Almost Full - Paul McCartney
48. Hats Off to the Buskers - The View
47. Lady's Bridge - Richard Hawley
46. It's a Bit Complicated - Art Brut
45. The Magic Position - Patrick Wolf
44. Strawberry Jam - Animal Collective
43. Myths of the Near Future - Klaxons
42. 23 - Blonde Redhead
41. Mirrored - Battles
40. 100 Days, 100 Nights - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
39. Untrue - Burial
38. Random Spirit Lover - Sunset Rubdown
37. Good Bad Not Evil - The Black Lips
36. Sky Blue Sky - Wilco
35. Liars - Liars
34. Friend and Foe - Menomena
33. Myth Takes - !!!
32. The Stage Names - Okkervil River
31. 5:55 - Charlotte Gainsbourg
30. Magic - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
29. Wild Mountain Nation - Blitzen Trapper
28. Kala - M.I.A.
27. Reunion Tour - The Weakerthans
26. The Good, The Bad and The Queen - The Good, The Bad and The Queen
25. The Modern Tribe - Celebration
24. The Shepherd's Dog - Iron & Wine
23. Night Falls Over Kortedela - Jens Lekman
22. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - Spoon
21. Cassadaga - Bright Eyes
20. Hey Venus! - Super Furry Animals
19. Cease to Begin - Band of Horses
18. Person Pitch - Panda Bear
17. The Flying Club Cup - Beirut
16. Grinderman - Grinderman
15. Icky Thump - The White Stripes
14. † - Justice
13. Easy Tiger - Ryan Adams
12. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Miranda Lambert
11. Let's Stay Friends - Les Savy Fav
10. Strange Weirdos - Loudon Wainwright III
9. Wincing the Night Away - The Shins
8. The Reminder - Feist
7. We'll Never Turn Back - Mavis Staples
6. Boxer - The National
5. Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? - Of Montreal
4. In Rainbows - Radiohead
3. The Con - Tegan and Sara
2. Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
1. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire

The Onion A/V Club
Top 25 Albums of 2007
as voted by The A.V. Club's music writers

25. Iron And Wine, The Shepherd's Dog
24. James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, FabricLive 36
23. Fall Out Boy, Infinity On High
22. Bat For Lashes, Fur And Gold
21. Grinderman, Grinderma
20. Rilo Kiley, Under The Blacklight
19. Against Me!, New Wave
18. Ted Leo, Living With The Living
17. Low, Drums And Guns
16. The White Stripes, Icky Thump
15. Les Savy Fav, Let's Stay Friends
14. PJ Harvey, White Chalk
13. Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
12. Jesu, Conqueror
11. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
10. Bloc Party, A Weekend In The City
9. Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
8. Tegan And Sara, The Con
7. Amy Winehouse, Back To Black
6. M.I.A., Kala
5. Band Of Horses, Cease To Begin
4. LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver
3. Radiohead, In Rainbows
2. The National, Boxer
1. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

The Weekly Gig Gudie



The Stirke is still going
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Steve Lamacq's In New Music We Trust
Monday From 4 PM EST

This Week:
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Tuesday 2-5 AM

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Tuesday - 6 - 7 PM EST

Tony Wilson and Alan McGee go head to head in this 6 Mix recorded in 2006, playing tracks from the likes of Foo Fighters, Enter Shikari, Hole and Joy Division.

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Wednesday - 1-4 PM EST

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40th Anniversary of the Magical Mystery Tour with Stuart Maconie
Wednesday 4-7 PM

The Bonzo Dog Band's Roger Ruskin Spear and Neil Innes join Stuart to discuss the Beatles' cult film, 40 years on from its first TV screening.

6 Music at the Festivals with Gideon Coe
Wednesday - 7 to 10 PM

A look back over the year, with highlights from Glastonbury, Summer Sundae, Indian Summer and South By Southwest. Including live sets from The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire and Hot Chip.

Sgt Pepper's 40th Anniversary
Thursday - 6 - 7 PM

In the first of four shows over four days, some of today's most popular acts join engineer Geoff Emerick to record their own interpretations of tracks from the Beatles' legendary LP.

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Sunday 8 - 9 AM EST

Julie Cullen and Matt Everitt look back at the big news stories of 2007.

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Monday - Teenage Fan Club - Town And Country Club 1992
Tuesday - Tina Turner - Wembley Stadium 1999
Wednesday - Traffic - Paris Theatre 1970
Thursday - Electric Six - Glastonbury 2003
Friday - Bees - Summer Sundae 2005


Subway Sect - 17/10/1977
Snowponey - 06/02/2003

Sandy Denny - 25/10/1972
Chinkinki - 10/05/2006

Bat For Lashes - 09/10/2006
The Blood Arm - 07/12/2006
Zutons - 05/04/2006

Bhundu Boys - 03/03/1987
Serena Maneesh - 19/05/2006

Cook Da Books - 07/02/1983
Frantic Elevators - 25/02/1981

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Saturday [12/22] - Dogs Die In Hot Cars - Summer Sundae 2004
Sunday [11/23] - Orb - Barrowlands Glasgow 1997


Saturday [11/22}
Elvis Costello And The Attractions - 13/03/1978
Sufjan Stevens - 26/10/2004

Sunday [11/23]
Mighty Mighty - 04/01/1987
Camera Obscura - 06/08/2001

KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt
Live Set beging at 2:15 PM EST


A special re-broadcast of our 2005 guest deejay session with filmmaker John Waters, a full hour at 11am on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Tuesday - Christmas Becomes Eclectic

Christmas Becomes EclecticTom Schnabel hosts a special Christmas Day edition of Morning Becomes Eclectic with old favorites and seasonal music from around the globe. (Repeats from 10 pm -1 am EST)
all live set are in PST, Three Hours behind EST

Beging at 1 PM EST

Top 90.3 Albums of the Year


Joshua Morrison - 6:00pm


Ian Moore - 9:00pm
TacoCat - 11:00pm

97 Best of 2007 rebroadcasts
Friday Dec 28th - Noon

World Café
WeekDay From 2 to 4 PM EDT

All This Week
Mest of World Cafe 07

Satulitte Radio


Little Steven Underground Garage (Ch.25)

Left of Center (Ch.26)

The Lists' Top 26 of '07
Tomorrow 8:00 pm ET

Join Left of Center in counting down the Top 26 songs of 2007. Host Jake Fogelnest will take a look back at the year in music for 2007, and play the very best songs in indie, underground and imports for the year.

Rebroadcasts December 26 @ 4PM EST, December 27 @ 12N EST, December 28 @ 9AM EST, December 29 @ 12N EST, December 30 @ 4PM EST, December 31 @ 12N and 8PM EST, January 1 @ 9AM EST and 4PM EST

Best Of Sessions
Tomorrow 10:00 pm ET

Left of Sessions is your chance to hear performances from your favorite Left of Center bands, recorded live from our SIRIUS studios. Join L.O.C. in looking back at the best Left of Sessions performances of 2007. Artists like PJ Harvey, Iron & Wine, Peter Bjorn & John, The National and more.

Rebroadcast December 26 at 6PM EST, December 27 at 2PM EST, December 28 at 11AM EST, December 29 at 2PM EST, December 30 at 6PM EST, December 31 at 2PM EST and 10PM EST, January 1 at 11AM EST and 6PM EST

XM Radio

Offsite Rewind - Best of 2007
1:00 PM–3:00 PM - Ethel - XM 47

Monday - White Stripes
Tuesday - The Shins
Thursday - Smashing Pumpkins
Friday - Perry Farrell
Sunday - Bloc Party[10 PM]

Wolfman Jack Christmas
10:00 PM–12:00 AM - The '60s - XM 6

Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan
Wednesday - 10AM - 11AM ET - Deep Tracks - XM40
Thursday - Noon - 1PM ET - The Village - XM 15
This week's theme is Time


[Please Note there will be No Gigs on Monday and Tuesday because all the bars in the Detroit Area are closed on Chirstmas Eve and on Chirstmas Day]




Saturday - MOTOR CITY SKA FEST with Mustard Plug, Gangster Fun, The Exceptions, Deals Gone Bad,Soapbox Paradox, Matt Wixson

The Crofoot[1 South Saginaw, Pontiac, MI]

Thursday - THE SINGLES [the Pike Room}
Friday - INDUSTRY REUNION [the Eagle Theater and Crofoot Ballroom]
Saturday - DETROIT MUSIC SHOWCASE with VAIRON [the Pike Room]
Sunday - THE SCHOOL OF ROCK ALL STARS [the Pike Room]

Maigic Bag

Wednesday to Sunday

Lager House

Saint Andrews Hall

Wednesday - The Hard Lessons
Thursday - Deck the Hall with Lee Marvin Computer Arm, the Muldoons and More
Saturday - Rusted Root
Sunday - A.L.D.


Friday - Street Justice


Wednesday - 6th Annual BATTLE OF THE BITS
Thursday - Zuma Hi-Fi w/ Billy the Kid and Rudy Pooh
Friday - R.E.B.I.R.T.H. Release Party w/ ONE.BE.LO., Senim Silla, Binary Star, S.U.N.

The Belmont

Thursday - Hello Operator (Toronto/LA) and Justin Case & The Whiskey Rebellion.
Friday - Ethos, The Critically Acclaimed and more.
Saturday - Coronados, Warhorses and Wussy (NYC/Japan).


Thursday - The Highlife
Friday - Hell City Christmas Party
Saturday - Old Spice, Studiotone

The Painted Lady

Friday - Woodman/ The Passenger Pigeons/ emily rose/ junk
Saturday - The Rockabilly Strangers/ The Lowballers

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

Saturday - Awesome Color, Human Eye

The Ark

Thursday - Johnny Winter[That Show is slod out]
Friday - Crossroads Ceili & Featuring S顭us Connolly, Barbara MacDonald Magone, Nick Gareiss

The Fillmore Detroit (formerly State Theatre)

Sunday - Omarion with Mario, Trey Songz & J-ROC

Royal Oak Music Theater

Friday and Saturday - Beatlemania Now!

City Theater

Friday ture Sunday - Comedy Series at the City Theatre: Earthquake

The Palace of Auburn Hills

Wednesday - Trans-Siberian Orchestra