Many of us forget there are two breweries in Royal Oak.
Check it out this week only Mon - Thurs from 4pm - Close
Above The Earth, Below The Sky Available NOW
If These Trees Could Talk return with their long awaited full length album “Above the Earth, Below the Sky.” Recorded during the summer of 2008 under the watchful eye of Tim Gerak (6P7), the album is a dark emotional journey that picks up where the debut EP left off. With the roots of the album firmly planted within the industrial boomtown of Akron, Ohio, The Trees have made every effort to evoke the desperation and triumph felt by a city in despair and rebirth.
Utilizing a dynamic range of auditory explorations fluctuating from delicate to deafening The Trees have once again provided their listeners a primed and ready canvas upon which they may paint their own visions of chaos and serenity. The types of images only seen when our eyes are closed or when the true nature of a world operating under insanity and irrationality is exposed.While maintaining integrity in their music, The Trees have managed to forge their own artistic path in the face of many gimmick and copy-cat bands. They have managed to self-release and maintain steady sales of both their albums to date, while pairing up with The Mylene Sheath to release their albums in the vinyl format to rave reviews around the globe.In addition, The Trees have solidified their presence in the post-rock world by licensing “Malabar Front” from their 2006 EP for inclusion in the online trailer for the Sony PLAYSTATION®3 release “inFamous”.The Tall Pines brings Petruk's silky alto to the forefront. Described by NPR as sounding like "the lost sister of Dusty Springfield" with a voice that has the ability "to melt the frost off your windshield," Petruk’s singing perfectly compliments Davis’ clever songwriting and the band’s skillful backing. Campfire Songs moves seamlessly between raucous, foot stomping jams on songs like "Good Woman" and "Seniorita" to such crooning country ballads as the aptly titled, "No One Sings Like You." Those longing for the nostalgia of country music’s past eras along with those who have an appreciation for such modern day acts as Jenny Lewis or She & Him can easily find something to love in The Tall Pines timeless sound.
See Cornwell on tour in September
Hugh Cornwell is a man of the people.
The original vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter for punk and new-wave legends The Stranglers, has made his new album, Hooverdam, available for free download to anyone and everyone… right now!
The music is available worldwide from Hugh’s website , which can be viewed in twelve languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Mandarin, Turkish, Italian and Japanese), making Hugh’s music freely available to most of the world’s population.Why make it available for free? “Everything that’s ever been recorded or filmed is now online and free – whether the copyright owners like it or not, and any work of artists that is honest – either from decades ago or right now – has intellectual value that will always translate into monetary value,” explains Charles Kennedy, head of Invisible Hands Music.
This is a great record, made without ProTools, AutoTune, or any other piece of performance-enhancing stuff. It comes from the heart of a great thinker, writer and musician, and will be shared and listened to for decades to come. Physical copies will be available on vinyl and as a triple-sleeved digi-pak CD/DVD, which will contain Hugh’s film “Blueprint,” featuring live studio performance inter-spliced with an interview with Hugh at the Tate Gallery in London. Both Hooverdam and “Blueprint” were recorded in Toerag Studios with producer Liam Watson (best known for producing the White Stripes’ Elephant).
The music itself is a rollicking mix of rhythm & blues, rockabilly and post-punk. Early on the disc, “Going to the City” rolls and blares like a train shimmying its way down the tracks, a motor-mouthed wordsmith riding on top. “Delightful Nightmare” follows, slinking into view on a murky bass line to tell the tale of a ghostly lover.
Closing out the album, Hugh gives us jangly guitars, a surprise saxophone solo and a dose of punk attitude in “Banging on at the Same Old Beat.” “So give me one more hit / Can’t get enough of it / And if you’re tired of it / Well I don’t give a shit.”
See Hugh Cornwell on Tour in September:
09/08: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
09/09: Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
09/10: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
09/11: Bordentown, NJ @ The Record Collector
09/12: New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
09/13: Boston, MA @ TT The Bear's Place
09/15: Montreal, PQ @ TBA
09/16: Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood
09/17: Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
09/18: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
09/20: Chicago, IL @ The Abbey
"Those Darlins will soon be roaming this great nation, bringing all Americans together the only way we know how: sheer freak spectacle. But don't just come see the spectacle, be the spectacle. We want you. We dare you. We, in fact, need you. Have a drink, have a dance. Don’t worry about the environment being intolerant, too cool, too lame, too country, too anything. EVERYONE is invited; you’re one of us."
"It’s Summer 2009, and, damnit, be here with us in the now. Don't let the economic downturn ruin your appetite for some basic human relief: a good time.Say yes... we already have. And we are bringing gifts (records, drinks, maybe even a kiss from our merch-man Byron) to the folks ready to lead the charge with us at every show. Grow some fur, burn your laurels, let us see your inner spirit animal. "
And, until then, enjoy Red Light Love
Next week I’ll be covering the Rothbury Festival in western Michigan, but I’ll try to get a little post up on Friday, and hopefully something that’s relevant to the festival season.
It was great to get out last Friday at the Showtime 20th party. I took a few pictures of MCB folks, but in my pill induced haze I really only took a few shots. Great people at that place though, I see Brett Michaels is the new fashion guru of the masses.
I saw more guyliner w/ cowboy hats than I ever did in the 80's.
It was a good crowd and good times.
As if losing Farrah and Ed wasn't enough, MJ went and stole their thunder like a MF. Wings gave up the cup, Kate plus 9 is over, Iran can't use Twitter, and Korea maybe wants to blow us off the map. Not to make light of any of these subjects, but I think we all need some cheering up.
Here is a brand new unrelease MP3
from a new band called The Lost Fingers
Download Link: Billie Jean – Michael Jackson (The Lost Fingers Cover)
More on The Lost Fingers coming soon…
what's better than panties for a pick-me-up?
I have a friend in Switzerland that makes super-sexay panties.
He is called the "Pantichrist"
and will deliver us from boring.
I was the very first US customer, and I am happy to say that his work is fantastic. Each pair has his original pop-art hand -applied, so no two pairs are exactly alike. Strangely, for such fancy pants, they are still relatively affordable. Every girl needs to fire her lame-o cotton florals for a sassy new pair of these.
Get you some, and tell 'em MCB's MoneyPenny sent cha.
Just using what's left of the old noggin to come up with ideas.
You know, gotta fill my brainspace with something.
The helljob is mind-numbing.
Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!
"MONEYPENNY IS DETROIT"
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Zappa Plays Zappa is a tribute led by Dweezil Zappa, the oldest son of the late composer and musician Frank Zappa, devoted to performing the music of Frank Zappa.
Apart from Dweezil Zappa on lead guitar, the band members consist of Scheila Gonzalez, Pete Griffin, Billy Hulting, Jamie Kime and Joe Travers. At the 51st Grammy Awards in February 2009, Zappa Plays Zappa won best rock instrumental performance for their performance of "Peaches en Regalia".
Tickets are also available through the MotorCity Casino Hotel Box Office Friday-Sunday.
To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.
Theory of a Deadman
Charm City Devils
CRUE FEST 2
The White Trash Circus
7/19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
7/21 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
7/22 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/24 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair (Mötley Crüe only)
7/27 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
7/28 - Portland, OR - The Amphitheater at Clark County
7/30 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/31 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
8/1 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
8/3 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
8/4 - Englewood, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
8/5 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
8/7 - Spring, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/8 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
8/9 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
8/11 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis
8/12 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/14 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
8/15 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
8/19 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
8/21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
8/22 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion
8/23 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
8/29 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/30 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/1 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
9/3 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fair (Mötley Crüe only)
9/4 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
9/5 - Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
www.cruefest2.com to purchase tickets