4.19.2015

KICK OUT THE ART MOTHERF*KCERS: A DETROIT ROCK 'N' ROLL ART SHOW



Johnny Bee Badanjek
Lo-Fi Bri
Gary Grimshaw
Craig Horky
Dennis Loren
Carl Lundgren
Shawn Knight
Leni Sinclair
Jason Abraham Smith
 Mark Arminski

After a triumphant return for 2015 with Phase IV, The Atomic Cafe presents Phase V for the month of May, with it's first themed show: a tribute to the Motor City's musical legacy- which is arguably the most formidable in the universe, with five weekends of art, movies and live music. In addition several dozen local artists submitting works for the open call for art, we will also 10 featured artists, representing both iconic and up and coming artists including:

Hours Thursdays & Friday 7-11, Saturdays 7-12. Movies and bands start around 9. No cover except nights indicated below (all cover charges go to the bands).

Entertainment schedule:

WEEKEND ONE (coincides with Metro Times Blowout, no cover or wristband required, we are not an official venue):

Thursday April 30th Movie Night: MC5 Documentary Blowing Fuses Left and Right plus other rare MC5 interviews and live footage.

Friday May 1st Official Opening with live music: Ben Keeler playing classic Detroit Rock.

Saturday May 2nd live music: The Sterling Whites Band.

WEEKEND TWO:

Thursday May 7th Movie: Searching for Sugarman.

Friday May 8th Movie: The Stooges Live in Detroit 2003 plus other rare footage and interviews.

Saturday May 9th, 3 bands, 5$ cover: The Sex Police, The Vagrant Symphony, A Mayonnaise Graveyard

WEEKEND THREE:


Thursday May 14th Movie: Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Friday May 15th Movie: White Stripes Live Under Black Pool Lights

Saturday May 16th: Entertainment TBA

WEEKEND FOUR:

Thursday May 21st Movie: Agile, Hostile, Mobile- a Year With Andre Williams.

Friday May 22nd Movie: George Clinton/Parliment/Funkadelic live 1976

Saturday May 23rd: Entertainment TBA

WEEKEND FIVE:

Thursday May 28th movie: A Band Called Death

Friday May 29th: Destroy All Monsters- Grow Live Monsters

Saturday May 30th, 3 bands, 5$ cover: The Hearsemen, The Luckouts, The Adrays

4.18.2015

*NEW* INSIDE THE GRANDE BALLROOM: ROBERT MONAGHAN VIDEO 2015


Yes! Just received this new video shot by Rob Monaghan the fabulous Detroit Architecture Photographer. Rob went inside the abandoned Grande ballroom to film it's current state of disrepair...

My close friend MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson was interviewed inside the Grande for the MC5 movie which has never been release. Our pal Big Rich Dorris filmed the interview and you can see it HERE

I heard a church group owned it and as they are tax exempt..the building has sat vacant for decades. The Grande Ballroom had a long history...Here is a bit about it from Wikipedia..

The Grande Ballroom is a historic live music venue located at 8952 Grand River Avenue in the Petosky-Otsego neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.

The building was designed by Detroit engineer and architect Charles N. Agree in 1928 and originally served as a multi-purpose building, hosting retail business on the first floor and a large dance hall upstairs. During this period the Grande was renowned for its outstanding hardwood dance floor which took up most of the second floor. Read More Here


HERE IS ROB'S NEW VIDEO:

KOTJMF GRANDE BALLROOM
DETROIT, MICHIGAN
POSTED APRIL 9, 2015


MORE BEAUTIFUL EUROPEAN DOORS


Door.. Pienza, Tuscany, Italy ❤ 


Door, Provence, France.  


Old door in Strasbourg


Door, Provence, France


Funchal, Madeira, Portugal


La Turbie ~ Provence

RECORD STORE DAY IN DETROIT 2015!!


I spent all my money on vinyl records as a kid and I love seeing LPs are hot again....I began at age 10 using babysitting money to buy my first LP which was Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.. Buying records in Ann Arbor was initially done at Discount Records where Iggy Pop used to work. Then it became in vogue to go to Schoolkids records which was very close to the Michigan Theater.

My friends and I spent hours and hours going through the racks of LPs....a different time than today. Today I am song specific. I want a song and buy it. Record Store Day supports the independent store owners and we are all about helping local business. So plz go buy some vinyl today from your corner record shop!



.So in honor of today we will give you a bit on info on Record Day....

HISTORY

Record Store Day is an annual event, founded in 2007, held on the third Saturday of April each year to to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world. A number of records are pressed specifically for Record Store Day, and are only distributed to shops participating in the scheme.

Your guide to Record Store Day in Detroit and Hamtramck

4.17.2015

THE STAR AND THE WORLD: NEW HORIZONS AND SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSIONS

 

The Star

You feel there is hope, or if you don't, have faith - a tranquil period is imminent. If you have been ill, suffered bereavement or disappointment in love, take heart, good fortune is on its way. New horizons are indicated and you will feel a new zest for life.

This is your wish card - if considering a new love affair, new job or career, or travel, then go for it. You may also receive a gift or gifts!



The World

You're most likely looking for a successful conclusion after all your hard work and the arrival of The World in your reading here suggests that's either happening now or just around the corner.

This is a time for completion and satisfaction, the final chapter is here and now - you've done your best and won through.

UK ROCKERS COLOR OF NOISE PLAYING DOWNLOAD FEST JUNE 14TH 2015


UK rockers Colour of Noise have been confirmed to play at this years Download Festival on Sunday 14th June, 2015, further solo dates to be announced soon. From Little Angels’ Bruce John Dickinson comes a new rock band called Colour of Noise, steeped in the tradition of the late 60’s British blues boom, and early 70’s stadium rock. Joining Bruce is singer Matt Mitchell (Pride and Furyon) and Randy Nixon on drums (Magic Bullet Band, Jeevas, Straw). The band also features Dan Electro on rhythm guitar and ‘Silent’ Ben Daniel on bass.

Colour Of Noise describe themselves as from the school of classic rock and wear their influences of Free, Bad Company and Led Zeppelin amongst others, fully visible on their collective sleeves – ‘great songs recorded in the old fashioned way’. They use carefully chosen vintage and custom guitars, backline and record onto two inch tape.

Colour of Noise are launching their debut album through PledgeMusic, the direct-to-fan website that allows fans to participate and be part of the making of the album. As well as signed CDs, vinyl and merchandise, Colour of Noise’s PledgeMusic campaign includes studio visits, updates and exclusive tracks – including when you sign up to the Pledge campaign an immediate download of their first single ‘Head On’: https://youtu.be/Kr6ng83prE4.

 All the details and more on www.pledgemusic.com/projects/colourofnoise



www.colourofnoiseofficial.com
www.facebook.com/colourofnoise

BLUE MAN GROUP RETURNS TO DETROIT APRIL 21-26!


YAY WE LOVE THEM!

The BLUE MAN GROUP is coming back to the Fisher Theatre for a one-week engagement, April 21-26.

BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as "One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged." E! Entertainment News exclaims, "BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be." The Baltimore Sun raves, "Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It's a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!"

Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that BLUE MAN GROUP is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. BLUE MAN GROUP is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.

Tickets are still available - and we've got great last minute deals too. See all of the available offers & special events below.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW ONLINE



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