Retrokimmer is a successful writer, show promoter and new media agent. Kimmer’s blog, Retrokimmer.com, is about pop culture and it’s retro evolution into today’s hottest trends. She loves blogging about music, art, scandals, crime, stars, books, history and more...
Kim is a talented and widely-respected writer, show promoter and story teller. She has been in the center of the Motor City Rock scene for decades (having been born in Ypsilanti, MI and raised on alt-rock, blues, Motown and country music) and works with some of the region’s top talents, including Deniz Tek, Machine Gun Thompson (of MC5), Niagara Detroit, Scott Richardson, Steve Hunter, Dick Wagner and many more stellar artists. (Chris Cordani Revenge of the 80s Radio)
The Retro Kimmer Blog is not just about music. She writes about many topics, taking us back through the 1960s and 70s with posts about art, scandals, crime, stars, books and people with intriguing stories. Kim’s blog is informative, interesting, and (as George IV, the Prince Regent from Blackadder III would say) “a cracking good read.”
"Kim, my friend...Amazing, the best way to describe you.... Amazing....I am so happy we've connected,at last... The Motor City needs a center of internet focus, and here you are...positive friendship and daily support for so many Detroit music makers, past, present and future. Bless you for your dedication to all things musical in Detroit and for informing the world on the beautiful sounds and stories about the immense talent that made up the city of Detroit music scene, that still does thrive from within the city limits, to the outer reaches of the beautiful state of Michigan, and far beyond. May the love you give be returned one hundred fold. DICK WAGNER"
Refuting the contention of Barrett Strong (Motown's first hit artist,) some of the best things in life ARE free, foremost among them the blog of Retrokimmer.com. Having begun with a Detroit/Ann Arbor regional take on Pop culture, Retrokimmer's topics now vary wildly in scope, from true crime sagas, provincial lore from anywhere globally, fashion high and low, interviews with assorted newsmakers, music and film asides from vintage to brand spankin' new to yes, nostalgia that remains timely to all ages' readers. The modern world should be grateful it has the media empire of Retrokimmer.com in it! Photographer Heather Harris, Los Angeles, CA
"Retro Kimmer has a fresh and engaging take on all things Detroit, rock 'n' roll, pop culture, and anything else (conspiracy theories?!?!?) that strikes her fancy. That's the beauty of the blogosphere -- you can write about anything you want. She puts it together well, and puts it out there in a format that's both intriguing and inviting." Ken Shimamoto
Music/Show Promoter/Blogger/ Retrokimmer keeps her eye on Art/Entertainment/Rock/and much more.... Being a Show Promoter that grew up as an Army kid, born in Ypsilanti, MI and raised on blues, motown, garage bands, hillbilly, and the British bands too.
This blog is about all the retro things like Crime, Movies, Books, Stars, Scandals and promoting my musician friends! I try to cover the unusual stories of history, present time and the future too. Stories that I personally have a strong connection to are my favorites.
Kim Maki aka Retro: Kimmer of Retrokimmer.com is currently a blogger, social media networking agent, music promoter, and event manager. She grew up in the Detroit area and traveled around the country as Manager with The Super Sale Show. She has produced hundreds of major events nationwide. Retro: Kimmer began blogging in 2008 and has since become very well known around the globe as a huge supporter/promoter of ART and MUSIC. Jack Ashton
Kimmer here is her own spearhead. She's kicking ass on all levels to promote herself and her business while trying to help a few friends in the process. She leads by example... Jim Randolph