Friday, November 28, 2008

I killed Amanda Palmer.

Amanda Palmer and her travelling crew, The Danger Ensemble, are coming to The Magic Bag in Ferndale on December 2nd.

Palmer is currently on tour promoting her solo venture, Ben Folds-produced Who Killed Amanda Palmer? A detailed "history" on the making of this album can be read here. You may recognize Palmer as one-half of the punk cabaret group, The Dresden Dolls.

In addition to touring across the world, being tapped to write a forward for a Neil Gaiman collection by DC Comics, and seemingly putting out a new music video every other day, Palmer keeps her fans frequently up-to-date with a hilarious, yet endearing blog of her endless cavorting. With all of the energy she expends in her Internet diary, one would assume the show on December 2nd will be just as frantic. She does this for you, America (and the rest of the world)! Show some support!

According to her blog, she recently discovered bleach pens, so if you ask her for an autograph, you have been warned...

The show is 18+, starts at 8pm, and tickets are $18 in advance. The Magic Bag is located at 22920 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I had to get on the Internet to say this:

How come I didn't hear about the Wafflehouse reunion show until JUST NOW???

Seriously, guys, you dropped the ball. But I am picking it up.
Via SubSprawlBlog:
Friday night (11/28): Wafflehouse* (featuring members of Child Bite, the Silent Years, Next Door Neighbors, ex-Rescue ) reunion show, Fordirelifesake (final show), the Weakend (final show) at the Magic Stick

The Weakend is still together? Weird. If my lead singer picked up and moved to the middle of nowhere, and I was asked to be in one of the best bands in the area, then I wouldn't really bother playing a "final show." I know they were *almost* signed one time, but come on! I guess if you are a 16-year-old girl, this might appeal to you. Or if you want to channel your 16-year-old self, go for Wafflehouse (I know I would if I wasn't already going to Corktown Tavern!).

Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful have just finished a full-length. I'm stoked. They are playing at Corktown on Friday, btw, with Sh! the Octopus and Chris Bathgate. Please, Chris Bathgate, don't play your version of 'Auld Lang Syne' because I would rather not ball my eyes out at Corktown Tavern.

Speaking of holiday tunes, I heard from Will Yates yesterday that there were a shit ton of songs submitted for the Suburban Sprawl holiday compilation. I'm super stoked to hear it all. There will be a review posted here reviewing EVERY SINGLE SONG. That is my holiday gift to you, people. Yes. I am cheap.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I just got a free Whatchamacallit.

Just in case you didn't read this anywhere else on the Internetz, my computer is dead and I will be Internetless for a long, long time.

In the meantime, I will be sending you all telepathic messages about upcoming shows and little mundane details of my life.

But first, there is a show tonight at the Berkley Front. Sara Celina (ft. Annette from Serenity Court), Eulogies, and Dead Bodies. It'll probably be $5 and the doors will probably be at 9pm. And I will probably be there.

Also, tomorrow night is going to be pretty awesome: Deastro, Mason Proper, Silent Years, Wildcatting, and Oscillating Fan Club at the Magic Stick.

Take care, everyone, and have a safe holiday weekend.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

How is everyone doing today?

The deadline for the automakers to come up with a plan is now December 2nd, and they must have a detailed plan of how the money will be spent. Good. Those blowholes* need to learn some accountability.

I really hope that the loan is approved for the Big 3. I understand that they have fucked up royally... But can you even imagine what will happen to Detroit and all of Michigan (and the midwest for that matter) if this doesn't pass?

I am SICK of hearing things like "maybe we should just blow Detroit up," or "who cares, Detroit doesn't matter."

That's reeeeeal classy, jerkweeds*.

There are two free shows tonight, detailed here. Maybe those will cheer you up. I need some cheering up, that's for sure.

*I'm trying to replace all swear words with Young Pete-worthy insults.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

God hates "fag"-haters, actually.

Fred Phelps, the crazy lunatic who is the head of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas is coming to Michigan! HOW EXCITING for people who love a good protest of a protest.

I will try to attend the protest of the protest. You ought to as well. There is power in numbers, and although we won't change the minds of the Westboro church-goers, our support for the high school AND the LGBT community will be evident.

Kudos to GPSHS for putting on this play.

Drunken Barn Dance at the Elbow Room tonight!

If you are in Ypsi, go to the Elbow Room. Drunken Barn Dance is amazing! Greg McIntosh (GLMS) and Elliot Street Lunatics will be opening. Music around 10, 10:30. I'm assuming the cost is $5.

Also at the Elbow Room this week: Chris Bathgate and The Hail Marys on Friday, with Alan Scheurman, Quote, and Nathan K. $5.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Ryan Allen wrote a little somethin' about PJ's Lager House. Check it out.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008


This Saturday, the 15th, is the return of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair at The Fillmore!!!

I know you are thinking, 'I am too broke,' but this is a great place to buy gifts for people (with the holidays coming up and all), AND support people in your community instead of those big box stores. It's worth a look (it's free to get in!!!).

Starts at 10am, ends at 7pm.

PS DO NOT CLICK on the Clay Lab site (through the "vendors" tab) unless you want an awesome virus.

Tofurkey for evvvvveeeerrryone.

So, Webvomit and Fivethreedialtone got together to form Eat This City in order to cut down on repetative news. I'm sure this is upsetting a lot of you, seeing as though you love to read the same thing over and over again, just on different sites.

I vow, my loyal readers, to continue repeating everything I hear, especially the stuff I read on their site.

First off, there is a FREE SHOW at PJ's Lager House tonight: Javelins, These United States, and Lightning Love. Deerhunter is playing (not free) at the Crofoot, and I would suggest either going there or picking up their new album, Microcastle. It is amazing. Holly Golightly is playing an early show at The Magic Stick. Marco Polio/Charlie Slick at Corktown Tavern. ALSO: supposedly free show at the New Way Bar in Ferndale featuring a solo set by Jeni Lee of Bone Orchard Revival.

Secondly, tomorrow night is Friday. Party time. I am sure there are shows at Small's, PJ's, Corktown, Northern Lights, Belmont, etc etc, but I don't really feel like listing them. Just go to this site and look at the right side of the screen.

I have nothing else to report other than Jeff Milo and I are going to start a super blog called "Enough About Me, Let's Talk About Me." /lolzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh! And I am going to attempt to make a tofurkey this year!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The awesomeness of last night.

First, I went to Anita's Kitchen in Ferndale with some awesome people and drank some awesome Turkish coffee, and I got an awesome buzz from it. You damn Turks make some damn good coffee.

Then I went to PJ's Lager House (FREEEE!) and waited too long for the music to start. When it did, it was awesome. Blair and Leah were soooo good (I like bands with political songs, AWESOME). Matt and Alicia (Nice Device) were awesome also. Awesome.

Around this time, I left to go to The Belmont to catch Motor City Midwives and Dressy Bessy, who are one of my favorite bands ever. MCM was awesome. Maria is an awesome drummer, even standing up with two drums.

And Dressy Bessy... Oh man. I am about to go all super fan on your asses, but I don't care.

They. Were. So. Fucking. Amazing. (Did you see how I made that sound really dramatic by putting periods between the words?)

ok ok ok ok, so like, when Tammy was singing "Girl, You Shout!" she pointed at me when the music stops and she sings "was it your first time?" And I almost died. And then I looked to my left and this kid, who apparently knows Dressy Bessy well because Tammy dedicated the encore to him, was going fucking nuts and dancing. It was awesome. He was the ultimate super fan. Ryan Cady? Facebook has been telling me we should be friends for the past month, so that's why I remember his name. FACEBOOK STALKING IS AWESOME!

I talked to Melody after the show. She had a huge smile on her face. I asked her why she was so happy. She said that she was able to pay ALL of the bands, and she still managed to make a dollar. A DOLLAR. Dude, I don't care what problem you have with Melody, but get the fuck over it. She works her ass off, and is excited because she made a fucking dollar. AND she was buying people drinks and shots all night. She loves this scene and little too much, and she is going to go grey by the time she is 30 if she doesn't slow down. But I don't want her to slow down, she is doing so much for our scene. I am selfish like that.

I'm sure you have comments to make, like "way to kiss her ass" but I know you won't make them here (unless anonymously) because you don't want your friends to know they read this blog, even though they read this blog too. It's ok. I understand.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Melody pwns us all again.

A list of what's going on for the next week.

Dressy Bessy tomorrow night at the Belmont!

Maybe Rob Schnieder was right. I can do it!

We will never all just "get along," and quite honestly, I'm ok with that. I don't think I should compromise my beliefs any more than I already have to make room for beliefs other than my own. Live and let live? Psshhhh, come on, we see how people act in the "blogosphere," always muddling in everyone elses business, trying to tell people what they should or shouldn't do, how they should or shouldn't act... That's also how you act when you are off the computer, I'm sure. I know I do!

Instead of chanting mantras of "yes we can" or "you can do it*" or "live and let live," how about we get off our asses and take action? Yeah, these little soundbites can help to motivate and move people, but only to catch their short attention spans. Do you think everyone will still be chanting "yes we can" by next week? Probably not. This election was, in my opinion, exciting and amazing to watch progress. But it's over now, and we have all put down our signs to return to the old grind. Are you planning on doing something? Are you planning on helping your community, or your country? Do you know what your options are? Have you ever volunteered? Have you ever wanted to volunteer?

Go find ways to help. Step out of your normal routine of clicking on Myspace then Facebook then Twitter then Gmail, etc, and look up some information. It's not that hard. The hardest part is to actually go through with it. I know you have a busy life, you have people you need to please! You have places you need to be so you appease even more people! OMG YOU ARE SO IMPORTANT! I guess that means you are exempt from this whole "helping your country" thing, right? I mean, no one else thinks they are that important, so everyone else will be doing stuff, so you can feel better about not doing shit when you get home from the bar at night. It's ok!

We ARE all in this together. We may never all get along, but at least we can try to help each other out...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

dude, magic stick, just stop, really, please, stop.

I am already so broke.
The Magic Stick is NOT helping.

Portugal. the Man tonight.
Jaguar Love on Saturday.

ahhhhhhhhhhhh! I wish my blogger status was higher so I could get in free to these shows!

Portugal. the Man is probably the only thing good to come out of Wasilla in... the history of the world, I am assuming.*

Jaguar Love is the best thing since Neon Blonde which was the best thing since The Blood Brothers. For some reason, I cannot stand Billy Corgan's voice, but I can't get enough of Johnny Whitney's voice.

*Except for that cutie Levi Johnston.

I'm so excited, zomgomgomgomg


Dressy Bessy is playing at the Belmont on Friday!!!

How was I not aware of this?!!? I blame you, Obama!*

Thanks to Melody for sending me a Facebook invite for it. Facebook is a good way to promote shows you think I should see and promote because I am on Facebook a LOT. Just an FYI.

Also playing: Motor City Midwives, who I have yet to check out.

Show starts at 10pm. Bring your dancing shoes.

*lolz, Obama, I am just joking! USA! USA!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


A lot of people have been looking up "November 5th riot Detroit" in the Google search. And then they get my page. That must be a disappointment.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mmmm, wiiiiine.

"There will be a wine tasting hosted by Western Market at the Woodward Avenue Brewery on November 5th from 7 to 10 pm. Tickets are available at Western Market or at the door for 20 dollars. Twenty-five wines will be featured, focusing on interesting yet approachable wines from around the world that are hand selected for their great value. There will be a 15% discount on pre-orders made that night. Light food from the WAB and Western Market is included. A selection of classic jazz and soul will provided by Richard Wohlfeil."

I know we are in an "economic crisis" but think of it think way: you are getting food AND wine for $20. That's really nice of Western Market and the WAB, don't you think? I mean, free would be better, but they need to keep running as well.

Western Market is where I shop for most of my groceries. I am not saying this so all you stalkers start hanging out there waiting for me to pick up a week's worth of tofu and veggies. I'm just saying it's a nice place to get groceries (it's not as cheap as the box stores you are used to going to, but you are supporting a lot of local companies by going there!!). FYI, Western Market is located in Ferndale, West of Woodward on 9 Mile.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

All Saints Day

All Saints Day Party in Hamtramck
w/ The Drinking Problem, Four Hour Friends and Copper Thieves
@ Bakers Streetcar
MUSIC AT 10:30!!!!!!!!


Were you at the Crofoot last night? Yeah, sweet. I was too.

I was thinking today (I know, weird, right?) about the impending doom that is the election, and I decided it would be best to go to the polls drunk. Is that legal? The way I see it, either way is kind of a crapshoot. Like, Obama is sweet and all, but are things really going to change? Does anything ever change? I don't know. I figure if I am drunk though, I can blame my decision on the alcohol. You know, like when you go to a bar, and you are drinking and some dude is hitting on you and you just want to get laid, and even though the guy isn't THAT cute, you just drink as much as possible so when you wake up the next morning you can be all like, "oh, this guy is ugly but it's ok cuz I was wasted!" This also works when you decide to sleep with your friend's boyfriend. "Ooops! I was drunk!" I'm just saying: We need to drink more. Saves us from taking any real responsibility. And that's what our generation is all about, right? RIGHT?! ALL RIGHT!

Now get out, get wasted, and get voting!