When G.G. Allin died in 1993, a lot of people breathed a sigh of relief. As Tesco Vee once said, “This feces-encrusted, jockstrap-wearin’ stinkbag was just gross.” That said, audiences flocked to see Allin’s transgressive, often coprophagic performances, to experience that mixture of fear and awe only the “rock ’n’ roll terrorist” could evoke. Allin has been gone two decades now, but a version of his backing band, the Murder Junkies, still tours, playing the Allin catalog, which includes such colorful ditties as “Anal Cunt” and “Raw, Brutal, Rough and Bloody.” The bill is rounded out with Busby Death Chair, Sons of Strippers, Public Sex and Dolly Rocker Ragdoll.
There will be live performances from Project Pitchfork, Ayria, Pulse State and Ghost Synthesis along with DJ Electrosonik between the performances.
Fred Thomas of His Name Is Alive loves to fuck with people by taking left turns and throwing musical curveballs at every given opportunity, and a few opportunities that weren’t given at all. Experimental indie pop is the order of the day here, Ann Arbor native Thomas soaking in a ton of Detroit soul and coming out the other side with something that sounds like Mayer Hawthorne fronting Weezer. Kinda. The band has been around since ’99, which seems bizarre, though; they didn’t play any shows until 2002. Now the band is flying, and 2013 sees a new album, One Kiss Ends it All.
If Björk taught us anything, it’s that English-language acts from Iceland are going to be awesome, and Of Monsters and Men follow that train of thought quite nicely. The winners of the 2012 Músíktilraunir (an annual battle of the bands in Iceland), these guys put out their debut album, My Head is an Animal, the following year. Though the guys in the band do sport some tremendous facial hair, they’re exaggerating with the animal reference. This summer, the band will be all over the world hitting the major festivals, so let’s enjoy them while they’re here. The “King and Lionheart” single promises great times ahead.
The Music Foundation will present its latest show in its ongoing LIVE at The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music series featuring singer-songwriter, Jill Jack.
With Hit Society, Sleepy Thieves and Amateur Anthropologists.
Acoustic music and song for the Brunch set.
Compositionally focusing on shapes and color. Joy-Outsider folk artist who enjoys painting folk heros, animals, and people with moxie.
Five Finger Discount live at The Penalty Box. High Energy Rock and Roll.
New Kids on the Block bring THE PACKAGE TOUR with special guests 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
From rock, hip-hip, electronica and dubstep, Summer Vibes offers a great line up of live music that is sure to put you in the groove mood.
One of the most anticipated concert events of the summer comes to Callahans Music Hall in Auburn Hills with a one night only, double bill featuring music sensations Rio & The Rockabilly Revival and Detroit icon Carolyn Striho. Frontwomen Rio Scafone and Carolyn Striho, backed by their multi-talented bands will take the stage on for a high octane evening of back to back Rio-Striho powerhouse perform-ances.
City: Auburn Hills
Sproton Layer, a psychedelic rock band formed in 1969 by the Miller Brothers at Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School went the way of all wanna be bands. Forward to 2011 when Wolfgang Reuther of World in Sound, a German record label for psychedelic rock, heard on the internet their poorly-mastered album "With Magnetic Fields Disrupted.
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Showcasing genre-defying music and distinct spaces that have become a haven for creative endeavors that otherwise would not have a home in traditional performance spaces.
Detroit artist Graem Whyte’s practice explores the space between architecture and fine art. His work utilizes a wide array of materials and often combines mythology, architecture, Chewbacca, the landscape, and patterns of mathematics and nature with a wry sense of humor.
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