Friday, October 29, 2010

This is Halloween!

It's that time again...time for adults to dress up and act like fools. Oh yeah, and for kids to trick-or-treat. I'm here to talk about a little of both.

Tomorrow night, come to the library from 6:30 - 8:30 PM for our annual Halloween party! There's a costume contest for kids and adults, trick or treating, a fortune teller, goodies and a free performance by improv group The Brainstormers. Please bring a non-perishable food item. All items will go to the Zion Lutheran Food Bank.

There's so many Halloween shows happening this weekend, that I'm not going to pretend to know about them all. So here's a few that sound awesome.

The Crofoot Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat - Friday @ 7PM $5 - The Crofoot
Yes it's in Pontiac, but it might be worth the drive. Just look at this line-up. Child Bite- Black Sabbath
Cold Men Young- Outkast
Silent Years- Madonna
Prussia- Pixies
Silverghost with the Kickstand Band- the B-52s
Millions of Brazilians-Prince
Marco Polio and the New Vaccines- the Cure
Grand Dad Crunk and Gary Indianapolis as MSTRKRFT
Fawn- Smashing Pumpkins
Macrame Tiger- The Presidents of the United States of America
Back to the River, Back to the Forest with Jameson Blade- Spinal Tap
Von Pontiac Family Singers feat. Members of Wilson, the Deltas and Erno the Inferno-Beastie Boys
Woodman- The Mummies
The Marvins- Cake
Big Mess- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
School of Rock- Blues Brothers
Draft Punk as Daft Punk

Haunted Halloween Costume Bash - Friday @ 9 - $5 The Belmont
Almost Free will perform live with The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre and The Unemployment. Costumes required.You know JCM has got to do Halloween right.

All Out Detroit 2: A Very Special Halloween - Saturday @10 - $3/$5 (without a costume) Old Miami 12-? at Trumbullplex

This looks like a serious dance party at TWO venues!

Devil's Night at Trumbleplex - Saturday @9 $8

Saturday, October 30th, 9pm
The Trembleplex, 4208 Trumbull Ave., Detroit
$8 before midnight, $4 after midnight

MARCO POLIO AND THE NEW VACCINES performing as THE CURE

PINK LIGHTNING performing as THE CARS

I, CRIME performing as JOY DIVISION

All Out Detroit 2 After-Party with:

DJ Rat, DJ Trash, Mothersheister
(Anthology of Booty • Washington D.C.)

DJ Bouget, DintheD, DJ Disapproval, Mike M.E.D.O.W
(Cupcake Collective • Detroit)

Tropical Madness Electro Fancy Dancy Funk Punk Global Booty Beats

And don't forget that next Friday is First Stop Friday! This time we'll have Spitting Nickels and The Mantons.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Ain't No Weather Fouler" Video is UP!

Well that was quick! I'm positively giddy. The video looks amazing, thanks to Brian Lillie, the director, Janna Lillie, makeup and hair, Drunken Barn Dance and my fellow zombies.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Video Vixen

Add "Film Extra" to my resume please. This past Saturday I had the privilege of being made into a horrific specimen of the undead for Drunken Barn Dance's "Ain't No Weather Fouler" music video shoot. I'll keep the specifics secret, but DBD fans should prepare themselves for something amazing. Keep an eye on their MySpace and Facebook and blog for news about the video!

Here's some pictures from the best day I've had in at least a year. More here.







Friday, October 15, 2010

MLA Here I come!

Today, I had to send in my Power Point presentation to MLA so that it can be uploaded to their Conference website. You know what this means, right? That whenever someone Googles me, they'll find my presentation on Local Music in Libraries. That's a pretty sweet web-legacy, I think. Anyway, I'm going to give my fair readers a sneak preview of that presentation. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ypsi Fest 2010

Yes, another fest. I know. But don't forget that it's a great and cheap way to see a BUNCH of bands. YpsiFest kicks off tomorrow night at the lovely Savoy. Thursday looks pretty darn good. Go and listen to some music for me and report back.

Thursday October 14, 2010

The Boys Themselves 1:10->
...Annie Palmer 12:30-1:00
Muggs 11:40-12:20
Electric Fire Babies 11:00-11:30
Ola Ray 10:20-10:50
Rust County Electric 9:40-10:10
Wrathgate 9:00-9:30
Woodman 8:20-8:50
Marc Cogman 7:40-8:10

Friday October 15, 2010

Blue Snaggletooth - 12:40->
The Satin Peaches - 12:00-12:30
Beggars - 11:20-11:50
JWPP - 10:40-11:10
Sharky and the Habit - 10:00-10:30
Buffay 9:20-9:50
Fur - 8:40-9:10
The Wolfs - 8:00-8:30

Saturday October 16, 2010

Lettercamp - 12:40->
Silverghost - 12:00-12:30
Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor - 11:20-11:50
Destroy This Place - 10:40-11:10
Red Iron Orchestra - 10:00-10:30
Marco Polio and the New Vaccines - 9:20-9:50
Err... - 8:40-9:10
Lawless Carver - 8:00-8:30

Thursday, October 7, 2010

First Stop Friday: Spitting Nickels and The Mantons

This month's First Stop Friday features Spitting Nickels and The Mantons. Spitting Nickels is great garage rock with awesome harmonies and Hammond B3 thrown in. The Mantons are a rootsy rock band with virtuoso harmonica and signature vocals. Sounds like a great FREE, rockin' show to me! Let me know you'll be there on Facebook and don't forget to invite your friends.

I'm not sure what I'll dream up for giveaways, but just be sure to check in on Foursquare that night!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

First Stop Friday October: Recaps and Pictures

What can I say? This month's First Stop Friday was a huge success, with amazing sets by both The Bell Beat and Timothy Monger State Park. The Sh! Mob, the projected images and messages posted by audience members, was ridiculously fun, and I totally wish I had thought of it. The last minute goodie bags filled with a 90s CD, bouncy eyball, silly bandz and Mentos seemed to go over well. The audience was LARGE, and that's not just by library standards. I narrowly avoided crying when giving my final thank yous, mostly due to my intense fear of embarrassment, but I'll tell you, it was a close one.

Here's a video!



Please enjoy these pictures!

The Bell Beat









Timothy Monger State Park