Sunday, August 26, 2007

Seeing Through The Hayes...

During this busy summer, this site failed to mention that Sean Hayes released another fine CD several weeks back called Flowering Spade. So sparse, but strong never gets old. Also included a track from a previous release, Alabama Chicken.

Flowering Spade "Flowering Spade" (mp3)
from "Flowering Spade"
by Sean Hayes
(Sean Hayes)

Flowering Spade "Elizabeth Sways" (mp3)
from "Flowering Spade"
by Sean Hayes
(Sean Hayes)

Alabama Chicken "Rattlesnake Charm" (mp3)
from "Alabama Chicken"
by Sean Hayes
(Sean Hayes)

Live Music: Your Renewable Energy Source...

Go see some live does a body good.
Need some suggestions?

8/28 One A.M. Radio @ Scrummage University (Detroit)
8/29 The Ditty Bops @ The Ark (Ann Arbor)
8/29 Rock the Bells @ DTE
9/6 Jennifer Gentle @ Lager House (Detroit)
9/7 - 9/9 Black Swamp Arts Festival (Bowling Green)
9/8 Ben Harper @ Fillmore Detroit (formerly State Theatre)
9/9 Animal Collective @ Oberlin College
9/11 Bjork @ Fox Theatre (Detroit)
9/11 Arctic Monkeys @ Newport (Columbus)
9/11 Damien Rice @ Playhouse Square (Cleveland)
9/12 Wilco @ Millenium Park (Chicago)
9/12 Stevie Wonder @ Meadow Brook (Rochester Hills, MI)
9/13 George Clinton @ House of Blues (Cleveland)
9/15 Feist @ Michigan Theater (Ann Rbor)
9/16 George Clinton @ Royal Oak Music Theater
9/17 Rilo Kiley @ Royal Oak Music Theater
9/18 Brett Dennen @ Blind Pig (Ann Arbor)
9/19 Devandra Banhart @ Majestic Theater (Detroit)
9/20 Martin Sexton @ Grog Shop (Cleveland)
9/21 Bonde Do Role @ Magic Stick (Detroit)
9/21 NOMO @ Blind Pig (Ann Arbor)
9/22 Ryan Adams @ Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor)
9/22 Greg Brown @ The Ark (Ann Arbor)
9/22 The Samples @ Howard's (Bowling Green)
9/23 Ani DiFranco @ Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor)
9/24 Beastie Boys @ Fillmore Detroit
9/24 The Roots @ House of Blues (Cleveland)
9/24 Augie March @ Magic Stick (Detroit)
9/24 Toubab Krewe @ The Ark (Ann Arbor)
9/25 Beastie Boys @ Fillmore Detroit (GALA EVENT)
9/25 Kaiser Chiefs/Data Rock & White Rabbits @ Majestic Theater (Detroit)
9/25 The Black Lips @ Magic Stick (Detroit)
9/27 Ferraby Lionheart @ The Brunettes @ Shelter (Detroit)
9/27 Charlie Hunter Trio @ Magic Bag
9/29 Suzanne Vega @ The Ark
9/30 The Donnas @ Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland)
9/30 Two Gallants @ Grog Shop (cleveland)
10/1 Flaming Lips @ Clutch Cargo's (Pontiac)
10/1 Bat For Lashes @ The Basement (Columbus)
10/2 Bishop Allen @ Blind Pig
10/4 Dan Deacon @ Oberlin College
10/4 Fujiya @ Miyagi @ Eagle Theatre (Pontiac)
10/4 The Sea & Cake @ Majestic Theater
10/5 Kings of Leon @ Fillmore Detroit
10/5 Arcade Fire @ LC Pavilion (Columbus)
10/5 Hot Hot Heat & Bedouin Soundclash @ St. Andrews (Detroit)
10/7 Matt Pond PA @ Magic Stick
10/7 Matt Nathanson @ Blind Pig
10/7 Smashing Pumpkins @ Fox Theatre (Detroit)
10/7 The Wood Brothers @ St. Andrews
10/9 Elvis Perkins @ Blind Pig
10/9 Besnard Lakes @ Pike Room (Pontiac)
10/9 Of Montreal @ Majestic Theater
10/9 Avett Brothers @ Eagle Theater (Pontiac)
10/10 Regina Spektor @ Fillmore Detroit
10/11 Smashing Pumpkins @ LC Pavilion
10/13 Mute Math @ St. Andrews
10/13 Spoon @ Majestic Theater
10/14 Brandi Carlile @ St. Andrews
10/15 Josh Ritter & Eric Bachmann @ Blind Pig
10/16 Anais Mitchell @ The Ark
10/16 Wilco @ Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus)
10/17 Wilco @ Fox Theater (Detroit)
10/18 Kelly Joe Phelps @ The Ark
10/19 Morrissey @ Royal Oak Music Theater
10/19 State Radio @ Blind Pig
10/20 Hard Lessons @ Mickey Finn's Pub (Toledo)
10/20 Freedy Johnston @ Ypsi Library
10/21 Blue Rodeo @ Magic Bag

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Wilco Keeps Moving On...

Wilco continues to add dates to their latest tour and fans in the Midwest will not be disappointed. Their itinerary includes a show in Columbus at Wexner Center's Mershon Auditorium on October 16th and a show at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Detroit Motor City on October 17th. Here are some other upcoming dates:
8/26 Santa Barbara, CA - County Bowl
8/27 San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theater
8/29 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
9/01 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
9/02 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
9/04 Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park
9/11 Madison, WI - Overture Hall
9/12 Chicago, IL - Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
9/13 Southaven, MS - Snowden Grove Amphitheatre
9/14 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
9/16 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
9/18 Little Rock, AR - Robinson Auditorium
9/19 Columbia, MO - 9th Street Summerfest
9/21 Louisville, KY - Louisville Slugger Field
10/09 Milwaukee, WI - Eagle's Ballroom
10/10 Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
10/13 Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
10/14 Iowa City, IA - Main Lounge
10/16 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
10/17 Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
10/28 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience

Classic Clips: Marvin Gaye...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hook Your Trailers to These Stars...

Here are some recently released trailers for a few new Rock movies coming out this fall.

The Rolling Stones
- Shine A Light

Bob Dylan - I'm Not There

R.E.M. - Live

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Nothing Beats a Full House...

Just got dealt another winning hand by being hooked up with the good people over at Capital A Prints (Madhouse). Mock was given the go ahead to design a gig poster for the Crowded House show up in Ann Arbor last Tuesday. Neil Finn is considered by many to be one of pop music's premiere songwriters with an amazing vocal tone to when he is involved "I'm all in." The poster situation allowed for the VIP treatment as we sat in the 5th row center and were able to meet the band after the performance. These guys could not have been nicer to a couple of midwest music fans. Mock recapped the evening on the Madhouse blog. The setlist was completely satisfying as they offered up nearly every hit along with some new material...and the poster was a sell out. A great evening...we won BIG! I also managed to get some decent video during the show.

Weather With You

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Boys Are Back In Town...

Tickets go on sale today for The Beastie Boy's visit to Detroit on September 24th. They will be playing the Fillmore Detroit (formerly the State Theatre). This tour has seen both instrumental "Gala" events (to support their new release) and regular concerts...looks like the stop in the Motor City is going to be a regular show.
Off the Grid (Instrumental)

3 Mcs and 1 DJ

Ch-Check It Out

Monday, August 13, 2007

Let Battles Begin...

Battles waging, Battles raging...this band is coming to Ann Arbor's Blind Pig on Friday, November 9th. This band amazed the crowd at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago a few weeks ago...they are worth catching live in such a small venue. Not all Battles are destructive, but this band may destroy your notions of what makes a great live show.

Here is video of an entire Chicago show (3/30/07) on YouTube.

A clip from the same show of their hit Atlas

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Brooklyn Borough Rocked So Thorough...

No lifeguards were on duty at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn last Thursday and as a result thousands of Beastie Boys fans drowned in a sea of funky hometown beats. This show was being talked about as The Beastie's FIRST Brooklyn Show EVER!!!!...and they came prepared to rock the mic. The vibe of an outdoor show in Brooklyn added to the anticipation. From the minute they walked out on stage (in suits and ties) to the encore of No Sleep Till Brooklyn, they had us all swimming in the deep end. There are several reviews floating around out there, but better to just show how the whole scene went down. Check out this video I captured as they let the beat drop.
Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten,
from the Battery to the top of Manhattan,
Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin,
Black, White...New York, you make it happen.

Beasties Take The Stage
(including Root Down)

An Open Letter to NYC

Encore: Mix Master Mike (Intro) & Intergalactic

No Sleep Till Brooklyn (the crowd wanted it!)