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4/2/18

TONIGHT! New Music Detroit: Marc Mellits SMOKE Party + guests at El Club



New Music Detroit with special guest composer Marc Mellits


Celebrating the new album "Smoke", NMD's recordings of pieces by Marc Mellits


El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit

ALL AGES

Tickets $10 via ticketly



Made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts

3/23/18

TONIGHT: Detroit Bulldog Rescue Annual Bowling for Bullies 2018!

Detroit Bulldog Rescue Annual Bowling for Bullies 2018!


Tonight at ASTRO LANES 32388 John R. Road in Madison Heights enjoy a night out of bowling & support the bullies of DBR! 

$25 at the door per person includes:
shoes, 3-games of bowling, pizza & pop! Kids 8 & under $15.

There will be LOTS of awesome gift baskets up for raffle and t-shirts for sale! 

THIS WEEKEND! Paxahau presents: MISS KITTIN at TV Lounge



THIS WEEKEND! ADULT. wsg Aaron Dilloway & HIDE at El Club


ADULT.
Aaron Dilloway
HIDE


Saturday, March 24th

8pm | All Ages | $15

El Club - 4114 W. Vernor - Detroit

3/21/18

Friday 3/30: Detroit Bureau of Sound 2 YEAR with AUDION Live


Detroit Bureau of Sound 2 YEAR Anniversary
with special guest Matthew Dear as Audion




Detroit Bureau of Sound celebrates 2 years by returning to the Rivera Court as part of the DIA's Friday Night Live! series with music that’s minimal, hypnotic, and all made by living composers. 

Works for percussion quartet by David T. Little, Elliot Cole, Steve Reich, and a world premiere by DBS director Zac Brunell will be delivered on the first half of the program - the second half will feature a live electronic performance from Matthew Dear as Audion.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH

Lineup:

-7pm-


Speak Softly - David T. Little

Postludes - Elliot Cole


World premiere - Zac Brunell


Drumming Part 1 - Steve Reich

with Jon Brown, Thom Monks, Mike List, percussion

_*_ intermission _*_

Audion (aka Matthew Dear),
live electronics 

_*__*__*_

!!!!! FREE !!!!!

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit

DBS is made possible via Michigan ArtShare with a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts :)

Friday Night Live! is supported by your tri county millage investment in the DIA. General admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Friday Night Live! is supported by the DTE Energy Foundation.

3/20/18

Global Warming is Indeed A Real Thing - Event Preview

This Saturday at Leland City Club we get to experience a true Global Warming experience as PrismViews presents Global Warming 2.0 with CIFIKA, Fee Lion and many more! This show is like one of those great events Stefon from SNL news (did you catch last week?) brings up and you think to yourself, "hell yes I'd go to that!"
Billed as an after Adult. show, and you should probably check that one too, Global Warming features two fresh and unique sounding electronic artists, as well as some local DJs pumping up tracks before, during and after. Here's the lowdown:

CIFIKA

CIFIKA deftly blends genres like R&B, playful pop with low-fi, dark electronic soundscapes and bouncy house. Her latest ep 'PRISM,' features her signature vocals in both English and Korean.





Fee Lion

FEE LION is the new-wave-pop, witch disco output of solo musicatrix Justina Kairyte. Fusing together soft, haunting melodies with gritty dance rhythms, FEE LION creates a powerfully minimal sonic haze for her entrancing, evocative vocal hooks to soar above.

Get all the details here!


3/13/18

The 3rd Annual Detroit International Festival of Animation

DETROIT, MI - On April 6th and 7th 2018 at Detroit's Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, the 3rd annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA) will celebrate and showcase a wild diversity of animations from animators and filmmakers local and international. DIFA will feature 90 minutes of animated shorts ranging from experimental to quirky as well as more sophisticated mini features.
Also within the same venue, you will find an expo of local artists, animators, zine publishers and comic creators.  There will also be a full bar for pop, beer and mixed drinks purchases, as well as hot food and popcorn.
Admission is $10 ($5 matinee Sat 5pm).  This event is 18+ due to some mature film and art content.
Detroit International Festival of Animation 3
Fri April 06  – Expo 6p-midnight, Showtimes 7p & 9p
Sat April 07 – Expo 4p-midnight, Showtimes 5p, 7p & 9p 
Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit
- - -


2018 DIFA ANIMATIONS & ANIMATORS
(In title alphabetical order and not in order of screening*)
"As The Light Fades" - Justin Simonetti (2017 United States 3mins)
An animation exploring death, the pain of loss, and the fear of meeting nothingness on the other side.
"Blow Job" - Robert Hemlich (2017 United States 4mins)
An inflatable tube man vies for the attention of his lady love.
"Clay vs Animation" - Alako Myles (2017 Australia 5mins)
A group of four friends accidentally unleash an unwanted creation...
"Cocoon, Cocoon" - Ori Goldberg, Ilai Margulies (2018 Israel 7mins)
A fat, smug caterpillar doesn't want to become a butterfly. In song and rhyme, the horrors of metamorphosis are revealed.
"Duel " - Alex Morgan  (2017 United Kingdom 3mins)
A duel-crazed nobleman strives to uphold his honor by taking on the ultimate opponent - a starving orphan child. 
"Eggs With Legs" - Harrison Schaeffer (2017 United States 3mins)
An egg, a leg, another egg, another leg, a man, a dream, and an egg.
"Eon" - Nick Zweig (2017 United States 6mins)
Rise and fall.
"Framed" - Marco Jemolo (2017 Italy 7mins)
A noir animated short-film which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.  
"Glorious Victory" - Will Kim (2017 United States 2mins)
A watercolor animated short about two beetles intensely fighting over a fig fruit.
"KOMØD" - Annick Buhr, Janina Schmidt, Annika Saum  (2017 Germany 4mins)
Ole the Hotdog has bought a new commode but after assembling something is not as expected. 
"Obah-chan" - Paul Thurwachter (2018 United States 4mins)
A compilation of animated shorts revolving around the daily life of Obah-chan, a Japanese grandma.
"Outside" - Laura Norris (2017 United States 5mins)
When a lonely little boy finds a strange creature in the woods, he must keep it a secret from his mom.
"Pokey Pokey" - Junjie "Jake" Zhang (2016 United States 7mins)
A father attempts to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing filthiness of the crime-ridden city.
"Ready to Fight" - Natasha Cánepa (2017 United States 2mins)
A princess's desperate call for help is soon answered by a hero who is not prepared to defeat the enemy.
"Rose on the Moon" - Panna Horvath-Molnar (2017 Hungary 2mins)
Hidden by the depth of night, small creatures roam the forest.
"Stroke" - Jiani zhao , Emanuele Romano (2017 United Kingdom 5mins)
An old man recalls his experience of having a stroke with peculiar visions regarding himself and the reality around him.
"Stuck" - Whitney Walters (2017 United States 6mins)
A blob tries to get a job in its respected, creative field.
"The end of the line" - William Côgo (2016 Brazil 3mins)
Based on an awarded picture book, the story is about Brazilian animals standing in line. What is at the end of the line?
"The Perm" - MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO (2017 United States 1min)
No longer Natural, this Monster is a Cold Wave of Destruction (and that's No Lye)!
"TIS" - Chloë Lesueur (2016 France 9mins)
Here is our hero, TIS, as he struggles to free himself from the sheet of paper.
"When Comes the Rain" - Brian Giovanni (2017 United States 2mins)
The local birdbath is empty and the hot sun won't let up, so one ambitious bird decides to tamper in God's domain.
"Why We Want a Dog" - Alison Locricchio (2017 United States 2mins)
Max and Paulie are siblings yearning for one thing only: a pet dog, and decide to make a home video to show their parents that they do, indeed, deserve a dog.
*Actual screening schedule will be released by April 1st.



2018 DIFA EXPO ARTISTS


Andre Batts - Comics, posters and tshirts.
Damon Chamblis First Born Art - Prints, drawings and live caricatures.
Matt Feazell - Self-published minicomics, posters, books, DVDs, hand-drawn artist trading cards and related merchandise based on The Amazing Cynicalman comic strip.
MCR Electric Otto - Comics, animation/indie film DVDs, music and art.
Ren Fracture - Mini comics, zines and prints.
Shayauna Glover - Comic inspired art, both original and digital prints.

1/5/18

Detroit Performance Artist SATORI CIRCUS performs ‘THESE ARE MY FRIENDS’ ~ Feb. 10, 2018


Performance Artist SATORI CIRCUS, performs with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra under the leadership of Joshua James. Featured acts opening the show include: Michigan artists Josie Pace, Lushes LaMoan, Scott Dambacher (Scotty D.), The F.A.H. Corps (band) from Port Huron, MI as well as the always interesting and entertaining Konrad Lee ~ ‘Lounge Singer Extraordinaire’. The event is hosted by Cleveland’s own ‘Pinch and Squeal’ (founders of The WIZBANG Circus).

SATORI CIRCUS has been a Detroit based performance artist, writer and singer for nearly 30 years, making him Detroit’s longest continuously performing artist of his unique shows. ‘These Are My Friends’ is a live concert show featuring collaborative artists that SATORI CIRCUS has worked with over the years. “They are my friends. Friends I’ve had the great privilege to perform with over the many years…almost thirty to be exact!” says, SATORI CIRCUS.

This concert is being filmed live for inclusion in the upcoming documentary film ‘Being Satori Circus’ by Filmmaker Mark Finnell. This concert is also being recorded for a live record for this one night only performance.

The audience is being encouraged to dress as their favorite SATORI CIRCUS character, or as Theatre Bizarre Orchestra masqueraders at the performance, as the audience will be part of the film. “This will be an immersive event, and the audience will have the rare experience of being part of the filming of this documentary”, explains the film’s director, Finnell.

Tickets can be purchased through The Crofoot website (ticketweb.com) or at The Crofoot box office. Advance tickets: $25. $30 at the door on 2/10/18



When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Show at 8:00 PM
(No Intermission. 18+)

Where: The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St. Pontiac, MI 48342 - (248) 858-9333

 
LINKS: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/these-are-my-friends-satori-the-crofoot-ballroom-tickets/7962085?pl=ticketweb
 

Mark Finnell ~ Filmmaker ~ ManxMan Films - https://www.facebook.com/BeingSatoriCircusDocumentaryFilm

SATORI CIRCUS:
http://www.satoricircus.com
satori_circus@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/satori.circus
http://www.youtube.com/SATORIcircus
http://twitter.com/SATORI_CIRCUS

12/29/17

Commissioning Annie Gosfield: Detroit Industry, celebrating the 85th birthday of the Rivera Murals


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NMD needs your help, and has Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign loaded with perks just for you! T-shirts, albums, and limited edition scores/rewards to say thanks. 

Video done by Sly Pup Productions

11/15/17

Static presents…THE 15th ANNUAL “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAZE” SONGWRITER SHOWCASE & CHARITY DRIVE


The holiday season is upon us and it is time once again for "Home for the Holidaze 15: Songwriter Showcase & Charity Drive." The event brings together local performers for one evening of acoustic music for a good cause. The donations and proceeds from the event go towards purchasing food and winter clothing items that are distributed to homeless people and animals thru our selected charities: Congregation of Every 1, Hater Kitty Rescue Army and Outcry Street Ministry.

This year will feature the “return of revolver” a songwriters circle with the Inside Outlaws group of songwriters with performances by:
  • ALISON LEWIS
  • DON DUPRIE
  • MATT DMITS
  • BRANDON CALHOON
  • EDDIE BARANEK
  • and special guest TY STONE

The show is on THURSDAY, DEC. 14 at 8 pm. The venue is PJ'S LAGER HOUSE located at 1254 Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Please call 313-961-4668. www.pjslagerhouse.com. 21 & over are welcome. Admission is $5 with one can of people or pet food or winter clothing item or $6 without. Boots, blankets, socks and hats are much needed items this year.

Static Network has been hosting this night of songwriters for the past decade to benefit the community's homeless people and animals. The donations and proceeds from the event go towards purchasing food and winter clothing items that is distributed to the homeless thru our selected charities:

The Congregation of Every 1 - This local charity was founded as a congregation of people seeking a sense of community and a more efficient and direct means to help others. They provide back packs of food and goods that are distributed to the homeless population in the city. www.facebook.com/congregation1

Outcry Youth & Street Ministry - Brother Joe Hicks has been helping the homeless and youth in Detroit for over three decades. His nights are spent on the streets of downtown helping feed and clothe those less fortunate with the donations he receives. www.brotherjoesyouthandstreetministry.com

Pet food donations are also collected each year and donated to a non-profit animal rescue shelter.
Hater Kitty Rescue Army is a local cat rescue group who takes care of eastside of Detroit neighborhood strays, gets them health checked, and places them in forever homes. www.HaterKitty.com

PRESENTING FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! THEE ONE AND ONLY KONRAD LEE - LOUNGE SINGER EXTRAORDINAIRE! featuring THE HOTSY TOTSIES AND THE SAMURAI ARKESTRA!


Lots of music! Lots of dancing! Lots of absurdity! And, lots of FUN!

The performance is at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom on November 17th, 2017, and marks Konrad's 3302nd performance since he graced the stages at 12 years old!

He will perform a cornucopia of classics from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's! Included in his repertoire are his sexy and soulful renditions of “Fever” and “My Way” that outshines Frank's version!

Konrad Lee, lounge singer extraordinaire is what you would call, the consummate performer. A Detroit gem. An acrobatic vocalist. A purveyor of fine Red Roof Inn’s across the United States. (He loves the mints found on the pillows.) A man of few words, unless music is playing.

He has brought his music to the masses and joy to crowds from Albuquerque, NM, to Juno, Alaska, to Pittsburgh, PA, to Amsterdam, Netherlands back home to Detroit. For about three decades, he’s been unstoppable and a crowd favorite – no matter the crowd.

Here’s just a taste of the wonderfully talented individuals who will grace the stage on this fantastic evening of low-class entertainment!

The Hotsy Totsies:
  • Ms. Lushes LaMoan - The hardest working showgirl in Detroit!  An entertainer since birth, swooshing out of the birth canal, she oozes sex appeal and screams laughter, and has been doing so for 11 years.
  • Ms. Kitty Paige -  The classic beauty with a big booty! For 10 years she has become known as your secret crush, your dream time lover. Don't let that smile fool you, she'll lure you in and claw your heart to shreds! MEoow!
  • Ms. Bootsie La Fontaine -  The one and only, a TRIP with no luggage, low class and a bad ass...she's our favorite bootsie. She's been bringing the gutter to the stage for the past 13 years.
The Samurai Arkestra:

  • Ms. Michele Jones -  By day, wild-mannered proprietor and scissor slinger of Gentlemen First Barbershop, featured as a Metro Times BOD award winner. By night she is the stunt double/lead vocalist, Viagra Jones, of Bazooka Jones. In between, she is often spotted looking for her keys.
  • Mr. Tim Suliman – Perennial pounder plays with Eastside Elvis, Popsicle Shiv, DCFC Northern Guard and the College of 'Pataphysics' Marching Band. And like fine wine, Tim S. is old, dusty, and mostly sour.
  • Mr. Sadaat Hossain -  This multi-instrumentalist and part-time lover plays in the band The Poltroons, Code Brown (the Ween cover band) and is owner/operator of the Raven Cafe in scenic Port Huron, MI. 
  • Mr. Tim Taebel – Bass monster Taebel currently plays in Eastside Elvis, Twitch, Noise Lab A/X and suspects that gravity is a hoax.
  • Mr. Lee Galbraith -  He is a man about town, connoisseur of fine spray cheese, and a musician based in Port Huron, MI. The Big Icky - He has traveled across the country, grossing and amazing people on the way, for 10 years. He's a man of stranger and unusual talents and if its not icky, its just disgusting!

Think old days or old school to the ‘Laugh-In’, ‘Dean Martin and the Golddigers’, ‘Smothers Brothers’ days, and you have Konrad Lee and the Hotsy Totsies w/the Samurai Arkestra.

Doors at 8pm. There will be two sets with an intermission.
Admission is $15 at the door. 18+
Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
715 East Milwaukee Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-2955

GAME OVER! The Detroit debut of the new interactive game show!

Reloaded Events and Trainwreck Entertainment presents…


GAME OVER!
       The Detroit debut of the new interactive game show!


Put on a cheap costume and come to the Tangent Gallery on Saturday, November 18 at 8 pm for the Detroit debut of the interactive game show GAME OVER! Where everyone has a chance to win!

The cheesy, crazy ten laughs a minute game show, combines all the action and comedy of retro game shows from “Let's Make a Deal,” “The Price is Right” and “The Gong Show” into one crazy evening!

The show will be hosted by three outstanding guest hosts; Brian Papandrea, Chris Smith, and Lauren Harlow Weaver and accompanied by lovely stage hostesses Sadie Tate and Reilly Fein. The trio will have you on the edge of your seat as you compete for cash and prizes. One of the wacky hosts will try and stump you with wacky requests and riddles. Be sure to fill your pockets and purses with miscellaneous crap to increase your chances of winning. A lightning round will have you using Facebook to compete for a chance to win too. Prizes range from gift certificates and items from local Detroit merchants to cold hard cash! So get your game face on for Game Over!

Check out the video and event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1351478554941534/

Saturday, November 18, 8pm
Admission is $10 at the door. 18+
Tangent Gallery
715 East Milwaukee Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-2955