Saturday, November 27, 2010


FRI DEC 3 - Charlie Slick, Johnny Ill Band, Bad Indians at WOODRUFF'S, 36 E Cross St in Depot Town Ypsilanti, 18+ - (this show was originally at Savoy but now it's at Woodruff's)

FRI DEC 3 - Divorce Party, Forget the Times, Frustrations & Supercollider at Dreamland Theater in Ypsilanti early show! all ages!

FRI DEC 3 - James Cornish Trio, Airport, hudpucker, Emiliano Atran and Brandon Weiner , DJ Saramin at Arbor Vitae above Wazoo Records in Ann Arbor 336.5 S State St, $5 all ages!

SAT DEC 4 - Danny Kroha & The Volebeats at MOCAD Noel Night, free! 5 PM - 9 PM, Danny plays at 6 and the Volebeats play at 7

SAT DEC 4 - Baptist Church & The Farels at Donovan's Pub 3003 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit

SAT DEC 4 - Cotton Museum & Destroy This Place at UHF Records, 512 S. Washington Ave. Royal Oak

SAT DEC 4 - Ann Arbor Free Skool's DIY Fest - (2pm-10pm) @ Luther House 1510 Hill St Ann Arbor all ages. More info to be found here

SAT DEC 4 - Mutual Benefit (OH), Pepepiano (OH), Kohwi, Mellows, +TBD at 427 Hamilton Pl, Ann Arbor

SUN DEC 5 - Beak Full of Rubies, Ben Miller at WOODRUFF'S, 36 E Cross St in Depot Town Ypsilanti, 18+ - (this show was originally at Savoy but now it's at Woodruff's) music at 8 pm $5, 18+

MON DEC 6 - Kelly Jean Caldwell & Betty Marie Barnes, Englishmen(KY), Lake Folk at PJ's Lager House, Detroit

****WED DEC 8 - Benefit show for the family of Andy Kotowicz featuring Conspiracy of OwlsRogue Satellites, City Center, Swimsuit, Powerteam, Kelly Jean Caldwell, Santa Monica Swim and Dive Club, and Everybody's In at WOODRUFF'S, 36 E Cross St in Depot Town Ypsilanti, 18+ - (this show was originally at Savoy but now it's at Woodruff's) $5 or more if you want to donate more. You can also donate at

THURS DEC 9 - WCBN 88.3 fm presents arwulf arwulf and the modified starch ensemble at UMMA Commons in Ann Arbor - 7 pm sharp! all ages

THURS DEC 9 - Jim Cherewick and Stef Chura at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room in Ann Arbor (free)

FRI DEC 10 - Tyvek, Weirding Module, Better Late Than Pregnant, Bad Indians at Dreamland Theater in Ypsilanti, starts at 9 pm early show! $5 all ages

FRI DEC 10 - "Beneath the Concrete" A visual theater dark comedy about disaster and the media.
Based on an actual earthquake that took place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on May 27, 2006. at CAID, Detroit. More info here

FRI DEC 10 - Chris Bathgate, White Pines, Frank Fuzz at the Halfass/Halfway Inn, Ann Arbor $5 all ages! 8 pm

FRI DEC 10 - Superchunk & Times New Viking at Magic Stick, Detroit

SAT DEC 11 - Mall Mutants, Damned Dogs (Amber Fellows & Fred Thomas), Charlie Draheim, Mega Crisis (Strange Brew), Just Boyz at Taco Bell house/Grove Gardens, 317 Grove St in Ypsilanti

SAT DEC 11 - "Tiny Expo" art, craft & more fair at Ted Kennedy's new place, 325 and 327 Braun Court in Ann Arbor. 11 am to 8 pm, Ann Arbor Film Festival screening at 8. This is a cousin or sibling of Shadow Art Fair

SUN DEC 12 - Charlie Slick & Nightlife at Above Ground Hair Studio, Ann Arbor

SUN DEC 12 - Mark Lord (Kites), Stillbirth & more TBA at CAID

TUES DEC 14 - Absolute Beginners - free pop dance night at Woodruff's (36 E Cross) in Ypsilanti w DJs Tim Sendra, Amber Fellows, & Fred Thomas

WED DEC 15 - Drainolith (Alex from AIDS Wolf), Stare Case (Olson/Young), Winter Ruby, DJ Lonelyheart 8 PM early show at Pleasure Dog/Dome, 607 N River St Ypsilanti MI

THURS DEC 16 - Frustrations, Tv Ghost and F'ke Blood at PJ's Lager House Detroit

FRI DEC 17 - Compartment, Pistolbrides, Fields of Industry & Team Ethic at Dreamland Theater in Ypsi, $5 bands start at 9 pm! all ages!

SAT DEC 18 - Kelly Jean Caldwell 7" release party w/ Aran Ruth & Everybody's In at Atlas Bar , 2363 Yemans, Hamtramck, $5 21+

SAT DEC 18 - Freedom Solstice Art Party at Metronome Studios (attached to Recycle Here at 1331 Holden, Detroit MI) w/ Golden Mole & many more - more info TBA

SAT DEC 18 - Winter Ruby, Jono, more tba at 114 S. Huron Apt. 6 Ypsilanti

WED DEC 22 - Swimsuit, Starlight & Magic & more at Woodruffs 36 E Cross St in Ypsi

THURS DEC 23 - Druid Perfume , Red Red Red, Sros Lord at PJ's Lager House

SUN DEC 26 - YOU. LP release with Bad Party, Turn to Crime & Something Cold DJs at CAVE, 1600 Clay St (Blg #4, 3rd Floor) Detroit (inside Russell Industrial Center) 10 pm $5

SUN DEC 26 - Secret Twins, Kickstand Band, & more at Hard Lessons Christmas Blowout at St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit

SUN DEC 26 - Tyvek & Protomartyr & Feelings & Greg Baise at Jumbo's in Detroit

TUES DEC 28 - Absolute Beginners - free pop dance night at Woodruff's (36 E Cross) in Ypsilanti w DJs Tim Sendra, Amber Fellows, & Fred Thomas

WED DEC 29 - Emogene Nightingale's Dreamtime Burlesque at Dreamland Theater Ypsilanti 9 pm

WED DEC 29 - Jim Cherewick & Nathan K at Blind Pig

THURS DEC 30 - Secret Twins, Charlie Slick, Kommie Kilpatrick & more at PJ's Lager House Detroit

THURS DEC 30 - SUN JAN 2 - Mittenfest V - Annual benefit shows in Ypsilanti for 826 Michigan with a million bands. Doors @4PM each day / Music from 5PM – 2AM / Late Night NYE Dance Party until 4AM. $7.00/day or $25.00/4-day wristband. Full lineup is here. It was supposed to be at Savoy in Ypsilanti, but it's now at WOODRUFF'S 36 E Cross St in Ypsi

FRI DEC 31 - Johnny Ill Band, Everybody's In, Lee Marvin Computer Arm, Gardens, Kickstand Band at PJ's Lager House

FRI DEC 31 - Funky Kingston at the Elks Lodge in Ann Arbor 21 +

Dreamland Theater is located at 26 N Washington St in Ypsilanti. Shows are always all ages!
PJ's Lager House is located at 1254 Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Shows are mostly 18+. They have food too!
The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) is at 5141 Rosa Parks in Detroit. Always all ages!
Please note that several shows originally scheduled at Savoy are now at a new place called Woodruff's which is located at 36 E Cross St in Ypsilanti. Their shows are 18+.

If you would like to tell me about a show, you can leave a comment or email me at sabsalant at gmail.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November shows

Mon Nov 1 - Annie Palmer, Matt Jones, Anna Vozelang from Madison WI, Justin Gambino from Saline MI at Canterbury House, Ann Arbor

Tues Nov 2 - ONCE. THEN. Anniversary concert for the ONCE festival that took place in the 1960s in Ann Arbor. This concert features performances of pieces composed during the original festival. Rackham Auditorium in Ann arbor, $2, 8 pm. More info

Wed Nov 3 - Swimsuit plays on Local Music Show , 9 - 11 pm on WCBN or 88.3 FM

Thurs Nov 4 - ONCE. NOW. Performance of pieces composed by the original ONCE composers, but composed in the years sincethe original festival. Rackham Auditorium in Ann Arbor, $2, 8 pm . More info

Thurs Nov 4 - Outlier - afterparty event for ONCE. Feat. Laurel Halo, Ryan Howard 30 minute drum solo, Patient ot Patient, DJ Todd Osborn, DJ Forest J. etc. at the former UMMA Off site space on South University in Ann Arbor acros the street from village corner. $5. Hott Lava/UMS sponsored event.

Fri Nov 5 - Hospital Garden, Swimsuit, Long Whisker, Ribbons of Song at Dreamland Theateer, Ypsilanti

Fri Nov 5 -SICKNESS, BIRTH REFUSAL, RAVEN STRAIN, WHITE BOSS at Pleasure Dog, 601 N. River Ypsilanti, MI

Fri Nov 5 - Protomartyr, Moonrises (Chicago), Winter Ruby, STDJ at Jumbo's 3736 3rd St Detroit, MI

Fri nov 5th - ohenotrix point never, laurel halo, deastro, marco polio, nuclear power pants, dj blk out @ 20 free pizzas at apartment (dad) finders at the magic stick

Fri Nov 5 - BURNT SUGAR presents TWO OR THREE THINGS SHE KNOW ABOUT WILD. A Primer In How Sisters Freely Conduct Themselves in The D. Improvising, experimental jazz/funk/soul orchestra featuring Mazz Swift and Latasha Nevada Diggs on violin,vocals and EFX Greg Tate on laptop,guitars+baton, Jared Michael Nickerson on bass and The Next Detroit Harmolodic Arkestra (Joel Peterson, Duminie Deporres, James "the Blackman" Harris, Skeeter CR Shelton and more)
Admission: $8.00 all ages

Tues Nov 9 - everybody's in, black helicopter, pure country gold and kelly jean caldwell and sons @ lager house


Fri Nov 12 - johnny ill band, turn to crime and child bite at the halfass, ann arbor

Fri Nov 12 -The 9/11 Boys, Save Me from the Gallup Poll, EVENINGS, Forest, and MC Trashpedal @ 114 S Huron Apt 6, Ypsilanti

Fri Nov 12 - Bad Indians, Sacred Broncos (IN), Body Holographic, Sugarcoats at Lager House

Sat Nov 13 - Strange Brew, Compartment, Matt Endahl, TPR at house show at Hill and Packard in Ann Arbor

Tues Nov 16 - Terrible Twos, Turbofruits (nashville), Pujol (nashville) and Deadbeat Beat, Lager House $6

Tues Nov 16 - Absolute Beginners free pop dance night w/ DJs Tim Fred and Amber & Ryan Howard at Savoy in Ypsilanti

Wed Nov 17 - Frustrations, La Otracina (NY), Heroes & Villains - CAID 9 pm $5 all ages

Wed Nov 17 - Great Unknown, Heather Styka, Annie Palmer at Savoy, Ypsi

Wed Nov 17 - Charlie Slick on WCBN Local Music Show, 9 to 11 pm or 88.3 FM

Wed Nov 17 - Overcast Skies, Hard Lessons and many more all day at EMU AMP FEST at EMU Student Center in Ypsilanti

Thurs Nov 18 - early show feat. Mall Mutants, Fred & Amber, & more tba at Savoy in Ypsilanti

Fri Nov 19 - Ghost Heart, Ghostlady, Strange Brew, Team Ethic & Charles the Osprey @ Dreamland Theater, Ypsi

Fri Nov 19 - Rainbow Vomit Family Band (Patrick ELkins & friends) play at UM Grad ARt Studios on S State next to Salvation Army in Ann arbor

Fri Nov 19 - Kommie Kilpatrick , Amoebas, Ex Humans, Foster Care at Atlas Bar Detroit

Fri Nov 19 - Boogaloosa Prayer, Woodman, Mr. Reindeer at Savoy. $5 for 21+; $8 18-20.

Mon Nov 22 - bird names (chicago) and telephone callers at the old miami

Wed Nov 24 - Aboslute Beginners featuring debut performance from MIGHTY CLOUDS (new band from Betty Marie Barnes & Fred Thomas) at Savoy in Ypsilanti!

Fri Nov 26 - MOVED TO THE 28th Jib Kidder +Unicornium + Forest Juziuk + TPR at Arbor Vitae above Wazoo Records in Ann Arbor MOVED DATE TO 28th

Fri Nov 26 - Jury Duty w/ DJs Forest J, Geoff P and Ryan Howard at the Elks Lodge in Ann Arbor

Sat Nov 27 - Silverghost LP release w Conspiracy of Owls & Moonpool and Dead Band, Magic Bag, Ferndale

Sun Nov 28 Mega Cassette Tape Release Dance Party with Scared To Death, Suicide By Cop, Scissor Now, The Jobys. Presented by Epic Fail Compact Cassettes, Loblast and Pangea Piercing. 10pm 19+ FREE at the 8 Ball below the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor

Sun Nov 28 Jib Kidder +Unicornium + Forest Juziuk + TPR at Arbor Vitae above Wazoo Records in Ann Arbor

Hard to believe it's November already. It's getting colder now.. try to stay positive. There are less things happening this month, everyone's preparing for hibernation perhaps. If you have something to add to the list leave a comment or email sabsalant at gmail.

Sunday, September 26, 2010



Fri Oct 1 - Amber Fellows/Keith Macarthur Photo show at Ugly Mug in
Ypsilanti - free w/ performances by Amber & Skinny Wrists. The photos will be up all month!!!

Fri Oct 1 - ADULT. performance & double feature film showing at the Detroit
Institute of Art, 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm

Fri Oct 1 - Fields of Industry CD release w/ Secret Twins & Long Whisker at Savoy, Ypsi

Fri Oct 1 - Santiparro/kA, HISS, Legendary Creatures at MOCAD, free, all ages music starts at 9 pm. Celebrating the week of Art Detroit Now

Wed Sept 29 - Sat Oct 2 - 14th Annual Edgefest at Kerrytown Concerthouse in Ann Arbor. Many performances, for schedule go to

Sat Oct 2 - City Center, Campfires, Skate Laws/Strange Brew, Ah Holly Fam'ly
/ Dreamland @ 9pm / $5

Sat Oct 2 - Detroit Party Marching Band benefit show at Lager House with Charlie Slick & more

Sat Oct 2 Ypsi Songwriting Fest at Ypsilanti Library

Sat Oct 2 - Ann Arbor Free Skool's DIY Fest, all day at Black Elk Co-op, 902 Baldwin Ave, Ann Arbor

Sunday Oct 3 - Free show in Roosevelt Park in Detroit (in front of the train station). Party to celebrate Slow's BBQ 5 year anniversary. Performances by: Liars, Guilty Simpson, Odu Afrobeat, Conspiracy of Owls, Melvin Davis, Amino Acids, and more. 12 pm - 8 pm

Sunday, October 3. FREE JAZZ @ THE CAID. 7:00pm - All Ages
Doors at 7pm, First Group at 7:30pm. Not the Wind, Not the Flag (Toronto),
The Inside/Out Unit, and The Creative Music Orchestra. $5-$10 sliding
scale donation.

Monday Oct 4 - Bill Nace, Diagram A, Steve Kenney, Mean Mugger at the CAID , $5 9 pm all ages

Monday, Oct 4- SWANS, Babay Dee @ Crofoot

Tues Oct 5 - Absolute Beginners # 6 - free pop dance night at Savoy in Ypsilanti w DJs Tim Sendra, Amber Fellows, & Fred Thomas

Thurs, Oct 7- Switch Palace, Divine Comedians, Memory Blank @ Belmont

Thurs Oct 7 - The Whip Dance Party feat DJs Forest J & Richie , plus live performance from Danny & The Darleans (that's Dan Kroha's new band) at the Elks Lodge , 220 W Sunset Blvd Ann Arbor - big fun 21+

Fri Oct 8 - Benefit show for Lisa at CAID, w/ Wolf Eyes, Tyvek, Dilloway,
Windy & Carl, & so many more. all ages, 5 pm, $10 for a good cause!!!
Friday, October 8. Benefit show for Lisa @ CAID. 5:00pm. All Ages. This is
a benefit show to help with medical bills for Andrew Coltrane's Wife,
Lisa. She needs to have surgery to remove a tumor in her brain. She does
not have insurance.

Aaron Dilloway
COLD TURKEY feat. JonO,fenlon+?
Steve fuckin' Kenney
Scorpio & Glass
DogLady w/Andrew Fenlon
Exhumed Corpse & StrangeBrew
The Others
Weird GARY
DJ Brad Hales
+++special guests
Starts early !!! 5 P.M. sharp!!! $10 at the door
massive merch table w/ tons of donated crud from all over the planet!
If you can't make it out, you can donate via paypal to:
All donations will receive a special cassette or CDr in the mail~

Sat Oct 9 - "A Conversation with John Sinclair" free event at Luther House Co-op in Ann Arbor (1510 Hill St / former home of John Sinclair/MC5/White Panther Party) 7 - 9 pm

Sat Oct 9 Dreamland Theater in Ypsilanti fundraiser show feat. Manhole / Manhood, Stef Chura & Friends, & White Cloud (new band from Dina & Timmy (Secret Twins), Derek (Awesome Color/Turn to Crime), & T-Bone (Invader/T-Bone & the Drones), & possibly more

Sat, Oct 9- WHFR Record Show in Dearborn

Wed Oct 13 - Deastro & more at Blind Pig in Ann Arbor

Wed Oct 13 - Unicornium and Skate Laws play on the WCBN Local Music Show, 9 - 11 pm 88.3 FM or


Thurs Oct 14 - Expo 70 / Billowing / Compartment / Aphasiacs / SX-8 Columbia at CAID

Fri Oct 15 - CANCELLED Swimsuit , Long Whisker , & more at the Halfass/Halfway Inn,
Ann Arbor $5 all ages! CANCELLED This show has been cancelled!!!!

Fri Oct 15 - Secret Twins, Long Whisker, Kommie Kilpatrick at ARbor Vitae in Ann Arbor

Fri, Oct 15- Moon Pool & Dead Band, Quail @ Bakery Loft (first show at
this venue, 4303 West Vernor in Mexicantown)

Fri Oct 15 - Baffled Again (Jeffrey Thomas, Heath Heemsbergen, & Shelby), Outrageous Cherry (original lineup) at Pops Plant Gallery, Hamtramck

Sat Oct 16 - Actual Birds, Strange Brew, Overcast Skies at the B Side/Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor,
all ages $5

Sat Oct 16 - Laserbeams of Boredom, Divorce Party, and more at Far House, 2606 Packard Ann Arbor

Sat Oct 16 - Silverghost, Lettercamp, & many more at YpsiFest at Savoy, Ypsi, $6 18+

Sun Oct 17 - Early show at CAID w Swimsuit, Weirding Module, Queening (NYC),
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk (KS), Rooftop Vigilantes (KS), Deaf Beast at
CAID 5 pm, all ages $5

Mon 10/18 - Aids Wolf, D Rider, Divorce Party - $5 - 18+ at Lager House,

Tues Oct 19 - Mahonies (classic lineup!), Common Families, Heavy Cream (Nashville) - PJ's Lager House, $5

Tues Oct 19 - Ghostlady, Husband & Wife (Bloomington IN), Team Ethic at Dreamland Theater in Ypsilanti - all ages

Wed Oct 20 - Wasteland Jazz Unit, Andrew Coltrane, Spykes at CAID

Thurs Oct 21 - Wet Hair (Iowa City) / Three Legged Race (Lexington KY) /
Cotton Museum / Strange Brew at Arbor Vitae in Ann Arbor, $5

Fri Oct 22 - Josh Abrams + Jury Duty / Elks Lodge @ 9pm / $?

Fri Oct 22-Sun Oct 24 Puppetry in the Alley at Dreamland

Fri Oct 22 - Lager House Halloweeny 3-year Anniversery Celebration!

Sat Oct 23 - Benoit Pioulard, Windy & Carl & Hitoko, Man the Hunter at Yellow Barn, 416 W Huron Ann Arbor. $5 all ages!

Sun Oct 24 - Silk Flowers (NYC) + City Center + Something Cold DJs at 7 Brothers Bar in Hamtramck

Mon 10/25 - The Intelligence, Johnny Ill Band, Protomartyr at Lager House,
Detroit $7

Mon 10 /25 - Gary Numan "Pleasure Principle" tour at Crofoot Ballroom 7 pm

Tues 10/26 - Absolute Beginners # 7 - free pop dance night at Savoy in Ypsilanti w DJs Tim Sendra, Amber Fellows, & Fred with performance by Everybody's In (new band from Secret Twins, T-Bone, & Awesome Derek)

Tues Oct 26 - Charlie Slick at Time Out For Fun at Small's in Hamtramck

Wed 10/27 - Jaill, Conspiracy of Owls, Destroy This Place at Lager House

Thurs Oct 28 - So Cow (Ireland), Swimsuit, Man the Hunter at PJ's Lager
House, Detroit, $5

Thurs Oct 28 - "Black Mass" w/ Druid Perfume, Bad Indians, Blood Necklace,
Our Brother the Native, Wayang Kucing & more at Arbor Vitae in Ann Arbor, $5
or $3 w/ costume

Sat Oct 30 - Devil's Night Forth From Its Hinges Show "Heaven and Hell" - featuring City Center & Man the Hunter, Paul Bancell, Jay Bodley & more? This is in a warehouse on Airport Blvd in Ann Arbor. More info forthcoming

Sat Oct 30 Halloween Show at Neutral Zone/B Side in Ann Arbor: Scissor Now,
Nathan K, DJ Kaustikutt, Total Protonic Reversal! $5 all ages

Sat Oct 30 - Halloween show at Park Bar in Detroit , more info TBA

Sat Oct 30 - Bad Indians, Telephone Callers, Especially Good, The Dusk, Healers at CAID - Party Ngg! nite? more info TBA
(note: on the flyer version of this calendar I said that Terrible Twos were playing because that's the info I had at that time. Turns out they aren't. Apologies to Terrible Twos & anyone who was confused about this)

Sun Oct 31 - Wet Hair (Iowa City), Swimsuit, Wiccans at TBA = not happening it seems

Sun Oct 31 - Wolfman Band, Druid Perfume, Wiccans, Fabulous Stains at Russell Industrial Center

This are some shows of interest in the Detroit/Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. I will continue to update it throughout the month. If you have something you would like to be added please email me at or just leave it in the comments, that works too.