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 subpop.com/andy
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.