Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DECEMBER updated 12/30


Thurs Dec 1 - Ghostlady record release with Ghost Heart and Van Houten at Woodruff's, Ypsi - early show will be done by 11 pm

Fri Dec 2 - "Rock and Revolution" exhibit opening. Part of the Freeing John Sinclair: The Day Legends Came to Town series of 3 events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Free John Sinclair concert at Chrysler Arena on Dec 10 1971. Exhibit features photographs by Leni Sinclair and David Fenton; posters from the collection of Michael Erlewine; and documents from the Bentley Historical Library's John and Leni Sinclair Papers. 7 - 8:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch 343 S. Fifth Ave more info here. exhibit up in the library basement til January 15 2012

Fri Dec 2 - Mike Garson: Bowie Variations - longtime pianist for David Bowie's band interprets Bowie's music for solo piano - 7 & 8:30 pm at the Detroit Institute of Art

Fri Dec 2 - Little Wings & Breathe Owl Breathe at Dreamland Theater, Ypsilanti

Fri Dec 2 - DJs Dustin & Phil Atee at Elks Lodge 220 W Sunset Ann Arbor 21+

Sat Dec 3 - Fred Thomas, Patrick Elkins, Josh Bertram intimate bedroom show at Pleasure Dog, 607 N River St YPSI

Sat Dec 3 - SUGARCOATS + MISSING MONUMENTS + GROWING PAINS + Timmy Vulgar D.J.'s at Painted Lady Hamtramck

Sat Dec 3: Winged Migration (feat. Woody, Jeremy Daily, Julian Allen) @ Canterbury House, Ann Arbor 8PM $5

Sun Dec 4 - Steve Reich 75th birthday tribute concert by UM Percussion Ensemble, FREE at Rackham Auditorium in Ann Arbor 7:30 pm

Sun Dec 4 - Mounds, Failing Lights, Sam Haddix, Fred Thomas/Shelley Salant at Name Brand Tattoo, Ann Arbor 8 pm

Tues Dec 6 - Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra Concert and CD Release Party at The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, 111 East Kirby Street (at John R.), Detroit, MI 7:30-10:30 pm

Tues Dec 6 - Ypsi Film Guild and IGG present art show opening at EMU Student Center 900 Oakwood St # 312, Ypsilanti, MI 5 - 8 pm followed by afterparty at Absolute Beginners at Woodruff's

Wed Dec 7 - WCBN presents WET HAIR (Iowa City) & Chrome Sparks - FREE show at WORK GALLERY on S State ST in Ann Arbor


Thurs Dec 8 - Love of Everything & City Center at the Garden Bowl, Detroit

Thurs Dec 8 - WCBN Presents JD McPherson - rockabilly show - early, over by 11 - at Woodruff's Ypsi

Fri Dec 9 - DJs Mike Dykehouse and Fred Thomas at the ELKS LODGE 220 W Sunset Ann Arbor 21+

Fri Dec 9 - The Belle Isles/Bad Indians/K9 Sniffies/Chit Chat + DJ Juicy Tea at Hollow Arch (formerly Metaevol) 278 Candler St Highland Park Michigan

Fri Dec 9 - Regression (Nate Young), Drainolith (Montreal), Outer Space (John Elliot of Emeralds), DAN DLUGOSIELSKI WITH ANDREW COLTRANE HOLLY YOUNG SAM HOOKER Playing Acoustic at MUG 5984 Lincoln St Detroit MI doors 7 pm

Fri Dec 9 - Secret Twins/Deadbeat Beat split 7" release show with Hospital Garden and Psychic Wheels at PJ's Lager House Detroit

Fri Dec 9- Isles of ESP - RadyoPanic - Manfrancisco at Old Miami 3930 Cass Ave Detroit MI

Sat Dec 10 - Tiny Expo 2011 = local artists and crafters selling their wares, displays of unusual merit, food, film and libations! 10 am - 7 pm at (ted kennedy's) The Bar at 327 Braun Court Ann Arbor Michigan

Sat Dec 10 - Culture Jamming: A Long View Back - A Panel Discussion With John And Leni Sinclair, Pun Plamondon, David Fenton, and Genie Parker At The Michigan Union - Pendleton Room 1 - 2:30 pm free. part of the Freeing John Sinclair 40th Anniversary

Sat Dec 10 - HUMAN EYE + TERRIBLE TWOS + DUANE the TEENAGE WEIRDO + Johnny Hentch D.J.'s at Third St Bar, 701 W Forest Ave, Detroit

Sat Dec 10 - Something Cold presents: OS OVNI (AUSTIN, TX) + SIOBHAN + WORTHLESS WASTE at Mexicantown Fiesta Center El Club, 4114 W Vernor Hwy Detroit

Sat Dec 10 - Hospital Garden/Watabou/Team Ethic/Hungry Ghosts at Gravel Pit 914 Fuller St Ann Arbor

Sat Dec 10: Chamber Music Series @ Arbor Vitae in Ann Arbor 9pm (free/donation)

Sun Dec 11 - Chris Bathgate with full band homecoming free show at Old Town Tavern, Ann Arbor

Tuesday 12/13 Tatsuya Nakatani w/ Mike Khoury, JAV's leafblower churchpipe & a short film by Justin Clifford Rhody @ Voss Acres 4847 Merritt Rd "ypsi"

Tues 12/13 - TANAGER at Absolute Beginners at Woodruff's Ypsi

Wed Dec 14 - Jim Cherewick plays on the WCBN Local Music Show 9 - 11 pm on 88.3 FM or

Wed Dec 14 - Annie Palmer, Fred Thomas, Our Brother the Native at Woodruff's Ypsi

Wed Dec 14 - WCBN presents Decline of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years = free screening at Arbor Brewing Co, Ann Arbor 9 pm

Thurs Dec 15 - Duane the Teenage Weirdo, Charlie Slick, Rainbow Vomit Family Band with DJ Shells at Blind Pig, Ann Arbor 18+

Thurs Dec 15 - Corktown Cinema Presents - Ten Years with the Band Fugazi = documentary screening + Frustrations and more bands TBA - benefit for Corktown Cinema (formerly Burton Theatre) 9 pm $3 donation

Fri Dec 16 - Ryan Jewell instore at Encore Records Ann Arbor free 7 pm

Fri Dec 16 - Johnny Ill Band LP release / Sros Lords 45 release with Turn to Crime not Kommie Kilpatrick at JUMBO'S in Detroit

Friday Dec 16 Ryan Jewell (Columbus), DBH, Mall Mutants at Pleasure Dog 607 N River St Ypsi

Sat Dec 17 - Thelonius Bone (T Bone) art show at El Club 4114 W Vernor Hwy Detroit 8 - 10 pm free

Sat Dec 17 - Danjee Flesh Nation wsg Rainbow Vomit Family Band & Paul Bancell = free show at PJ's Lager House Detroit

Sun Dec 18- YPSI FLEA # 3 = Lots of people selling/trading/fleaing rad stuff, records, clothes, hot sauce, music gear, everything! Join us from 12-7 PM for Ypsi Flea #3! Live sets from RADIATOR HOSPITAL, SAIL, AVERY FERAL, ANNIE PALMER & CITY CENTER. Totally free and all ages are welcome to attend.

Mon Dec 19th - The Max Levine Ensemble, High Dive, & Sweat, DJ HO-NA-NA-NA at Trumbullplex, 4210 Trumbull, Detroit MI doors 7pm, all ages, $6

CANCELLED Tues Dec 20 - Cosmetics (captured tracks), Soft Metals (captured tracks), Nightlife at the Magic Stick Detroit Michigan CANCELLED

Wed Dec 21 - Gardens, Peach Kelli Pop (Toronto), Instant Party at PJ's Lager House

Wed Dec 21: Robbie Cook, Alex Belhaj New Orleans Jazz Quartet @ Arbor Vitae, Ann Arbor 9-11:30 $5

Thurs Dec 22 - Wiccans solstice show at The Bar at 327 Braun Ct in Ann Arbor, 10 pm

Fri Dec 23 - Scared to Death, Scissor Now, Baron Knoxburry and Lord Centipede 9pm doors, $5. at Ultralounge (219 S. Main St Ann Arbor)

Mon Dec 26 - Protomartyr, Feelings, Turn to Crime at Jumbo's , Detroit

Tues Dec 27 - Damned Dogs & Santa Monica Swim & Dive Club at Absolute Beginners DJ night - last Tuesday edition - at Woodruff's Ypsi free 18+ 10 pm

Tue Dec 27: Jib Kidder and Our Brother the Native + TBA @ Arbor Vitae, 9pm $5

Wed 12/28-Sun 1/1: Mittenfest = annual fundraiser for 826 Michigan with a million bands. more info here

Fri Dec 3 0 - Prince dance party benefit for Ann Arbor Community Radio, at the Elks Lodge 220 W Sunset Ann Arbor 21+

Fri Dec 30 - Deep Shit, Pizzahifive, THC, Bitchcopter, Lt. Dan, and Faction Disaster at 1032 pigeon Jackson, MI

Sat Dec 31 - QUESTION MARK & THE MYSTERIANS, FUZZRITES, BOSS MUSTANGS Psych Freakout at Goodnight Gracie in Ann Arbor. limited capacity!

Sat Dec 31 - Funky Kingston at the Elks Lodge 220 W Sunset Ann Arbor 21+

Sat Dec 31st - NYE SHOW! Invincible, Tunde Olaniran, & The Cupcake Collective "Y2K12- The Last Dance Party" at Trumbullplex, 4210 Trumbull, Detroit MI doors 7pm, all ages, $10

Sat Dec 31 - Sros Lords and PEople's Temple at Painted Lady Hamtramck

Sun Jan 1 2012 - Dreamland Theater 10th anniversary party at Dreamland Theater Ypsi

- ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS pop night with DJs Tim Heather Fred and Amber at WOODRUFF's in YPSI every Tuesday at 10 pm
- "We Can't Be Friends" - DJ Ben Hernandez at Donovan's every Thursday
- "Blackout Bingo" with DJ Kyle at Garden Bowl, Detroit
- "Tuesdays in the Forest" at the Loving Touch in Ferndale

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