SOME SHOWS IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN, JANUARY 2012...
WED JAN 4 - Van Houten and HISS at Silk Filled Stilts 7 " release show, Woodruff's Ypsi
Wed Jan 4 -Kaustikutt and more at Blind Pig Ann Arbor
Fri, Jan 6 - Will Sessions free @ DIA
Fri Jan 6 - Sex Police/Mall Mutants/Super Hit/Hlep at Cafe Ollie Ypsi 7 pm
Fri Jan 6 - "2013: Muerta Goes To Space Prison" a poly-psycho-satyrical puppet video death trip written/directed by Chris Sandon and featuring the voices of Carrie Morris, Andy Mitchell, Morgan Cox, Patrick Elkins, Naia Venturi, Dan Blades, and Brad Perkins. Intro by Mark Maynard. Stellar soundtrack by Charlie Slick. at DREAMLANDTHEATER 24 N Washington St YPSI ALL AGES as always!
Sat Jan 7 - Zlata Trouble's Bad Habits (burlesque show) @ Woodruff's Ypsi
Sat Jan 7 - THE APPLESEED COLLECTIVE, WALK YOUR BIKE & THE RABBIT DONE DIED at Halfway Inn / Halfass 730 Church St Ann Arbor MI
Sun Jan 8 Sneeze The Beak benefit - Pine Cones, Jim Cherwick, Doctor Strikes, Greatest Hits @ The Ballroom (722 Lowell, Ypsi)
Wed Jan 11 - Sugarcoats live on WCBN Local Music Show 9 to 11 pm wcbn.org or 88.3 FM
Wed Jan 11 - DUANE THE TEENAGE WEIRDO/ESPECIALLY GOOD/ANONYMOUS TOUCH/SXUAL PRDATOR at PJ's Lager House Detroit MI 18+
Wed Jan 11 - Roachclip & DJ Johnny Hentch at Painted Lady Hamtramck
Fri, Jan 13 - Jay Reatard Tribute @ Painted Lady featuring INSTANT PARTY, GROWWING PAINS (FEATURING KIT!),
Sat Jan 14 - Dark Red/Scared to Death/Anonymous Touch/Mall Mutants + DJ Richie Wohlfeil at <<\ hol/low(arch) art space />>, 278 Candler St, Highland Park, Michigan 48203 all ages!
Sat Jan 14 - Cafe Ollie's Michigan General Store opening party at Michigan General Store, next to Cafe Ollie Ypsilanti Michigan 7 pm all ages! w/ DJs Shelley, Fred Thomas, Greg Pratt and more!
Sat Jan 14 - Neil Young Tribute Night at Woodruff's Ypsi
Sat Jan 14 - Minutes (Kzoo), Secret Twins, Supercolllider at Name Brand Tattoo Ann Arbor all ages! doors 8 pm
Sun Jan 15 - Philip Glass and Robert Wilson lecture about the creation of their opera Einstein on the Beach. FREE at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, 4 pm. part of the Penny W Stamps lecture series
Sun, Jan 15 - DJ Jonathan Toubin Benefit @ Nancy Whiskey 2644 Harrison Detroit MI LIVE SETS BY: DANNY and the DARLEANS, F' KE BLOOD, MEXICAN KNIVES DJ'S: KEEP ON TRASH BRAD HALES + SPECIAL GUESTS FOOD BY: KARA TIMMY'S TACO'S $5 all proceeds to Jonathan Toubin
Sun Jan 15 - Solid Attitude (Iowa City), Chit Chat, K9 Sniffies at Name Brand Tattoo Ann Arbor all ages! doors 8 pm, over by 11:30!
Mon, Jan 16 - Solid Attitude (Iowa City) @ GARDEN BOWL in Detroit. Monday nights are also BINGO night in the Garden Bowl with DJ KYLE
Wed Jan 18 - English, Our Brother the Native, Young Heirlooms at Blind Pig Ann Arbor
Wed Jan 18 - WCBN Presents...Woody Goss live at Work Gallery Ann Arbor all ages!
Fri Jan 20 - Sun Jan 22 - EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH insane opera by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson at the Power Center in Ann Arbor more info here
Fri, Jan 20 - Kommie Kilpatrick, Instant Party, Growing Pains, Superbomb @ Hybrid Moments in Ferndale
Fri Jan 20 - Absolute Beginners w/ musical guest TBA. all pop, no rules DJ night moves to fridays once a month. Woodruff's Ypsi free 18+
Fri Jan 20 - Tyvek (return from hiatus), Puffy Areolas (cleveland), Sros Lords, K9 Sniffies at Halfway Inn / Halfass, Ann Arbor (basemnet of East Quad, corner of Hill & church) ALL AGES!!! $5 doors 7:30 pm, must be over by 12!
Fri Jan 20 - Eurocrem (Phreddy Wischusen of Golden and Jennifer Shea of polar opposites), illy mack & Legendary Creatures at Magic Stick Detroit $5
Sat Jan 21 - STUDIES AND OBSERVATION NO. 5: STRANDED IN CANTON by William Eggleston, Organized by THE STUDIES AND OBSERVATION GROUP .Co-presented by The Ann Arbor Film Festival. 3:00pm at 327 Braun Court, Ann Arbor, MI
Admission: Pay What You Can
Sat, Jan 21 - Sungarcoats, Mexican Knives, more @ Donovan's Pub 3003 W Vernor Hwy Detroit MI
Sat Jan 21 - Jan 21 KICKSTAND BAND, DEADBEATBEAT, AMOEBAS, DUANE 9PM //// $5 1217 Griswold St., Detroit
Sun Jan 22 - Heat Lightning and Everybody's In at the Garden Bowl, Detroit MI
Mon Jan 23 Pine Cones, James Tatum, Sex Police, Buoyant Sea (New Orleans) @ The Playboy Mansion (605 N. Congress, Ypsi)
Wed Jan 25 - Gardens, Bad Indians, Mexican Knives w/ DJs Wheeler & Shells at Blind Pig, Ann Arbor. doors 9:30 pm
Wed Jan 25 - MATT Z art show (matt ziolkowski) with music by Tyvek at CAFE OLLIE 42 E Cross ST YPSI all ages, 7 pm early show!
Wed Jan 25 - Pretty Girls, Ponies and Poodles - art show by Kara Meister. opening 8:30-11:30pm. at Motor City Brewing Works 470 W Canfield Detroit Mi
Thurs Jan 26 - Bleached (ex Mika Miko), Swimsuit, Fake Surfers, Butt Babies at PJ's Lager House Detroit MI
Thurs Jan 26 - Shades, Witch Putty (Anthony Miller & Eric Wozniak), Lidless Eye (Knox), Mall Mutants, Compromised Position (Buffalo), Living Wound (Andrew Coltrane) at Pleasuredog 607 N River St YPSI
Fri Jan 27 - Dreamland Theater benefit show at Dreamland, Ypsi ALL AGES!
Fri Jan 27 - Lizerrd, Golden Torso, Congress, Charles the Osprey at Woodruff's Ypsi
Fri Jan 27 - THE ABSENTEES KOMMIE KILPATRICK THE KICKSTAND BAND IDIOT KIDS at Simon's After Dark 4936 Allen RD Allen Park MI 9 pm doors $5
Sat Jan 28 - Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years screening, with music by Minus 9 and Bruxism, at The Playboy Mansion (605 N. Congress, Ypsi) film at 9 bands at 11
Sat Jan 28 - EASY ACTION & TURN TO CRIME & CARJACK @ SMALL'S Hamtramck
Sun Jan 29 - MUG MATINEE GIG VOL.1: UNEVEN UNIVERSE + BILE AND HORSEMAN at Michigan Underground Group (MUG) 5984 Lincoln Detroit MI 3 PM SHARP!
Sun Jan 29 - SHOPPERS (Syracuse punk) w/ POPULATION, ESPER, and OLD SOUL at TRUMBULLPLEX 4210 Trumbull Detroit MI ALL AGES
Wed Feb 1 - Chrome Sparks/Nightlife/Alexis at Woodruff's YPSI
Thurs Feb 2 - "After the Factory" film premiere at 7 pm at Detroit Film Theatre
Fri Feb 3 - 24 HOURS OF IMPROVISATION The UM Creative Arts Orchestra will book-end the event at 6pm Friday and at 5pm on Saturday. In between, there will be different performers every hour; we are expecting free improvisors, jazz groups, modern composition incorporating improvisation, and many other awesomely strange musical projects. at Canterbury House Ann Arbor
Fri Feb 3 - Ann Arbor Film Festival digital archive opening at Ann Arbor District Library, 7 pm
Sat Feb 4 - Aaron Dilloway record release at Encore Records in Ann Arbor 7 pm
Sat Feb 4 - Tyevk, Protomartyr, Turn to Crime at PJ's Lager House Detroit
Sun Feb 5 - Ypsi Facto #1 Featuring Annie Palmer and Izzy Johnson (from Chit Chat) new series of different local Songwriters (acoustic). Also, Film Makers, Multi Media artists, etc. Discounted Beer and Wine every sunday at CAFE OLLIE in Ypsilanti 7-10 pm
Wed Feb 8 - X: The Unheard Music free screening presented by WCBN at Arbor Brewing Co in Ann Arbor 9 pm
Thurs Feb 9 - Woolen Kits (Australia), Chit Chat, The Bends at PJ's Lager House Detroit
Fri Feb 10 - Adult. w/ White Car & Monster Island at MOCAD Detroit
Fri Feb 10 - Protomartyr, Haunted Leather, and more at Hollow Arch 278 Candler St Highland Park MI
Fri Feb 10 - The Kickstand Band / The Pizazz / Slow Animal at Old Miami Detroit
Fri Feb 10 - CHARLIE SLICK, JOHNNY HEADBAND, LIGHTNING LOVE, TIMOTHY MONGER STATE PARK at Arbor Vitae loft 336.5 S State St Ann Arbor all ages
Sat Feb 11 - Moon Pool & Dead Band LP Release Rally at MUG Michigan Underground Group 5984 Lincoln St Detroit
Sat Feb 11 - Detroit Party Marching Band party at PJ's Lager House Detroit
Sat feb 11 - Love Bang! at the Blind Pig Ann Arbor
Sun Feb 12 - Jim Cherewick, Melissa Sklar, Fred Thomas at NAme Brand Tattoo Ann ARbor 8 pm
Sun Feb 12 - Molten Shows Presents: Ultraviolet Radio (SF xThe Go / xVolebeats) Dark Red, The Raw Dealers 10pm $5. After Acoustic Dinner Series. at PJ's Lager House Detroit
Tues Feb 14 - Sros Lords and more at Revolution Collective 2925 Scottwood Toledo OH
Wed Feb 15 - Veronica Falls (UK), Brilliant Colors (SF), Swimsuit (MI) at Blind Pig in Ann Arbor
Thurs Feb 16 - Corktown Cinema (formerly Burton Theater) presents Kill Yr Idols screening w music by Body Holographic and Sxual Predator at PJ's Lager House
Fri Feb 17 - TNV (from DC, not times new viking but a different band), Instant Party, and Avery Feral at Playboy Mansion 605 N Congress Ypsi
Fri Feb 17 - Absolute Beginners all pop, no rules DJ night moves to fridays once a month. Woodruff's Ypsi free 18+
Fri Feb 17 - DEAD PEASANT INSURANCE, MOTH COCK, RUST OWL, FAILURE plus ART SHOW: The Selected Works of Brian Schmidt at MUG 5984 Lincoln St Detroit
Sat Feb 18 - METAL DUNGEON, PBK, ANDREW COLTRANE, WILL SODERBERG, TARPIT, MAGNETIC LUCIFER, DR. PLASMODIUS, ART SHOW: The Selected Works of Brian Schmidt STARTS AT 4 p.m. $5.00 at MUG 5984 Lincoln Detroit
Sun Feb 19 - FELA! Musical cosponsored by UMS at the Music Hall of Detroit
Sun Feb 19 - Studies and Observation Group and A2 Film Fest present screening of Jem Cohen films Lost Book Found & This Is A History of New York at the Bar at 327 Braun Ct Ann Arbor 12 pm
Wed Feb 22 - 50th AAFF Retrospective Screening #5: FOREST OF BLISS at Michigan Theater Ann Arbor
Thurs Feb 23 - The Spits, TV Ghost, Terrible Twos at PJ's Lager House Detroit
Fri Feb 24 - Melvin Davis (live album recording) w Gardens and the Sights at PJ's Lager House Detroit
Fri Feb 24 - REDROT, APETECHNOLOGY, ANDREW COLTRANE at MUG 5984 Lincoln Detroit
Sat Feb 25 - Merciless Game, Globsters, The Cabbageheads PUNK GIG at MUG 5984 Lincoln Detroit
Fri March 23 - Kimya Dawson and Fred Thomas at MOCAD Detroit
Sat April 14 - Disappears at Yellow Barn in Ann Arbor
- "We Can't Be Friends" - DJ Ben Hernandez at Donovan's every Thursday
- "Blackout Bingo" with DJ Kyledriver at Garden Bowl, Detroit
- "Tuesdays in the Forest" at the Loving Touch in Ferndale
MICHIGAN HAPPENINGS community resource for cool shows in Detroit, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. We love all ages shows the most but still list non-all ages shows. If you have something to add leave a comment or email sabsalant at gmail. Also still seeking help printing and distributing the flyer version of this calendar, please get in touch if you want to help.