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Tuesday
Sep162014

Bob Mould with Jason Narducy & Jon Wurster / Cymbals Eat Guitars

Well into his fourth decade as a singer-songwriter, Bob Mould is as relevant, ferocious, and poignant as he has ever been on the compact epic that is Beauty & Ruin. Instead of sitting idle and going quiet, Bob chooses to confront head-on and plow through the psychic turbulence that comes with this stage of life. Much of Beauty & Ruin deals with the passing of Mould’s father in October 2012, Bob’s struggle to come to terms with it, himself, and his own identity and legacy, and repercussions of all of the above on his ongoing relationships in the land of the living. Beauty & Ruin is a twelve-track journey of loss, reflection, conciliation, and coming through the other side. Beauty & Ruin is a challenging work of raw beauty—and may well be Bob Mould’s finest work since his 1989 solo debut, Workbook. WSG: Cymbals Eat Guitars

$20 Cover | All Ages | 7pm

Tuesday
Sep302014

Cloud Nothings / Tyvek

Cloud Nothings was founded in a Cleveland basement, the one-man recording project of Dylan Baldi, an unassuming, then 18-year-old student of song with a breathtaking ear for melody. Prolific from the start, Baldi’s early work was rough but immediate: crudely recorded, spring-loaded spasms of Buzzcocks-informed pop that quickly found an online following among the lo-fi-inclined. When an opportunity presented itself to open a small show in Brooklyn, Baldi abandoned a still-in-progress final project to be there. The gamble paid off — he’s been touring ever since, using every available break to write and record more. WSG: Tyvek

$15 Cover | All Ages

Wednesday
Oct012014

Code Orange Kids & Twitching Tongues with Discourse

Code Orange Kids are a lot of things: they're from Pittsburgh, they're all teenagers, they play hardcore. One thing they certainly aren’t is pretentious. The sound that they've developed over the last year and half’s three releases— CYCLESEMBRACE ME//ERASE ME — CS, a 2010 demo — pulls no punches. It takes no prisoners. It brings no relief. It is hardcore the Code Orange Kids way, and we’d be damned if you can find anything that will leave you feeling the same after one of their notorious shows.

Twitching Tongues has been alienating listeners since 2010. The instantly polarizing band's first album, Sleep Therapy (I Scream Records 2011), turned listeners' heads upside down with it's blend of hardcore and melody. From the sarcasm overload of "Astigmatism", to the ultimate sad-guy anthem of "Insane & Inhumane", the band gathered a fanbase of like-minded individuals who understand their pain. Now Twitching Tongues have unleashed their second beast, In Love There Is No Law (Closed Casket Activities). The album takes their previous sound and whoops it's legs into submission. The hooks have more "hook" and the pits have tripled in size, proven by the tracks "Good Luck...", and "World War V". Twitching Tongues plans to hit every city that will have them, so be prepared in every way possible.

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Oct012014

Austin Lucas / Jon Snodgrass / Northcote / Jayke Orvis / Nick Ciolino

Raised in the backwoods country of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. His father, Bob Lucas, is an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, having earned songwriting credits on two of Allison Krauss’ albums. Learning to harmonize before learning to read, Lucas honed his vocal control as a member of the nationally-acclaimed Indiana University Children’s Choir. In a narrative as well-worn as it is true, Lucas rebelled against his upbringing, leaving his Americana roots for the catharsis of punk rock. After the better part of a decade spent criss-crossing the globe with a series of bands in broken-down vans, Lucas hit a musical glass-ceiling, eventually finding respite for his ringing ears in the delicacy of traditional songcraft. WSG: Jon Snodgrass | Northcote | Jayke Orvis | Nick Ciolino

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Oct012014

Downtown Brown featuring Zak & What Army?

Exploding from (the suburbs of) Detroit rock city in 2001, and venturing to the absolute bottom of the rabbit hole by 2014, Downtown Brown has carved a unique saga over their 13-year existence. Jamming a mutant style that splices together punk, funk, metal, rock, experimental, and hip-hop, DTB garnered immediate results. People either loved them or hated them for their often politically incorrect, outrageous lyrics coupled with genre-hopping technical skill. WSG: Zak & What Army?

$6 Cover | All Ages


Thursday
Oct022014

Sound Over Silence, Presented By Vote Detroit / Hosted By Trick Trick / Music By: The HandGrenades, Cold Men Young, Kaleido, Nolan The Ninja, Nick Speed & More

Vote Detroit and ASSEMBLE in partnership with AIDS Partnership Michigan, Common Cause MI, and Pewabic, present Sound Over Silence at the The Majestic on Thursday, Oct 2.

Hosted by legendary Detroit musician Trick-Trick, Sound Over Silence brings entertainers and millennials together around the one simple truth that years of non-participation, political cynicism and two seasons of House of Cards tend to distort: voting changes things because it forces our politicians to listen to what we want.

We’re not going to scream “Yes We Can” or paint mustaches on presidential cut-outs (unless you want to?), but we are going to get together and get to know some candidates while celebrating our right to vote.

How are we celebrating our right to vote? With appearances by some solid Detroit musical talent:

El Dee
Nolan The Ninja
Chavis Chandler
Kaleido
NICK SPEED
COLD MEN YOUNG
MAHD

Like democracy and voting, this event will be priceless, but you get it all for the same price you pay to vote: $0.

Come hang with us for this pre-election celebration on Oct 2nd at 7:30 pm, and then we’ll all do so for real in November.

Big thanks to Embarco for helping put this together!

 


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Thursday
Oct022014

Perfume Genius / Matteah Baim

Over the course of two astonishing albums, Perfume Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, cemented his place as a singer-songwriter of rare frankness, creating songs that, while achingly emotional, offered empathy and hope, rather than any judgment or handwringing. Sparse, gorgeous and with Hadreas’ quavering vocals often only accompanied by piano, they were uncommonly beautiful tales of a life lived on the dark side – scarred, brutalised, yet ultimately, slowly but surely reclaimed. WSG: Matteah Baim

$13 Adv./ $15 Day of | All Ages

 

 

Saturday
Oct042014

Lagunitas Couch Trippin' to NOLA: Detroit featuring White Denim / You, Me & Apollo

Lagunitas is hittin’ the road to New Orleans with a special #CouchTrippin Fusion Ale, our friends at O+, some freaktacular entertainment from our Beer Circus, and even some couches from our Loft.   Join us in Detroit at Magic Stick for a big freakin' party with the two bands: You, Me, and Apollo & WHITE DENIM  It wouldn't be a party without a few of our brews, so expect a delicious lineup on draft too!     Parties are 21+ over only. So if you’ve got a valid ID, RSVP now. Then be sure to show up early ‘cuz RSVP only gets you on the list … once the party’s full, it’s full.  *****RSVP HERE TO ATTEND*****

 

Sunday
Oct052014

il songo del marinaio (with Mike Watt)

from guitarist stefano pilia:

I met Mike Watt for the first time in 2005. He was touring italy with Raul Morales and Paul Roessler. i got very nice time in tour with them ...my role was to be "the road manager" - actually not a real good one since i was often missing the right direction. I was really amazed by Mike curiosity and admiring the big respect and attention he was giving to everyone and everything he was meeting along the trip... a real gentleman i thought ..and a great Dante Alighieri connoiseur! I immediatly felt a strong sense of familiarity even if i did not know very much of him out of his music. i thought further than my admiration maybe there was some italian blood in common to explain my feeling but then i understood that more than everything else the reason was more into what music and playing means for us... a way to liberate the mind beyond any other categories.

   From that italian time we kept in contact sharing moments of our lifes: photos, music, ideas, and all of our best wishes and respect has crossed the ocean in between...sealing a little by little... and so il Sogno del Marinaio did but now is not anymore just the two of us..now we are a trio!

   My friend Andrea Belfi is joining us with his great drumming. A musician I really admire for his talent and his great musicality. We both growed with punk and rock and all the electroacustic sound world. In these years we often played togheter in many projects sharing and working on music and soundwork on the fringes of research and experimentation.

   I feel very honoured to play with Mike and Andrea and very proud for il Sogno del Marinaio....big Respect to them.


from drummer andrea belfi:

   My name's Andrea. I've been playing drums since 1995. I started playing with hardcore/punk bands, then I moved to rock, electroacoustic music and so on. I've been playing with a rock'n'roll band called Rosolina Mar for seven years, and I've been playing as a soloist for almost 5 years.

   I met Stefano in Florence, when we played together a bed box spring with bows in front of a hundred people, in a 40 centigrades hot room. I've seen Mike playing a few times, once together with a few other people and once with a few other thousands people. I'm honoured to play with a such skilled and experienced musician as Mike is, and with Stefano with his amazing guitar and bass sounds besides me again.

I'm ready to have fun, to play, to learn, to tavel, to talk, to create, to drink, to eat, to r'n'r, to take pictures, to listen to music, to sail for new routes, to record, to drive with, to etc. etc. etc. together with Il Sogno del Marinaio fellows!


from bassist mike watt:

   I was born in portsmouth, virginia in 1957. my pop was a sailor in the u.s. navy. at ten I moved to san pedro, california and a few years later got into music through my best friend d. boon - his mother put me on bass. me and d. boon started the minutemen in 1980 were part of los angeles punk scene until he was killed in a van wreck in 1985. I continued to work my bass w/fIREHOSE up to 1994 and then went on to work on many solo projects and collaborations - I currently front two active trios, the secondmen and missingmen. I've also helped out as a sideman w/porno for pyros, j mascis + the fog and most recently iggy + the stooges - all on bass, which I continue to learn on. I believe everyone has something to teach me and therefore try to keep myself in challenging situations to further inspire that endeavor and my expression through music. more can info can be found at the website I maintain, mike watt's hoot page.

   il sogno del marinaio ("the sailor's dream" in italian) is the name I picked for this collaboration w/musicians stefano pilia and andrea belfi and why did I pick it? first off, it's in italian and this important cuz it's the first time I collaborate w/artists from that land and also in their land (by the way, my ma's people come from italy). I am the son of a sailor and so you now know a little about both my parents! my first time playing in italy was in 1983 and I've done lots of gigs since but never like this, collaborating w/her native sons. I am intrigued by the works of both stefano and andrea and am quite interested in sailing their seas of music and how they merge w/mine. I think I learn more about myself this way, that is my dream - and to do the best I can for them. I feel for me it's a voyage back home in a trippy sense, a sailor's dream of discovery through connections that baffle linear thinking... that is part of the magical ocean of music I dearly believe in.

 $15 Cover | All Ages

 

 

Tuesday
Oct072014

Agent Orange / Architects / Devious Ones / Stale Fish

Punk to the core, yet with audible influences from early heavy metal and surf rock, Agent Orange formed in Fullerton, California at the end of the '70s, with vocalist/guitarist Mike Palm, bassist James Levesque, and drummer Scott Miller. The first Agent Orange record, released in 1981 on Posh Boy Records in the midst of Southern California's already hectic hardcore community, cemented their reputation as one of the best skate-punk bands around the area. Two EPs during the next few years were all the band released until 1986's This Is the Voice, for Restless/Enigma. A much less energetic LP with brighter melodies and an emphasis on vocal audibility, it was also Agent Orange's last for quite awhile, except for a 1990 live record. WSG: Architects | Devious Ones | Stale Phish

$15 Cover | All Ages

Wednesday
Oct082014

MxPx, Zebrahead, Allister, Survay Says!

If there's one thing that can be said about Bremerton stalwarts MxPx, it's that   the perils of being career musicians will never outweigh the joy they've found in   truly doing what they love, because no matter how many pitfalls are thrown in   their path, "There is a song in there somewhere," says lead vocalist/bassist Mike   Herrera. Plans Within Plans, the trio's ninth studio record, was released in 2012.  WSG: Zebrahead, Allister, & Survay Says!

$20 Cover | All Ages | 7pm

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Thursday
Oct092014

The Rural Alberta Advantage / July Talk

In 2006 singer-songwriter Nils Edenloff, percussionist Paul Banwatt, and multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole came together to release their debut self-titled EP as The Rural Alberta Advantage. The ensuing years have brought two full-length albums (2008’s Hometowns and 2011’s Departing), widespread critical praise (SPIN, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, among others), two Juno Award Nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), a Long List Nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, and a hard-earned reputation as one of the most impressive live bands you’ll ever see. It was through all of this that The RAA’s latest album, Mended With Gold, took shape. WSG: July Talk

$12 Cover | All Ages

Friday
Oct102014

Kopecky Family Band / Mike Mains and the Branches / COIN

“Family” is a word that encompasses a variety of definitions. With that in mind, let this introduction to Kopecky Family Band be taken with an open mind and with a grain of salt. This family is connected not by blood or by heritage, but by circumstance. This is a family bound by the miles on their odometer and by the songs they have crafted over the years. These six young musicians have created a family through their commitment to each other and to their craft. Crack open your dictionary, if you need to. WSG: Mike Mains and the Branches | COIN

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages

Sunday
Oct122014

OK GO

Formed as a quartet in Chicago in 1998 and relocated to Los Angeles three years later, OK Go (Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka, Andy Ross) have spent their career in a steady state of transformation. The four songs of the all-new Upside Out EP represent the first preview of Hungry Ghosts, due out in the fall on the band’s own Paracadute. This is the band’s fourth full-length and the newest addition to a curriculum vitae filled with experimentation in a variety of mediums.

$18 Advance / $20 Day of | All Ages

Tuesday
Oct142014

The Bowdown Tour feat: Deniro Farrar & Denzel Curry wsg: DuRuThaKing

The Bowdown Tour feat: Deniro Farrar & Denzel Curry
WSG: DuRuThaKing

$12 Advance./ $15 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Oct152014

King Tuff / Cassie Ramone / Twine Time

King Tuff’s new record is called Black Moon Spell.  It was produced and recorded by Bobby Harlow at Studio B in Los Angeles, California, in the hot winter of 2014No one involved was prepared to make a record, but an invisible hand pushed them to do it. Perhaps it was God or that special someone we all know and love called The Devil.  God and The Devil actually have very similar interests. They both love electric guitars and they both want you to listen to Black Moon Spell and freak the fuck out.  WSG: Cassie Ramone | Twine Time

$14 Cover | All Ages

Thursday
Oct162014

Secret Grief / A Gathering of Giants / Swell Times Dude/ Lawnmower / The Derby Girls

"The only constant in life is change." Sometimes a simple cliche says it all and no phrase better describes Michigan-based Indie-Rock band, Secret Grief. The continuation of a project that started in 2008, Secret Grief has booked and promoted 10+ tours all across the Midwest and East Coast, played hundreds of shows (including festivals like Bled Fest and Pouzza Fest), and released multiple EPs and 7"s and one full length album (as Tiger! Tiger!). Throughout this time period members have came and went and the sound has shifted. The driving force behind the band that has stuck with them since the beginning is to always be trying new things and push beyond the normal comfort zone in order to never settle. WSG: A Gathering of Giants, Swell Times Dude, Lawnmower, The Derby Girls

$5 Cover | All Ages


Saturday
Oct182014

PHUTUREPRIMITIVE

Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation… and Phutureprimitive was born.

$15 Cover | All Ages

 

 

Sunday
Oct192014

Sondre Lerche / TEEN

An artist's capability to transform suffering into great work is one of humanity's great phenomena. When considering the "divorce" subcategory of suffering and the "music" subcategory of art, the manifestation has traditionally tended toward the dirge (e.g. Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks," Mitchell's "Blue). "Please," Sondre Lerche's stunning new album, however, is a different animal: despite aligning with a recent divorce from his wife of eight years, it is brimming with crisp electronic flourishes, bold, economic production, and an infectious new energy and sense of purpose.WSG: TEEN

 

$14 Advance / $16 Day of | All Ages


Monday
Oct202014

We Were Promised Jetpacks / Twilight Sad

In 2009 Adam Thompson (Vocals / Guitar), Darren Lackie (Drums), Sean Smith (bass) and Michael Palmer (Guitar) were a band of nineteen year old University Students, bunked up together in a tenement flat in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. On signing to Fat Cat Records later the same year, the band could not have anticipated the journey they were about to embark on. Now, five years later, We Were Promised Jetpacks are ready to release their third studio album entitled "UNRAVELLING". WSG: Twilight Sad

$16 Advance / $18 Day of | All Ages