Upcoming Concerts & Events
The forbearers of thrash resemble a Lovecraftian brotherhood. They’re the elder gods who set everything in motion for generations to imitate, while still ruling the roost from on high. Testament stand proudly among the same vanguard that boasted “The Big 4” and beyond.
For over three decades, the Bay Area quintet—Chuck Billy [vocals], Eric Peterson [guitar], Alex Skolnick [guitar], Steve DiGiorgio [bass], and Gene Hoglan [drums]—has consistently delivered unadulterated, unbridled, and unbreakable metal in its purest form without compromise or any signs of slowing down. Over the course of seminal releases ranging from The Legacy and Practice What You Preach to The Gathering and The Formation of Damnation, which won “Best Album” at Metal Hammer’s 2008 Golden Gods Awards, the group’s sales exceeded 14 million worldwide with 2 million in the U.S. alone. Most recently, 2012’s critically praised Dark Roots of Earth assaulted the charts, moving over 20,000 first-week copies and seizing #12 on the Billboard Top 200, the band’s highest U.S. chart bow ever. However, in 2016, Testament returns with more teeth than ever on Brotherhood of the Snake [Nuclear Blast]. WSG: Seputura & Prong
$25 Advance / $30 Day of / VIP Available | All Ages
The 90's are back, natural cycles and nostalgic memories have reemerged this glorious decade. Stuck In The 90's, is an event dedicated to remembering the years where colors, dance, music and film reigned supreme; creating a culture and energy never to be forgotten. The event will include 90's crowd-participant Karaoke performances and DJ sets, throwback drink specials, and preferred 90s attire resulting in vibrant party vibes that everyone seems to miss so much. The event will definitely feel like a trip on a time machine, back to the era of the smoothest R&B, growing hip-hop, cultural changes, fashion statements and more. Be in the building April 28th, 2017 at the Magic Stick - 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. Hosted by Comedian CoopCity and La'Britney, with sounds provided by DJ Midnite Beezy.
$20 Early Bird / $25 Day of | 21+
Manic Focus is the musical conception of John “JmaC” McCarten that breaks the bounds of the typical electronic music realm. Being classically-trained on piano at an early age, his musical talents have brought him through the realms of hip-hop beats and electronic music, having now evolved into the dynamic, bass-induced sounds of Manic Focus. A Minnesota native and recent transplant to Chicago, this producer is blowing up the EDM scene. WSG: DJ Green Lantern presents The SpvceAge | LWKY | Flats Stanlie
Tickets: $15 - $25 | 16+
Presented by High Rise Records and hosted by local entrepreneur Ajax Stacks, The “Rap For A Stack” Contest is a live performance competition where independent artists perform original songs in front of taste maker judges competing for a $1000 cash prize. Designed to expose interesting and determined emerging artists, cultivate relationships, and build community among independents, the Rap For A Stack” contest is produced locally boasting impressive judges and strong partnerships. With the pulse of the streets and the heart of the people, the Rap For A Stack contest is determined to pack the club with new music and facilitate a place to discover the future of West Michigan hip hop.
$10 Advance / $12 Day of | 18+
One song can change everything, and after the release of his platinum debut single “Panda,” 19-year-old Sidney Royel Selby III went from a local Brooklyn hook-man to a breakout rap star with a platinum, No. 1 Billboard single and a record deal with Kanye West.
“In the hood, I was the man you came to for the music if you wanted me to spice shit up,” Desiigner says. “Everybody came to me.”
While growing up in Louis Armstrong Housing project in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, Desiigner was exposed to all types of music. His parents put him on to old school R&B, while his sister exposed him to reggae. It didn’t take long before young Desiigner started to develop his own tastes and find his unique voice. WSG: 16yrold
$23 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages
While those in a Tokyo karaoke bar may not have realized it, they were witnesses to a life-altering experience for four-year-old Bishop Briggs. As she sang her first song in public, Bishop fell instantly in love with performing, and her auspicious debut served not only as an indelible touchpoint, but also the initial indicator of an unmistakable identity. WSG: SHAED & Manatee Commune
$18 Advance / $22 Day of | All Ages
Gothenburg's Little Dragon has steadily grown from being the biggest underground secret to international acclaim after three successful albums and touring all over the world. Their energetic live set and unique recording process has made fans out of some of the biggest names in music including Pharrell Williams, Questlove, and OutKast. Gaining popularity among such tastemakers led to collaborations with artists like Big Boi, The Gorillaz, and SBTRKT. The release of Little Dragon's fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband, is the culminating moment in their career after years of building a grassroots fanbase. WSG: GoldLink & AbJo
$29.75 Advance / $35 Day of | All Ages
Twenty-two years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the ’90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV “the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!”
After 22 albums, 24 solo records and countless side projects, Pollard has recorded a new GBV album by himself and has assembled an exciting new GBV line-up for 2016 touring: Doug Gillard (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr (guitar), Mark Shue (bass) and Kevin March (drums). WSG: Deadbeat Beat
$30 Advance / $35 Day of
There is a line from Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid that nearly a decade ago Laura Marling decided to have tattooed on her leg: “Varium et mutabile semper femina” it runs, translating roughly as “A woman is an ever fickle and changeable thing.” Realizing that the line was a little long for the limb, at the very last moment she opted instead for an abbreviation: “Semper femina” she chose: “Always a woman.” It makes a fitting and fascinating title for Marling’s sixth album — an intimate, devoted exploration of femininity and female relationships, and among her finest work to date. Written largely on the tour that followed 2015’s Short Movie and recorded in Los Angeles with production from Blake Mills, it is at once a distinctive and musically compelling collection of songs, run through with Marling’s fierce intelligence; a keen, beautiful and unparalleled take on womanhood. WSG: Valley Queen
$20 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages
In Mind, the fourth full-length record from Real Estate, is a portrait of a mature band at the height of its power. Long respected for their deft lyrical hand and gorgeous melodies, In Mind builds upon the band’s reputation for crafting perfect songs and carries Real Estate even deeper into the pantheon of great songwriters. WSG: Frankie Cosmos
$20 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages
Known early as a poster-wraith for notorious, joyous, tortured and free boys, girls and their fellow travelers, the first two albums by Perfume Genius consisted largely of exquisite and cruelly abbreviated songs seemingly sung in the dark at a piano with all the silences left in. The previously most recent album, 2014’s Too Bright, stepped out saucily onto a bigger stage, expressing, with the production help of Adrian Utley, emotions arranged all along the slippery continuum from rage to irony to love. Now here we have seized the vocabulary of the full expression of all music. WSG: Serpentwithfeet
$16 Advance / $18 Day of | All Ages
Park here and take a spin on Woodward's newest set of wheels!
Majestic Cafe: CJ Ramone wsg Big Eyes, Smash The Jukebox & Day Jobs
Doors 8pm | $15 Cover | All Ages Welcome
Garden Bowl: Rock n Bowl @ 9 PM w/ Prizes & Ticket Giveaways
Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizzeria & Deli: Q Line Special: Medium one topping pizza, one hour
of bowling and a pitcher of pop for $20 until 8pm
The Magic Stick: Enjoy The Alley Deck’s rooftop view all day long
Out of the seven billion or so people on the planet, only seven men have been lucky enough to be gifted with the Ramone surname. As of 2017, four have already headed off to that great gig in the sky. Thankfully, CJ Ramone has no plans to leave any time soon. He expertly stepped in for Dee Dee in 1989 and played with the legendary punk quartet until their 1996 breakup. He sang lead on “Strength To Endure”; he wrote two tracks for the band’s farewell album, ¡Adios Amigos!; he was onstage for their epic final show, delivering those iconic “1-2-3-4!” shouts and rubbing shoulders onstage with Eddie Vedder, Tim Armstrong and Lemmy. CJ Ramone is as important a part of punk rock history as anyone else you can think of, and the best part is he’s just getting started. WSG: Big Eyes | Smash The Jukebox | Day Jobs
$13 Advance / $15 Day of | All Ages
If, as the saying goes, life is less what happens to you and more how you deal with it, RED CITY RADIO have succeeded in spades, insatiable in their heart and singular focus.
Since forming in 2009 in Oklahoma City, Red City Radio have proven their punk-rock proficiency, turning in beloved albums (2011’s The Dangers of Standing Still and 2013’s Titles) and winning over fans around with the world with a sweat-soaked, raved-about live show honed by years of touring along acts like Strung Out, New Found Glory, and Anti-Flag.
But the band— Garrett Dale, guitarist Ryan Donovan, drummer Dallas Tidwell and bassist Jonathan “Jojo” Knight—are evolving, both professionally and personally: Red City Radio marks the group’s first album for Staple Records (after years spent with Paper + Plastick)
WSG: Skating Polly | The Bombpops! | Russian Girlfriends
$12 Advance / $15 Day of | All Ages
The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals. WSG: Army of the Universe & Ludovico Technique
$22 Advance / $25 Day of / $75 VIP M&G | All Ages
The Revolution -- Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink -- is most commonly known as the versatile band behind the music icon, Prince. Merging funk, rock n' roll, rhythm and blues, pop & psychedelia genres, the band is considered to be one of the most successful music acts of all time. The Revolution rose to international fame and prominence in the mid 1980s with Purple Rain, a rock operatic project centered around Prince that catapulted him and the group to instant stardom. The project consisted of two parts: a studio film and an accompanying soundtrack/album. The film was a box office smash hit, while the soundtrack is regarded by many as one of the greatest albums of all time. The record, Purple Rain, was recently inducted into the Library of Congress to be persevered for generations to come. After the summer of 1985, The Revolution soon found themselves to be a global phenomenon, following the release of the film and touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.
$39.50 Advance / $45 Day of / $150 VIP | All Ages
$7 Advance / $10 Day of
The all-American roots music band the Blasters were principally brothers Dave and Phil Alvin, whose first-hand experience with blues masters shaped their sound and turned them both into contemporary singer/songwriters whose interest in roots rock has never waned.
WSG: KOFFIN KATS & The Delta Bombers
$15 Cover | All Ages
Monty Neysmith, original member and songwriter for the legendary UK reggae/ska band SYMARIP is making a rare Detroit appearance, bringing his moonstomping hits old and new! With support from Omaha's The Bishops (also Monty's backing band), Detroit punk band Matt Wixson's Flying Circus, and Detroit ska band Cabin 7.
$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages