Upcoming Concerts & Events

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

Thursday
Oct232014

THE ERERS / MY PAL VAL / KING EDDIE / JUNGLEFOWL

The ERERs, pronounced with a silent 'er' (erz), are a rock trio hailing from Detroit, Michigan.  The band does not derive from lingustic filler, nor from a town in central Ethiopia, but from its frontman, Matt Riesterer. 

Riesterer began writing his own songs while playing in another Detroit rock group where he met drummer Chris Fichter.  After jamming with Fichter, they brought in bassist Jamison Winterbottom Mosshart, who was working on a blues project with Fichter. He quickly proved to be the missing piece of the group.  They jammed, they recorded, and Appollo gave his benediction.  The ERERs were born.

They booked their first show at Small's, only two months into rehearsal and followed Detroit's reputation with a powerful high energy stage presence that drew a big crowd. Since then the ERERs have played in dive bars, college bars, basements, and well known venues from The Fillmore to Small's, The Loft to The Loving Touch.

WSG: My Pal Val | King Eddie | Junglefowl

$8 | All Ages

Friday
Oct242014

Glamour Kills Tour: New Found Glory / We Are The In Crowd / Fireworks / Red City Radio

Originally formed in 1997, New Found Glory is Jordan Pundik (lead vocals), Chad Gilbert (lead guitar, vocals), Ian Grushka (bass guitar) and Cyrus Bolooki (drums). The band is currently writing and recording their eighth full-length studio album, RESURRECTION, which will be released October 7th.
WSG: We Are The In Crowd | Fireworks | Red City Radio

$21.50 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages

Saturday
Oct252014

Dum Dum Girls / Ex Cops

End Of Daze had for me signaled exactly that; an end to a part of my life that was confused, difficult, disastrous, and at times, redemptive. It was a marked comment to myself, for future reference, that what will be, will be, and that there is always exciting work to be done ahead. It is never that easy, though, and so was ushered in a new version of confusion, et al. 
Dum Dum Girls website
| Ex Cops website

$15 Cover | All Ages

Wednesday
Oct292014

Slowdive w/ LOW

“People try it with guitars and they try it with computers, and nobody does it quite like this.” -PITCHFORK

Slowdive are Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Nick Chaplin, Christian Savill and Simon Scott. They formed in Reading in 1989 and signed to Creation Records, releasing three albums, ‘Just For A Day’, ‘Souvlaki’ and ‘Pygmalion’. Since their disbandment Slowdive have become one of the most cited bands of the early 90’s with the three albums appearing regularly in charts of the best records of the period. WSG: LOW


$30 Cover | All Ages

Thursday
Oct302014

Twiztid's Fright Fest + Official After Party

THEATRICAL, OUTRAGEOUS, AND WILDLY INVENTIVE, TWIZTID’S INFECTIOUS BLEND OF HIP-HOP HAS BEEN STALKING THE HIP-HOP SCENE FOR YEARS. NOW AFTER LURKING IN THE SHADOWS,TWIZTID ARE READY TO STRIKE AGAIN WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW RECORD, “A NEW NIGHTMARE.” UNAPOLOGETIC, AND LYRICALLY FEROCIOUS, TWIZTID ARE OUT TO PROVE TO HIP-HOP FANS EVERYWHERE THAT THEIR TERRIFYING BRAND OF DARK, SINISTER HIP-HOP IS SHARPER THAN A RAZOR BLADE.

$25 Advance / $30 Day of | All Ages | Doors 6pm / Show 7pm

 

Twiztid's Fright Fest Official After Party - Very Special Rare Performance - Only 300 Tickets Available!

$15 Cover | 18+ | 11pm | Majestic Cafe

 

Thursday
Oct302014

Stepdad / Sphynx / Gosh Pith

Stepdad was forged in an unrelenting bath of summer heat on Chicago's south side in 2009 by songwriters/producers/college dropouts/solid bros Ryan McCarthy and ultramark on the foundation of their joint worship of Roland Orzabal and Brian Wilson. After a few quick months, the still nameless duo was sitting on a small mountain of songs. The name Stepdad was arrived upon by a random phrase generator and adopted without regard for the impending banality of rehashing that story during interviews. WSG: Sphynx | Gosh Pith

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Oct312014

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


Friday
Oct312014

MOTOR CITY FUNK NIGHT FEATURING WILL SESSIONS / DJ FRANK RAINES / DJ BRAD HALES

Originally formed in a Detroit basement in 2007 as a solo project, Will Sessions has quickly evolved into a solid core of musicians adept at shifting effortlessly between rare funk, hip hop, jazz-fusion and soul music. On a typical night you can catch the band on their principal instruments delivering funk as fiery as any rare 45 and in the next set see them manning an array of synthesizers and samplers, playing note for note versions of hip hop bangers, but totally live. WSG: DJ Frank Raines & DJ Brad Hales

$5 | All Ages | 10PM

 

Saturday
Nov012014

Sick Of It All / Negative Approach / Sawchuk / Freedom

After debuting on Century Media Records in 2006 with the critically acclaimed 'Death To Tyrants' album and celebrating their 20th anniversary in the same year, SICK OF IT ALL certainly deserve being labelled a “living legend”, and still prove that classic New York hardcore is alive and kicking! With a career spanning 20 years and hundreds of thousands of albums sold worldwide, the band’s highly anticipated new album 'Based On A True Story' will add an exhilarating new chapter to the SICK OF IT ALL legend.  WSG: Negative Approach | Sawchuk | Freedom

$18 Advance / $20 Day of | All Ages | 7pm

Sunday
Nov022014

Blonde Redhead / Luke Temple

Blonde Redhead has always been a band that innovates with each album. They challenge themselves with each recording situation, and the results have been stunning every time. Their music is always inspired by the same emotions, but their tastes and ways they choose to execute those emotions are constantly evolving. It was the early conversations about how to make this record that led the band to work with the up and coming Swedish duo Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid (Henrik von Sivers and Peder Mannerfelt) as producers on the record. Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck) also came on board to record the tracks that would eventually be used in Stockholm. WSG: Luke Temple

$18 Advance / $20 Day of | 18+

 

Wednesday
Nov052014

Cashmere Cat

Cashmere Cat is the production alias of young Norwegian producer Magnus August Høiberg – who has caught one to watch buzz early this year from the single ‘With Me’ premiered with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio One & video premiere at Rolling Stone – not to mention 30+ international headline dates including a packed out SXSW, MMW & Music Hall of Williamsburg, In February Cat appeared feature on the Ludacris single “Party Girls” alongside Jeremih & Wiz Khalifa, which allowed him to star in his first Hype Williams directed video. What a crazy life; this unprecedented mention for a producer signals a sea change happening in popular music & the role of our ‘underground’ producers as acknowledged artists in their own right.

$14 Advance / $16 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Nov072014

Whitechapel / Upon A Buring Body / Glass Cloud / The Worst Of

Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 Whitechapel stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, with Whitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake. “These songs are some of the best material we have released to date, and the whole vibe of the record compelled us to self-title it,” states guitarist Alex Wade. “With every record we strive for something different – we’re always going to stay true to what Whitechapel is, but we want to evolve and do something that is fresh and engaging both for ourselves and for the people who support us.” WSG: Upon A Buring Body | Glass Cloud | The Worst Of

$20 Advance / $22 day of | All Ages

 

Saturday
Nov082014

Breathe Carolina & Candyland / Flinch

Since first bursting on to the scene in 2008, Breathe Carolina has struck an inimitable alchemy between electronic music and rock, vaulting them continually ahead of the curve and into a lane of their own. That hybrid transformed the group into a cross-genre sensation with their platinum-selling 2011 breakout single "Blackout" from Hell Is What You Make It, which garnered the band a Top 20 Top 40 hit, coverage from The New York Times, USA Today, a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and prime placement across MTV’s networks.

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Santa Barbara natives Ethan and Josie aka Candyland began producing their own original songs back in April of 2011. After becoming the first act to win back-to-back Beatport remix contests (Skrillex "Make it Bun Dem" & Bingo Players "Rattle") and racking up over 5 MILLION Soundcloud plays, they released their debut album "Bring the Rain" on SPINNIN RECORDS (Jan 21st 2013). Candyland continues to pave their own lane bridging the gap between Trap, Dubstep, and House music with every original and remix they release. WSG: FLINCH

$20 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages | 7:30pm


Wednesday
Nov122014

Renegades of Rhythm Tour - DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist 

Music fans are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience when turntablists supreme DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist celebrate the legacy of Hip-Hop vanguard and Universal Zulu Nation founder, Afrika Bambaataa on their Renegades of Rhythm tour this fall.  “This has never been done before, definitely not on this scale. They’re HIS records, with his blessings. This isn’t just ANY copy of ‘X’ breakbeat, it’s THE copy, THE copy that started everything. Not just any records, the MASTER OF RECORDS’ records.” – DJ Shadow.  Using only vinyl pulled from Bambaataa’s historic collection – over 40,000 strong and permanently archived at Cornell University – DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist aim to present Bambaataa’s legacy in all its genre-busting and socially-minded complexity. DJ Shadow states, “His collection includes not just Soul and Rap, but also Soca, Calypso, Dub, Salsa…it’s obvious that this music was important to him, and it’s reflected in his own music. For example, when the Soulsonic Force is singing an African chant, it actually comes from a Manu Dibango record. That’s when being a crate-digger comes in handy – you have to be able to pick up on the references and reiterate them.” Presented by: The Majestic, React, AEG & Elektricity

$25 Advance / $30 Day of  | All Ages

Thursday
Nov132014

From The Bay To The Universe Tour feat. G-Eazy / E-40 / Jay Ant

Dressed in black with his hair slicked back, G-Eazy adds a touch of class to hip-hop. For as traditionally dapper as he may be, he's got both feet firmly planted in the future. So what does the future look like for the producer, songwriter, and rapper? Well, it's just as bright as he is…
WSG: E-40 | Jay Ant

$25 Cover | All Ages

Thursday
Nov132014

SUN TRIBE / TRACE OF LIME / JAY FRY / UNITED AFFAIR

Sun Tribe is a four-piece band hailing from the Metro Detroit area. Their unique improvisational sound is rooted deeply in jazz, blues, rock'n'roll, and synthesizer based music. With conscious effort, Sun Tribe is a band with a pulse that places emphasis on live performance. The ever changing, yet distinctive sound they bring makes them a prime candidate to play any festival, concert, or musical event. WSG: Trace of Lime, Jay Fry & United Affair

$8 | All Ages | 8PM

Friday
Nov142014

Gates

Gates is an indie/post-rock/ambient band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band includes former members of Lydia and Bears & Bright Lights.

$10 Cover | All Ages

Saturday
Nov152014

Antemasque / Le Butcherettes

Producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has teamed up with long time collaborator Cedric Bixler-Zavala (both men of The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In fame) on ANTEMASQUE with former The Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch and the legendary Flea on bass. WSG: Le Butcherettes

$20 Cover | All Ages

Sunday
Nov162014

Closer Tour - feat: Mike Stud w/ Clinton Sparks

The legend of Mike Stud dates back to his days growing up as one of Rhode Island's greatest baseball players of all time. As a highly touted high school senior, he was named Rhode Island's 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year, received Louisville Slugger Player of the Year honors, and won a full athletic scholarship to Duke University. Stud was selected as an All-American and now holds the lowest ERA in Duke baseball history after only his freshman season. After the promising start to Stud's collegiate baseball career, however, Tommy John surgery put him on the sidelines. Suddenly, making music became an outlet for him to pass the time. After only a few public releases of self-composed songs, he began to get notable recognition for his rhyming ability and was encouraged to continue. WSG: Clinton Sparks

$15 Cover | All Ages