Upcoming Concerts & Events
Towards the end of his last tour of North and South America with The xx, the pop trio’s sonic and rhythmic heartbeat Jamie was pinged in a YouTube clip from a friend in London. He was suffering a bout of homesickness. Intermittently, it can get to him. So when he eventually got round to clicking on Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, it was as if a hand was wrapping around his shoulder, reminding him of everything he holds dear and romantic about the margins of the national dancefloor that interest him most, back home. “I became obsessed with it,” he says.
Leckey’s 14.45m video montage from 1999 cuts directly at the intersection between the flippancy and seriousness, the beauty and lunacy of British dance music culture, its timeline travelling from the working class theatrics of Northern Soul through the wide-eyed euphoria of acid house. There is an intermittent stopover to peer at depressed parochial 80’s shopping centres, providing a perfect counterbalance for the functionality of disco in all its myriad forms through the British psyche. WSG: Mike Simonetti
$20 Cover | All Ages
Christopher Paul Stelling is not alone in taking the stage with just an old guitar and the stomp of his foot. What sets him apart is an imagination that is completely his own, yielding stories that feel like parables that you slowly realize have never before been told.
You can call Great Peacock a folk band... but don’t expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they’re a group of red-blooded country boys who aren’t afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts—the duo’s harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album—whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and supersized arena pop/rock.
$8 Advance / $10 Day of | All Ages
Maggie Cocco is an American Singer-Songwriter whose original music fuses elements of rock, blues, soul and pop. Alluring melodies, stirring lyrics, and catchy riffs are the hallmarks of a Maggie Cocco original. Maggie’s influences include the Eagles, Billy Joel, Elton John, the Beatles, Metallica, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Santana, ELO, Heart, and Fleetwood Mac.
WSG: Shotgun Soul | The Social Bandits | Michael Turner
$7 Cover | All Ages
Black Iris Blackout BBQ featuring Legendary Shack Shakers / Koffin Kats / Gallows Bound / Barnyard Stompers / & More!
Full Line Up:
Legendary Shack Shakers / Koffin Kats
St. Thomas Boys Academy 15th Anniversary
Multi Grain Reunion 1st show in 14 yrs.
The Devil's Cut
Some of our friends will be hanging out with us for this one Suck It Suicide will be on hand as well as PRTY Crew Collective very excited to have these guys hanging out all night! Also the lovely ladies of Hip In Detroit will be on hand too!!
$15 Advance / $20 Day of | All Ages
Born in 93, Vic Mensa is an independent recording artist from Chicago, Illinois who released his mixtape INNANETAPE online last year to critical acclaim. Vic has toured North America with J Cole and Disclosure and with Danny Brown on his recent European Tour. Vic is also the leader and co-founder of the SAVEMONEY collective.
$20 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages | 7pm
In the case of psychedelic freakrock group Moon Honey, depth is the name of the game. Whether it’s in the heightened lyrics or the restless path of the songs, Moon Honey is utilizing the psychedelic adjective to good purpose, giving us something in the veins of both Dirty Projectors and Deerhoof but with a side of Yes and Joni Mitchell. WSG: George Morris and the Gyspy Chorus | Valley Hush
$8 Cover | All Ages
Formed in 2010, The Appleseed Collective has become a force of nature powered by their local community and developed by a strong sense of do-it-yourself drive. In an age of corporations and climate change, the band’s commitment to buying & selling local, eating from gardens, and being their own bosses has led to the kind of success that feels simply organic. The Normandies | Zander Michigan | Evan Haywood
$8 Advance / $10 Day of | All Ages
Downtown Brown CD Release feat: Carmel Liburdi / Suburban Bloodshed / Bride Stripped Bare / The Vulnerable
$10 Cover | All Ages
It was the Year of Our Lord 2013, and I was devouring a cheeseburger in a Chatsworth, California, franchise of a certain multinational fast food conglomerate which shall remain nameless. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a crazed looking clown walking in my direction. Wearing a costume of bright yellow and red, and giant shiny shoes, he seemingly fit into the surroundings, but it didn’t take long to see that something wasn’t quite right. His costume was trailed by long, tattered, hippie fringe that was dirty from scraping the floor (and most likely the alley behind the restaurant), and more alarmingly his face was caked in ghostly make up that looked like it had been smeared on with a putty knife. My first thought was that he looked like Skeletor as a member of Uriah Heap. Taking a seat in my booth, he informed me that his name was Ronald Osborne, and he that he was familiar with my oddity rock band Rosemary’s Billygoat. He was a fan of the band, and said he had a concept I might appreciate, something he termed “drive-thru metal.”
WSG: Sros Lords
$10 Advance / $15 Day of | All Ages
You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that “’Keep a Knockin’ by Little Richard is the best record ever made. It’s so insanely visceral, you feel like it’s going to explode your speakers. If I’m listening to that in the car, I find myself having to brake suddenly. I can listen to that and it makes me feel like I’m 20 feet tall. And the feeling of joy I get from that record is always going to be the real push behind trying to make music.”
But in a very real sense, McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. He’s knocking at the door of something that arguably hasn’t yet been accomplished—a spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique and 21st century singer/songwriter idiosyncrasies that Richard Penniman would not recognize. Let the Good Times Roll, his second album, is a stranger, and more personal affair than its Fats Domino-redolent title might at first suggest, but the name isn’t exactly ironic, either. If you, too, brake for pleasure, you’ll screech to a halt at the enrapturing sound of these Good Times.
$18 Advance / $20 Day of | All Ages
Agnostic Front: These rarely confronted and always respected leaders of hardcore were established as one of the meanest-sounding bands in the emerging punk genre, helping to initiate the term "hardcore," and placing an entire uproar on the New York map by association. WSG: Freedom
$13 Advance / $15 Day of | All Ages
Released April 15, 2014 on ATO Records, Jessica Lea Mayfield’s new album was co-produced by Mayfield and her collaborator, bassist and husband Jesse Newport and was recorded at Nashville’s Club Roar studio. Of the new music Mayfield comments, “The whole record is just me and Jesse and my drummer Matt Martin. I think a lot of my favorite bands are guitar, bass and drums. I wanted to simplify things. Bands are so big these days, I wanted to get in the studio and make a rock record and hear real guitar tones and something heavy.” Make My Head Sing… follows Mayfield’s 2011 release, Tell Me, which was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and was described by Rolling Stone, which named her an Artist to Watch, as “a disarming collision of stark country balladry, dynamic alternative rock and arty electronic pop.”
$12 Advance / $14 Day of | All Ages
“A golden despondency” is how Kevin Barnes translates the meaning behind Aureate Gloom, the title he gave of Montreal’s thirteenth full-length album.
The oxymoron is one Barnes says best describes the overall state of his life and mental outlook while working on the record: first on a writing retreat in New York City, then while demoing tracks in Athens, before finally recording at Sonic Ranch, just across the border from Juarez, Mexico in the Texan desert. If you’re wondering what exactly would lead Barnes to use this epithet to describe his reality at the time, look no further than the songs themselves. WSG: Surface To Air Missive
$15 Advance / $18 Day of | All Ages
It takes a lot of self-loathing to call your band “The Tossers” and to maintain a career spanning over twenty years. Fair play to this Celtic Punk band hailing from Chicago, Illinois. This band are amongst the scene dominated by bands such as Catch 22, Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys. Tony Duggins and Aaron Duggins front this band demonstrating quite a great deal of 10,000 worth of practice on their respected instruments, mandolin and tin whistle. Performing live isn’t just a party for this six-piece band, it’s almost a recital that these virtuosic musicians seize an opportunity to showcase what they have learned up until now. Of course, they drink a lot when performing and it inspires the audience to drink, lots. There is beer EVERYWHERE, but it is definitely all part of the atmosphere! With a back catalogue of 15 studio albums they draw their best songs and some from their most recent album, “Emerald City” to roil this crowd up into a frenzy, bringing the house down as they do it. WSG: Gallows Bound | Ramshackle Army
$13 Advance / $15 Day of
Nick Thorburn (aka Nick Diamonds) is a Canadian musician, composer and producer best known for starting and co-fronting the cult indie rock band The Unicorns when he was still a teenager. The band's first full length album 'Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?' was named one of the Top 10 Albums by Pitchfork in 2003, receiving critical praise from around the world. After only one year of touring, the band imploded on stage in Texas in 2004, due to internal friction. Thorburn immediately went on to form the band Islands, signing with Anti- Records and eventually releasing 5 full length studio albums and touring the world, with appearances at festivals as diverse as Coachella, Primavera Sound and La Route Du Rock. Over the years Thorburn has released more records, collaborating with various artists on projects like Mister Heavenly (with Honus Honus of Man Man), El-P, Human Highway, Reefer, and others.
$10 Cover | All Ages