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

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

 

Thursday
Jan152015

CANCER BATS

Cancer Bats have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats mix hardcore, southern metal and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion.

The band originated in May of 2004 with singer Liam Cormier and guitarist Scott Middleton, former member of Toronto metal band At The Mercy Of Inspiration. The two wanted to form a project that combined their favorite parts of bands like Refused, Black flag, Led Zeppelin and Down, among others. The lineup was rounded out with the addition of Andrew McCracken on bass and Mike Peters on drums.

The four-piece wasted no time writing and recording songs for a self-released EP that saw light in January of 2005 (later reissued on Oct 31 2005 on vinyl by Tragicomedy Records). With hundreds of shows, and many epic tours under their belts, Cancer Bats are eager to party in every city, town and metropolis that will have them. Cancer Bats' long anticipated first full-length record "BIRTHING THE GIANT" is due out NOW on Distort Records(canada), Abacus Recordings(usa), Hassle Records(uk and europe) and Shock Records(australia)!

Thursday
Jan222015

A Year in New York / Prima Vera / Signature Mistakes / The Gravity Club

A Year In New York is a Detroit based three piece romantic alternative band. WSG: Prima Vera | Signature Mistakes | The Gravity Club

$8 Cover | All Ages

Friday
Jan232015

Derek Grant / Leather Kings / Timmy Reynolds

It's probably best we get this outta the way as soon as possible: Derek Grant plays drums in Alkaline Trio. He actually plays a buncha instruments for that band in the studio, but that's beside the point. Derek has been all over the punk scene, playing in The Vandals, Suicide Machines, even a stint playing in a grindcore act named after Dungeons & Dragons creator, Gary Gygax. NOW we're talkin'!  WSG: Leather Kings | Timmy Reynolds

$10Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Jan302015

Pity Sex & Alex G / Teen Suicide

Pity Sex | Alex G | Teen Suicide

$12 Advance / $14 Day of | All Ages

 

Friday
Jan302015

react Detroit Presents: Boombox

BoomBox, the electronic duo compromised of versatile producers, DJs, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalists Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux, recently released their first new studio album in 4 years, Filling In The Color, following 2010’s downriverelectric and 2006’s debut record Visions of Backbeat. Godchaux calls the new record “further evolved” from the bands’ signature sound, an electronic blend of soulful Rock and Blues based dance music incorporating Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds.

$17 Advance / $20 Day of | 18+

Saturday
Jan312015

Reverend Horton Heat / Dale Watson / Rosie Flores / Blaire Alise & The Bombshells

Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath's imagination. True to his high evan- gelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of Ameri- can music. He's a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless inter- stellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & "psychobillier" for get- ting to tag along. WSG: Dale Watson | Rosie Flores | Blaire Alise & The Bombshells

$25 Cover | All Ages

Monday
Feb022015

The Sidekicks with Cayetana / LVL UP

The Sidekicks | Cayetana | LVL UP

$10 Cover | All Ages

 

Thursday
Feb052015

STURGILL SIMPSON / Anderson East

A native of Jackson, Kentucky raised near Lexington, Simpson has deep southern roots, but he moved out west once he reached his late teens. In 2004, he formed Sunday Valley, receiving a big break when they played Portland, Oregon's Pickathon Festival in 2011. Sturgillwent solo in 2012, beginning work on the album that became High Top Mountain, which appeared the following year. After extensive touring, Simpson settled down in studio to concentrate on his next recording. He experimented with stretching the boundaries of his chosen genre, digging deep into topics like physics and evolution as evidenced by his pre-release single, "Turtles (All The Way Down)." The Dave Cobb-produced album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, appeared in May of 2014. WSG: Anderson East

$15 Adv./ $17 Day of | All Ages


Sunday
Feb082015

Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic / DJ Abilities / Homeboy Sandman

New York-born, San Francisco-based Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) is a critically acclaimed hip hop artist/producer, recognized for his dense and abstract word play.  Between 1997-2007, he released five solo albums, three EPs, and a 45-minute piece of music designed for runners, commissioned by Nike.  His lyrics have been published in the New York Times Best Seller Hip Hop Speaks to Children, by author/activist Professor Nikki Giovanni (Oct. 2008), as well as Yale University's Anthology of Rap (Nov. 2010).  Aesop is also co-founder of 900bats.com, a creative resource of arts, information, and oddities.
WSG: Rob Sonic / DJ Abilities / Homeboy Sandman

$20 Cover | All Ages

Friday
Feb132015

Punk Rock Formal featuring Timmy's Organism / Bill Bondsmen / Mexican Knives / Nightbringer / Touch of North America

Saturday
Feb142015

His Name Is Alive 25th Anniversary Tour w / John Krautner

His Name Is Alive is an experimental rock band/project from Livonia, Michigan. After several self-released cassettes, they debuted on 4AD Records in 1990, starting a long run at the label. Throughout the band's long history, leader Warren Defever has been the only constant member, with a variety of musicians and singers contributing over the years. WSG: John Krautner

$15 Cover | All Ages

Monday
Feb162015

Obliterations with Sick Feeling

Obliterations are:
Sam James Velde (Vocals), Austin Barber (Bass), Stephen McBean (Guitar) and Flo Schanze (Drums).

-They all played and play in other bands including Black Mountain, Saviours, Bluebird, Night Horse and Pink Mountaintops but they are also the first band to ever play music.
-They all started playing together in November 2012 after inventing music.
-They all like Black Sabbath and Black Flag.
-They all drink beer.
-They all like to play music that is fast, slow, and heavy.
-They all live in Los Angeles, CA.
-They all play in Obliterations but have different roles within the band.
WSG: Sick Feeling

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages | Doors 7pm


Wednesday
Feb182015

Stick To Your Guns / The Amity Affliction / Being As An Ocean / '68 / Poison Tonuges

We currently live in an age of angst and depression from a longterm economic recession that has seemed to affect everyone to some degree. However, fortunately there are those few individuals that always keep a positive outlook while trying to show the world that there are plenty of things they should be thankful for outside of the material goods they deem so important. STICK TO YOUR GUNS is more than a band, they have evolved into a movement that focuses on individual self expression, the desire to create a better life for yourself and an emphasis on the importance of family and treating others with respect. WSG: The Amity Affliction / Being As An Ocean / '68 / Poison Tonuges

$15 Advance / $18 Day of | All Ages | Doors 6pm

Thursday
Feb192015

Single Mothers / The Dirty Nil / The Most Dangerous Animal / Ian Graham of Cheap Girls

Single Mothers broke up in 2009 - and have been playing shows ever since. WSG: The Most Dangerous Animal | The Dirty Nil | Ian Graham of Cheap Girls

 

$10 Advance / $13 Day of | All Ages

Saturday
Feb212015

DETROIT X DETROIT V

DETROIT by DETROIT is taking over the Magic Stick to showcase the terrific talent that's here in Detroit. We'll have 15+ bands switching between two stages, each playing a 3-4 song set...by another current (or recently active) Detroit artist.

 

 

 

(Main Stage) NINA & THE BUFFALO RIDERS as The Bob Seger System (Headlining)
(Side Stage) ESCAPING PAVEMENT as Stevie Wonder
(Main Stage) THE NORMANDIES as Mayer Hawthorne
(Side Stage) MIKE GALBRAITH as Marvin Gaye
(Main Stage) THE SOCIAL BANDITS as Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
(Side Stage) LIGHTNING BUGS as The Romantics
(Main Stage) SIX AND THE SEVENS as Edwin Starr
(Side Stage) GREATER ALEXANDER as KEM
(Main Stage) JESSE SHEPHERD-BATES as Daniel Zott
(Side Stage) THE UGHS as The Numbers
(Main Stage) THE LANDMARKS as The White Stripes
(Side Stage) MOTEA as Rodriguez
(Main Stage) THE Q as Frijid Pink
(Side Stage) THE BRUISED REED as Rogue Satellites
(Main Stage) SCHOOL OF ROCK as Ted Nugent (Opening)

$7 21+ / $9 Under 21 | All Ages


(Main Stage) NINA & THE BUFFALO RIDERS as The Bob Seger System (Headlining)
(Side Stage) ESCAPING PAVEMENT as Stevie Wonder
(Main Stage) THE NORMANDIES as Mayer Hawthorne
(Side Stage) MIKE GALBRAITH as Marvin Gaye
(Main Stage) THE SOCIAL BANDITS as Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
(Side Stage) LIGHTNING BUGS as The Romantics
(Main Stage) SIX AND THE SEVENS as Edwin Starr
(Side Stage) GREATER ALEXANDER as KEM
(Main Stage) JESSE SHEPHERD-BATES as Daniel Zott
(Side Stage) THE UGHS as The Numbers
(Main Stage) THE LANDMARKS as The White Stripes
(Side Stage) MOTEA as Rodriguez
(Main Stage) THE Q as Frijid Pink
(Side Stage) THE BRUISED REED as Rogue Satellites
(Main Stage) SCHOOL OF ROCK as Ted Nugent (Opening)
Sunday
Feb222015

July Talk

With their sleek yet gritty brand of alt-bluesy garage rock, Toronto-based five-piece July Talk create rock & roll that’s both boldly intimate and wildly confrontational. Each track in the band’s repertoire is a conversation in song form, with singers Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay trading lines in a lyrical face-off that’s at turns hot-tempered and tender, reckless and poetic. Onstage that conversation warps into beautiful chaos, thanks to the band’s joyfully unhinged, spontaneity-fueled live performance. And in their music—including the five songs that grace their Island Records debut EP Guns + Ammunition—July Talk piece together supremely heavy riffs, infectious beats, and snakey grooves in a sound that’s savage but seductive.

$10 Cover | All Ages

Wednesday
Feb252015

Hundred Waters

The quartet’s members Nicole Miglis, Trayer Tryon, Paul Giese & Zach Tetreault played together in various formations as far back as middle school, but it took until adulthood and 2012 for them to become Hundred Waters. Living under one roof meant the band had a communal mentality, yet each maintained their own distinct projects, borrowing here and there from each other. It was in interpreting a friends’ music together that they discovered the power of their combination, and they quickly fell to work reorienting their lives around an album. The music they found was a beautiful blend of contradictions, mournful yet colorful, introverted yet aware, and brought the tradition of songwriting to a strange future. Initially released by their local label Elestial Sound, their self-titled debut soon became seen as the sound of Florida, drawing loose comparisons to Stereolab, Four Tet, and Bjork. Soon it attracted the most unlikely of label bosses, Skrillex, who signed the band to his OWSLA label that same year and gave the album a full-scale release, with remixes by Araab Muzik, Star Slinger, and TokiMonsta. Since then the band has taken its live show around the world, touring with artists such as Grimes, Julia Holter, Alt-J & the XX.

$12 Advance / $14 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Feb272015

Retox / Whores / Nice Hooves / Child Bite

The world is falling apart one day at a time, and the majority of us sit and watch as if attending a public hanging—more and more, our interest is piqued by the appalling, while our thoughts and reactions remain largely absent. When stripped of the bloated, festering egos that so many cling to in order to feel important, we are nothing more than ugly animals. In a society that is predominantly dormant, Retox brings this reality to the forefront in a forward-thinking way, commanding our ever-rapidly-decreasing attention spans and determined to provoke some kind of visceral response, good or bad. WSG: Whores | Child Bite | Nice Hooves


$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages