Upcoming Concerts & Events

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

Saturday
Feb282015

FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLEBRATION. / The Homeless Gospel Choir / Modern Chemistry

Sunday
Mar012015

The Floozies / Russ Liquid

The Floozies are producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill.  These    two brothers from Lawrence, KS are bringing their fresh approach to   electronic music and live performance to venues and festivals all over the      country.  The duo's combination of cutting edge electronic production and   party rocking funk energizes crowds and turns venues into epic dance    parties.  All of The Floozies music, including their latest album "Sunroof    Cadillac," can  be downloaded for free from flooziesduo.com.

$15 Advance / $18 Day of  | 18+

 

 

 

Thursday
Mar052015

Power Trip / Build & Destroy / Easy Action

Channeling the old-school energy of legendary acts like Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Leeway through modern thrash warfare, Texas crossover battalion POWER TRIP has wrapped up production on their debut LP for Southern Lord and have distributed the details on the beast that is Manifest Decimation. Amidst massive touring over the past five years, and having unloaded a cache of demos, splits and D.I.Y. releases along the way, the high-powered metallic punk/hardcore attack of Dallas-based POWER TRIP caught the attention of Southern Lord, who brought the crew on-board for the release of their first full-length. WSG: Build & Destroy | Easy Action

$10 Cover | All Ages

Build & Destroy / Easy Action

Friday
Mar062015

J. Roddy Walston & The Business / Sleepwalkers

For J. Roddy Walston & The Business―who formed in 2002 in Walston’s hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee―embracing weirdness means a mumble-out-loud celebration of that great and terrible burden of being human. Forcing the oft-clashing worlds of art and rock-and-roll to make nice, the band (including guitarist/vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist/vocalist Logan Davis, and drummer Steve Colmus) deals in a scrappy yet sublime sound that honors both their Southern roots and punk spirit. On Essential Tremors, J. Roddy Walston & The Business builds off that formula with a mix of heavy hooks and elegant melodies revealing their affinity for artists as disparate as Led Zeppelin, pre-disco-era Bee Gees, The Replacements, Randy Newman, and the Southern soul outfits that once populated the Stax Records label. Co-produced by Matt Wignall (Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids) and Grammy-winning producer/engineer Mark Neill (The Black Keys) at Neill’s own Soil of the South Studios (a Valdosta, Georgia-based facility where J. Roddy Walston & The Business were the first to ever record), the follow-up to 2010’s much-acclaimed self-titled sophomore album also finds the band crafting lyrics that ultimately serve as a secret language to the initiated listener. WSG: Sleepwalkers

$15 Advance / $17 Day of | All Ages

Saturday
Mar072015

Milo Greene / Wardell

Milo Greene represents an impressive evolution in many ways. What began as a collection of friends is now a four-year musical partnership about to release their second album. In 2009, Andrew Heringer, Robbie Arnett and Marlana Sheetz began making music together and added Graham Fink into the mix after moving to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. As the group made their cinematic debut album, released in 2012, Milo Greene shifted into a fully tangible being, a force created by four distinct songwriters and musicians whose collaboration consistently remains its center. WSG: Wardell


$14 Cover | All Ages

Saturday
Mar072015

Trash Talk & Ratking with Lee Bannon

Trash Talk, Ratking, & Lee Bannon will be performing on the floor of The Majestic Theatre!

$12 Advance / $15 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Mar132015

Downtown Brown / Glostik Willy / Matt Wixon's Flying Circus / Carmel Liburdi / Leaving Lifted

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: Glostik Willy | Matt Wixon's Flying Circus | Carmel Liburdi | Leaving Lifted


$8 Cover | All Ages


Saturday
Mar142015

CTHULHU ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: PIZZA SHOW feat. BARRIER / TRAITORS / GIFT GIVER / VILLAINS & MORE

March of 2015 marks Cthulhu Entertainment's 2nd full year of booking music in Southeast Michigan. They will once again be bringing you free pizza and a loaded line-up of bands feat: BARRIER / TRAITORS / GIFT GIVER / VILLAINS & MORE

 All Ages | $12 Adv. / $15 Day of


Sunday
Mar152015

CANCER BATS / EXHALT / AXE RIPPER

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)!  wsg: EXHALT & AXE RIPPER

$12 Adv./ $14 Day of | All Ages



Saturday
Mar212015

Blockhead / Arms and Sleepers

Tony Simon, a/k/a Blockhead, has been making and releasing utterly distinctive, funky and emotive music for the last two decades.  

Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. As the son of an artist, surrounded by visual culture, he early on found that his passion was for music, for the sonic. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists, a quiet accumulation of knowledge and know-how. 

After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic – and from there he began to produce beats. Since making that decision, he's kept pretty busy: carving a niche as a sought-after underground beatmaker that people call when they want something special. 

Blockhead produced nine tracks on Aesop Rock's critically acclaimed album “Labor Days.” Additionally he produced half the tracks on Aesop's follow up EP, “Daylight.” He has also worked with other indie giants Atmosphere, Murs, Mike Ladd and Illogic.  In between, he found time to complete a break beat album entitled “Blockhead's Broke Beats,” with ten hard-hitting instrumental tracks, which was released on Mush Records, the US home of cLOUDDEAD. WSG: Arms & Sleepers

 

$15 Cover | All Ages

Sunday
Mar222015

The Endo Show Featuring: Remnose / Spaires / Tone & Niche / Ancient Language / Boogie Knights / CBJ / Valley Hushalso an art show & sale held by Brian Damage

$10 | All Ages | 7pm

Coming this March... one of the last Rock n' Roll variety shows at the Magic stick before they switch over formats. All of the funds raised for this show will get donated to The Endometriosis Foundation of America.

Endometriosis is a chronic, incurable reproductive disease that affects 176 million women worldwide. The true tragedy is that it's often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, or diagnosed too late. Aside from chronic debilitating pain and depression, this disease causes infertility along with a slew of co-existing, usually chronic, conditions. So far, the only known treatments are surgery and hormone therapy, yielding no permanent results.

Therefore, in an effort to spark awareness and further research we implore you to join us for a night of music and love.

There will be a raffle held with a prize list coming soon.
Donations will be humbly and graciously accepted all night. A small amount goes a long way towards research and support.

Start donating now:
http://www.gofundme.com/i2kd1c

Featuring: Remnose / Spaires / Tone & Niche / Ancient Language / Boogie Knights / CBJ / Valley Hushalso an art show & sale held by Brian Damage

Thursday
Mar262015

A/V Club Presents: Andrew Jackson Jihad / The Smith Street Band / Jeff Rosenstock / Chumped

Comprised of core members Sean Bonnette (acoustic guitar) and Ben Gallaty (upright bass), Andrew Jackson Jihad is a folk-punk outfit from Phoenix, Arizona. The Jihad formed in 2004, when front man Bonnette was still a teenager, and the duo quickly began writing humorously explicit music with macabre themes. WSG: The Smith Street Band | Jeff Rosenstock | Chumped

$16.50 Advance / $18 Day of | All Ages | 6:30pm

Friday
Mar272015

Red Pill with Maraj / MC Friendly / Nortroniks

Red Pill personifies his hometown of Detroit so well that all he is missing is a Faygo pop and a bag of Better Made potato chips. As a solo artist and a member of the Mello Music Group trio Ugly Heroes with Apollo Brown and Verbal Kent, he uses music to reflect the struggle, passion and resiliency of the Motor City – and the rest of the tough, blue collar folks that hold the world together.  Maraj | MC Friendly | Nortroniks

$5 Cover | All Ages

Saturday
Mar282015

THE HAND IN THE OCEAN / AND THE KIDS / VIO/MIRE

The Hand In the Ocean performing with And the Kids and Vio/Mire at The Majestic Cafe!

 

 

$8 | All Ages

Monday
Mar302015

Benjamin Booker / Olivia Jean

Benjamin Booker was one of the new breed of bluesmen in the new millennium, one who drew equally from post-war electric blues, trashy garage punk, and a bit of classic rock -- one who was influenced by the rise of the White Stripes and the music that inspired that seminal Detroit duo. This much was evident from his eponymous debut, released on ATO Records in August of 2014. He recorded the effort with producer Andrija Tokic, who helmed the debut by kindred spirits Alabama Shakes, and promoted its release with several performances in the summer of 2014, including a jam session with Jack White that seemed a bit like a passing of the torch.   WSG: Olivia Jean ~Presented by AEG Live~

$15 Advance / $18 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Apr012015

BANE WITH BACKTRACK / MALFUNCTION

Bane performs at The Magic Stick WSG: Backtrack & Malfunction

 

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

Wednesday
Apr082015

Twin Shadow / Lolawolf

It's high noon in Brooklyn but its always midnight on southern, dead end suburban streets. Here, there is total silence except for the house at the very end, where inside a tin roof garage, teenagers are kissing for the first time. The humidity is too great, the boys peel off white t’s and the girls cheeks are flushed, beet red under the garage’s two fluorescent stripes. In a pond behind the house an alligator waits for a snow birds’ Pomeranian to take its night stroll. A child is sleep walking for the first time. Some one is running away for the last time. The music is too loud on the 12 D battery boom box radio, the cops are on their way. It’s at this moment you hear the music of Twin Shadow on a radio station transmitting suburban ghost dreams that sound like a slow motion shot of a cannon, singing about spirits, visions, and aural hallucinations cutting through the first American night.  WSG: Lolawolf

 $20 Cover | All Ages

Thursday
Apr092015

TIGERS JAW WITH LEMURIA / SOMOS

A band whose music has matured from pop-punk to emo to indie rock, Tigers Jaw have earned a growing following for their melodic but insistent music and emotionally powerful lyrics. Tigers Jaw were formed in 2005 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by guitarist and vocalist Adam McIlwee and guitarist and vocalist Ben Walsh. The two began working up material and recruited bassist Dennis Mishko and drummer Mike May; a keyboard player dropped out before the group's first show, and through mutual friends, Brianna Collins was invited to join the lineup. Several months later, Mike May left the band, and Pat Brier took over on drums, solidifying the band's membership. In 2006, Tigers Jaw recorded their first album, Belongs to the Dead, on a portable recording rig in an attic where the band rehearsed; the album was released by Summersteps Records, and in 2008, the band went into the studio with producer and engineer Joe Loftus to cut their second full-length, simply titled Tigers Jaw, for Photobooth Records. Tigers Jaw's popularity began to spread, despite the group's touring opportunities being limited by the members' academic commitments, and in 2010, they signed with Run for Cover Records, who brought out their third album, Two Worlds. (Run for Cover would also reissue the band's first two albums.) A split EP with the group Balance & Composure was also released the same year, and Tigers Jaw would release split singles with like-minded bands the Sidekicks, Tiny Empires, and Code Orange over the next few years. In 2013, Tigers Jaw released a new single, "Hum" b/w "Cool," but the group soon made the announcement that Adam McIlwee, Dennis Mishko, and Pat Brier were leaving the lineup, and the band was going on hiatus. While many believed Tigers Jaw was breaking up, Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins made it clear they were keeping the group together, and they set out on a tour with the help of guest musicians Derrick Sherman (guitar), Andrew Fisher (bass), and James Fisher (drums). WSG: Lemuria & Somos

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


Sunday
Apr122015

Lionheart with Nasty / These Streets / Poison Tongues / Ante Up / Smash Your Enemies / Like Statues

Cthulhu Presents: Lionheart | Nasty | These Streets | Poison Tongues | Ante Up | Smash Your Enemies | Like Statues

$15 Cover | All Ages | 7pm