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

 

Sunday
Nov232014

Tony Lucca / Honor By August

Tony Lucca: It is nearly impossible to find a current singer/songwriter between the ages of 20 and 40 who doesn’t have a seemingly identical list of influences as their peers. Whether its the soul-bearing lyrics of Stevie Wonder, or the gritty folk music of Bob Dylan, the unbridled creativity of Dave Matthews, or the overwhelming truth of Ray LaMontange, somehow these artists all seem to inform the landscape of the modern singer/songwriter. What tends to separate an artist from that pack is experience, confidence and self-exploration. WSG: Honor By August

$12 Advance / $15 Day of | All Ages

Tuesday
Nov252014

U GUESSED IT feat. OG MACO / EARLLY MAC

With rappers like Rome Fortune, iLoveMakonnen and Key! all garnering huge buzzes, Atlanta’s hip-hop scene continues to churn out intriguing talents. The next one up is Quality Control‘s newest signee, OG Maco. After dropping his tape Live Life, he gained a lot of attention from his energetic tune “U Guessed It,” which is off his collaborative EP with Key! called Give Em Hell. WSG: Earlly Mac

 

 18+ | $15 adv. / $20 day of - Save $5 with student ID

Wednesday
Nov262014

Danny Brown & Bruiser Bridage - Thanksgiving Eve

Over the course of a decade making mixtapes in both Detroit and New York, Danny Brown has taken his time perfecting a sound—aggressively high-pitched vocals over hypnotic electro beats—unlike anything ever heard in hip-hop. His persona—the voracious sexual appetite, the fond friendship with molly and Adderall—is a part of his art. Yet he never seems to be putting on a show. (Has anybody in rap ever been more comfortable in his own skin?) Danny‘s signature pose—tongue sticking out between a wide gap in his front teeth, conked hair slid over his forehead—has become iconic because it embodies what he’s all about: being himself. WSG: Bruiser Bridage

$20 Cover | All Ages

 

Wednesday
Nov262014

SHIGETO / CHROME SPARKS (DJ SET)

Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.

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Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Jeremy Malvin creates music under the name Chrome Sparks. Jeremy grew up in Pittsburgh, then went to music school at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Two years later, he left school and went on extensive tours as the drummer for Stepdad, Miniature Tigers, and Rich Aucoin. Jeremy currently resides in Brooklyn, where he spends his time working on music in his bedroom, often leaving it to play DJ sets. Although Jeremy works on the recordings alone and has not done many live performances, the Chrome Sparks live realization has had many different incarnations, ranging from a one man show to an eight piece band. Currently, Jeremy does live performances with two dear friends.

$15 | All Ages | 8PM

Thursday
Nov272014

Annual Thanksgiving Family Fun Fest & Breakfast Buffet

Enjoy a delicious brunch spread while watching the Thanksgiving Parade march down Woodward Ave. from the warmth of the Majestic Theatre Center. Seating 7am - 12pm and tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for Children under 21 years old. 

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Friday
Nov282014

The Singles / Amy Gore / Nigel and the Dropout / Deadly Viper Assassination Squad

THE SINGLES are Vincent Frederick (guitar/lead vocals) and Nicky Veltman (drums/back-up vocals). Hints of garage rock, power pop, glam, blues, and punk all find their way into the music. Both originally from Detroit, the two joined forces in LA in 2012 to restart The Singles—a moniker that Vince had used in the past to release his songs with different incarnations of the band.
WSG: Amy Gore | Deadly Viper Assassination Squad | Nigel and the Dropout

$8 Advance / $10 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Nov282014

MOTOR CITY FUNK NIGHT feat. JEREMY ELLIS & JOHN ARNOLD / DJ SCOTT CRAIG

John Arnold and Jeremy Ellis are close friends in real life and their live sets are a sight to see. Their stage is filled with keyboards, drum machines, guitars, and all sorts of other gadgets that breathe life into anything they sample for their live freestyle performances. With their drum machines loaded with samples, drums, and other sorts of sounds, they trigger an improvisational set reworking anything from the sounds of James Brown to the works of J. Dilla. It's like the inventive nature of legendary jazz meets the beat styles of hip-hop, all done with the ideals of electronic music. WSG: DJ Scott Craig

 18+ | 21+ $5 / 18+ $10


Saturday
Nov292014

Guided By Voices - Cancelled

Guided By Voices has come to an end. With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run. The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV.

 

 

 

Saturday
Nov292014

Moon Boots x Henry Krinkle / Golf Clap / Jay Biggs / Doug English / Eric Sutter

Moon Boots entered the world in the mid-1980s via Cape Canaveral. After years of service as the preferred footwear of celebrity astronauts (notably Tom Hanks), Moon Boots came to life during a classified experiment aboard the International Space Station. Little is known of what actually transpired aboard the shuttle, but in short, Moon Boots became a sentient creature, equipped with reason, intuition, and groove.

Henry Krinkle is making bass music for the world. Since retiring from his life as a NYC taxi driver, he has found his calling perfecting the sounds of UK post-dubstep and future house with innovative flair and great success. Taking cues from artists like James Blake and Mount Kimbie, Henry Krinkle is creating a new sound in modern electronic dance music.
WSG:
Golf Clap / Jay Biggs / Doug English / Eric Sutter

$10 Early Bird / $15 Advance / $20 at the Door | 9pm | 18+

 

Thursday
Dec042014

THE CRANE WIVES / The Accidentals / WOVEN TANGLES / OAK BONES

The Crane Wives are a home grown indie-folk outfit from Grand Rapids, Michigan that defies musical stereotypes. They utilize three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a passion for songcraft to create organic music that is both accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves. WSG:The AccidentalsWoven Tangles | Oak Bones

 

All Ages | $8 adv. / $10 day of


Friday
Dec052014

Indie(pen)dence: A Benefit Concert featuring The Static Dial / The Bruised Reed / Moon Walks / The Paper Sound / Wayne Ki Awaaz

$8 Advance / $10 Day of | All Ages | 6pm

Indie(pen)dence – join the movement.

Fight to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy worldwide through the power of music.  Four of Detroit’s indie rock bands - The Static Dial, Ponyshow, Moon Walks, and The Paper Sound - are joining hands with Wayne State University’s buildOn chapter for one of the biggest benefit concerts of the year.

100% of ticket proceeds will go towards building schools and providing education in impoverished villages around the world.  Come show your support by enjoying a night of great music!

  •     THE STATIC DIAL:   The trio from Detroit take a fusion approach to textures; with a love for jazz, Mediterranean, African, Reggae, funk, and eastern styles; among a wide creative palette, and an indie rock attitude.
  •     THE BRUISED REED is a female-fronted indie rock/pop band led by husband and wife team Josh and Kirsten Wheeler. The music leans fuzzy and ragged when it wants to, but contemplative and slowcore when it needs to.
  •     MOON WALKS: Defy gravity with the fresh and fascinating sounds of Moon Walks, a mellow indie rock group. Recently having released their first album “Sheik”, their distinctive music will have you reminiscing of the good, old days.
  •     THE PAPER SOUND:  Metro Detroit’s The Paper Sound play a brand of moody, Americana-influenced indie rock reminiscent of Pedro the Lion and The Weakerthans, with a touch of Nada Surf power pop.


Wayne State University’s A Cappella group “Wayne Ki Awaaz” will be opening the show with alternative-rock pieces.

Saturday
Dec062014

The Swellers - Last Detroit Show / Kid Brother Collective / The Fullblast / Loose Planes / Braided Veins

The Swellers got their start in 2002 when brothers Nick and Jonathan Diener and a friend got together and recorded some demos in their basement. Next thing you know the band is playing shows around Flint and word of their performances starts spreading like wildfire around the the region and eventually the country. Following years of DIY touring, an EP and the band’s first full length record, national tours with A Wilhelm Scream and Streetlight Manifesto fell into place. WSG:  Kid Brother Collective / The Fullblast / Loose Planes / Braided Veins

$10 Advanace / $12 Day of | All Ages

Sunday
Dec072014

Corrections House / Statiqbloom

Corrections House - Band features Scott Kelly - Neurosis, Mike Williams - EYEHATEGOD, Sanford Parker- Nactmystium and Bruce Lamont- Yakuza.
WSG: Statiqbloom

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages


Friday
Dec192014

JIMKATA

Jimkata’s innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital turned the heads of critics and musicians when it dropped in the Fall of 2012, solidifying the band’s reputation as forward-thinking artists to pay attention to. Jimkata’s refined electro-rock sound is one of a band that has found its voice after years of experimentation; It’s more indie rock than jam, and more 90′s electronica than modern day EDM; yet the five-piece appeals to each of these audiences. In the spirit of LCD Soundsystem, MGMT and Talking Heads, Jimkata’s relevant, quotable lyrics create moods not just for fleeting moments, but for the lifestyle of an entire generation.

$10 adv. / $12 day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Dec312014

BOP (harvey) - Rump Shakin' NYE Celebration wsg: Shotgun Soul & The Dirk Kroll Band

5 Reasons Not To Miss This One:
1.) You should ALWAYS shake your rump into a new year. Nuff said.    
2.) We'll be incorporating a WHOLE BUNCH of songs you've not heard for DECADES. (and maybe even a new original...)    
3.) Both our original brass players and our original soundman will be part of it.     
4.) We'll have a 4-piece horn section, for cryin' out loud.    
5.) NO ONE kicks Detroit's ass into a new year like B(h). Ask anyone who's ever witnessed it.



$25 Advance / $30 Day of | All Ages

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Dec312014

Minnesota / Exmag / Dopedelic - NYE 2015

Minnesota is one of the most innovative and proficient electronic producers to come out of the West Coast bass music movement.  His sound breaks aways from the various subgenres of EDM but holds onto origins of dubstep and hip-hop, creating a truly authentic experience for his audience.  Early on in his career Minnesota said, “My goal is to make bass heavy dubstep/glitch-hop music that’ll get you dancing, but it is not the same old three note transformer step… I try to focus more on the melodic side of dubstep, and hopefully, make quality songwriting a more relevant factor in the genre.” For the past four years Minnesota has followed through on his word and designed smooth, melodic, uplifting sounds, which fans have celebrated nationwide. WSG: Exmag & Dopedelic.  ~Presented by React Detroit~

$25 Advance / $30 Day of | 18+ | 9pm

Saturday
Jan102015

Rustie

Rustie signed with Warp Records in 2010 for the release of Sunburst EP. In 2011, Rustie released his first album Glass Swords on Warp Records. Brad LaBonte of Dusted Magazine wrote "Glass Swords contains some of the freshest, most exciting electronic dance music I've heard this year. Put simply, nothing sounds like this record." In 2012, "After Light" from Glass Swords was included in an Adidas television advertisement featuring British track and field athlete Jessica Ennis prior to the 2012 Olympic Games. Three tracks from Glass Swords ("After Light", "Ultra Thizz" and "Surph") were used in the soundtrack to the video game Sleeping Dogs. The same year, Glass Swords won The Guardian's First Album Award. Rustie released hi.s second album, Green Language, on 26 August on Warp Records. Two tracks from the album, 'Raptor' and 'Attak (feat. Danny Brown)', received "best new track" awards by Pitchfork." Following the release, a second single, 'Lost (feat. Redinho)', was premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1

$15 Advance / $18 Day of | All Ages


Saturday
Jan312015

Reverend Horton Heat / Dale Watson / Rosie Flores

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

$25 Cover | All Ages