Upcoming Concerts & Events


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



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



Reel Cool Time Night - Jay Ward Films

Two complete episodes of Rocky and Bullwinkle on 16MM film + two suprise cartoon shorts on 8MM!

Free Event in the Garden Bowl | 10pm |18+



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


Black Christmas featuring Suicide Machines / Mustard Plug / Negative Approach / Telegraph 20 Year Reunion / The Meatmen / & MORE


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






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



Original alternative rock band from Detroit. WSG: Joe Pullin & The Machines


$10 | All Ages


Sun Tribe / Stormy Chromer / Jay Fry / Everyday Junior

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: Stormy Chromer / Jay Fry / Everyday Junior

$10 Cover | All Ages



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


Lia Ices & Seoul

“Ices” is a celebration of flight, levity, and the conviction that you can leave earth. You take wing in an airplane, you go to real places when you dream, you have out-of-body experiences, you get high, you lose yourself in someone else.  Lia Ices

Sometimes the feelings of loneliness and vitality arise together and coexist in complementary ways. Seoul are three young Montreal residents concerned with committing this subtle relationship to tape. Since the acclaimed release of their first single "Stay With Us" in July 2013, and "White Morning" in May 2014, Seoul have prepared to unveil their first completed full-length work. Blue, breathless, gentle, and absolute, I Become A Shade is the self-produced debut album from the ambient-pop outfit.

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages


Mickey Avalon / Nicky$tix / Erno The Inferno

After the deaths of both his father and sister, Mickey Avalon decided that he wanted more out of life, returned to Los Angeles, and chose to make one final attempt to clean up his act.  Shortly after his return, Mickey was befriended by ex-MTV VJ Simon Rex (aka Dirt Nasty), who encouraged Avalon to pursue his passion of hip-hop and even collaborated with him on some tracks. At the time, Avalon was staying in a sober living facility and had a strict curfew, so Dirt Nasty began passing out Mickey’s demo at Hollywood clubs, which helped Mickey develop a following among fans of the Los Angeles nightclub scene. WSG: Nicky$tix | Erno The Inferno

$15 Advance/ $17 Day of | All Ages


It's Getting Weird in the D #2 featuring Justin Marc Lloyd / BOAR / Ashtray / Vitriol Gauge / Objekt 172 / Lucy's Drive Thru Diner / Sick Llama / Methlab Explosion / Duotron / Russian Cement & visuals by Doc Colony

It's Getting Weird in the D #2 featuring  Justin Marc Lloyd / BOAR / Ashtray / Vitriol Gauge / Objekt 172  / Lucy's Drive Thru Diner / Sick Llama / Methlab Explosion / Duotron / Russian Cement & visuals by Doc Colony

$5 Cover | All Ages


Derek Grant

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'!

$10Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages


Pity Sex & Alex G / Teen Suicide

Pity Sex | Alex G | Teen Suicide

$12 Advance / $14 Day of | All Ages



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+


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



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


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


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