Upcoming Concerts & Events

Thursday
Jul022015

After Funk plus Inohs Sivad

After Funk has been causing a ruckus on the Ontario music scene with their unique sound and infectiously fun shows since their inception in March of 2011. The Toronto based power-funk group consists of Yanick Allwood (keyboards & vocals), Jaime Rosenberg (drums), Justin Bontje (bass) and Phil Tessis (guitar) who are frequently joined by a horn section and other collaborators.

Inohs Sivad is a Detroiter by way of Pontiac, Michigan who has made her musical mark across the Metropolitan Detroit area and beyond. Her work is more than a decade in the making and is appreciated, recognized, honored, and heralded in the United States, Japan, and parts of Europe.

$6 Advance / $8 Day of | All Ages

Tuesday
Jul072015

Ceremony / Pity Sex / Tony Molina / Sapphic

Ceremony | Pity Sex | Tony Molina | Sapphic

$12 Advance / $14 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Jul082015

Green Gallows with The Defibulators

Green Gallows and The Defibulators

$8 Advance / $10 Day of | All Ages

Saturday
Jul112015

Liquid Monk with Jack and the Bear / Nina and the Buffalo Riders / Olivia Mainville

Since forming in early 2013, Liquid Monk's infectious fusion of funk, soul, jam, electronic and jazz has been spreading throughout Southeast Michigan. High energy live performances led by a wide array of instrumentation including synthesizers, Rhodes piano, hand percussion, vocoder and Hammond organ, has captivated audiences and kept them on their toes. WSG: Jack and the Bear | Nina and the Buffalo Riders | Olivia Mainville

$6 Cover | All Ages

Tuesday
Jul142015

Dikembe and Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) with What Moon Things

There’s a generations-old saying that’s been used as repeatedly as the cyclicality it suggests. “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” In the case of Gainesville’s Dikembe, that “doom” is far from damning. Dikembe is a band that was founded on the ethos of DIY. Their first release – 2011’s Chicago Bowls – was a tongue-in-cheek, self-released EP that left even the most serious of musicians reeling to match its influence. In the following years, Dikembe teamed up with the lifers at Tiny Engines Records to release their next two LPs, 2012’s Broad Shoulders and 2014’s Mediumship, with a handful of splits in between. Each release added to a catalogue steeping with progress the bigger it got.

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) is the husband/wife duo of Keith and Cathy Latinen, hailing from the tiny town of Fenton, Michigan. They play a style of music now labeled as “Emo Revival”, and were one of the bands instrumental in bringing the sound back. What began as a solo project in 2006 has since grown into a full-time gig, seeing the band cross the US countless times and span the globe with four international tours, playing shows with the likes of Mineral, The Early November, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Into It. Over It. and more. They also have perhaps one of the most storied discographies in their scene, including 4 EPS, 12 splits, and their soon to be released second full length, “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten” for a total of over 60 songs to their name. Each song is a work of art with meticulous lyrics, beautiful guitar melodies, and sincere vocals - carefully handcrafted like a gift from them to you.  WSG: What Moon Things

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages


Wednesday
Jul152015

Empires

Empires live in concert.

$10 Cover | All Ages

Thursday
Jul162015

Talib Kweli / Jessica Care Moore

The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. His travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work with Idle Warship and others caused Kweli to realize that he was limited in a sense, a prisoner of sorts of his own success as one of the world’s best rappers with something significant to say. WSG: Jessica Care More

Tickets: $25 | All Ages

Saturday
Jul182015

Dale Watson with Rosie Flores

Though Dale Watson’s recording career spans two decades, the maverick country traditionalist has never before released an album like this.  “There’s nothing here that’s retro,” insists Dale of Carryin’ On. “I was really hoping to make a record with today’s technology, but with the musicians who played on the music I grew up on.  I’m pretty happy with the way we’ve merged today with yesterday on this album. It will remind people of the old records, but it sounds like something new.” WSG: Rosie Flores

$12 Advance / $14 Day of | All Ages

Saturday
Jul252015

Maps & Atlases / Little Tybee / El Dee

In a musical landscape pitted with pop stars and pigeonholes, Maps & Atlases defy easy categorization, choosing to walk their own incomparable path. Beware and Be Grateful builds upon the Chicago-based band’s acclaimed Barsuk Records debut, Perch Patchwork, melding their trademark experimentalism with a more direct – though no less beguiling – songcraft. The new album abounds with invention, spanning hymnal harmonies, percolating rhythms, even, in the case of centerpiece track “Silver Self,” a full-on guitar solo. Songs like “Remote and Dark Years” and “Winter” are gloriously liquid and lyrical, channeling M&A’s maximalist creativity into a truly inviting brand of boundary-busting, asymmetrical pop. WSG: Little Tybee | El Dee

$8 Cover | All Ages 


Monday
Jul272015

TV Girl

TV Girl is Trung Ngo and Brad Petering, friends who spent many Southern California summers together absorbing pop music and forming a succession of bands that tried to  sound like the Beatles. 

TV Girl was formed with the intention of combining the duo’s love of girl-group pop  with a budding interest in hip-hop. They released a self-titled EP in September 2010  which was immediately given a high profile boost when their song “If You Want It” was  featured on taste-making blog Pitchfork. The EP subsequently spread throughout the  blogosphere and was written about by big name publications like The Guardian, The  Atlantic, and NPR, who praised the group’s knack for re-appropriating pop history  through knowing lyrical allusions and carefully chosen samples.

$8 Advance / $10 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Jul292015

Glass Animals / Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Glass Animals vocalist and songwriter David Bayley draws influence for both music and artwork from his involvement in the world of medicine and neuroscience (at just 22 yrs old, he has studied both) creating a sound with it's roots spread between the electronic and live instrumentation. The result is the warm, narcotic space between a downbeat, slow-burning groove and electro-pop catchiness. WSG: Gabriel Garzón-Montano  ~Presented by AEG Live~

$20 Cover | All Ages

Thursday
Jul302015

Runaway Brother / The Cardboard Swords / Ratboys / Small Parks

Tuesday
Aug042015

Sumac / Hordes

Black Iris Booking Presents: Sumac wsg Hordes

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Aug052015

Jamie xx / Mike Simonetti 

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

Saturday
Aug082015

88 Fingers Louie / Break Anchor / Rebel Spies

88 Fingers Louie | Break Anchor | Rebel Spies

$12 Advance / $14 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Aug122015

Christopher Paul Stelling plus Great Peacock

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


Thursday
Aug132015

The Maggie Cocco Band / Shotgun Soul / The Social Bandits / Michael Turner

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

Saturday
Aug152015

Black Iris Blackout BBQ featuring Legendary Shack Shakers / Koffin Kats / Gallows Bound / Barnyard Stompers / & More!

Full Line Up:
Legendary Shack Shakers
/ Koffin Kats
Gallows Bound
Barnyard Stompers
Cadaver Dogs
Malo Konjche
St. Thomas Boys Academy 15th Anniversary
Multi Grain Reunion 1st show in 14 yrs.
Devious Ones
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

Sunday
Aug162015

Blackout BBQ Hangover featuring Bad Cop - Bad Cop / Pretty Ghouls / Bastardous

Bad Cop / Bad Cop | Pretty Ghouls | Bastardous
$5 / Free with Blackout BBQ Tix Stub | All Ages

Friday
Aug282015

The Life & Death Tour 2015 featuring Terror / Bane / Turnstile / Backtrack / Forced Order / Heavy Chains

The Life & Death Tour 2015 featuring performances by:
Terror / Bane / Turnstile / Backtrack / Forced Order / Heavy Chains

Tickets: $23 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages