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I will not be reviewing any of the shows that I post on this website because I've never been good at analyzing beyond a simple "I like it" or "it's not my thing". All I ever really ask of music is that it brings something to the table. I'll leave the critiquing and dissection to others that are better at it than I.

Thanks always to the bands/artists for the great music and for allowing me to do this.
-Wayne

Todd Deatherage – 2007-10-25

January 21st, 2008

The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI

A bit back I had featured The New Green’s set from this night and now I’m very pleased to bring you the headlining performance from Todd Deatherage. Todd has been performing to great acclaim for many years, starting out in his hometown of Dallas, TX, then spending several years in Brooklyn, NY before finally settling in Ann Arbor. His songs swing from slow-burning alt-country to driving rock and roll, with a pop undercurrent reminiscent of late 70’s British New Wave.

Todd’s band here in Ann Arbor features Nick White on bass (Tone and Niche, Eugene and Rusty) and Stuart Tucker on drums (Jo Serrapere and the Willie Dunns, Joshua Davis, Tone and Niche).


Todd Deatherage – Official Site, MySpace Page
Next show – January 30, 2008 – The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI – 9:30 PM
Download the show – FLAC or MP3

Tyvek – 2007-01-13

January 2nd, 2008

The Painted Lady, Hamtramck, MI

Here’s a nice little treat for you. This is a killer Tyvek show that features the extended 7 (or so) piece band lineup. Also, Human Eye’s Timmy Vulgar joins in for some howlin’ and hecklin’ on a couple songs. For those who don’t know, Tyvek is a Detroit band who sound like a mix of The Electric Eels, Wire, The Screamers and Westing-era Pavement. In late 2006 they released their first 7″ on X! Records, and 2007 saw a flurry of activity with the band releasing 4 more 7″-ers (two split releases with French psych-punkers Cheveu and then the enigmatic Cygnus, one dual 7″ and a regular 7″) as well as touring extensively with Cheveu and perfoming at the Pop Montreal Festival, SXSW and CMJ. Along the way the band has been garnering heaps of praise for their lo-fi underground sound. Ted Leo even named them as one of his favorite new bands to Pitchfork last year.

If you’re a fan of bands like Frustrations and Terrible Twos, then you can add Tyvek to your list of favorites.


Tyvek – MySpace Page
Next show – 2008-01-24 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland, OH – 8:00 PM
Next local show – 2008-02-16 – The Dirtbombs’ CD Release Party, The Magic Stick, Detroit, MI – 8:00 PM
Download the show: FLAC or MP3

Where I Been

January 1st, 2008

Happy 2008 to everyone! 2007 was a pretty good year, I went to a whole bunch of great shows and met a whole lotta cool people. I’m already looking forward to more of the same in ’08. I’m currently in the process of uploading MP3 rips of the earlier shows on the site that didn’t have them available, so those should be ready to go pretty soon. Also, I’m getting ready to load a fantastic Tyvek show from last January at The Painted Lady, so look forward to that.

This here’s a more-or-less complete list of shows I saw in 2007.

Friday, Jan 12 2007 – Corktown Tavern & Lager House
Brandon Wiard & The Saviors
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Great Lakes Myth Society

Saturday, Jan 13 2007 – The Painted Lady
Tyvek
Pink Reason
Guinea Worms

Friday, Jan 19 2007 – The Magic Stick
The Sights
Siddhartha
Porchsleeper

Saturday, Jan 20 2007 – The Blind Pig
The Hard Lessons
Stylex
The Party Band

Friday, Jan 26 2007 – Small’s & The Belmont
Adado
The Displays
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Freer

Saturday, Jan 27 2007 – The Blind Pig
Electric Six
Johnny Headband

Friday, Feb 02 2007 – The Magic Bag
The Great Fiction
Great Lakes Myth Society
Mason Proper

Saturday, Feb 03 2007 – The Elbow Room
Great Lakes Myth Society
Empty Orchestra
The Moodieveto
Kocho-bi-Sexual

Tuesday, Feb 06 2007 – Lager House
The Sterns
The Royal Affairs

Friday, Feb 09 2007 – The Magic Stick
The High Strung
The Teeth
Ghost City

Sunday, Feb 11 2007 – Old Town Tavern
Timothy Monger
Neil Cleary

Friday, Feb 23 2007 – The Blind Pig
Saturday Looks Good to Me
Starling Electric
Chris Bathgate

Friday, Mar 02 2007 – The Fillmore Detroit
Flogging Molly
Street Dogs
Twopointeight

Saturday, Mar 03 2007 – Bullfrog’s Bar & Grill
Beggars
Freer
Hotness

Saturday, Mar 10 2007 – The Blind Pig
Mason Proper
The Dead Bodies
Great Lakes Myth Society

Saturday, Mar 17 2007 – Cobo Arena
Bob Seger
Uncle Kracker

Wednesday, Mar 21 2007 – The Magic Stick
Man Man
Icy Demons

Friday, Mar 23 2007 – Lager House
Freer
Office
The Silent Years
Tigercity

Saturday, Mar 24 2007 – Small’s
Child Bite
Stationary Odyssey
Wildcatting
Lafcadio

Friday, Mar 30 2007 – The Magic Bag
Question Mark and the Mysterians
The Hentchmen
Fortune & Maltese
Nathaniel Mayer
The Fondas
The Meltdowns
The Avatars
Outrageous Cherry
The Space Heaters

Friday, Apr 06 2007 – Bohemian National Home
Freer
Butterfly Explosion
Zoos of Berlin

Sunday, Apr 08 2007 – The Elbow Room
Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird
Matt Jones
Susan Fawcett

Friday, Apr 13 2007 – The Fox Theatre & Lager House
The Stooges
Powertrane
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The Black Angels
Vietnam
DIRTYLOVEBITES

Wednesday Apr 25 2007 – The Elbow Room
Timothy Monger
Bone Orchard Revival

Friday, Apr 27 2007 – Lager House
Lee Marvin Computer Arm
Danny Kroha of The Demolition Dollrods
Friends of the Diddlers
Heroes & Villains

Monday, Apr 28 2007 – The Magic Stick
Rescue
The Pop Project
Russian Circles
LaSalle

Sunday, Apr 29 2007 – Arbor Vitae Loft
Saturday Looks Good to Me
Chris Bathgate
Drunken Barn Dance
Canada

Monday, Apr 30 2007 – The Magic Stick
Ted Leo + The Pharmacists
Love of Diagrams

Friday, May 04 2007 – The Majestic Theatre
Jello Biafra

Saturday, May 05 2007 – The Elbow Room
The Mighty Narwhale
Mick Bassett and The Marthas
Vince Dynamic

Tuesday, May 08 2007 – The Ark
Michael Penn
The Last Town Chorus

Thursday, May 10 2007 – Kerrytown Concert House
Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird
Breathe Owl Breathe

Friday, May 11 2007 – The Magic Stick
!!!
Holy Fuck

Saturday, May 12 2007 – The Empty Bottle
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Call Me Lightning
Moonrats

Sunday, May 13 2007 – The Fillmore Detroit
Mastodon
Against Me!
Cursive
These Arms Are Snakes

Thursday, May 17 2007 – The Blind Pig
The GO
Freer
Siddhartha
The Questions

Friday, May 18 2007 – The Painted Lady
Johnny Mundane and the Sweetspots
I, Crime
Big Black Cloud
Ryan Dillaha

Saturday, May 19 2007 – Lager House
Reptile Forcefield
Terrible Twos
Carjack

Friday, May 25 2007 – Bullfrog’s Bar and Grill & Lager House
Ryan Dillaha
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The High Strung
The Hentchmen
Mono y Mono

Saturday, May 26 2007 – Saint Andrew’s Hall
Negative Approach
Meatmen
Wolf Eyes
Pittbull
H8 Inc.

Tuesday, May 29 2007 – The Blind Pig
The Rosebuds
Land of Talk
Mason Proper

Friday, Jun 01 2007 – Mac’s Bar
Great Lakes Myth Society
Frontier Ruckus
Peddlers

Saturday, Jun 02 2007 – ELFest, The JHAJ House
Great Lakes Myth Society
Natural Monuments
The Mighty Narwhale
This Is Deer Country
The Novel Citizen
Zach Curd of The Pop Project
The Victrolas
Stargrazer
Drunken Barn Dance
Timothy Monger
Jes Kramer
The Kid Breaks

Sunday, Jun 03 2007 – ELFest, The JHAJ House
Canada
Chris Bathgate
Frontier Ruckus
Camerata
Jim Roll
Onett
Patrick Elkins
The Dardanelles
Alan Patrick Scheurman
That’s Him! That’s the Guy!
Broads of Canada
Incidental Music

Wednesday, Jun 06 2007 – The Elbom Room
Black Jake and The Carnies
Jim Roll
Brian Lillie

Friday, Jun 08 2007 – Bullfrog’s Bar & Grill & The Elbow Room
Ryan Dillaha
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Canada
Chris Bathgate
The Dead Bodies
Elm from Arm
I Am a Bolt of Lightning

Saturday, Jun 09 2007 – The Magic Stick
Great Lakes Myth Society
American Mars
Chris Bathgate

Tuesday, Jun 12 2007 – The Fillmore Detroit
Deftones
Dir en Grey
The Fall of Troy

Friday, Jun 15 2007 – Corktown Tavern
Heroes & Villains
Icecream Truck
Kindle
Root Bear

Saturday, Jun 16 2007 – The Blind Pig
Powertrane
The Sights
The Muldoons

Thursday, Jun 21 2007 – The Painted Lady
Wayne Hancock
The Salt Miners
Bill Parker and His Motherscratchers

Friday, Jun 22 2007 – The Elbow Room
Great Lakes Myth Society
Zoos of Berlin
Minor Planets

Friday, Jun 23 2007 – Fiberglass Freakout, Bohemian National Home
The Amino Acids
The BirdDogs
Heroes & Villains
Friends of Dennis Wilson
The Questions
The Pizazz

Bad Faces Clan
Wildcatting
The Potions
The Killing Floor

Monday, Jun 25 2007 – The Elbow Room
Palomar
Fred Thomas
Frontier Ruckus
Drunken Barn Dance
DJ Will Yates

Saturday, Jun 30 2007 – The Magic Stick
Elvis Hitler
The Wolfman Band
She

Thursday, Jul 05 2007 – Van Andel Arena
Tool
Big Business

Sunday, Jul 08 2007 – The Blind Pig
Radio Birdman
Powertrane
Pearlene

Tuesday, Jul 10 2007 – The Shelter
The Nightwatchman
Ike Reilly

Wednesday, Jul 11 2007 – Freedom Hill AmphiTheatre & The Blind Pig
Bob Dylan
Jimmie Vaughan
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Mason Proper
The Dead Bodies
The Architects

Friday, Jul 13 2007 – The Blind Pig
Elm from Arm
Starling Electric
Great Lakes Myth Society

Saturday, Jul 14 2007 – The Majestic Theatre
Gogol Bordello
DJ Scratchy

Wednesday, Jul 18 2007 – Clutch Cargo’s
Travis

Friday, Jul 27 2007 – The Elbow Room
Wildcatting
Red Light Chamber Choir
H.O.M.E.S.
Ish & Artwork

Saturday, Jul 28 2007 – Corner Brewery
Pierre Bernon

Friday, Aug 17 2007 – The Elbow Room
The Dardanelles
The Mongeese
Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program
Blake Thomas

Saturday, Aug 18 2007 – FarmHouse Fest, The Belmont & Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
Or, the Whale
Canada
Frontier Ruckus
Matt Jones
Misty Lyn
Chris Bathgate
That’s Him! That’s the Guy!
Need Based Paint
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Johnny Headband
Aquarius Void
Ghost City
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Deastro
Charlie Slick

Saturday, Aug 25 2007 – The Elbow Room
The Royal Affairs
SikSik Nation
Your Best Friend
Red Light Chamber Choir

Friday, Aug 31 2007 – The Elbow Room
Bone Orchard Revival
Delta 88
The New Green
Black Jake and The Carnies

Saturday, Sep 01 2007 – The Elbow Room
The Ne’erdowells
Big Brother
Friends of Dennis Wilson
The Questions

Saturday, Sep 08 2007 – Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor & The Blind Pig
Great Lakes Myth Society
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The Hard Lessons
Eons
The Pop Project

Monday, Sep 10 2007 – The Blind Pig & Live @ P.J.’s
The Macpodz
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Lenka Dusilová

Friday, Sep 14 2007 – The Elbow Room
SikSik Nation
Powertrane
Cuckold

Thursday, Sep 20 2007 – DETOUR Party, The Magic Stick
Bonde do Rolê
Odd Clouds
Juiceboxxx
Deastro
The Sights
Heroes & Villains
Child Bite

Friday, Sep 21 2007 – DETOUR Party, The Magic Stick
The GO
Terrible Twos
The Hard Lessons
Carjack
Johnny Headband
Fontana
Serenity Court

Saturday, Sep 22 2007 – DETOUR Party, Contemporary Arts Institute of Detroit & The Magic Stick
SSM
The Nice Device
The High Strung
Mason Proper
Troy Gregory and the Stepsisters
Porchsleeper
Eons
The Displays
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Bulldog
Frustrations
Ko and the Knockouts
THTX
Freer
The Mahonies
The Hadituptoheres
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Charlie Slick
DJs Lemmy Caution, The Count of Montenegro, Will Yates, Jim Carroll

Tuesday, Sep 25 2007 – The Magic Stick
Black Lips
The Selmanaires
Lee Marvin Computer Arm

Wednesday, Sep 26 2007 – Royal Oak Music Theater
Black Jake and The Carnies
Bone Orchard Revival

Friday, Sep 28 2007 – The Blind Pig
Great Lakes Myth Society
Frontier Ruckus
Deastro

Saturday, Sep 29 2007 – Curare II, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
Puffy Areolas
Wildcatting
PINKEYE
The Looms
Root Bear
Horse To Water
Spanish Castles
Prussia
The Fascists
The Killing Floor
DJ Carjack
MC Totally Destroyed

Monday, Oct 01 2007 – Cliff Bell’s
Ghost City
The Dead Bodies
DJ Jazzy Jef Leppard
DJ Licious

Wednesday, Oct 03 2007 – Lager House
Jay Reatard
Terrible Twos
Mountains and Rainbows

Thursday, Oct 04 2007 – Clutch Cargo’s
Bad Religion
The Briggs
Gallows

Friday, Oct 05 2007 – The Magic Bag
Nathaniel Mayer
SSM
The Meltdowns

Monday, Oct 08 2007 – The Magic Stick
Ken Andrews
Charlotte Martin
First Wave Hello

Friday, Oct 12 2007 – Bullfrog Bar & Grill & The Elbow Room
Ryan Dillaha
Elise McCoy
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The Mighty Narwhale
Minor Planets
Bulletproof
Lightning Love!

Sunday, Oct 14 2007 – The Magic Stick
Jonah Matranga
J. Graves

Friday, Oct 19 2007 – The Elbow Room
Eugene & Rusty
Beggars
Chrome Mali
Sonica

Saturday, Oct 20 2007 – The Elbow Room
Adam Franklin
Red Light Chamber Choir
Action Lab

Monday, Oct 22 2007 – The Blind Pig
Architecture in Helsinki
Glass Candy
Panther

Thursday, Oct 25 2007 – The Blind Pig
Todd Deatherage
Brandon Wiard & The Saviors
The Quiet Life
The New Green

Friday, Oct 26 2007 – The Blind Pig
Saturday Looks Good to Me
Canada
Mason Proper

Thursday, Nov 01 2007 – The Magic Stick
Melt-Banana
Terrible Twos
Carjack

Friday, Nov 09 2007 – The Tap Room Annex
Eric Kelly & The Dirty Johns
Matt Jones
The Victrolas
Jim Roll

Friday, Nov 16 2007 – Chill & Mingle
Tyvek
Clockcleaner
Frustrations

Saturday, Nov 17 2007 – The Elbow Room
Minor Planets
The Good Things
Action Lab
Deastro

Saturday, Nov 24 2007 – Leopold Bros.
The New Green
The Silent Years
Timothy Monger

Thursday, Nov 29 2007 – The Magic Stick
Shonen Knife
The Juliet Dagger
Verona Grove
Lies Unknown

Friday, Nov 30 2007 – The Blind Pig
Coronados
The Concussions
The Meltdowns
Siddhartha
Silverghost
DJ Del
Professor Schmiddy

Saturday, Dec 08 2007 – Fortress of Solid Dudes & The Elbow Room
Minus 9
Gimpy Skin & The Mutts
Empire Empire
Lightning Love!
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The Mighty Narwhale
Canada
Black Jake and The Carnies
Austin Lucas and The Pressmen

Friday, Dec 14 2007 – Jac’s 313
Charlie Slick
Carjack
Deastro

Friday, Dec 21 2007 – Mittenfest II, The Blind Pig
Starling Electric
Canada
The Decks
Lightning Love!
DJ Jason Gibner

Saturday, Dec 22 2007 – Mittenfest II, Corner Brewery & The Elbow Room
Frontier Ruckus
Matt Jones
Misty Lyn
Aaron Dresner of Dabenport
Drunken Barn Dance
Actual Birds
Emily Jane Powers
That’s Him! That’s the Guy!
The Victrolas
Eric Kelly & The Dirty Johns
Steve Amick
Jen Wilke
Old Big Bear
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Chris Bathgate
The Mighty Narwhale
Deastro
Champions of Breakfast
Charlie Slick
DJ Will Yates

Wednesday, Dec 26 2007 – Saint Andrew’s Hall
The Hard Lessons
The Muggs
Great Lakes Myth Society

Saturday, Dec 29 2007 – Bohemian National Home
Human Eye
Awesome Color

Monday, Dec 31 2007 – The Majestic Theatre & The Garden Bowl
Electric Six
The GO
Goudron
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The Nice Device

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