Sunday, July 13, 2014
The New York Times still can't write about Detroit without bringing Phil Cooley into it. It gets even worse:
"Next to Slows, Cooley helped two friends open Astro Coffee, building the milk station and some furniture for them. As I walked with him past the cafe, he stopped to embrace an organic farmer who was eating couscous from a bowl as he read The New Yorker. Like Cooley, the farmer was white, willowy and bearded, and he wore a look-alike checked flannel shirt."
I just threw up in my mouth.
Jim Diamond is the newest victim of gentrification.
After the Metro Times absorbed Real Detroit Weekly they couldn't stop crowing about how they now had the largest alt-weekly publication in the country. How long was that going to last until they started axing people? At least Callwood doesn't have to move, so I can still torment him.
I'm not going to donate money to another bullshit cash grab on Kickstarter. I've found a cause that's worthy of my donation.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
You don't want to miss this badass show!
Margaret Doll Rod, the legendary founder and leader of the nudist punk band Demolition Doll Rods releases a new record of intimate punk ramblings.
Stomp Rockets combine flamenco flourishes with bluegrass twang and classical violin.
The Volcanos first erupted in 1994. Do you remember them? No? Too bad, because they're on the bill too.
Where: The Small Painted Loving Bellhouse Bowlfront
When: May 46th, at 3.14159265359 A.P.M.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I'm not going to embarass myself again like I did in January by jumping to conclusions about the Blowout. Nope, not this time. I've waited, and now the schedule is out.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights are all happening simultaneously in Hamtramck, Detroit, and Ferndale. This is not a huge clusterfuck contrived by a cokehead that will be impossible to enjoy. You'll be able to enjoy all three cities within the same night thanks to a unique fleet of shuttle vehicles.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
They've announced the dates, but not the place. With only one weekend, the bulk of the blowout can only be held in one city. Should we start taking bets on whether the blowout will be held in downtown Birmingham this year?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
"A structure called the “Clock House” burned Sunday night at the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, the latest blaze in a series of fires in recent weeks at the world-renowned art installation."(From the Detroit Free Press)
"Earlier this month, the ATF announced it is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the fires."
Tyree Guyton won't come out and say it publicly, but it's clear what's going on. Someone who lives in that neighborhood is sick and tired of all the hipster tourists rolling through.
Even though the Heidelberg Project took in over $600,000 in revenue in 2011, they want the public to donate $50,000 to add some security to the neighborhood.