Mirrortwin nothing short of rocked the Park Bar Wednesday. Julie and Loretta Lucas, backed by Dave Vaughn and Jamiel Dado, smothered the crowd with sparkling tunes that meshed rock guitars with synth-pop sensibility along with Legendary Creatures and Pewter Club. Between sets, Les Threat Dudette spun tunes from Flosstradamus to Joy Division, keeping the crowd's hips swaying all night long. And you thought this weekend's summer lightning was electric.
Who Says You Can't Find Love at the Bar?
Thursday we hit up the Tin Fish — Novi for The Bachelor/The Bachelorette auditions along with tons of other hope-fools of love looking to partake in makeout sessions, marriage and more — all on TV! Will we see a Detroiter on screen? Will D-Days finally find true love? Maybe. This going out non-stop/ black out drunk thing is getting a little old. NOT. Biological clock, shmiological shmock.
The MotorCity Casino went into high gear Thursday evening with HOUR Detroit throwing a nice party for the best the city has to offer, boasting top notch food, libations, music, short dresses and hedonists galore. Among the sighted we'll cite: Charles Pugh, John Bentley, John Tenney, Eric Weir, Gail Fisher, Dan Maurer, Rich Rice and many more. D-Days and Lennon Caruso enjoyed (he "got his money's worth") those glorious burgers from Redcoat Tavern (handed out by a bevy of gloriously attired ladies). After Will Sessions got the party started, The Mega 80s and frontman Carey Denha brought it home with a little nostalgia and VERY tight pants. All in all, yet another fab evening brought forth by the glossy posse at HOUR.
Feel the Steel
'Twas more retro fun Thursday night across town at the Royal Oak Music Theatre as the'80s plus humor, vulgarity, sex, drugs and trashion (some more obvious than others) returned in the form of Steel Panther. Fans decked in spandex, leather and mullet wigs sang along to Panther's hair metal hits "Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'" and "Death To All But Metal," and even Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City." Singer Michael Starr pulled hot chicks up on-stage and, yes, we even got pulled up there to show off our best air guitar.
Right on the Dotte
Dotte Pub co-owner Dan Helka might have been M.I.A., but co-constituents Mark Hayes and John Carone still snipped the big red bow with Mayor Joe Peterson for their Grand Opening celebration on Friday. Part of the Edinger Hotel, a once-famous celebrity crash pad, the place spent years as a dive, says bar back Dan Teklinsky. "It was pretty dirty. Now, it's beautiful." So is the clientele, says Hayes ... as in the ladies. He wasn't kidding.
Dreams Enough For All!
Friday night, D-Days got gussied up for Cedi Johnson's Dream Big Dream Fashion event held at Detroit's GM Ren Cen. Lovely ladies in long dresses and angel wings strutted the runways while A-listers Ramona Prater, Edward Foxworth, William Malcom and WJLB's Coco watched. Judge Craig Strong donned a light blue suit and rocked a white glittery glove in memory of MJ. Bravo TV was in the house filming Cedi's fab designs and will soon air the event for the world to see.
From Woodbridge to the Water
D-days went shopping at the Diva Groove Fashion House in Detroit on Saturday as designer Dana Keaton launched her Great Legs Collection. After buying a fly mini, we hit up the Beach Grill on Jefferson for Hottiefest, put on by John Schoenith & CK. DJ Godfather rocked the house and people partied from the bar to the boats. Bartender Mandi hooked us up with a shot of "semen" or wait, was it "sea men" (vodka, lime and a mystery ingredient)? Whatever. After getting our groove on indoors, we stepped onto the patio for some fresh air and spotted Carey Torrice and Tiffany Stone lookin' fine. Hottiefest, indeed.
Elect Jay For Detroit Mayor
Saturday night, St. Andrews rocked (and sweated) with Jay Electronica's Detroit debut performance, hosted by Miz Korona. Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, Ro Spit, Marv Won, Monica Blaire, One Be Lo and 5 Ela were on point and Jay showed his support for the Motor City by paying homage to late greats Dilla, Proof and Baatin. Though he's yet to drop an album, fans knew each lyric to every song. Bonus: Jay laced the crowd with prizes from Diddy-recommended Cartier frames, a New Era hat and iPods filled with Detroit hip-hop. Rumor has it he and Erykah Badu would be willing to perform in Detroit for free to support the J.Dilla Foundation. | RDW