Bob Seger Grants a Very Special Request
We caught Bob Seger in Toledo last month, but his two concerts at the Palace left those Ohio installations in the dust. Everyone knows a home show for an artist is always one of the best (if not THE best), so that factor combined with Detroit's incomparable rock n' roll energy resulted in two highly combustible nights of pure classic rock. As if having Joe Walsh opening wasn't enough to make us smile with giddiness, especially during "Funk #49" and "Life's Been Good", Seger put on two fantastic performances. Although Saturday's set was a bit longer and included one of our favorites, "Her Strut", there was something very special about Thursday. Longtime fan Evie Branan awoke from a five-year coma, and the first thing she asked for was to go to a Bob Seger concert. Not only did she go, but she also got to meet the man himself. Dreams come true.
Full Disclosure The U.K.'s
Disclosure set up shop at St. Andrew's Hall this past Friday night and it seems like our admiration for this British duo is a mutual feeling. The two posted a photo of themselves on their Facebook page in front of the Conant Gardens historical landmark, saying "Truly humbled to be in Detroit today. Home of all things musically great, techno, house and J Dilla. What a place, can't wait for tonight's show." Though only in their teens, they seem to know what's up, even what's going on way over here across the pond. We were impressed with their knowledge of our historical city as well as their set! These guys hustled and didn't disappoint fans who were gobbling up every second of the show. We're pretty sure Detroit can't wait for the next Disclosure show!
Oh So Crafty
D-Days headed to the first ever Crafty Thursdays event at Fifth Avenue in Royal Oak this past week and enjoyed a bevy of brews. Hosted by one of our very favorite ladies, MillKing It Production's Kristy Smith was the evening's emcee and we tried our very best to try as many different beers as possible in order to complete the 30 in 30 challenge in one evening. We're on the featherweight end of the lightweight scale, so we didn't get through too many, but luckily we have an entire month to try the 30 different beers we'll have to imbibe to win not only a free t shirt, but brew-filled bragging rights (and probably a beer gut) as well.
A Rolling Stone Just this past November, Sten Hallstrom (also known as StoneBridge) lit up Bleu and helped the prolific Detroit nightclub celebrate an amazing 11th birthday. Only six months later, the iconic DJ returned this past Saturday for another night of unbelievable hooks, plenty of high energy and tons of larger than life tracks. The house was packed and it didn't seem like a single soul stopped dancing all night. With delicious drinks flowing and insane music pumping through the downtown club, it's no wonder no one could keep still! Detroit's own DJ Matt Aubrey opened the show for StoneBridge and we couldn't have been more proud of our hometown hero. Last we spoke with the headlining DJ, the two were working together on an epic collaboration.
The Kid's Alright
You've probably already heard about Kid Rock's summer tour that's set to roll through town this August. With all tickets priced at an unbelievable $20, the Kid was set to perform three nights in a row at DTE. And even though tickets didn't officially go on sale until Sunday night, there was already such a high demand that Mr. Ritchie added a fourth AND a fifth show to the already monumental trifecta of summer concerts in the D. You can bet we'll be at more than one of those shows!
You've probably already heard, but we here in the offices of Real Detroit Weekly are excited to announce the final roster of the 2013 installment of Movement will include greats like Moby, who will perform a DJ set, NiT GriT, Nina Kraviz and Squarepusher, as well as sets from some of our favorite local acts like Phantasmagoria, Ataxia, DJ Godfather and many, many more. It's hard to believe, but the electrifying three-day festival is only five weeks away! Better start brushing those furry boots now!
Once again Eastern Market found itself overflowing with art enthusiasts vying for the best possible views of what the Red Bull House of Art had collected for its latest show, the opening of their fourth cycle. Our necks are still a bit sore from the stretching and weaving, but our appreciative glimpses of works by Greg Siemasz, Lisa Posyzwak, Tylonn Sawyer and others made the subsequent trip to the massage therapist totally worth it. | RDW