Magic Bag • 10/19
A wearer of many hats, Ms. Tyler's known for everything from her career-launching stint as the host of Talk Soup to her ridiculously long list of sitcom appearances. Though she's now a regular host on CBS's The Talk as well as the voice of Lana Kane on FX's Archer, she's currently taking some time to return to her first love, standup comedy. Her bits usually include a great deal about day-to-day life where anything from her husband to children are subject to her honest, edgy humor. Shows start at 7 and 10 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more info check themagicbag.com
Signature Tattoo Shop
Two Year Anniversary Party; 10/20
What better way to celebrate your second birthday than to throw a party where anyone and everyone can get a brand new body adornment for 20 bucks? Yes, you read that right. In honor of making it to year number two, the shop's artists (which include some pretty impressive names like Dan Rick, Mark Heggie, Sam Wolf and more) will be piercing and tattooing patrons for $20 on a first come, first serve basis. Tattoos are limited to pre-drawn sketches each artist created specifically for the event. Party goes from noon to 2 a.m. Check signaturetattoo.com for more info.
DJ Godfather's Birthday Bash
Bleu • 10/20
Celebrating not just the fact that Detroit's legendary DJ has grown one year older, but also his claim to the number 15 spot of DJ Times and Pioneer Pro DJ's listing of the Top 100 DJs in America poll, this party is set to blow the roof off the city's premier electronic dance music venue. Hosted by Rick Pink and featuring a special performance by Marc Elliott–along with residents Maz, Matt Aubrey, Rob-Play, Cue and Maverick– the bash is also set to celebrate a long list of Detroit celebrities. Party starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $10. Check bleudetroit.com for more info.
Royal Oak Music Theatre • 10/23
Relative newcomers in terms of successful bands, this four pack's been compared to legends like the Smashing Pumpkins and Coheed and Cambria, though their sound's really quite unique. Growing more popular with every record they release, they've just dropped their third album this past May (which reached number one on iTunes' top 100 albums) and took the summer to perform at some of the biggest festivals across the country. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $30. See royaloakmusictheatre.com for more info.
St. Andrew's Hall • 10/20
Over the past two decades this little jam band from Buffalo has been cultivating not just a unique sound, but a close-knit cult following. The five-piece have a very lengthy discography under their belt, and though they describe their sound as straight-up rock n' roll there some obvious and appreciated influences that range from classic Americana to South American inflections. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25. Check saintandrewsdetroit.com for more info.
Alice V. Schneider
Scarab Club • 10/18
One of Detroit's emerging artists, this lovely young lady will be showcased for one night only at the historic Scarab Club. Not using one particular medium, Schneider works in a combination of sculpture, paint, print and film. Her theme is movement, and in order to capture the desired effect, she creates what she calls "film as painting." Suffice it to say, the effect is both eerily bizarre and incredibly fascinating. You won't want to miss it. It's free and runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Check scarabclub.org for more info.
Elektricity • 10/19
The young German producer known simply as Zedd has been blowing up the EDM community recently, and he's stopping back through metro Detroit for a very special performance – featuring Alex Metric, Kill Paris and Vyctor Ukraine. Heavily involved in the electro house genre, he also dabbles in dubstep and prog house. Doors are at 9 p.m. for this 18+ show. Tickets are $15 with more info at elektricitymusic.com
A legend in Detroit rock and roll, Danny's been making some of the Motor City's finest garage rock for quite some time. Though he's been involved with various incarnations of several different bands over the years, he'll be performing his work with the Darleans on Friday during a free show at the Garden Bowl. A permanent fixture in the city's music scene, Mr. Kroha doesn't need to go looking for spots frequented by the who's who in the Detroit celebrity sphere, where he goes is where it's hip to be. Though he's just spent some time in Spain, he'll be home just in time for his show Friday night, which means he'll be catching up on his Detroit scene hopping all throughout the weekend. And as it turns out, you won't be left wanting if you're looking to see him perform this weekend, either. Check out just want he plans to do upon his return to Detroit:
Performing at the Garden Bowl with Colleen Burke and Richie Wohlfeil (I'd be going to the Crime and City Solution show, if I wasn't performing)
Saturday, 10/20 Performing a DJ set at Theatre Bizarre