Noize is visual and independent journalism inspired by Detroit.
Noize is visual and independent journalism inspired by Detroit.
Noize is visual and independent journalism inspired by Detroit.
Noize is visual and independent journalism inspired by Detroit.
Noize is visual and independent journalism inspired by Detroit.
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    A Day in Detroit with Nick Cave, Street Art and More (Photos)

    By Alexis Simpson Last month I walked around Detroit and ran across all sorts of interesting things and people.

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    By Alexis Simpson The scent of testosterone and beer overtook the Royal Oak Music Theatre when Black Label Society, Hatebreed, and Butcher Babies came to town for a sold-out show. Zakk Wylde held court as a Rock God while bassist John DeServio charmed the crowd with his love of performing. Genre Metal / Rock Band […]

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    Slipknot Behind the Scenes @ The Palace of Auburn Hills 11-29-14 (Photos & Setlist)

    By Alexis Simpson Slipknot has been a long time favorite, and we are thrilled with their acclaimed new album and freaky videos. Back in the day, their first album blew us away and will always linger in our mind. thewholethingithinkissicthewholethingithinkissicthewholethingithinkissic. Sick. Enjoy our live photos and backstage behind the scenes footage. http://www.slipknot1.com/ http://instagram.com/slipknot(Instagram) https://twitter.com/slipknot (Twitter) […]

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    Black Veil Brides @ Royal Oak Music Theatre 11-15-14 (Photos)

    By Alexis Simpson Members: Andy Biersack – Vocals https://twitter.com/AndyBVB https://instagram.com/AndyBVB Ashley Purdy – Bass https://twitter.com/AshleyPurdy https://instagram.com/AshleyPurdyInc Jinxx – Guitar https://twitter.com/JinxxBVB https://instagram.com/jinxxed4life Jake Pitts – Guitar https://twitter.com/JakePittsBVB https://instagram.com/jakepittsbvb Christian Coma – Drums https://twitter.com/ccbvb http://instagram.com/ceesespieces http://www.blackveilbrides.net/ http://www.bvbarmy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Blackveilbrides/ www.itunes.com/blackveilbrides http://instagram.com/blackveilbrides Black Veil Brides is one of our fave bands to photograph because of their dramatic look, good […]

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    Movement Electronic Music Festival is Almost Here!!!

    By Alexis Simpson

    It’s that time of year again! We are going to be at Movement during the day and at a bunch of parties at night (mostly TV, Populux, The Masonic Temple, and The Works). It will be exhausting, but these are indeed the best parties of the year. Stay tuned for our pre, during and post coverage.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 
    REVEALS 2015 STAGES and PERFORMANCES SCHEDULE
     
    PLUS,
     
    EXCLUSIVE PROMO VIDEO FROM CARL CRAIG
    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
    MAY 23 – 25
    HART PLAZA, DETROIT
     
    “Movement Detroit celebrates every facet of techno in the city that gave birth to it.” – THUMP
     
    “Widely embraced by the city where techno was born, Movement remains one of the longest-running independent music festivals in the country.” – Billboard
     
    3-Day Weekend Passes, 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes & Single-Day Passes now on sale at www.Movement.us
     
    DETROIT, May 6, 2015—Movement Electronic Music Festival is excited to finally announce this year’s stage lineups, featuring over 140 performances across six stages inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, 2015.
    Over the years, Movement has been globally recognized for its unique talent curation and programming, showcasing artists from a wide-spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, pioneers and trailblazers in Techno, House, Hip-Hop and more.
    The Movement Main Stage will feature headlining performances by Techno darling Richie Hawtin, legendary Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg as DJ Snoopadelic and Boys Noize and Skrillex as the enigmatic duo, Dogblood.
    Fans can also expect to see Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White perform together one-last time as the famed Canadian duo, Art Department.
    Movement Main Stage lineup highlights:
    Richie Hawtin, DJ Snoopadelic, Dog Blood, GRiZ, Art Department, Loco Dice, Dixon, Luciano, Recondite – live, Bob Moses – live, Maceo Plex, Ten Walls – live, Patrick Topping + many more.
    For the past eight years, Red Bull Music Academy has infused new acts to the festival while showcasing groundbreaking artists. This year’s RBMA Stage lineup includes a headlining performance by chart-topping duo Disclosure as part of their traveling Wild Life showcase, featuring Eats Everything, Method Man, Octave One and Kerri Chandler, just to name a few.
    “We are so happy to be going back to one of the most important cities in music, Detroit, for Movement Festival!” says Guy Lawrence of Disclosure. “We look forward to having the Wild Life showcase and headline the Red Bull Music Academy stage with some legendary acts, including Method Man, Eats Everything, Octave One, Kerri Chandler and many more.”
    Techno pioneer Juan Atkins will celebrate 35 years of his illustrious career with a special performance under his iconic alias, Model 500. To mark this milestone, the legend will also bring longtime collaborator Eddie Fowlkes as well as first-time festival performers Kimyon and Milan Ariel to commemorate 30 years of Metroplex Records – Atkins’ iconic label whose catalog reaches back to over three decades of futuristic sounds and releases.
    The incomparable Squarepusher will make his way back to Hart Plaza for another mind-blowing live performance to close out Monday night.
    Red Bull Music Academy Stage highlights:
    Disclosure, 30th Anniversary of Metroplex Records with Juan Atkins’ Model 500 and Eddie Fowlkes, Squarepusher – live, Kenny Larkin – live, Octave One – live, Kerri Chandler, Eats Everything, Method Man, Hudson Mohawke, Danny Brown, JETS (Jimmy Edgar + Machinedrum), Joy Orbison, Ben UFO, + many more.
    The Beatport Stage will once again feature some of electronic music’s most celebrated DJs and producers, including headliners Tuskegee (Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers),Joseph Capriati and Joris Voorn.
    Beatport Stage highlights:
    Tuskegee (Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers), Joseph Capriati, Joris Voorn, Henrik Schwarz – live, Soul Clap, Maya Jane Coles, Hot Since 82, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna + many more.
    In a nod to the festival’s continuous support of local talent and luminaries, the Made In Detroit Stage presented by THUMP will feature a series of showcases curated by some of Detroit’s most celebrated names and figures, such as ORIGINS by Techno legend Kevin Saunderson; the highly acclaimed touring showcase Detroit Love by hometown hero Carl Craig; and The Movement Ghostly Showcase by the revered Ann Arbor music collective, Ghostly International.
    “Movement is at the forefront of high-quality electronic music and has been a leader in pushing this standard throughout the US,” says Joel Flower, Channel Manager for THUMP, VICE’sonline electronic music and culture platform. “We’re thrilled to be a part of their amazing programming on the Made In Detroit stage.”
    Made In Detroit Stage presented by THUMP highlights:
    Carl Craig feat. Mike Banks, Stacey Pullen, Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliott, Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May present “Hi-Tech Soul,” MK (Marc Kinchen), Lee Foss, Floorplan,PHUTURE – live, Shigeto – live, Paul Woolford + many more.
    This year’s Underground Stage will feature performances by some of Techno’s elite talent, featuring headlining performances by Regis, Ben Klock and Ben Sims.
    Underground Stage highlights:
    Regis, Ben Klock, Ben Sims, Paula Temple, Marcel Dettmann, Nina Kraviz, Sterac aka Steve Rachmad, Matador – live + many more.
    Some of Detroit’s hottest up-and-comers will perform at the festival’s Sixth Stage – a newly added stage dedicated to the city’s rising stars. This year’s lineup features a headlining performance Detroit’s own, Sinistarr as well as a special Konkrete Jungle Detroit showcase from Mark 8EN Moss, Dilemma and Calico just to name a few.
    Sixth Stage highlights:
    Sinistarr, Mark 9EN Moss, Earl “Mixxin” McKinney, Bruce Bailey, 313 The Hard Way (DJ Seoul b2b DJ Psycho b2b T.Linder), Shawn Rudiman, Dilemma, Calico, Andy Garcia + many more.
    The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. The festival features: six technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 140 artists; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Over 107,000 people from around the globe attended the 2014 festival.
    Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include: 
    ·      #2 on Beatport’s “15 Incredible Techno Festivals to Hit in 2015”
    ·      Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007
    ·      #2 on THUMP’s “10 North American Festivals That Won 2014”
    ·      #5 on inthemix list of “12 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014”
    ·      #6 on Magnetic Mag’s list of “Most Life-changing EDM Festivals”
    ·      #8 on Rolling Stone list of “Summer 2014’s Must-See Music Festivals”
    ·      #14 on Pulse Radio’s “Must Do Festivals Before You Die” 2014
    ·      “Best Festival” by Metrotimes reader’s survey in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.
    ·      #2 on Details “Hottest Summer Music Festivals of 2013”
    ·      #2 on Beatport’s “20 Most Anticipated Dance Music Festivals Around the World” 2013
    ·      #10 on Do Android’s Dance? “Best Festivals of 2013”
    ·      #18 on inthemix list of “25 Festivals to Discover Before You Die” 2013
    ·      “Best Niche Festival” 2011 Rolling Stone
    To learn more, visit www.movement.us.
    Instagram: @movementdetroit
    Twitter: @movementdetroit
    About Red Bull Music Academy
    The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals, founded in 1998. The main five-week event is held in a different city each year. 60 up and coming producers, singers, sound artists, DJs and musicians from around the world learn from and collaborate with top industry professionals. The public portion of its program is a festival of concerts, art installations, club nights and lectures by influential figures in contemporary music. This year’s main workshop will take place in Paris.  Year-round, the Red Bull Music Academy maintains an online magazine, radio station (RBMA Radio) and lecture video archive. The Academy hosts additional music workshops and club nights and curates stages at festivals in around 60 countries worldwide.
    About BEATPORT
    Beatport, an SFX Entertainment Inc. company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, their sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream.  The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet.  Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on Electronic Music Culture.
    About Made In Detroit
    It was hatched in 1991 as a spark for a city that’d long been left for dead. It was born of a nod to the backbone that made this place unlike any other. It was built with a forearm, a hammer and a shop hat on a silhouette that stood ready to strike. It’s Made In Detroit and for over 20 years it has been the singular symbol for a city that’s not about to quit. Today, Made In Detroit is more than a t-shirt brand, it’s the official mark of a movement that belongs to all of us. Born to represent, this is MADE IN DETROIT.  Available at madeindetroit.com
    About THUMP
    THUMP is the electronic music and culture channel from VICE, chronicling the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world’s best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.
    About Paxahau
    Paxahau, now in its tenth year as producer of the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, first established itself two decades ago as an online resource to promote both Detroit and electronic music. Paxahau is a name synonymous with excellence and has an industry reputation that is unparalleled. Paxahau maintains Movement’s independently owned festival status and is recognized across the world by artists and industry executives as a premier production and promotions organization rooted firmly in the birthplace of Techno.
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    A Day in Detroit with Nick Cave, Street Art and More (Photos)

    By Alexis Simpson

    Last month I walked around Detroit and ran across all sorts of interesting things and people.

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    Noize has an Etsy Store!

    By Alexis Simpson

     

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    I’ve wanted to have an online store to sell my photography prints, but I could never decide on a site in which to sell them on. I finally decided on Etsy, and have been in the process of uploading products. It’s a work in process, but I’ve also decided to sell other items such as vintage clothes or whatever else I may create or discover. The link is here: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/BohemianNoize/ 

    Check out the dress below!

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    Technolo-gee: Adventures in the Online Job Market

    By Dave Palmer

    Modern society is increasingly turning to electronic solutions for nearly everything. Whether it be shopping, banking, or communicating, we hear the same mantra: It’s faster and more convenient. Job hunting has, of course, been relegated almost entirely to the online world as well. The same idea of greater convenience, easier connection to leads, and the ability to more readily build a network of connections calls to job hunters like the siren song of old. Just never mind those jagged rocks you’re heading for.

    And those jagged rocks in reality is these questions: Whose convenience is the online job market really targeted for? Is it the convenience of the job hunter, or the convenience of human resources departments at any one of the places one might consider applying for employment?

    Given the experience I have had in the past few months on the job market, it would seem that the convenience factor is entirely for the human resources department with zero attention paid to any sort of convenience for the job hunter. And why not? After all, companies have learned to run as lean, mean fighting machines since the banks crashed our economy in 2008. Employers would much rather have people groveling at their feet begging for a job in desperation than to provide anything as progressive as a living wage, insurance benefits, or job security. It is decidedly in their best interest to keep people worried about how long it will take them to get a job and to loathe the process of job searching so much that they will never be inspired to quit for any reason.

    Below, you will find a small sampling of some of the horrors that await job searchers in the online market, all deviously devised by employers to keep their current employees in line, and those in the job market hopelessly spinning their wheels. That is, until they come out of nowhere to give them the same sort of faint glimmer of hope a driver stranded on the side of the road might have when a tow truck appears out of the clear blue sky to charge them $150 to get them home.

    Name and current address:

    Okay, this is not so tough a hurdle to overcome, unless of course your parents gave you the unfortunate first name of Hannibal, or you just so happen to be homeless because you can’t find a job.

    Telephone number and email address:

    Things are getting a little tougher for those who aren’t already in possession of these things. Sure, an email address is easy enough to create, if you have a home internet connection. Some libraries have taken to charging for internet access due to budget cuts, and if your phone got cut off because you couldn’t pay the bill…seems that it’s best we move on.

    Provide your complete job history with the names of your supervisors and their telephone numbers:

    This is not a question that an ordinary resume can tackle. For this, you need a CV. Oh, wait, I was told that my resume should only be one page, yet you seem to want five. But, if you call me to the interview and I lay five pages on you, you’re only going to look at the first one. And how in the heck am I supposed to get my supervisor’s telephone number? I can give you the number to the place where I used to work, but that supervisor has been transferred three times. Or quit. Or promoted. Or living in Outer Mongolia. This sucks. Next!

    List all of the places you have lived in the last ten years.

    Really? REALLY? I can give you the address where I live now, and maybe the address of the place I lived before this. (After all, it was with my parents.) But, every place for the last ten years? Maybe I can get that info from the Secretary of State…oh crap, that kind of report costs money THAT I DON’T HAVE! NEXT!

    Please take the following personality tests, which are split into three parts. Each part lasts 45 minutes, and you can only take pee breaks for 5 minutes in between sessions. Answer each question honestly, there are no right or wrong answers.

    Okay, maybe you should start laying this “personality test” on some of the people who are already working for the company. Maybe your high turnover rate is because they are the cantankerous assholes that no one can deal with. Seriously, why does your company feel it’s necessary to examine potential job candidates for personality traits? You should be able to suss that out in an interview. Unless, of course, your goal is to conduct as few interviews as possible…

    Please upload copies of your birth certificate, current driver’s license, social security card, a voided check, a voided deposit slip from your savings account, college transcripts, and a family photo with you in it as a baby. P.S. The files can only be one of the types we specify, so you have to buy the right program so you can make us feel like we’re not the only ones suckered by a sales pitch.

    Okay, so I made up the post-script, but what’s not written in the general text can usually be found in the sub-text, and sometimes can be found in the sub-sub-text. Such as, if you don’t have a scanner, a computer, and all of the modern gizmos and programs you need at home because you can’t afford them, we probably don’t want to employ you anyway.

    No wonder Uber is starting to take off.

     


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