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Taking Back Sunday, The Used and Tonight Alive @ The Fillmore 4/6/14 (Photos)

By Jacob Giampa Taking Back Sunday hit The Fillmore in Detroit with The Used and Tonight Alive on their most recent tour. Before TBS played the sold out show,they had a private acoustic show thanks to 89x. At the acoustic show, TBS played a mixture of old and new songs such as “Flicker Flame”and “Faith.” […]

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Engineering the failure of public schools, Part 2: Unrealistic Expectations

By: Dave Palmer Part 2 of 4 Another facet of the attempt to undermine public schools and ensure their failure is contained in the realm of unrealistic expectations. The 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) set the gears of the modern war against public schooling in motion by setting forth both unrealistic expectations and using […]

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Medical Marijuana Expo at the Roostertail 3-28-13 (Photos)

Last weekend, The Roostertail in Detroit hosted the 4th annual Medical Marijuana Expo organized by Roseville certification center, American Medical Marijuana Professionals (AMMP.BIZ). The event offered speakers, classes, demonstrations, free food, a magic vapor bus that carted patients to an off-site medication area, multiple vendors, and an After Party with Special guest Afro Man, best […]


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House Republicans seek to ban national park creation

By: Dave Palmer According to ThinkProgress, House Republicans have scheduled a vote on H.R. 1459, which  would “aims to block presidents from using the Antiquities Act of 1906 to establish new national monuments by putting caps on how many times it can be used, requiring congressional review of proposed monuments, and forcing local communities to […]

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Detroit, The Heidelberg Project, Lincoln Street Park (Photo Essay)

By Alexis Simpson I’ve been recovering from surgery and haven’t been able to shoot shows, so i edited some photos from the past winter instead! Cat on the Steps Cat in the Sky Footprints Congo The Art Dog The Heidelberg Project Blue Shoes Painting Behind a House The Number House Crossing Over Bread Not Bombs […]

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Engineering the failure of public schools, Part 1: The Defunding Movement

By Dave Palmer Part 1 of 4 Perhaps the most insidious problem with schools is the giant financial shell game in which districts are forced to participate. The game can be traced back to the 1994 enactment of Proposal A when school funding was taken out of the hands of local school districts and put into […]


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MEGA FEST w/ Bring me the Horizon, We Came as Romans, of Mice & Men, Attila, Northlane and Wilson @ Compuware Arena (Photos)

By Jacon Giampa    This year’s Mega Fest was a huge success. The sold out show started off with up and coming Michigan band, Wilson. Wilson started mega fest with a fist full of Fuckery. They always know how to start the party off the right way with hard rock, Super Heroes and cannons! Also […]

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Photos from El Salvador

By Alexis Simpson Abandoned Hotel Volcano Rain Forest Water La Palma Carolina

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Instagram Randomness: Toilet Bubble Bath 2-17-14

iPhone Photos by Alexis Simpson Detroit Home For Sale Burnt Home Starting to Crumble Detroit Cable Man Shrine Gun Range/Store Mexicantown Heidelberg Project tree Frida Bubble Bath in the Toilet Roseville


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New Politics @ The Shelter (Photos and Video)

By Jacob Giampa http://www.newpoliticsrock.com/                                     http://www.newpoliticsrock.com/ https://www.facebook.com/newpolitics    

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A Rant About Education

By Dave Palmer One of this year’s main talking points for politicians facing re-election or vying for an incumbent’s seat is the state of our nation’s education system. We are past the argument about whether or not schools are broken; most people know they are. The arguments now surround what is the best method to […]

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@CrimeintheD Kwame Comments of the Day 2/2/2014

Any of the below comments are interesting…One for Kwame, one against….If you haven’t had the chance yet, watch Kwame’s mother’s asinine video in support of her baby boy. http://youtu.be/IYt8jZHub2Y


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Bieber, teachers, and scalpers, oh my!

By Dave Palmer This past week was rife with so many juicy news stories that it was hard to pick just one to highlight. Therefore, I’ve decided to present three stories along with a brief analysis of them. 1. Two Northville High School special education teachers suspended over high-stakes testing: A report on WDIV’s morning […]

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Best of North American International Auto Show Detroit! (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson FORD ESCAPE TITANIUM HONDA FCEV CONCEPT HONDA FIT 2015 SL-CLASS MERCEDES-BENZ AQUA SMART CAR WITH ORANGE INTERIOR! AUDI BMW M4 COUPE BENTLEY LEXUS LFA Z28 CAMARAO YUKON TRUCK VIPER SRT Anybody know who this Ford guy is? MAZDA 3 CORVETTE Z06 CAMARO LEXUS CONCEPT SCION RACING JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED PRIUS LEVITON TOYOTA […]


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2014 NAIAS (Photos)

By Jacob Giampa                                                                          

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Jay Z @ The Palace of Auburn Hills 1-10-14 (Concert Review, Photos, & Setlist)

By Alexis Simpson http://www.Jay-Z.com http://www.MySpace.com/Jay-Z http://www.YouTube.com/JayZ http://www.Twitter.com/JayZ http://www.Rocawear.com http://www.Roc4Life.com http://www.RocNation.com Jay Z’s “Magna Carter World Tour” took over The Palace of Auburn Hills last Friday. Jay Z seems to be adamant about pursuing the title of “Best Rapper Ever” as he skillfully displayed his masterful rhymes to an appreciative Michigan audience. Jay Z has been […]

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Instagram Randomness: New Orleans +

By Alexis Simpson iPhone Photos Techno Rose #artbytai Block for Sale Charred Heidelberg Project Pontiac is for Lovers Tomb New Orleans New Orleans Art Voodoo Fest


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Aretha Franklin @ Sound Board Theater in Detroit 12-21-13 (Concert Photos)

By Alexis Simpson Aretha Franklin looked beautiful and elegant last night in Detroit, and sounded lovely. She radiated happiness to be performing and displayed a gracious attitude towards the crowd. It was a great honor to photograph the ‘Queen of Soul’ who has won 17 Grammies and who Rolling Stone has listed as the Greatest […]

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Drake @ The Palace of Auburn Hills (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson Drake’s concert last Monday generated some of the worst I-75 traffic The Palace of Auburn Hills has seen in awhile. Once inside the Palace, all was well as a fun-loving crowd partied throughout the night to performances by Future, Miguel, and Drake. Detroit’s own local celeb, Chandra Davis, (aka London Charles aka […]

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The 89X Nutcracker Tour with Panic! at the Disco and Switchfoot @ The Detroit Fillmore 8-12-13 (Photos & Review)

By Jacob Giampa It’s that time of year again, that’s right it was 89x’s Nutcracker show last week at The Detroit FIllmore. This year the main acts were Switchfoot and Panic at the Disco. Switchfoot used their set to become closer with the crowd. Their frontman spent most of his time off stage, in the […]


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Gov. Snyder signs Epi-Pen bill, absolves parents of more responsibility

By: Dave Palmer When it comes to education, the Michigan Legislature seems determined to make schools responsible for every aspect of a child’s life, including things that would and should normally be part of parents’ responsibilities. Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a piece of legislation that is no doubt extremely important for ensuring the […]

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Show Alert for Tonight! Cage the Elephant, Blue October, Foals, Iamdynamite

This is going on tonight! Don’t miss out…http://thefillmoredetroit.com/event/08004B51DB2D78F3

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6 Instagram Accounts to Follow.

By Alexis Simpson Instagram is by far my favorite social media outlet. For those of you looking for users worth following, these are my top six recommendations: 1. CRIMEINTHED Let’s face it, Detroit isn’t just about hipsters, BBQ, and bicycling-it’s also about car jacking, murder, and armed robbery etc. To stay up with the latest happenings in […]


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