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Alexis and Paul’s Noize Wedding MixTape

By Alexis Simpson Paul and I are getting married this July, so I’ve been busy making a wedding mixtape to play during our outdoor party. If you’re curious what is on it, check it out here and click FOLLOW: https://open.spotify.com/user/alexisincolor/playlist/13Isyp8P0YTT1GZCYLaGTP Let me know what great songs I’m forgetting!!!! Or, as always we have our Noize […]


For Nature Lovers, Teachers, and Students: The Hanover, PA Bald Eagle Webcam Hatch Watch

By Alexis Simpson UPDATE: BOTH baby eagle chicks hatched! Make sure to click on the live feed below to see them:) A few weeks ago I stumbled across the Facebook group, “The Hanover Eagle Watch,” and I’ve been fascinated by it ever since. The Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, Comcast Business, Friends of Codorus State Park and several other partners have […]


Our Top Ten @ Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio!!!! 5/15-5/17

By Alexis Simpson Rock on the Range is coming soon, and we are making plans to be there! Here are our top ten in no particular order. Stay tuned for next week when we make a Spotify Playlist!!! http://rockontherange.com/ 1. Slipknot (Duh.) 2. Judas Priest (Most Photogenic:) 3. Linkin Park (Chester is a Sweetheart) 4. Marilyn […]


Say Goodbye to Winter in Detroit Photos

By Alexis Simpson Here are a few random photos I took in Detroit a few weekends ago when there was snow. Police man on horse at Eastern Market Police Horse Nice Ice Shinola at Eastern Market Badass Fox Art at MOCAD Multimedia Art at MOCAD My baby Chamba


Instagram Randomness: Catching up to 2015 (iPhone Photos)

By Alexis Simpson #bandotrappin Nice Warehouse Our Mascot Our Wedding Cake Elvis Lives in Clawson, MI Catholic Art Published Again in The Wall Street Journal Yay! Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips Janis Joplin Stamps Sketch Johnny Noodle Detroit Dance Dance Dance Dance Halo Gold Cash Gold (Barf) Columbus, OH Alexis Rd. Free E and […]


The future of our children’s education: A case for isolationism

By: Dave Palmer Once again I find myself staring the future right in its ugly face. A future of uncertainty, trepidation, and anxiety. A future in which I am cast into the ranks of the unemployed, though I have not done anything wrong other than choose teaching as a profession. My performance was satisfactory or better on […]

North American International Auto Show 2015

What it’s Like to Photograph the Detroit Auto Show 2015 (NAIAS 2015 Photos)

By Alexis Simpson I’ve photographed the North American International Auto Show in Detroit the last three years, and it’s a love/hate event. The major pro of photographing the show is that I’ve gotten to sell my photo to publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. In fact, the first photo I ever had […]

Black Label Society performs in Michiga

Black Label Society @ The Royal Oak Music Theatre (Photos)

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 […]


Metro Airport runway crumbling, lack of shock staggering

By: Dave Palmer I started out this year with high hopes for the upcoming 365 days, as I have started many years in the past. And just like in the past, it wasn’t long before I was sorely disappointed, but not entirely shocked. According to an article in the January 5 Detroit Free Press, a […]


Paul’s Video of the Moment: Aaralyn and Izzy (Murp)- Sick of You (GWAR Cover)

By Paul Detroit This is the best cover of Gwar’s “Sick of You” RIP ODERUS


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) […]


Penalizing underfunded schools through further underfunding

By Dave Palmer Yes, you read the headline right, folks. Lansing’s latest and greatest plan to control deficits within school districts is to punish them by withholding funding. Schools that fail to navigate the labyrinthian requirements prescribed in Senate Bills 951-954 and 957 for submitting a deficit elimination plan could see their contribution from the […]


#2 Paul’s Video of the Moment: : Crazy Guy

By Paul Detroit What’s with this guy?


#1 Paul’s Video of the Moment: Crazy Russians Play on Skyscraper

by Alexis Simpson My boyfriend Paul loves watching YouTube videos, and has a knack at finding interesting ones. I thought it would be fun to share them The first one he picked is a video of two crazy Russians climbing on the outside of a skyscraper in China. Last night as I was watching it in […]


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 […]

Riot Fest in Chicago 2014

Concert Photography Portfolio!

By Alexis Simpson I was way overdue on updating my music photography portfolio. Go check it out here: http://www.noizenews.com/alexisport  


Tobacco, Obesity, EBOLA! OH MY!

By: Dave Palmer Lately, it seems like one can hardly come across a television news station that isn’t featuring a story at some point in time about Ebola. The stories tell of the latest infected citizens and the steps being taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The debates surround whether or not we […]

Charlie XCX performs in Detroit

Charlie XCX @ Saint Andrew’s Hall (Review, Setlist & Photos)

By Alexis Simpson Charlie XCX performed at Detroit’s Saint Andrew’s Hall joined by lady singers Femme and Elliphant as opening acts. We looked forward to all acts since these overseas ladies may not come into town too often due to distance. Charlie XCX is the pen behind both Icona’s Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy […]


Big Freedia @ The Loving Touch (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson We first saw Big Freedia perform last year at The Crofoot and loved it. She has a beautiful spirit that is showcased on her TV show “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.” It was a treat to see her in a small venue, because Freedia and her dancers bring out a lot of […]


An Interview with Jessica Hernandez of Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas!

By Alexis Simpson We attended Riot Fest in Chicago last month, and were excited to see that Jessica Hernandez was performing there. We have seen her perform many times in Detroit, once in Orlando, and now Chicago. Jessica is a favorite of mine and one of the few artists I listen to week after week. […]



Joined Facebook 11/03/2007 Genre Rock / Punk / Folk Rock Members Laura Jane Grace – Guitar/Vocals James Bowman – Guitar/Vocals Atom Willard – Drums Inge Johansson – Bass http://www.againstme.net PHOTOS       PHOTOS


The Gaslight Anthem @ The Fillmore in Detroit (Photos & Setlist)

By Alexis Simpson We recently began to familiarize ourselves with The Gaslight Anthem, and are impressed by both their live show and albums! The band even stuck around after the show to mingle with the fans. Genre Rock – Punk – Alternative Members Brian Fallon – Ben Horowitz – Alex Levine – Alex Rosamilia Website […]


Remove money from politics; our children will thank you

By Dave Palmer There is no doubt that in order to run for office, you need money. Lots of money. Millions of dollars worth of money if you want to serve at the state and national level. Hundreds of millions if you’re shooting for the presidency. Even local elections command anywhere from tens of thousands to […]

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