Live Performances


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.” […]


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 […]


New Politics @ The Shelter (Photos and Video)

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

By Alexis Simpson 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 […]

Aretha Franklin Performs in Detroit

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Performs in Michigan

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas @ St. Andrew’s Hall 11-27-13 (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas came home to Detroit to perform at St. Andrew’s Hall the night before Thanksgiving. Opening acts included: The Sights, George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus and DJ Nardolicious. Jessica Hernandez had an array of merch swag including a wide array of records and two racks of thrift […]


Fitz & The Tantrums wsg Capital Cities @ The Fillmore Detroit 11-17-13

By Cristina Vitello Sunday night 11/17/13 was a parade of indie-pop music that challenged even the most reserved fan to tap their toes. Featuring soulful and funk-infused styles compliments of Capital Cities and Fitz & The Tantrums, fans were treated to three hours of pure dance-party fun under the historic architecture of The Fillmore Detroit. […]


Fat Tour 2013 Less Than Jake and Anti Flag 11/14/13 @ Clutch Cargos

By Jacob Giampa It’s a sad day when a venue has to close its doors for good. Last Thursday was Clutch Cargo’s last show, and they went out with a bang with the Fat Tour 2013. Headlining the show was Less than Jake and Anti Flag with special guest, Masked Intruders. This punk rock tour […]


Slayer @ The Detroit Fillmore 11-16-13 (Photos

By Alexis Simpson Testosterone raged at the Detroit Fillmore last Saturday as many big burly dudes and a few hardcore rocker chicks slammed the venue to see thrash metal icons, Slayer. Guitar riffs reigned supreme on the Fillmore sound system creating insane body-slamming mosh pits for those brave enough to enter the main floor. The […]


Datsik wsg Protohype and Heroes X Villains @ Royal Oak Music Theatre 11-15-13 (Review & Photos)

By Cristina Vitello Packing an extra 100,000 watts of sound and a sold out crowd into the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Datsik shook the plaster loose from the ceiling and made the earth rumble with the most bass heavy concert the venue has ever hosted. Along side Datsik, Firepower Records artists Protohype and Heroes X […]


Sleigh Bells @ St. Andrew’s Hall (11-12-13) (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson Sleigh Bells, the rockalicous electro-pop duo, played at St. Andrew’s Hall last week in front of a glammed up crowd. Sleigh Bells is comprised of the lovely vocalist Allison Krauss and Derek Miller on guitar. Alison shined on stage in Detroit due to her infectious smile and ability to draw the crowd […]


Hunter Hayes @ The Fox Theatre 11/10/13 (Review, Setlist & Photos)

By Jacob Giampa Michigan country fans gathered at the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit last Sunday for Hunter Hayes who played to a sold out crowd. The beautiful Ashley Monroe opened for Hunter. Ashley’s voice was lovely, and she certainly made an impact on the audience. . Hunter Hayes opened with”Storm Warning.” He also played many […]

Voodoo Music and Arts Experience 2013 - Day 3

The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Day 3 Photos: Kid Rock!

Our own Kid Rock went to Voodoo Fest and put on a top tier performance. In addition, in typical Kid Rock fashion, he was the only artist to thank the crowd for spending their hard earned money on the festival!


FREAKY DEAKY HALLOWEEN @ Masonic Temple 10-26-13

By Jacob Giampa Halloween was celebrated early this year at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit last Friday for Griz’s hometown show. Everyone was dressed up for the show which put everybody in the mood for Halloween. Danny Brown was a huge highlight of the show because he knows how to interract with his audience. For […]


Tera Melos @ The Blind Pig 10-24-13

By Jacob Giampa Last week, Zorch, an alt band with a very spacey sound, opened for Tera Melos. Not too shabby! Tera Melos is a jazz alternative band who uses many different pedals to create the unique sound that is Tera Melos. My favorite part of the whole show was watching Tera Melos drummer John […]



By Cristina Vitello A turned up dose of debauchery swarmed The Fillmore Detroit, courtesy of party boys Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka Flame, and Borgore reminding us the Detroit party never stops. “We come, we fuck shit up,” Waka Flocka shouted, as his opening Aokify America Tour set neared its end. “And then we leave.” Staying […]

Voodoo Music and Arts Experience 2013 - Day 2

The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Day 3 Photos: A Photo Tribute to Dr. John-a New Orleans Legend!

The Real Night Tripper, otherwise known as Dr. John is a true New Orleans legend.

Voodoo Music and Arts Experience 2013 - Day 3

The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Day 3 Photos: 50 Beautiful Photos of The Cure

By Alexis Simpson I got the change to photograph the Cure last Sunday at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. Robert Smith was such a great subject to photograph so I wanted to share the different photos of him with a few of his band mates thrown in. He is eerily beautiful and The Cure sounded […]


The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Day 2 Photos

By Alexis Simpson Reignwolf ruled Day 2 of Voodoo Fest with the most electrifying and charismatic performance of the whole festival. Ruby Amanfu, Rudimental, and Cults were other faves! PHOTOS   Beware of this friendly & drunk bottomless banana girl wandering around the streets of New Orleans! She may try to motorboat […]


Thao and The Get Down Stay Down @ Royal Oak Music Theatre 10-29-13 (Photos, Review)

By Cristina Vitello San Franciso’s Thao and The Get Down Stay Down stopped off in Detroit Tuesday, warming the stage for headliner The Head and The Heart. It’s been a busy year for Thao Nguyen and her bandmates with the release of their third album We The Common and a North American tour taking them from […]

The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans

Voodoo Fest in New Orleans Day One Photos 11-1-13

By Alexis Simpson The last time we covered Voodoo Fest Music + Arts Experience was two years ago, so we were anxious to come back. Voodoo Fest is an interesting mix of music, art, and local New Orleans food. Our top showstoppers for the day were: Calvin Harris, Desaparecidos, Royal Teeth, Allen Stone and Boys […]


Desaparecidos wsg The So So Glos @ The Majestic Theatre 10-27-13 (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson In 2012 Conor Oberst resurrected his political punk band, Desaparecidos, and brought them to Detroit last Sunday for a performance at The Majestic Theatre. The So So Glos out of Brooklyn opened, and garnered a mixed reception. The frontman was perhaps too talkative considering most of the crowd had probably never heard […]

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