Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bixy Lutz - Delta Blues, Country Groove, Rock n' Soul


Photo By: Bret Carson

On Tuesday night I headed out to Club Bart in Ferndale, MI. I wanted to check out this band I'd been hearing about called Bixy Lutz. They did not disappoint, their style of music has got a delta blues, country groove, rock n' roll feel. The three piece band is fronted by Greg Hanson who sings lead vocals and plays guitar, LX is on bass and vocals, and Don rocks out on the drums. They have the look of a 70s style rock band that you can't help being attracted to. They will be joining Brandon Calhoon to play at Ty Stone's Thanksgiving Rockin' Eve at St. Andrews Hall on Wednesday November 25th at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at http://www.insideoutlaws.com/thanksgiving-rockin-eve

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Fine Art Meets Rock n' Soul"

“Fine Art Meets Rock n’ Soul”
Music and Art Intertwine at Next Step Studios in Ferndale
Thursday November 19th

Ferndale MI – Dream Town Media presents: The 7 Million Jigawatts CD release party wsg/ Marcus Worx at Next Step Studios in Ferndale Michigan. Also to be featured will be Ann Arbor artist Graceann Warn and talented resident artist Kaiser Suidan who is the owner of Next Step Studios.

Get your music and art fix all at once. The 7 Million Jigawatts CD release party is sure to be a treat for your musical and art senses. Coming off their recently successful Pinktober National Kick Off party for the Hard Rock CafĂ©, the band is proud to introduce their new CD ‘Taking Flight.’ This new album features the single, “(I’ve Got You) Covered” from the 2010 Mustang advertising campaign. This new album of originals offers up an enticing mix of rock and soul that tantalizes you auditory senses. For visual stimulation look no further than your surroundings. Inside the Next Step Art studio there’s a wonderland of art from a number of talented artists. This event will be catered by Little Tree and sponsored by Detroit’s own Valentine Vodka and B. Nektar Meadery. Next Step Studios is located in fabulous Ferndale and is a hidden gem that is filled with amazing art.

For more info on 7 Million Jigawatts go to http://www.7millionjigawatts.com

Opening the evening will be Marcus Worx: local artist and musician. Most recently he has had his art featured in the Erotica Ball, the Marquis de Sade Ball, and had a music and gallery showing at the Future II Gallery. He will also be doing a live painting while the 7 Million Jigawatts perform.

For more info on Marcus Worx visit http://www.myspace.com/marcusworx

Come be part of this unique evening that will stimulate your senses. The event begins at 7:30 pm and your $10 donation at the door or online will get you the 7 Million Jigawatts new release ‘Taking Flight.’ Next Step Studio is located at 530 Hilton between 8 and 9 mile on the east side of Hilton. Tickets will be available at the door of Next Step Studios or online at http://www.showclix.com/event/6705 for $10.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Accidental Mummies

Last night I went to the Black Lotus Brewery in Clawson, MI. They were having a viewing of the upcoming PBS special called "The Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato." The brewery was a buzz with a great community of people who came out for the event: musicians, photographers, writers, etc... The most exciting part is that the soundtrack for the show is produced by Detroit's own very talented musician Sean Blackman. Also a good friend of mine; Dan Hadad plays flute on the soundtrack. All in all the evening seemed to be a great success! I also have to add that the beer selection at the brewery is also fantastic; from the seasonal Monstermash pumpkin flavored beer to the Apricot wheat.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sneak Preview of the Ded Dave Show


Last night my travels took me to the Belmont bar in Hamtrmck, Michigan. The event that evening was the Zombie Showdown and Swap Meat. No, I did not spell meat incorrectly. There were three bands; Subourban Son, Graveside Manner, and the Casket Bastards, plus a rock n' rummage sale going on. The highlight of the evening was to be the sneak preview of the Ded Dave show, it is a Michigan filmed show that will be airing on CW 50 on Devil's Night at 3am. It's a skit/comedy show about what Zombies do when they're not eating you. It's absolutely hilarious! Take humor, add a zombie, and a drunken plant creature named Bog and you have a combination that equals awesome! Bog made a special appearance at the Belmont for the sneak preview and I must say that he is a bit of an attention whore! There was also a couple of zombies in attendance as well (no relation to Ded Dave). All in all it was definitely an interesting evening, I had a blast!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Struggling and Living the Dream

There are so many people out there that are working jobs that they hate and the years go by, you might say that life passes by. All of this is in pursuit of money, to have all these material belongings, keeping up with the Jones or this day and age it would be the Kardashians. All I know is that when I was part of corporate America I was miserable, my job would follow me home on the weekends and all times and hours of the day and night. Currently I am struggling to get by, I'm able to pay my bills and have enough to survive. However, I am living the dream and I'm happier than I've ever been. I was working as the marketing assistant for a music venue but due to our economy I was cut down to working one day a week and I bartend there for events as well. In the past two months I have become part of a start up company called Dream Town Media (www.dreamtownmedia.com) and we may not be making much money now, but our future looks bright and sunny. Also after a month or so of being ran around I have started writing for a publication called Real Detroit Magazine. I've been writing since I was 9 years old and am so excited to be part of Real Detroit! Did I go to school for marketing or journalism? No, I have a degree in Hotel Management. I'm sure you've all heard that it really is all about who you know. I may be struggling now, but I'm struggling towards a big bright future and I have a lot of wonderful people in my life. They make me smile and realize how lucky I am.