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Model Z: A Model D House Party and Zoot’s Reunion

06.21.12 | Permalink | Comment?

I never went to Zoot’s. Can you guess how excited I am that I get to go to an awesome event in the building that housed Zoot’s tomorrow night!? The building that is now home to Model D headquarters. The live music looks like it will be pretty awesome. Windy & Carl are wonderful. Swimsuit? I have a 7 inch of theirs. It’s great. The party will also be a fundraising event for Detroit Sound Conservancy. I’m a member, so you know it’s cool.

And here’s where I get like a nerd. Right when I typed “it’s cool,” I thought “everything’s cool,” which made me think of Weird Science. If you’ve never seen this movie, you should stop reading my blog immediately because we’re not even speaking the same language. So rather than spend way too much time hunting down a clip of the scene I’m imagining, I will fail you by providing dialog. If you can’t hear these voices in your head, please do yourself a favor and see this movie.

Lisa: What are you so nervous about? Everything’s cool.
Gary: EVERYTHING’S COOL! Yeah yeah. My dad’s gonna castrate me. And my mother almost had like cardiac arrest. My parents are not gonna let me in the house again and if they do I’m gonna be grounded till I’m about 45. But other than that everything’s great. Everything’s cool. In fact things can’t get any better.

All those words are spoken really whiny and fast by a skinny white boy who was in all those rad 80s movies filmed in Chicago’s northern suburbs.


Here’s what’s going on tomorrow night:

On June 22, Model D will celebrate the heyday of Zoot’s Coffeehouse – roughly 1994 to 1998 – by bringing back some of the bands and DJs that used to attract lines around the block. To do that we’ve asked Dion Fischer – who performed at the house in bands Godzuki and Princess Dragonmom – to curate the night’s entertainment.

In addition, Model D joins with the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation and its E. Azalia Hackley Collection to honor the past as well as put our faith in the future by taking this opportunity to raise funds for a newly-formed group, the Detroit Sound Conservancy (see

Donations may be made to The Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation via cash, check or via PayPal at and clicking on DPL Friends Foundation. Please note that your gift is for the Detroit Sound Conservancy and is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Here’s the lineup for the night!
Michigan space rock pioneers Windy & Carl.
Little Princess (zoo trip performance in the yard).
Swimsuit (new group featuring Fred Thomas of Saturday Looks Good to Me and City Center).
Danny Kroha (a solo performance by a founding member of the Gories).

A DJ Tag Team Set featuring Zoots Alums (TBA)

Local food & drink from Traffic Jam & Snug, The Batata Shop & more…

Artist Davin Brainard, also a member of Little Princess, will hang some of his works, priced to sell, with half of the proceeds going to the Detroit Sound Conservancy.

It starts with DJ’d tunes 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; live music will go roughly 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and possibly later.

Recommended donation: $10.

More info here:

And now you can finally listen to some music:

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Movement Festival

Gay Marvine is Gay

05.26.12 | Permalink | Comment?

And he is playing Movement on Monday at 3pm on the underground stage.

Gay Marvine is Chuck Hampton, gem of southeast Michigan. He knows how to get down and get you down.


Here’s his weirdo bio:

“Gay Marvine, a creepy campy shadowy hedonist. Maybe he’s a gay vampire or something. Gay Marvine’s years of experience in the most underground of night clubs and the seediest of continental bath houses makes him the most qualified editor / rearranger”

Now that is amazing. I would love to be rearranged by a bath house mavin. Gladly.

Big gay hearts and love.

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Carl Craig Tonight at the Detroit Historical Museum

05.24.12 | Permalink | Comment?


Thursday, May 24th at 8 p.m.

Talent: DJ Carl Craig
Venue: Woodward Plaza, Detroit Historical Museum
Address: 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 48202
Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Presented by: Detroit Historical Society, Movement
Admission & Tix: Free
Details: Flyer, Facebook
Ages: 21+

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Movement Afterparties Make Me Want To …

05.24.12 | Permalink | Comment?

No, I am a lady. You fill in your own blanks in your head.

Party: War Horse. Matt Abbott, formerly of Gary Springs Hunting Club, such humble beginnings, has a new organization for your brain. Cosmic Falls Wildlife Sanctuary.

Abbott is another excellent DJ. Disco, funk, techno, and house, and whatever other stuff you think you hear, he gives it. He also edits music to make it cool again. Here is a mix. Check out the rest of Abbott’s soundcloud as well. He goes by Secrets. Good shit.

1460 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

War Horse lineup:

GAVIN RUSSOM – the crystal ark/black leotard front/delia & gavin-DFA – NYC (Detroit exclusive)
ERIC DUNCAN aka Dr Dunks of Rub N Tug – NYC (Detroit exclusive)
DJ NATURE – golf channel – NYC (Detroit exclusive)
WALKER BARNARD – thema/dumb unit – Berlin (Detroit exclusive)
ALLAND BYALLO – bad animal/KONTROL SF/Berlin (Detroit exclusive)
SAFEWORD – pokerflat/mobilee-SF
SERGIO SANTOS – airdrop/cosmic falls – Boston
JONNI DARKKO – designforms – LA (Detroit exclusive)
FREE MAGIC & FASO – discovery – NYC (Detroit exclusive)
JAMIE 3:26 – chicago (Detroit exclusive)
SECRETS – cosmic falls/d records
WAGNER – cosmic falls/dead tiger/d records
ATAXIA – d records/cosmic falls
E SPLEECE – exchange bureau

And earlier in the day on Sunday, you can catch Dan Bell and Tim Sweeny at Shit Show. Abbott helped found Shit Show three years ago with Aaron Cummins. They no longer work together, but Detroit needs all the cool shit you can stand, so I hope success abounds for all these white boy weirdos.

There are so many cool parties this weekend.


Deep Detroit.


No Way Back.


Movement Festival

I’m a mom …

05.23.12 | Permalink | 1 Comment

and I have a job and I write other stuff that does not appear on the internet. I’m tired, the festival starts in a few days and I haven’t finished all the posts I envisioned on this here thing here. What follows is what I am capable of achieving tonight.

Detroit’s Metro Times told you to go see Marcellus Pittman. I agree. He is one of my favorite DJs. Check him every chance you get. You’ll hear something totally different each time. And it’s always good. I’ve seen him DJ a good number of times, and I’ve never been bored or disappointed.

SBTRKT. Yep. I’ll be checking him out for sure.

Rick Wilhite. You know it.

Kyle Hall. Worth it.

Greg fucking Wilson!! Hell yes. This excites me as much as DJ Harvey last year. Although, he did not make it. Don’t talk about it! It might make Denise cry.

Soulskate Saturday night at Northland. Obviously.

Menergy Saturday night. Oh my god. It makes me want to lose my mind already.

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