Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Badman Returns to Ferndale: Look Out!

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January 27, 2013
The Badman Returns to Ferndale: Look Out!

Believe it or not, Ferndale Blues and Music Festival favorite Luther ‘Badman’ Keith didn’t start playing the guitar until he was well into his 30s. And it wasn’t until Keith was in his 40s when he played his first show. My, how things have picked up for the Badman. Keith will be playing his...
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Playing Favorites: Our ‘Must See’ Picks for the Ferndale Blues & Music Festival

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January 27, 2013
Playing Favorites: Our ‘Must See’ Picks for the Ferndale Blues & Music Festival

If you’re unfamiliar with the bands and musicians that are playing the 2013 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival, we could see how that enormous list of performances might be daunting. So we’ve decided to handicap the schedule for you, and maybe make things a little easier on you. Of course, any performance you choose...
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Pasta and Shrimp Casserole on a Cold Winter Night

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January 22, 2013
Pasta and Shrimp Casserole on a Cold Winter Night

The Michigan winters here can be brutal. Cold, snowy and grey. One thing missing for most of the winter are the ever growing stable of Food Trucks around town. With a 50 percent drop in sales, it makes being open in the winter pretty tough. One Food Truck operator, Dago Joe’s decided to offset the...
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Winter Beer Fest at the Royal Oak Music Theatre: January 26th

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January 20, 2013
Winter Beer Fest at the Royal Oak Music Theatre: January 26th

What if we told you that an opportunity has presented itself where you, dear reader, have the chance to both sample from over 100 delicious craft beers from around the world AND help out a good cause? Too good to be true, you say? Wrong! This Saturday, January 26th, the Royal Oak Music Theatre...
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Ferndale Blues & Music Festival Schedule

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January 20, 2013
Ferndale Blues & Music Festival Schedule

It’s that time of year again. That time when we bundle ourselves up, scrape the ice off the windshield, and head toward Ferndale, where the 6th annual Ferndale Blues & Music Festival is set to take place from January 25th to February 2nd. Curious who’s playing? Read on! Friday 1/25 Boogie Fever Cafe: Disco...
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Indie Movie Round-Up: January

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January 13, 2013
Indie Movie Round-Up: January

Most every town has a giant movie multiplex but there’s only one Main Art. Independent movie lovers from all over the region felt their pulse quicken a little when they saw the construction begin on the Emagine entertainment complex–directly behind one of Metro Detroit’s longest tenured and most popular art house movie theaters, no...
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Date Night 1/12: Detroit

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January 12, 2013
Date Night 1/12: Detroit

It’s Saturday night in Motown: Time to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or whathaveyou out for a night on the town. What to do, what to do? Well, how about these ideas? Of course, we’re always up for suggestions. Comment away! Dinner A Midtown legend: Mario’s Restaurant Per Metromix: “Since 1948, Mario’s has served up...
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