Motor City Meltdown: Music for 2/25 – 3/3

Detroit’s known for a lot of things: Cars, cars, and, oh yeah, cars. But wait! There’s more . . . Music! Detroit’s produced as many great musicians as it has cars, easy. And not just the city, but the metro region as a whole. Let’s see what’s happening this week.


Monday, 2/25

Punk vs. New Wave at Northern Lights Lounge

Duke it out like it was 1981 at this Detroit hotspot.

Tuesday, 2/26

Johnny Cash Birthday Show at the Berkley Front

“Everybody loves Johnny Cash, right? We mean, if there is anybody who objects to the original Man in Black, we haven’t met them. Gone for a decade, he’s not forgotten, as proven by the local yokels who want to throw him a birthday party this week. The shindig is to feature Jennifer Westwood, the Waycross Georgia Farmboys, Carrie Shepard and Bixy Lutz, no doubt playing more than a few songs made famous by Cash. What’s more, the bash will be at one of the best places to raise (or spill a little of) a beer in town.”

Wednesday, 2/27

Mike Galbraith at PJs Lager House

*coughcough* ahem. Dude’s pretty great. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Thursday, 2/28

The Powerful Beard: A Benefit for Adam O’Connor

“Featuring Howling Diablos, Awesome Jarvis & The Whales, Citizen Zero, The Infatuations, Amy Gore & Her Valentines, Superlast and more.”

Friday, 3/1

Chris Lake at Elektricity Nightclub

“As a DJ he’s traveled the globe. As a producer, he’s topped industry charts over and over again. … Simply put, he’s become one of the great DJ-producers of the modern world.” So says he.

Saturday, 3/2

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite at Royal Oak Music Theatre

“On the surface this might seem like a strange collaboration, but by all accounts these two guys are made for each other.”

Sunday, 3/3

Mosaic Singsation at the DIA

“The young artists of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit will honor some of soul & funk music’s most iconic figures with Singsation!”

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Mike G

Mike G

Mike G is a songwriter and local musician, freelance writer, baseball enthusiast, lover of travel, and a terrible mechanic. When MJ graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Creative Writing, he was immediately barraged with 'questions' of "What are you gonna do, teach?" He is determined to not get a job teaching. So far, so good. With music, MJ's traveled the country touring on his songs. Having spent time in places from Chicago to Seattle, LA to New Orleans, and Nashville to NYC, he is convinced that Detroit and its 'burbs have the the highest concentration of 'native' songwriting talent anywhere. Eat it, New York. You too, LA. MJ started writing for the Urbane Life in the summer of 2011. He also writes for a handful of other websites as well as an immigration lawyer. He used to work in a publishing house. He's glad he's out. 


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