Sunday, February 24, 2013
Aaron Carter brings his After Party Tour to the Magic Bag on Thursday, March 21. Nikki Flores and Petrel open the show.
The following information was provided by The Magic Bag. Aaron Carter will bring his After Party Tour to the Magic Bag on Thursday, March 21 with opening performances by Nikki Flores and Petrel. Doors open at 8 p.m.; ticket price is $25. Find more information here. Aaron Carter, the youngest male solo artist to have four Top 40 singles, began his music career at age 7 - singing lead for the band "Dead End." Two years later he made his first solo appearance, opening for the Backstreet Boys at their concert in Berlin Germany, March 1997. The performance was followed by a record contract and, in the fall of 1997, Aaron Carter released his first hit single, “Crush On You”. Being in the spotlight was nothing new to Aaron, born with twin sister …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Annual 'Mustache Turtleneck & Sweater Holiday Extravaganza' to be held Dec. 23 at the Magic Bag.
The community is invited to join in some holiday fun on Sunday night and help support an important cause. The 'Mustache, Turtleneck and Sweater Holiday Extravaganza' is an annual event put on by a group of friends on the night before Christmas Eve, said organizer M.G. Shapiro, of Ferndale. Tonight's event kicks off at 8 p.m. at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Each year the group picks a charity and donates the proceeds from the event. This year, all of the proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Western Connecticut, which has established a fund to support the families and community of Newtown/Sandy Hook Elementary School. "I take enormous pride in this event as each year it is a true celebration of life," Shapiro said of the event. "…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
60 Second Crush bid farewell next Friday at the Magic Bag in Ferndale; Punk-styled music proves perseverance after all, with 15 years of "rock 'n' roll adventures" remembered fondly by the fierce five-some.
Most things as loud, fast and aggressive as local quintet 60 Second Crush don’t last this long. These mere 60 seconds have lasted almost 15 years. Defying that classic (/clichéd) narrative of the burning-out (/self-desctructive) rock band, these amped guitar-slung agitators of alt-metal melee substantially staked their claim in the Michigan music scene upon countless local stages for more than a decade. [Find 60 Second Crush on ReverbNation & Facebook] Fostering, honing and then unleashing their own blend of punk, heavy metal and rock across three full-length albums, garnering them two Detroit Music Awards and securing them as favorite fiery entries on numerous major music festivals. This month, the band brings their own curtain down, on …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Magic Bag in Ferndale will accept submissions until noon Wednesday; the winner will receive a ticket prize pack and see their message on the venue's marquee this weekend.
- DREAM CRUISE-HUNTINGTON WOODS-BERKLEY
- Leslie Ellis
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Participants in the annual Woodward Dream Cruise slogan contest at The Magic Bag in Ferndale have until noon Wednesday to submit their best snarky saying about the classic car parade for a chance to see their words on the venue's marquee and win a ticket prize pack. The contest is intended to give residents and business owners along the route a way to voice their frustrations with the Saturday event that is expected to attract 1.5 million visitors to a 16-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue including Ferndale, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. Magic Bag owner Jeremy Haberman said that, over the years, the venue has tried a variety of ways to capitalize on the event – including booking Bo Diddley; renting …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Plus, local "space-funk" trio will release their long-awaited second album at Ferndale's Magic Bag on Friday.
It's the one thing that's nice about "bands in the summertime," says Ferndale-based musician Frank Lee: "...basements." Havens from the heat, the typical dwelling place of rock bands can be cool respites from the debilitating humidity of long sun-singed days with seemingly ever-increasing temperatures. A cool place. A sound-proof space. It's also a place of rejuvenation, creatively and somewhat spiritually. A laboratory, a think-tank, sometimes a gymnasium; a private domain in which to freak out without worry or self-doubt. For Lee, who plays in local trio JFn'K, and for other Ferndalians like Johnny Headband's singer/keyboardist Chad Thompson, basements can also be recording studios. JFn'K will be releasing a special pair of cover songs …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This next installment in my local music column spins a new album from Ferndale's Fawn, checks in with Chris Johnston of the Woodward Avenue Brewers and looks ahead to new music from The Blueflowers.
First things first: A couple of album reviews from local bands: The Blueflowers - Stealing The Moon The Blueflowers have this swooning, twanged-out, heart-thumping sound, the kind of bittersweet balladry that stops bar chatter, turns heads, tames savage beasts and dims the party lights for a rustling, reverb-soaked rumination. You sip this kinda sound, slow, let it warm you up. It breathes, it sways, it stirs... The trilling vibrato of those airy/achy vocals, the exquisite wheeze and rumble of organs under shimmering surfy guitars, the hay-fluttered breeze of acoustic strums and the distant rolling thunder of bass and drums all around you. This is an album that seems to open things up, push walls away, slide sheets of stars across your …