ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The Ark presents An Evening with Roger McGuinn , Saturday, May 16 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Show time is 8:00 pm.

A founding member of the pioneering 1960's folk-rock band, The Byrds , Roger McGuinn was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, along with fellow band members David Crosby and Chris Hillman.

His distinguished vocals and rich, melodic guitar style turned songs like "Turn Turn Turn," "Eight Miles High" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" into Top Ten hits and cemented his place in rock and roll history.

The Byrds combined the melodic, upbeat pop of the Beatles with the message-oriented lyrics of Bob Dylan to create a new amalgam that would become known as folk-rock. They, in turn, served as a huge influence on the Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and later R.E.M.

Reserved seats are $39.50 and $25 (limited Gold Circle also available) and go on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets on Friday, November 14 at 10:00 am. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

About the Michigan Theater: Now celebrating its 87th year, the Michigan Theater is Ann Arbor's award-winning non-profit historic center for fine film and performing arts. The Michigan Theater welcomes more than 250,000 visitors each year to its art house films, concerts, lectures, live theater, and special programs such as Sundance Film Festival USA and Cinetopia International Film Festival. The Michigan Theater is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 603 East Liberty Street. Visit michtheater.org or call the 24-hour information line at (734) 668-TIME for schedule and ticket information.

About The Ark: The Ark is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment of the human spirit through the presentation, preservation and encouragement of folk, roots and ethnic music and related arts. The Ark provides a welcoming atmosphere for all people to listen to, learn about, perform and share music. The Ark is located at 316 South Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor. Visit www.theark.org or call the Ark Hotline at (734) 761-1451 for further information.


Notorious UK82 Punk Favorites, Anti-Nowhere League, Revisit Their Classic Debut Album!

We Are The League…Uncut! Contains Their Most Popular Anthems Including “I Hate People,” “For You” & Metallica’s Favorite “So What” As Well As Bonus Cuts!

Los Angeles, CA - Anti-Nowhere League will cap off a triumphant 2014 of touring with the release of an LP containing newly recorded versions of their debut album We Are The League. Never heard before, the complete We Are The League album using the original lyrics will be released by Cleopatra Records on October 28. This new release recreates exactly how the album was written before being confiscated, and has never been put together in its entirety since 1982 including the infamous “So What”.

Formed in Turnbridge Wells, England in 1980, Anti-Nowhere League roared to underground popularity with the 1981 release of their debut single, a cover of Ralph McTell’s “Streets of London”, (dragged through the gutter in fine style, of course) backed with “So What”, a track deemed so offensive by the Metropolitan Police's Obscene Publication Squad, that the record distributor’s warehouse was raided and all copies were seized. The League managed to recover from the heavy censoring hand of the law and release their debut LP We Are The League, the next year, although minus “So What” as well as the original lyrics of “Animal” and other tracks.

As lead singer Animal states, “This recording is a lyrical journey through the 80’s, re-recorded in the 21st century using the very original lyrics that the law tried to stop. We didn’t participate in being nice….we wanted nothing from greed and gluttony except to point a middle finger or two at how absurd the country had become”.

Now with a tight, road tested, solid lineup, these songs are given a true presentation as they were intended. All other versions have been rehashed! This is ... WE ARE THE LEAGUE UN-CUT!

1. We Are The League
2. Can’t Stand Rock N’ Roll
3. Animal
4. I Hate People
5. Nowhere Man
6. Woman
7. Streets Of London
8. Wreck A Nowhere
9. Snowman
10. World War III
11. Let’s Break The Law
12. We Will Not Remember You
13. So What

14. This Is War
15. For You



Audio Fidelity Records To Release Scorpions "Blackout" On Limited Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD

Camarillo, CA - Rock fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is releasing rock legends Scorpions most successful album "Blackout" on limited edition numbered hybrid SACD! "Blackout", their eighth studio album, is Scorpions at their peak...it is the band's 1982 break-through album that made them global superstars. Every song is a gem and this album contains a splendid balance of pop/rock, power ballads and catchy hard rock. Scorpions dish-out fist-poundin' anthems like the top ten hit "No One Like You" then turn around and offer the soul stirring ballad "When the Smoke is Going Down".

Klaus Meine is a singer who knows how to wring the last ounce of impact from each song.The band sounds great as highlighted by the fast-paced performances of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs. Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz add a tight and powerful drum and bass bottom."Blackout" is the band's most solid and rockin' album. Dieter Dierks production is immaculate. A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the album.

" 'Blackout' just flat out kicks butt and is one of the most highly anticipated releases in our history." - Marshall Blonstein, Audio Fidelity President

1. Blackout
2. Can't Live Without You
3. No One Like You
4. You Give Me All I Need
5. Now!
6. Dynamite
7. Arizona
8. China White
9. When The Smoke Is Going Down

Dieter Dierks - producer, engineer
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/scorpions-blackout



Detroit! Tickets are on sale NOW for Chrissie Hynde at The Jack White Theatre at Masonic Temple on November 15th! Click here to get tickets: http://bit.ly/1v65Y00


Engaging and Addictive....

Wisconsin pop-rockers The Millenium will be playing in Detroit @ Hatchy’s on November 20th! The date is part of their Imaginary Heart Fall Tour, which they are playing alongside fellow pop-rock breakouts The Big Time. Here is their latest video for ‘Ghost Town’

‘Ghost Town’ is taken from debut EP “It’s So Much Friendlier With Two” –

The Millenium is:
-Kyle Culver (Guitar)
-Kyle Featherstone (Guitar, Piano, Vocals)
-Matt Hasenmueller (Vocals)
-Sean Koran (Bass)

Despite their recent formation, the band has already found an accomplished and enchanting sound, showcasing undeniably catchy and melodically driven pop hooks intertwined with a playful and inventive blend of acoustic guitar and keyboard.

Taking influence from the likes of Say Anything, fun. and Panic At The Disco, The Millenium have honed their own unique brand of ‘titanic pop’ which they have already showcased alongside Hollywood Ending & Late Night Reading this fall.

The EP is available for ‘pay what you want’ download via Bandcamp: www.themilleniumwi.bandcamp.com

Track listing:

1. No Knocks Tonight

2. Garnish Our Love

3. Take Me

4. Ghost Town

5. Not Enough Rain



Metro D Business Spotlight for November 2014: MAUI RICK!

They call me Maui Rick, yeah, I'm the guy that's been making all the Old English D Jewelry you may have seen , or maybe you OWN one or more pieces, or know someone who has some. Well I'd like to take the time right here and now, to say Thank You . Thank you to all my friends that have supported my efforts. Thank you to all who have driven hours to come buy one, or more,

 Jim Edwards of the Rockets with Maui Rick

Thank you to all who proudly wear, and refer their friends, and pass out my cards , and promote me ! I'm very grateful to you all! It's been great making all the different styles, rings, pendants , etc. My work has made its way into magazines, ( on the COVER!

Thanks to Bryan Alden Davis) in an add in Hour magazine(thank you Criss Chrome) on TV ! ( Thank you Lauren Podell Channel 4) also in almost every episode of All Girls Garage,!

Thanks to ex WRIF Rock girl Christy Lee! Darren McCarty has 2, and was seen wearing it on TV also. Aside from that ,many area Musicians are wearing my custom D rings! Jim Edwards wore one ON STAGE at DTE Energy with the Rockets! Too cool!

You'll see them on the hands of Tosha Owens, Brandon Calhoon, Bobby Black, the Oh so talented Mr Bobby Dancer! Maria Wade, Screamin Scott Randall of WRIF Fame, And a host of others, to numerous to mention . For this, I'm deeply grateful...it's not me who made the D rings so popular, it's all of you! YOU made the D rings happen!

Again, Thank you from the bottom of my Heart! Now please, if you will, share this on your page, maybe take a picture of YOUR D ring, post it in the comments if you like. Help me ROCK this thing! Now, I'm still making D jewelry,and Christmas is coming..maybe you know someone who NEEDS one ! I'm open for a Custom work, so, gimme a call...Love to hear from you.

Maui Rick 586 323 8911
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