Down in metal land
City Slang goes proletariat rock nostalgic and discovers killer rock kids
Published: June 22, 2011
On Saturday, June 11, the Belmont "celebrated" its last night before the doors closed for a week and the venue is now a sports bar. How sad. The Belmont, with its "wind tunnel" stage view, has been one of less reluctant places for live music in the last couple years. The final night saw some of the Belmont's fave DJs, including local vet Top Kat, close out a chapter of metro Detroit's musical history (or histrionics!).
Kid Rock plays Comerica Park on Aug. 12, with Sammy Hagar. Neat-o! Don "Doop" Duprie (he of the Inside Outlaws) says he knows that they "have to spend an outrageous amount of money to play Comerica Park and it's a hassle for their camp to make things work over there. So doing it for a second time, that's pretty cool. My only complaint is: I would like to see more local bands involved on some level. I mean, they already have the park all set up, so why not make a day of it?" Meanwhile, Sue Lott of Small Stone rockers Luder says she'll stay home and rearrange her "sock drawer."
The Insane Clown Posse hosts the 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-in-Rock, Ill., Aug. 11-14. Besides ICP and pretty much the entire Psychopathic Records roster, the bill features Buster Rhymes, Ice Cube and Xzibit, George Clinton, Detroit bands Downtown Brown and Critical Bill, funnyman Brian Posehn and, get ready for this, Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. Let the rioting begin!
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