The Quadfecta: (c)pop, TLUK @ Hamtramck Blowout, Autorama, and Corktown

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Lookout folks, here it comes… the Quadfecta! That’s one more than a trifecta. The weekend of March 9th/10th is going to be a mad race around Detroit for me as I attampt to fulfill my trifecta of obsessions: Cars, Art, and Rock ‘n’ Roll!

First, I’m going to be part of a show at (c)pop gallery in Detroit. It’s a fairly large group show featuring artists from all over, but mostly the Detroit area. This show is going to be juried, and 4 artists will be selected to exhibit at (c)pop in July. The jury is composed of Detroit celebs and art scenesters (Niagra, Camillo Pardo, EWOLF, Liz Copeland, Tom Thewes) but also includes psychobilly legend The Reverend Horton Heat. The opening is Saturday, March 10th from 7pm to ?. Details can be found on the cpop myspace page at One of the 4 artists will be selected by people’s choice, so if you’re in the area, stop in to (c)pop (4160 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201) and cast a vote for me.

Second, The Lincolns UK are playing the Hamtramck Blowout on Friday March 9th. If you are going to the Blowout this year, slide on down to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Friday night. We hit at 9:00 sharp and we are going to debut a couple of new songs in the set.

Third, the Detroit Autorama is the same weekend at Cobo Hall in Detriot and my club, the Poor Boys, will have 10 cars (mine included) in a club display in the “Autorama Extreme” section (in the lower level). Our club is making all of the trophies for the various awards categories as well. If you haven’t seen the trophies, you are really missing something because they are all one of a kind works of art constructed from vintage car parts, tools, and other cool swap meet finds that are then custom pinstriped. As last year’s winners of Best Display we will be presenting that award to the new winner this year. My old bandmates from The Twistin’ Tarantulas are playing downstairs all weekend as well as local surf legends The Volcanos.

The fourth part of the Quadfecta (I’m on a roll, why stop at three?) is a show the following weekend at The Corktown Tavern down by old Tiger Stadium on Michigan Ave. The show is themed and titled “Rejects” and is being curated by JR (from Atomic Customs) and Tim Caldwell. The show is a one-night-only affair, Saturday, March 17th, St. Patty’s Day. It will feature a couple dozen local Detroit underground artists, and the night ought to be quite a spectacle. Hope to see you out and about!

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