The Craig Fahle Show

The Weekend the Wright Way: Nellie McKay and More...

Friday, November 18, 2011


WDET's Travis Wright joins Craig for his weekly tips on which weekend shows are must-see.


Nellie McKay at DIA “I Want to Live” Inspired by the 1958 movie of the same name, McKay’s performance is a film-noir musical biography of Barbara Graham, the third woman to die in the gas chamber at San Quentin. The performance features McKay’s innumerable musical gifts: She’s a singer and songwriter, an actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist, and comedian. Free with admission into the DIA.

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Detroit’s DJ Dez at St. Andrew’s Jazz torch carrier and barrier breaker Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, fuses New Orleans funk, hip-hop and traditional jazz in what is being hailed as one of the most energetic and eclectic tours of the season. Maybe you’ve seen him on HBO’s Treme. It doesn’t matter. If you like to move, this is one of those not-to-miss shows.

Motor City Wine Pre-Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Taste 18 fantastic wines that would work great on the dinner table for Thanksgiving. Taste at your own pace. They suggest allowing a minimum of 45 minutes. Tasty hot thanksgiving themed hors d'oeuvres to try out with the wines. $20 at the door.

The High Strung

Tree Lighting Ceremony Afterglow at the Hard Rock Undoubtedly one of the best bands in Detroit, The High Strung play tonight as part of the Detroit tree lighting event at Hard Rock. Bring a non-perishable (at least one) to donate at the show, which will benefit Forgotten Harvest. Music starts at 10 p.m. Also on the bill are the Blue Squares.

Saturday Night

Victorian Opulence ?Hosted by Micho Detronik & Kristine Diven aka "Detronik: Seven"? Victorian/Steampunk dress encouraged! What’s that? Neo-Victorian, Lolita, Steampunk, Sci Fi, suspenders with vests, Victorian styled pin ups, tuxedos, jesters, diselpunkers, corsets, medical braces, vintage clown suits, capes, renaissance faire gear, chain maile, vintage military, Native tribal, African tribal, elegant gothic, couture, petticoats, altered wedding dresses, head pieces, top hats, bronzed goggles and nerf guns, jet packs, clocks, gears, angel wings, aristopunk, and refashioned thrift store. Just think "Ornate+Vintage." District VII Detroit 2690 Wight St., Detroit $15 at the door. (Or $10 at the door if you're dressed up really extra fabulous and they’re impressed) 8p-1am/

Beverly Fresh

Beverly Fre$h & Dial 81 Record Release Magic Stick A Cranbrook artist’s ongoing project as rapper Beverly Fre$h continues with a new record, “Bed.” Blair French is a Detroit music producer extraordinaire known as Dial 81. Also on the bill, Intricate Dialect, D. Allie, Frankie Banks and more. Art decorations by LEO Hanifin and Nancy Burns. Limited VINYL, CDs, and T-Shirts will be available?first 50 people at the door will receive a free CD.


Tickets are now on Sale for Morrisey at Royal Oak Music Theatre, December 18 Duh, it’s Morrisey. If you’ve yet to see him, and you have even a little interest, better late than never. Mope and sway. Shoe gaze. Sing to the hits and pretend you know the new songs. Or not. Either way, grown women will surely toss roses … and underwear … at the former Smiths frontman … when he … without fail … strips his shirt off like its burning his skin. Ah, this Charming Man. Unlike Johnny Marr, this show will sell out.

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