CJ Boyd, Joey Molinaro, The Wire Eyes, The Restless Days, Small Noises

CJ BOYD- Equal parts ambient and virtuosic, CJ Boyd’s bass playing builds upon a foundation of great bassists like Charles Mingus and Edgar Meyer. C.J. Boyd’s aesthetic sensibility seeks to wed minimalism with a chamber-esque maximalism. Often flowing from singular, meditative bass lines into explosive, layered, and hugely complex walls of sound, CJ masterfully orchestrates waves of bass loops coupled with Jazz-driven improvisational prowess. Utilizing only various bass instruments and some human-mouth-sounds, creating these lush arrangements is no small feat. And I tell you what, I has sex after his last show here while listening to his record and it was amazing. Definitely love makin music.

JOEY MOLINARO- NYC-based composer, violinist, and fiddler Joey Molinaro first gained attention as a member of the seven-piece experimental chamber-grind outfit “Basilica.” As an acoustic or electric solo artist, he conjures a torrent of riffs over a two-boot foot percussion flurry.

THE WIRE EYES- Detroit really good ambient shoe gaze, or something. But not boring.

THE RESTLESS DAYS- Detroit surf/ambient/post punk

SMALL NOISES- Detroit surf/post punk


May 24th – 7pm
4210 Trumbull, Detroit
$6 donation por favor.
this show will end promptly at 11 so don’t be late! music starts at 8pm SHARP.
all ages.

Sam McPheeters

Sam McPheeters is coming to the Trumbllplex for a special night of spoken word, and a reading from his new novel, “The Loom of Ruin”.

For 15 years, Sam McPheeters was the lead singer of Born Against, Men’s Recovery Project, and Wrangler Brutes. His columns, essays, and fiction have appeared in The Chicago Reader, Huffington Post, OC Weekly, Punk Planet, The Stranger, Vice, and The Village Voice. From 1990 to 2002, he ran Vermiform Records, an independent underground record label, which released 57 records, as well as a wide assortment of Sam’s writing and art fanzines.

About “The Loom of Ruin”: The book concerns Trang Yang, the angriest man in the world, and could be described as “satire”, or “a dark comedy”, or “a story in which lots of terrible things happen to a lot of good people.”

Famous zinester Jessika Rae will be reading from her zine, “97 pearl street” and one of three unreleased zines!

Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm
4210 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48208

sliding scale donation

Sunday, March 4th Show

7 pm $6-$10 sliding scale donation, all ages welcome

Frank Pahl is a musician, composer, innovator, sonic artist, kinetic sound sculptor and one of those Detroit area artists that everyone should know of so every rare show we get from him is a packed house! He has released and or been involved with dozens of projects and recordings, solo or with many co-conspirators. Frank Pahl is a Kresege Fellow, conducts boats (a harbour symphony in New Foundland of boats horns), automatic organs, toys, amazing sculptors and a vast array of instruments. Two of his latest works are the Little Bang Theory and Music for Architecture. www.frankpahl.com


Terminal Orchestra was conceived in the often forgotten part of Michigan, the Upper Peninsula—with its lush forests, slower-paced lifestyle and noncompetitive atmosphere—composer Jesse DeCaire (of Sah) began recording music with friends in 2005 that would later end up on The Terminal Orchestra’s full-length release, The Seasons. What started as a studio outlet for making pastoral movie soundtrack music (for movies that haven’t been made yet) has since ballooned into a live, performing ensemble. Complete with strings and percussion, The Terminal Orchestra has as much in common with contemporary composers/performers such as Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and William Basinski as it does with Ennio Morricone and Igor Stravinksky. http://theterminalorchestra.bandcamp.com/

Our Mighty Heartrose like a phoenix from the ashes of their former folk band (Petal Shop). Instead of falling apart, these guys hit back with a vengeance by expanding their sound into electric and folk-rock, and they’re better than they’ve ever been.” http://ourmightyheart.bandcamp.com/

The Max Levine Ensemble

Monday, December 19th

The Max Levine Ensemble (DC) – Spazzy wonderful pop punk fronted by David Combs of Spoonboy. Dance your ass off.

High Dive (Bloomington, IN) – New pop punk band with Tobey Foster and Ryan Woods of Defiance, Ohio. Really cute. Makes me want to hold hands.

Sweat (Flint) – Incredible heavy band that will blow your mind.

DJ Honanana- Awesome DJ. Bound to make you dance your ass off. Seriously. Bring surgical tape.

Bring some extra money and grab a Slingshot organizer from the Zine Library while you’re here.

at the Trumbullplex! Where else!
4210 Trumbull, Detroit, MI, 48208
doors at 7pm. $6 donation. or more if you want. wear a coat.