After a too long of a hiatus, I am back with more info than
you probably need. First, if you’d like to receive weekly email updates from
PJ’s, go to our home page at pjslagerhouse.com, look on the right hand side and
click on the “receive email update” button, give us your email and we will send
you an email update every week on Monday from our inestimable publicist Jenny
Knaggs ( Lac la Belle, I-Crime etc.).
Ok, lots of good stuff happening this week starting tonight JULY
29 FRIDAY: RUE MOOR COUNTS, MOVING MONSTERS and STAGOLEE. ($5) RMC is introducing their new bass player Dustin
tonight. Lead by the savage, gospel, rock riffs that leader Rob lays down like
slabs of molten heat, the RMC always tears it up when they hit the PJ’s stage
and even though this is a late add, the boys will be ready to smoke you down!
Speaking of smokin’ you down, I know that more than one of
you has been smoked down by Rocker Mike at the Lager, but now he’s finally
taking it to the stage with his ensemble Moving Monsters. Heading toward the
heavy edge of rock, Mike & the boys promise that at their first PJ’s show
will make every attempt to push it totally over the edge!
Relative new comers to the scene, Staggolee has exploded
opening for the Howling Diablos record release party and a number of other
local gigs. Lead by Sammy D, Staggolee fuses Detroit rock city mentality, with
a touch of the urban blue-collar r&b/blues. Building their legacy as they
go Staggolee will kick the night off around 10:00pm; Rue Moore Counts 11pm &
Moving Monsters Midnight.
For those of you who were looking for The Reelers tonight,
they could not make it. Joe the bass man will be out fighting fires tonight.
However, The Reelers, in all their glory, will be at PJ’s on Friday September
2. We’re working on the rest of the line up as we speak.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY JULY 30 & 31: BRUNCH is served from 10:30am until 3pm with J-rae in the
kitchen and Jeffrey (Gardens) at the helm in the bar. What better way to get
your Saturday going? Coffee, eggs, bacon, sausage, oj, toast, vegan biscuits
& gravy, quiches and more, J-rae really sets its out and Jeffrey’s always
ready to lay a Karen’s Bloody Mary on you. If Karen made the mix, you know its
got to be good! Of course, Jeffrey is more than willing to lay any of your other
favorite libations on you too. Come on in and pay the crew a visit. You won’t
JULY 30 NIGHT: HANDSOME FURS, PARLOVER & DJ PHREDDIE & FAWN ($10) Brought to PJ’s by our friends at the Crofoot, this
is going to be a super cool night. Can you tell I do not know much about any of
these guys? I’m listening to them right now and all I can tell you is be ready
to dance and move. They are Canadien and you can find tons of info about them
all over the web and I invite you to do so. Those of you who already know
please be sure to tell all your friends. Chad from the Crofoot tells me this is
a show not to miss. Be ready to dance, flirt, drink & party. Sounds like a
great Saturday night!
SUNDAY JULY 31: The
hits just keep on coming! Yes we have brunch from 10:30 til 3pm and we have our
SUNDAY DINNER W/ PJ from 6pm til
midnight. Tonight we have PJ’s Detroit Gumbo, Voodoo Shrimp, New Orleans Style
BBQ Shrimp & new potatoes, PJ’s Special Sunday Salad and maybe another
surprise or two. Our regular menu is available also. If you haven’t seen PJ’s
decked out in table clothes, candles and flowers, you need to do so. Sarena and
Paul will be there to take care of you all night long. Break out and try
SUNDAY JULY 31: From 8-10pm we have a real treat with TINO GROSS and WAL-E (FREE) doing their thing: grinding up everything from
AC/DC, to John Lee Hooker, to Iggy & Johnny Cash, passing it through the
Tino Deep Blue Filter Machine and distilling it to its essence of the beat…the
incessant beat that goes on forever! There are rumors and tales on the street
of various guests showing up & sitting in. You’ll just have to be there,
just know both Wal-e and Tino have deep, deep roots in the Detroit scene. It’ll
be a night to remember.
SUNDAY JULY 31st: 10:30pm Finishing up the evening are THIS PIANO
PLAYS ITSELF, THE ANONYMOUS, SLOW GIANT & NACY SNOTRA. ($5) TPPI are from Atlanta GA. And call themselves pop,
psychedelic, shoegaze music. They are preceded by Slow Giant a guitar &
cello duo from Hamtramck and two other locals, Nancy Snotra (name says it all)
and The Anonymous (you know…tear it all down). Take a chance on having a good
time! These guys are all geeked up to come and rock your Sunday night down! You
know you’re not going to work Monday.
MONDAY AUGUST 1: We
have our DETROIT PADDLE BATTLE ping pong night. Play for fun, play to compete, eat and drink. What could be
better on Monday night? Table will be ready by 6pm and be up all night. Kitchen
opens at 11am and will be open until midnight.
TUESDAY AUGUST 2: PUB QUIZ TRIVIA takes court at 8pm at PJ’s tonight. This is not
your trivial pursuit trivia, nor your “I know everything about Sienfeld”
trivia. This is the real deal. Obscure but knowable, it’s a lot of stuff that
you know and should know but will rack your brain trying to re-call. Compete to
have your team’s name inscribed on our Trivia Trophy with a genuine plastic
label maker label! Kitchen is open all night so come early, relax, have a
drink, something to eat and challenge that grey matter up top1
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3:
We get damn serious with TERRIBLE TWOS, WAX MUSEUM & BAD SPORTS
($6). You can find a complete description
of these guys elsewhere on this website but suffice it to say that they will
make very attempt to rip your flesh from your bones. If you don’t want to come
hard tonight, you may not want to come at all (unless you just like to watch).
Punkiest of the punk, this show will beat you up until all of your frustrations
& inner turmoil lies kicked and beaten on the floor!
THURSDAY AUGUST 4:
This is it. One of the boldest, the baddest of the young guitar slingers in the
world invades PJ’s tonight: ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART’S MUSCLE THEORY. If you are not familiar with AY Hart please go
online and listen. Whether it’s a six string acoustic, twelve string acoustic
or electric guitar this man handles them all with an ease that reminds you of
Jimi or Stevie. Opening for the legendary Taj Mahal established Alvin’s cred
for the blues world, but his subsequent recordings, performances, interviews
and personality have established him as his own man with his own style that
others try to emulate. Yes he plays the blues, but so did the Rolling Stones.
Where you take the blues establishes what you are. ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD
HART should not be missed by any Detroit guitar slinger, singer or performer. It may not be what you expect, but it’ll be more
than you bargained for. Be prepared to be rocked! Detroit’s Favorite
Son DANNY KROHA opens the night with his
famous diddly-bow and his own guitar stylings incorporating blues, folk,
country and gritty Detroit rock. Danny is a Detroit treasure who sometimes gets
taken for granted by fellow Detroiters. Come out early and show him some of the
Detroit love he deserves. ($12 Advance (313-961-4668) or $15 at the door)
AUGUST 5 FRIDAY: The
Echofest is back with ECHOFEST II
featuring the fabulous SISTERS OF YOUR SUNSHINE VAPOR, the spot on performance of the great OBLISK, the
flash and ultra-tight FUR, post
punk psych stylings of PEWTER CUB,
the droning, psych country of BAD INDIANS, along with RABBLE RABBLE
and HAUNTER LEATHER this is
going to be one long, outstanding evening of great Detroit music. Stay all
night for all 7 bands and you can’t go wrong. Hot, sweaty, sexy, drinks and a
bunch of great bands: what else were you doing on a hot August Friday night?
Going to the Brother Love Traveling Salvation Show? I’m sure they’ll all be
SATURDAY AUGUST 6: ROVERS VINTAGE SCOOTER CLUB: Lots & Lots of vintage scooters, lots &
lots of scooter fans, food, drinks and DJ’s! Super cool! No cover. Come, hang
& join the gang & look at all the cool scooters. Bring yours if you
have one and maybe even join the club!
OK that’s all for now. Now it’s your turn. Pass this on and
get your butt over here and shake it!