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Late p.m./early a.m. Discovery Nightclub.
Is there a weirder, wilder figure in all of celebritydom than Flavor Flav? That's a biiiiiig "maybe." Public Enemy's hype-man is one of the most recognizable musicians of the last 25 years, but for folks who weren't around for "911 is a Joke," he's probably known as much if not more from his reality TV antics, which started with the aptly titled "Surreal Life" and bore even weirder fruit on his own show, "Flavor of Love." Lately, Flav's been opening restaurants, because of course he has. The newest location for Flavor Flav's Chicken & Ribs opened at Van Dyke and 15 Mile Road in Detroit. "Sterling Heights baby," he tweeted about the opening. According to promoter Mike Brown, Flav'll be performing tracks, doing some contests, signing autographs and partying at Discovery all night long. RB
9:30 p.m. White Water Tavern.
The trio Color Club (formerly of Fayetteville, presently of Little Rock) has a new EP out and available Saturday, with five tracks of jagged post-punk, dominated by Casio-tones and syncopated, up-tempo drumbeats. The band grafts the chant-along aggression of Riot Grrl pioneers like Bikini Kill onto the loose, No Wave-y funk of ESG or maybe Lizzy Mercier Descloux's album "Press Color." Nowhere is this amalgamation better exemplified than on opener "Color Feel/Miss Communication." That track's funky bass line carries over on the next tune, "Don't Cry," a withering dis to would-be crybabies. Pity the poor sap (or saps) who inspired this track, especially when they sing the kiss-off chorus: "Boo hoooo / let's throw a pity party." "Femmes" informs suitors that they "are second to my girls." The final song, "My Baby," has overlapping singing that sounds like a lost Le Tigre track, probably a welcome proposition for fans of that band. Opening up are the outre rockers Ginsu Wives and Fayetteville's Perpetual Werewolf. RBCorrection: An earlier version of this story contained an error for the 103.7 The Buzz Christmas Karaoke Contest. It has been corrected.
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