Letters

Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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Elbow supports Coldplay, U2 on tour

Kristi Kates - July 27th, 2009
Elbow supports Coldplay, U2 on tour
Kristi Kates 7/27/09
Elbow Supports
Coldplay, U2 On Tour

Elbow Supports
Coldplay, U2 On Tour

Brit modern rockers Elbow have been pounding the pavement for the past year in support of their critically-acclaimed album, The Seldom Seen Kid, and are now reaching the end of that campaign with several stadium support slots for both U2, a homecoming show at Manchester’s MEN Arena on September 17, and of course their slate of opening shows for Coldplay in the U.S. throughout July and August. Following all of that activity, Elbow’s singer Guy Garvey says that the band will begin work on their next album; they’ve reportedly already been writing on tour, and are planning the next set’s release for sometime late next year...
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison all showed up at the recent E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles to unveil some of the details about the upcoming The Beatles: Rock Band videogame, which is slated for a September 9 release. Included in this special edition of Rock Band will be Beatles songs “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Back in the USSR,” “Taxman,” and “Get Back,” among others; different venues played by The Beatles will be recreated for the game, from the Ed Sullivan Show set to Shea Stadium and the Budokan in Japan; the band’s later years (after they stopped touring) will be recreated through what the game is calling “Dreamscapes,” settings that capture The Beatles’ fashion and genre transformations. A demo version of the game was made available for E3 attendees...
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has finished tracking on her new album, No Baggage, which she co-produced with Dan Brodbeck, who also served as producer on her 2007 solo debut, Are You Listening? The newest set only took about five months, which O’Riordan says is the quickest she’s ever worked in the studio; the Cranberries have been on hiatus for the past six years, with O’Riordan using that time to write and record her own music, more for herself instead of as the “job” that she says The Cranberries somewhat turned into. O’Riordan will be in the U.S. this month for a series of live shows; her album will be released on August 25, with the first single, “The Journey,” on radio now...

The Strokes Fabrizio Moretti’s side project band, Little Joy, is going to have to keep busy without Fabrizio himself for the rest of the summer, as Moretti is currently working in the studio in NYC with his primary band - The Strokes, of course - working up songs for the band’s new album, which is expected later this year. Little Joy, in the meantime, will bring in Jack Dishel on guitar and backing vocals for their upcoming string of summer headlining shows, as well as for their opening spot for Regina Spektor at NYC’s Beacon Theater...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
The Rifles’ club night in London was launched late last month, and will take place every month in Camden’s Narrow Minded Social Club, which is in fact named after one of the band’s songs; DJ sets and performances (sometimes from The Rifles themselves) will take place on the club nights; check out
www.myspace.com/therifles for more info if you’re looking for a cool place to spend an evening during your European summer vacation...

MINI BUZZ:
Raconteurs co-frontman Brendan Benson will offer up his fourth solo album, My Old, Familiar Friend, on August 25 in the U.S...
Arctic Monkeys have revealed that their new album will be titled Humbug, and will hit stores on August 24 complete with tracks “My Propeller,” “Potion Approaching,” and “Cornerstone”...
Grammy-winning singer Adele says she’s keeping her distance from this summer’s music festivals on purpose, instead taking the season to “chill” and continue writing songs for her second album; she says she’s about halfway completed with the songwriting process, and that most of the songs will be about boys, as she still “has the same boy problems”...
30 Seconds to Mars are currently recording their third album with Smashing Pumpkins’ producer Flood; the set is due in the fall...
Bedouin Soundclash are set to release a tour EP in conjunction with their shows supporting No Doubt; the EP will be released as physical copies that will be sold at shows, and among those shows will be stops in San Diego (7/30), Regina SK Canada (8/8), and at the Roots and Blues Festival in British Columbia...
Tokyo Police Club have been busily writing songs for their new album, and are set to hit the studio soon to begin recording it; but first, the band will surface at the All Points West Music fest in New Jersey on August 1st to perform live...
And Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot singer Wes Miles have teamed up to form the side project band Discovery; their debut album is out now, and includes tracks “Orange Shirt” and “Osaka Loop Line”...
They may not be debut albums, but this week’s new releases are looking to win your attention nonetheless... ON CD: Ian Hunter’s Man Overboard... Mellowdrone’s Angry Bear... Sugar Ray’s latest ... and Rescue Signals’ Indecisions... ON DVD: Morrissey: From Where He came to Where He Went - With and Without The Smiths... and Raphael Saadiq: Live From the Artists Den... and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock.
Questions, comments, rants, raves, suggestions on this column or your favorite musicians? Send ‘em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com

 
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