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* The Cult Heroes To Perform On Saturday *
The Cult Heroes
Back in 1978, Hiawatha walked out of federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, a black man in The White Panther Party (later renamed The Rainbow Peoples' Party), who was in Nixon's doghouse for supporting a change in our nation's draconian marijuana laws, along with two members of MC5. Once he was free again he went back to Ann Arbor and formed The Cult Heroes, an original Detroit/Ann Arbor rock and roll band that I saw with Destroy All Monsters back when I was a college boy at U of M in 1979. They have played all over the USA, including CBGB's and Max's Kansas City, but this Saturday, they will own Pontiac!
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," is Hiawatha's motto, and the Cult Heroes are still rockin' and still rollin'! One of the original band members died and "that required a replacement" but the current lineup of Hiawatha, Nicki Savage, James Conway, and Terry Irvin is set to play this Saturday around 4pm at the 2007 Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats Festival in Pontiac at the Miller Lite Rock Stage.
I asked Hiawatha if Ann Arbor has changed much since 1978, and he said it is now "a town of condos and high-rises" but that "the higher up they go, the lower we go."
The Ann Arbor underground garage rock band has a new CD that will be available called "Nation of Strangers" that contains vintage recordings and they have a MySpace page, too, with some sound bites. Come support your local musical artists and enjoy Labor Day Weekend with some energetic rock, some good food, and some summer sunshine!
Even if you don't have a Chrysler or a Pontiac, you are still invited!
If you want to order a CD of "Nation of Strangers" send $15.00 to Cult Heroes, 2601 Dexter Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, or just come to the show and get one! Don't worry about missing the Lions game, they already lost this week!
The Cult Heroes will perform on the Miller Lite Rock Stage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1st.
PHOTO BY MIKE WRATHELL / AMERICAJR.com
The Cult Heroes perform at 2007 Arts, Beats & Eats
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