HOT METRO FINDS: THE MUFFS Play Reggies Rock Club in Chicago This New Years Eve 2014

 

CHICAGO – Why welcome the New Year in Detroit? Well, you could but wouldn’t you rather go see something INTERESTING? Like THE MUFFS? Kim Shattuck and the band will be playing at Reggie’s Rock Club in the South Side of Chicago. You know all about the South Side right? It’s always interesting…. And packs quite a history – that being said, you should be there.

The Muffs are back with the 2014 release, “Whoop Dee Doo”. These guys were really active in the 90’s and then took a big break from what I could tell. They only gave us two albums in the last ten years. Maybe it’s a sign of the times or maybe they are just sick of the whiney stuff on the radio. You know some of these groups have to come back because they are just so darn interesting.

They aren’t going to shoot all the way to Detroit and then off to New York… oh no, they are going to play this one gig in Chicago and then shoot back west. So if you don’t see this time – you can forget it.

Here’s what we know about the upcoming show…..
NYE BASH!

The Muffs

White Mystery, Evil Beaver, Meat Wave

Wednesday Dec 31, 2014

8:00 PM

17 and over

$25 – $120
Reggies Rock Club
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL
** You can get special VIP seating right over the stage in this very cool looking balcony.

The deal is that I saw Slaughter and the Dogs here back in October just a couple of weeks after Riot Fest and it is a great place for a show. It’s in the South Side and the businesses that surround it are closed at that hour. That means that this place can get really loud. This used to be an old brakes repair shop so there are lots of cool iron staircases and balconies. If you don’t feel like standing in the pit you can go sit up stairs in the big lounge chairs and see the show. The visibility is great from up there. That being said, there is really no bad seat in the entire house.

** As for Detroit – no worries there, it will still be there when you get back.

 

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HOT METRO FINDS: Digital Artist John Hammink Is On A Mission To Prevent Art Director Burnout

 

Chicago, IL – There is a continual problem that exists in the halls of advertising. Art directors great and small are stretched to their mental limits and are forced to come up with all sorts of new images, themes and concepts. It is not uncommon for them to reach a road block and then completely shut down and even be replaced. Up until recently this was a serious problem and even stock images couldn’t fully give enough creative juice to these ad guys. Now there is one artist who transpires beauty, aesthetic form that inspires and creates powerful vision. This is enough to rekindle the dying embers of creativity and make it reborn again into a raging inferno.

John Hammink is a man of many talents ranging from fine art, music, and an absolute visionary when it comes to the digital realm. Hammink is offering these new images for advertising and promotional use. These are to be used in the same likes as stock images and royalty free images. The upside here is that this artwork is delicate and shows many gradual color shifts that are unique to this particular style of fractal design. These images are superior to many of the fractal abstract designs commonly found with big name stock image providers. The images are unique because they are created through a unique formula that involves a lot of thought and some proprietary techniques. The results are nothing short of stunning. The end result is amazing and would take a traditional photoshop  artists many hours to even come close to the details and intricate quality that John delivers.

These images are also great for helping art directors overcome artistic burnout. They can be used straight off the disc as is or they can be enhanced or used as backgrounds in complex animations in post production. These are very versatile. Now the best part about it is that there are many to choose from and they can be scaled in great size. The uses range from print, digital web media, social media, post production, wall hanging installations, table top, fashion, package design and more. The collection is known as, “Spectral Images” and these are now available for purchase. The fun part about these images is the versatility and multi-use. Now art directors and creative directors can pick from thousands of visually complex and dense color images and have them delivered digitally in real time. This is great for advertising agencies under crunching deadlines.

Ted Cantu at Hot Metro Finds is bringing John Hammink’s work to the masses. Right now we are in production to deliver high quality art images to not only advertising agencies but to interior decorators, visual display companies and more. The real question is – “How Will You Use YOUR Spectral Images?”. The digital formats are very versatile and lend themselves to a wide range of applications. This is getting a lot of attention in the Chicago market and the company is getting some traction on the web.

Cantu used to work with John Hammink on a multi media theater troupe called, Cross Currents. This Ann Arbor based theater company used visual arts and music to create some interesting live experiences. The art was created right in front of the audience while experimental music was played. Now Ted Cantu is back in collaboration with Hammink and is promoting the art work into popular niche markets.

About Spectral Images
John Hammink Spectral Images is based in Chicago, and offers complex and beautiful digital stock imagery for advertising agencies, design studios, post production, and commercial design houses. The art can be used for a wide range of applications  in different industries including financial, advertising, package design, restaurant design, interior design, animation and more.

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Hot Metro Finds: Detroit Is The Birthplace Of Punk Rock – Ted Cantu

 

Where Did Punk Rock Come From?  DETROIT 1967
“Detroit, Michigan – Who is more punk – Los Angeles, or New York?  Does it really matter? I am referring to a ridiculous feud that is going on with the L.A. Weekly and the Village Voice about who is more – “Punk”. Or I should say – “Who Was More Punk” because that whole thing has been put to bed around sometime in 1977. Sure we got alternative bands now with punk-ish like influences but it’s not the same thing as the original punk movement.”
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The article goes on to say….
“But Detroit rock and roll in the late 70’s was anything but nice and fuzzy. It was more street, more grunge, loud, and real. There were no happy endings in any of the songs. The MC5, which stands for the Motor City Five, starts out their album with, “Kick Out The Jams Mother F*cker !!!” and it set the tone for where this movement was going. At the same time of Wayne Kramer and the MC5 the British bands were coming  to Detroit to play at the Grande Ballroom. Some of the bands that came turned out to be classic rock giants like Led Zeppelin and The Who. This has to sound like science fiction to some of you because the Grande Ballroom was actually a pretty small place but this really happened. The other interesting thing about the Grande was that it was not right downtown. You couldn’t just park your car downtown and then walk over to it like Saint Andrews Hall.  You had to drive out a bit to get there….”
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Hot Metro Finds Creator Ted Cantu Featured On TV Show, “Self Talk” – in Metro Detroit, MI

DETROIT – Hey – its, “The Big Cantu” and we just taped an episode of, “Self Talk” the independently produced business television show out of West Bloomfield, Michigan. I was interviewed by Danco Sotirovski and Herb Martin. These two are unique personalities and work with entrepreneurs of all types in S.E. Michigan. Now the theme of the show is pretty interesting because it centers on how we talk to ourselves on a daily basis and how that – self talk – influences our outcomes.

Danco is an online marketer and a business entrepreneur based in Troy and Herb Martin is a college professor in psychology. I come along for the ride as an independent advertising entrepreneur and together we tackled 30 minutes on the air. I hoped my story comes across as believable and sincere but here is the thing. We got three personalities on the air from very different background trying to tell the – Ted Cantu story.

Hopefully, what comes across is this. I grew up in Muskegon early on and was inspired by the cities founder, Charles Hackley who was responsible for much of the towns early growth in the 1800’s. He was big into the lumber trade and put the town on the map. He also was responsible for creating some iconic buildings in the city including the Hackley Public Library. From there my family moved me to Bridgeport, CT where I encounted another larger than life figure – P.T. Barnum, (of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus fame).

Barnum was an interesting character from the 1800’s and in many ways was the great Godfather of Advertising. Around that same time I discovered Punk Rock  which was hugely influential on how I saw the world. I also grew up near New York so I was around lower Manhattan during the age of Warhol and post pop artists like Keith Harring. Saturday Night Live was a big influence too at the time because the cast was making a big noise in film and the show was challenging convention. MTV was another big influence too that came around the same time and what I walked away with was the thought that, “Anything was possible.”

During the show it was a bit of a balancing act to stay on course. We did 5 tapings that day and my hosts didn’t know my story very thoroughly and I wanted to stay on track. The influences that I mentioned have great brands behind them. I was trying to communicate that many businesses in Metro Detroit and lack any sense of branding strategy and in self talk.

I was trying to make an illustration of my colorful background and how it relates to today. It’s interesting that I took the route of advertising over fine art over the years but after going through my story on TV it was pretty obvious.

So, we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully my message will come through and I will come off in a linear approach in delivery.

I see a lot of disconnect too in my life and in my daily interactions with the Michigan audience. Where I say, “push the boundaries of convention” and “raise the roof” a lot of the businesses that I come into contact with are fine with their little pitiful 10% off coupons. I see a lot of these kinds of businesses go under.

This is a huge topic and I will be commenting on it more in detail.

The show will come out sometime next week and I will be posting links to it on here.

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TED CANTU – HOT METRO FINDS: How Does Our Google SEO Stands Up 3 Years Later?

 

“Can You Believe We Are Still On Page 1 – 3 Years Later ??!!”
Are you looking for real SEO RESULTS that will stay on page one – pretty much indefinitely? Here are the results we did for Ronnies Jewelry and Loans 3 years ago…. and guess what.
They’re still on page one !!
These sites have been holding their top position spots all this time. That means that they do not have to really be tuned up very much. We are occupying the top spots which is nice. We now have time to focus on other things like brand building, social media, posting stories, and creating smart web traffic purchases. This free’s up a lot of time.
There are many web sites out there that are competing for eyeballs out there. Everyone is shouting at once and trying to get attention. The web is getting more congested each and every day.That is why it is important to grab the top spots.
This company is positioned to win but the battle is far from over. But this is the first step you need to take so you can take your brand closer to being a household name. It is also great for establishing leverage in your industry and with your competitors.
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HOT METRO FINDS Riot Fest 2014 Review – TED CANTU On The Scene

 

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Riot Fest 2014
You had to be there !!  If you have never seen this festival up close you need to be there in 2015. This is THE Alternative Music festival to hit. We covered three days of music with Weezer, The Cure, Janes Addiction, Black Joe Lewis, Title Fight, Circa Survive, Tegan and Sara, The Buzzcocks, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, Of Mice and Men, The Offspring, Rise Against, NOFX, The Pizza Underground and much much more…..
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HOT METRO FINDS: How to Brand Your Company

How do you tell your D&I story internally and externally? Let employees tell their inspirational stories, sponsor research, apply for rewards. Those are best practices shared by EY’s Diana Solash and Casey Monnerjahn at DiversityInc’s event.

Branding your company goes well beyond simple SEO, complex SEO, link building and web traffic. It is about crafting your unique story and history as a company. It is the detailed information on how you change other peoples lives around you and how you can affect your target niche group.

Branding is actually a complicated process. It is more than just about asking for the sale. It is about building rapport and building trust and creating relationships. That is the one thing that so many SEO companies miss. It is not just about being the loudest guy in the room. The Internet is becoming more crowded and dense. The attention span among the public is hard to penetrate these days because everyone is shouting to be heard.

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