Another reunion show hits this week, as the Sillies celebrate their 30th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 10th at the Ritz in Warren. Only leader-singer-guitarist Ben Waugh and guitarist Tommy Kilowatt remain from the original unit that was sorta Bookies' "house band" three decades ago (Waugh -- ne Scott Campbell -- was co-founder of the legendary local punk venue), with three of the original members (including Steve Sortor, one of this city's best rock drummers ever) now deceased. The current lineup also includes Victor Badia and Pat Boland. Jimmie Bones -- who's Kid Rock's keyboardist these days -- is flying back from a gig with Bob in Vegas to play with the Sillies. The show will also feature former Roommates lead singer Beaux Mitchell now Minetola (who appears to be part of a Jesus rock duo called BloodScrubbed with her husband these days, if the website I saw is accurate). The show's sponsored by WRIF-FM, and Waugh e-mails that Doug Podell is hosting (but he could be kidding as well. Who knows?)
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.