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9/23/16

MCB PICK OF THE WEEK meets FREE VINYL FRIDAY - Stomp Rockets vinyl release show tonight by New Fortune Records - PJs Lager House Detroit - Friday Sept 23rd 8pm

Talk about a BONUS!
It's a Friday night dance party Detroit!

TONIGHT!

Win a free Stomp Rockets vinyl thanks to the guys and gals over at New Fortune Records!

email motorcityblog@gmail.com now for your chance to win and get to this show!




The Stomp Rockets 45 Record release show featuring 
Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts 
and introducing, 
Heartthrob Chassis!!!

9:00 PM
Heartthrob Chassis 
(debut performance)

10:00 PM
Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts
https://www.facebook.com/michaelhurtts.hauntedhearts

11:00 PM
The Stomp Rockets
https://www.facebook.com/thestomprockets

$8






9/4/16

PHOTOS: Make America Smart Again x LSC Present: Idiocracy

#MakeAmericaSmartAgain (MASA), a voting initiative founded by Amanda and Shepard Fairey was created to combat voter apathy and the spread of misinformation. 

 On Saturday, September 3rd at The Skip in Detroit, MASA and partners Library Street Collective hosted a screening of "Idiocracy," a cult comedy directed by Mike Judge that satirizes the rise of commercialism and decline of human intelligence in a future dystopian society.
Fairey alluded that the movie is now better categorized as a documentary.  
The film was selected as a tool to remind and inspire audiences to use their brain and participate in our democracy.


A community discussion was held prior to the screening featuring panelists representing Detroit Soup, the RTA Master Plan as well as Fairey.
After the screening The Skip hosted an after-party featuring local DJ Amy Dreamcatcher of Nothing Elegant and Shepard Fairey AKA DJ Diabetic.
The event was free to all guests.
A select number of #MakeAmericaSmartAgain t-shirts and pins (produced by
OBEY Clothing) were available with donated proceeds to benefit Vote Detroit, a local grassroots initiative fighting to ensure that the voice of every city resident is heard in the upcoming election.

8/30/16

Last week! CALL FOR ART: DAMNED 2016


An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
October 27th through 29th 2016


Within the word, it is easy to envision devils and hellfire. However, it also reflects the eternal condemnation of self and the subtle mind against itself. It may reflect the emotional trappings within the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps the binding tendrils of our deepest longings or deprivations.

DAMNED is an exhibition of those extraordinary artists who know that without darkness, there is no light, that beauty does reside within the repulsive and enlightenment within our darkest hours. This art may be the one true reflection of self that make us balanced within our personal damnations…or possibly it is an expressive visual therapy…or simply a sign that there is amazingly inexplicable inside without comparison.

Artists of all mediums from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit their work for DAMNED. There are no restrictions on genre or content but the more deeply personal and powerfully introspective, the better.

Submission deadline is September 13 2016

8/29/16

UPCOMING (Sept 17): Strange Beautiful Music 9



STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC 9
New Music Detroit’s annual contemporary music marathon

2pm
September 17, 2016

3434 Russell St., Detroit MI

Tickets: pay-what-you-want $10+ (sliding scale) - available at dso.org


LINEUP
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New Music Detroit 
Andrew Harrison: Hum (world premiere) ft. Jamaal May, author and poet
David Lang: are you experienced? ft. Dennis Nulty (DSO Principal Tuba), with narrator and 13-piece chamber orchestra
music by: Marc Mellits, Joseph Schwantner

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Tribute: Steve Reich’s 80th
New York Counterpoint, Shannon Orme (clarinet)
Vermont Counterpoint, Ian Ding (marimba)
Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ, with Willo and guests

_________________________
Detroit Bureau of Sound
debut performance of DBS Techno Ensemble, ft. Shara Nova
music by Octave One, Juan Atkins, Omar S, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, and other Detroit techno legends, arranged by the ensemble

_________________________
Willo
ft. Tanner Porter
music of Gold Panda, Mt. Kimbie, Samaris, Caribou, Chrome Sparks

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Donald Sinta Quartet
music by: Ligeti, Albright, Mellits, Bresnick, Biedenbender

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Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
National Parks Commissioning Project

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Latitude 49
“SHE: the music of female composers”

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Æpex Contemporary Performance
George Benjamin: At First Light
Pierre Boulez: Notations (in honour of Boulez’s death earlier this year)

8/28/16

THIS WEEKEND: Andy Stott/ Demdike Stare/ Nate Young's Regression at El Club



El Club + Party Store Productions present

Andy Stott 
Demdike Stare 
Nate Young's Regression
The Grim Rider
Friday 9/2/2016 
All Ages / All of the Time
$20
Bar 5pm 
Show 9pm

About Andy Stott-
Andy Stott made his debut for the Modern Love label in 2005 with the 'Replace EP' - a 4 track exposition of his uniquely slanted production style taking in Chi-Town and Motor City influences with an obtuse genetic code at its core. In the years since he has released over a dozen EPs and three albums, remaining loyal to his Manchester roots and sticking with Modern Love for all recordings. Refusing to settle, his output has veered from deepest Techno to broken Garage, slowed down House, hyperactive Footwork, analog Grime and wavey/pop mutations- always referencing his unique stylistic signatures: deep, complex and oddly beautiful. 

2011 saw the release of two EPs 'Passed Me By' and 'We Stay Together' - companion pieces which saw a shift of sound into ever more frayed territory, slowing the tempos down for a set of tracks that grabbed the attention of many and ended up on countless year-end charts. The following year produced what is by now regarded as a landmark album 'Luxury Problems', - a record that introduced new elements; most notably the vocals of Alison Skidmore, Andy's piano teacher from back in his school days. A combination of accessible yet inherently deviant tropes and a production style which has become more individual and identifiable with the passing of time has attracted a huge amount of interest, with countless features in publications as diverse as Pitchfork, Vogue and the New York Times, as well as appearances at numerous festivals and shows including SXSW, Unsound, Mutek and PItchfork MOMA events continuing to expose his work to an ever-growing and often bewitched audience.

TODAY: August Soup at Spaulding Dinner



Come on out to the SOUP at Spaulding August dinner. This dinner benefits community projects in the Corktown, North Corktown, Core City and Woodbridge neighborhoods.

This edition of Soup at Spaulding will be at Holding House art workspace and gallery located at 25th Ave and Michigan Ave. We will have good soup provided by neighborhood institutions, real community, music and a chance to help your neighbors with projects they are working on that make our city GREAT.

For those unfamiliar with the SOUP model, $5 gets you soup, salad, bread and a vote. At each SOUP dinner there are four presentations on projects ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Your vote can make a real difference in community projects in your neighborhood!

We are currently looking for those in need of funding. If you would like to submit an idea, we encourage you to contact us! If you have a project that benefits the neighborhoods / neighbors of Corktown, North Corktown, Core City and / or Woodbridge this is your chance to make it happen!

You can submit your ideas here ---------> http://detroitsoup.com/submit-to-soup-at-spaulding-court/

If you do not have a project but would still like to get involved in making SOUP at Spaulding happen, reach out to us! This is a volunteer led event!

Sunday 8/28, 4-7PM
3546 Michigan Ave.
Detroit

8/25/16

SATURDAY: Detroit Burger Brawl, Eastern Market

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nearly 20 Area Restaurants Will Compete for the Title of Detroit’s Best Burger

In partnership with Dine Drink Detroit, Low Frequency, and Fairway Packing, Detroit Burger Brawl returns to Eastern Market on Saturday, August 27th. Nearly 20 restaurants from around metro Detroit will be competing for the title of Detroit’s Best Burger during this street fair-style event, which will run from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to sample all of the competing burgers and vote for their favorite, with the top four restaurants getting the chance to specially prepare a custom burger for a five-member panel of celebrity judges to taste and select. Voting will take place between 11:00am and 1:00pm via the Burger Brawl app, with results updated in real-time via onsite screens and the web, and the top four burgers will be judged at 3:00pm.

Tickets for Detroit Burger Brawl start at $25, granting access and all-you-can-eat burgers, with $55 VIP tickets offering early access (9:30am), entry into the VIP tent and bar, and two drink tickets.

This year’s Detroit Burger Brawl will be emceed by Ken Daniels, the voice of the Detroit Red Wings, and be held at 1313 Erskine in Detroit’s Eastern Market, shutting down the road between Russell and Rivard.

8/24/16

THIS WKEND: DIYPSI Summer Festival @ ABC Microbrewery

Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2016

Over 80 handmade vendors representing the best of the midwest
Live music and our region’s best indie bands
handcrafted eats + specialty craft brews
August 27: 11am-8pm (bands til 11)
August 28: 12pm-6pm

Admission: $1 Suggested Donation
21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

8/22/16

UPCOMING: Nonsense Night Unconventional Convention @ Tangent Sept 9

presents
September 9, 2015
Cosplay Encouraged

Nonsense Night is going full nerdcore for this event. 
Think COMIC CONVENTION but weirder & more intimate & in Detroit.

COSPLAY is strongly encouraged 
(ANYcharacter from ANYuniverse is appropriate)
BOARD & CARD GAMES will be a thing that will be happening
(from Apples to Catan to Risk to Magic to Pokémon to Oranges)
L.A.R.P BATTLES will totally be a thing 
(bring your own (foam) weaponry)
POKéMON GO will be going on
(there's a gym at the venue & several Poké-stops near by)
STAR WARS will be prevalent 
(of course)
ANIME should be all over this shit
(cosplay a Studio Ghibli character or you're a coward)
EVERYTHING "nerdy" or esoteric is welcome.
Nonsense Night is about YOU bringing the weirdness.
This is not a concert. It's HAPPENING starring YOU & your friends.

Musical performances by:
Wesley and the Crushers
Zak & What Army?
DosLopez
Aaron Phoenix Wright

8/19/16

TONIGHT! Godzilla Returns to the Phoenix Cafe


Two years ago, the Phoenix Cafe hosted "Godzilla Vs. The Phoenix Art Show" and it was an outstanding exhibit of Godzilla art. This year, many new artists will have work on exhibit with an emphasis on Godzilla, Kaiju, and other monsters.

Featuring Art by: 
Pete Coe, Steve Czapiewski, Jacob Davis, Matthew MCR Ellison II, Steve Gamburd, David Hanson, Olivia Herron (IN), Mark Jackson, Michael Kruso, Brian Lewandowski, Ryan Poteracki and more! 

Musical performances by:
Morticia's Chair - Post Punk, Psychedelic Goth Rock from Cleveland, OH http://www.morticiaschair.com/

The Curls - Indie Rock from Chicago, IL
https://thecurls.bandcamp.com/

Burlesque/ Variety performance by: 
Kitty Hawkk

Aerial/Fire performance by:
Illumine
https://www.facebook.com/illuminefireflow/

Participating vendors:
Pete and Sandra Coe - paintings/monsters 
Steve Czapiewski - vector pop cartoon and show prop designer
Lacie Michelle Bollon - sex pop cartoon 
Stephanie Sage - Pure Romance 
and more tba!

7pm Doors: artist and vendor reception

7:30 TBA 
8:30 The Curls
10:00 Morticia's Chair
11:15 Variety showcase featuring Illumine (fire, dancer, flow artist), Kitty Hawkk (burlesque) and more tba!

All Ages!!! $10 cover

8/12/16

STATIC presents…THE 21st BIG 80'S FLASHBACK BASH!/40th ANNIVERSARY OF PUNK!

Static invites you to go back in time for the night with the return of thee retro party of the year! On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, be prepared to flashback to the late '70s as we celebrate the 21st Big '80s Flashback Bash in a new way by celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk!

This year features punk tributes by six bands:
  • CLASHBACK (The Clash)
  • The DDT's (The Ramones)
  • FABULOUS DISASTER (Sex Pistols)
  • THE ZOTZ
  • RED SEPTEMBER
  • WALKIN’ TALKIN’ TOXINS
The party starts at 8 p.m. at PJ's LAGER HOUSE, located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. Call 313-961-4668 for info or check out www.pjslagerhouse.com

21 & over are welcome and cover is $6 and proceeds benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army, a local cat rescue group. www.HaterKitty.com

Static & Stirling presents...Panic in Detroit V2!! A night of the music and mystery of David Bowie!



Back by popular demand! After the first acoustic version of the tribute show earlier this year, Stirling and Sue Static decided to host Panic in Detroit V2! This show is bigger and better with the addition of electric acts, eclectic artists and burlesque! There will also be an art gallery featuring Bowie inspired art and a showing of the concert film “Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars.”

The show will feature:

Ricky Rat & Karl Arthur: Ziggy Stardust, Rock n Roll Suicide, Hang on to Yourself

White Shag: Heroes, Rebel Rebel, Suffragette City

Satori Circus (with Sadaat Hossian): Soul Love, Time

Konrad Lee: TVC15, Fame

Margaret Dollrod: Moonage Daydream

Hiawatha (Cult Heroes) with Ricky Rat: Queen Bitch

Patrick Davy: Lady Stardust

Dear Darkness: Blackstar and John, I'm Only Dancing

Mike Galbraith & James Anthony: Jean Genie, Changes, 8 Line Poem

Tim Monger with Fido Kenington and Greg McIntosh (Great Lakes Myth Society): Kooks, Fantastic Voyage, Up the Hill Backwards, All The Young Dudes

Audra Kubat: Space Oddity, Under Pressure

Marie Corbo: Young Americans

Stirling w/band featuring Peter Schorn, Dean Western & Fido Kenington: Panic in Detroit, All the Young Dudes, Look Back in Anger, 8 Line Poem with Michael Galbraith

Burlesque:
Leena Allure:Nature Boy/Heroes
Magenta DeMure: Cat People
Holly Hock: I'm Afraid of Americans

Bootsie La Fontaine as Ziggy Stardust

Art by: Nina Friday, Steve Czapiewski, B.P. Legault, Debbie Lotito, Horse's Banana, Brian Lewandowski, Mike Bell, Tim Smith, Joy Baldwin, Heather Chapman.

The second version of the tribute show will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8pm at The Tangent Gallery located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. 313-873-2955 www.tangentgallery.com

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

THE ANNUAL HAZEL PARK FINE ART FAIR CELEBRATES ITS 5TH YEAR!

Local artists, artisans, music and a grassroots community vibe is the focus of the annual Hazel Park Fine Art Fair. Now in its' fifth year, the fair has grown to include more artists than ever! 80 artists and 18 diverse musical acts will entertain you this year.

Green Acres Park is the place to be the weekend of August 27 & 28. The fair is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome. There will be a childrens' art area for creative youngsters to make and take home art of their own. Food will be provided by The Fargin Chef and adult beverages by Dragonmead Brewery and Griffin Claw Brewing Company. Proceeds from the fair's booth sales are donated to the Promise Zones college fund that provides tuition for high school graduates in the community. (Www.promisezones.org)

Only visual art/artisans such as sculptures, jewelry makers, metalworks and paintings will be featured – not mainstream product vendors - in order to keep the integrity as an “art fair.” Some of the many artists and artisans featured are artists Steven Gamburd, weird artist Brian Lewandowski, cityscape photographer Michele Lundgren, painter and toy creator Gwen Joy and the organizer of the Fair - artist Julie Fournier - will also display her paintings from her Smiling Eyes Studio (juliekfournier.com).  Returning to the fair this year is eclectic light sculptures by Joey Mazzola of Eastworks Detroit Studio and photographer Laura Grimshaw.



Audra Kubat

Local music will also be showcased with 18 diverse acts performing over the weekend. The
2016 music line-up features Americana songwriter Matt Dmits, folk songbird Audra Kubat, pop rockers Go Tiger Go and psychedelic art rockers Spaceband.




Go Tiger Go
Sunday's music starts off with the Grosse Pointe Lake Shore Chorus, troubadour Mike Galbraith, rock band The Landmarks and the fair finale is the hard rock band Blackmail.

Producing the fair is a labor of love for organizer Julie Fournier, a resident and artist who exhibits her paintings and crafts at many other local events. With her years of experience attending festivals, she decided to start one in her community of Hazel Park to benefit the area and also raise some money for a worthy cause. "The HPAF strives to provide a truly unique festival with an eye on benefitting the community we are a part of and enhancing the local quality of life for everyone involved," Fournier says in the Fair's mission statement.

The Hazel Park Fine Art Fair will be held on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Green Acres Park located at 620 W. Woodward Heights (9 ½ Mile) in Hazel Park. For the complete list of artists please visit Www.hazelparkartfair.com. For info please email hazelparkartfair@gmail.com

Static presents…FOXFEST! Music & Art Festival




The third edition of FOXFEST Music & Art's Festival features more music, art and entertainment all for a great cause!  This year features five female-fronted Detroit rock bands, six women artists, and a dozen local vendors with the night's proceeds to benefit three local women's groups.

The date is SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 at 8 pm and ALL patrons 18 & over are welcome. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit the Detroit based women's groups, Alternatives for Girls, Girls Rock Detroit and Genesis House. We will also be collecting donated goods to distribute to the shelters. The event will be held at THE TANGENT GALLERY/Hastings St. Ballroom located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. (313-873-2955)

Featuring Music By:

CARMEL LIBURDI– This local singer/songwriter is out to change the way we look at solo acoustic artists. With a unique blend of influences including: jazz, punk, blues, ragtime, and folk, her music is full of rhythm, soul, and wit. Whether political or personal, Carmel's music has energy and humor that will lift your spirits and make you want to dance. www.carmelliburdi.com

ODD HOURS – They are heavily influenced by 80's post-punk and 90's industrial music – they mix sexy to aggressive vocals with raunchy guitar and spacey ukulele with a stage show that combines sexy, weird, and emotional energy. http://www.oddhoursmusic.com/


The Luckouts

THE LUCKOUTS – This dynamic raw rock n' roll trio is influenced by metal, glam and Detroit rock n' roll.   https://www.reverbnation.com/theluckouts

Dear Darkness
DEAR DARKNESS - This post-punk duo whose sound is waxing and combustible—the rawer side of PJ Harvey mixed with the rock economy of The Ramones,  Dear Darkness’s music could be called “bedroom pop.”  https://deardarkness1.bandcamp.com/

CATTY CLUB – Simply put they play “Angry jams for your listening pleasure.” https://soundcloud.com/cattyclub

DJ Cait Ash will spin iconic female artists from the 70's, 80's and 90's and on!

Dena Luckett, the local poet will host the festival.

Six eclectic women artists will also display their works at the event: Gwen Joy, Ava East, Lisa Poszywak, Jenny Creech, Joanne Dietz, and Candy Draper.

A dozen local vendors will be displaying their wares including: Crafty Darling Detroit, The Horses Banana, Hell City Detroit,  More Than a Mitten, DV8 Body Art, Pure Romance by Stephanie, ClayLab Detroit, Erin Knight Art, So Raw Creative, Stacey Jaye LLC., and more.

Alternatives for Girls.org – The Detroit-based non-profit organization has been active for the past 25 years in helping homeless and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.

Girls Rock Detroit.org - a community organization dedicated to fostering girls' creative expression, positive self-esteem, and community awareness through rock music education and performance.

Genesis House - Women's housing units provided by the Detroit Rescue Mission. While residents at one of the three locations, they are able to work towards stability, education and training, and find employment to meet their needs. A wide range of supportive services, including case management, education, mental health, employment and substance abuse aftercare services are available to help residents succeed. (www.drmm.org)

8/10/16

TONIGHT; Film Screening - Desperate Man Blues at MOCAD

Details:
Film: Desperate Man Blues
Wednesday, Aug 10
Doors open: 7, Film at 8
Admission: $5 Donation (free for members)

“Plastic Dreams,” our look into our love of vinyl continues with a film series dedicated to the vinyl enthusiast, and their obsession with the physical format. This wide-ranging collection of films aims to show us the devotion and connection many feel to the format, and inspires us to consider our instinct to romanticize nostalgic eras gone by.

The series will take place every Wednesday in August and will also incorporate short films, discussions and other events relevant to the subject matter of each week’s film.

Desperate Man Blues
Directed by Ed Gillan, Desperate Man Blues tells the story of self-proclaimed king of record collectors Joseph E. Bussard, Jr. of Frederick Maryland. Joe has amassed probably the greatest collection of 78 rpm recordings of country, blues, jazz, cajun and gospel music in the world. He has spent most of of his waking hours in pursuit of old 78s. To call it a hobby would be an insult: It’s his life.

“Check out the DVD Desperate Man Blues. Joe’s an eccentric record collector who’s preserved all sorts of magical corners of music – although he says things like ‘There are no good jazz records made after 1927.'” — Elvis Costello

“It’s nice to have a DVD of this great documentary on Joe Bussard, plus another featurette, King of All Record Collectors, and other bonus stuff. Bussard is a stone gas, grooving around his basement amidst one of the finest collections of pre-war 78s ever assembled. A few nice archival shots of Fahey, too. And the stories are hilarious.”
— Byron Coley and Thurston Moore, #4 on their Top 80 of 2006

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit 
4454 Woodward, Detroit

WIZBANG! Returns to Detroit For Two Shows This September



WIZBANG! POP-UP THEATRE - 4 SHOWS IN 2 DAYS!
Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom 
715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, Michigan 48202
SHOWTIMES:
Friday, September 9th - 9pm & 11pm;Saturday, September 10th - 9pm & 11pm

WIZBANG! is an entertainment venue created in Cleveland Ohio. It is an imaginarium of neo-vaudeville, musical extravaganza, circus arts, comedy theatre in a small, mobile, circus tent! The Wizbang! consist of 2 tents, theater tent and a backstage tent equalling about 650 square feet. The theater has it’s own sound system, lighting, 60 seats, (which makes it one of the smallest of its kind) and an 8’x8’ stage with traveling curtain. 


Partially funded by a grant from Ingenuity Cleveland and a successful Kickstarter campaign, it was designed by your friends-Pinch and Squeal! In their travels, they have met amazing entertainers and wanted nothing more than to share them with you!!

Pinch and Squeal are a musical neo-vaudeville duo that bring you whimsical hilarity, clichéd sentimentality, knee-jerk patriotism, and old-wheeze jokes. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. P&S have been honored to share stages with incredible performers such as Sabrina Chap, Brian Newman, Murray Hill, Jim Rose, Puddles Pity Party, and The Bindlestiff Family Circus!!

In our hour long shows you will get Variety Extraordinaire! You get everything from world champion jugglers, acrobats, professional misbehavers, the best in sleight of hand magicians, spine tingling sideshow, cabaret, circus… you name it! Its never the same experience!

The Wizbang Tent will be set up at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom so refreshments will be close at
hand between shows!

Tickets will be $15 advance and $20 the day of the show. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.wizbangtheatre.com

8/4/16

TOMORROW (August 5): BT Live at The Annex wsg Kenneth Thomas

Friday, August 5th!

Join us for BT Live!

Support from Kenneth Thomas3PM and Justin Elemnt Taylor & Klees

Get your advance tickets here before the price goes up at the door!:http://flavorus.com/BT_Annex

For booth reservations please call 313.687.4350 or go towww.theannexdetroit.com

21+ / Doors at 9:30pm

The Annex
24 West Adams
Detroit, MI 48226
313.687.4350
www.theannexdetroit.com


ICYMI: our interview with BT from 2013 http://bit.ly/2aYqHkL

THIS WEEKEND: Annual Charivari Festival Returns to Belle Isle



Great ideas and events are often birthed by a group of creative individuals and tastemakers who make up an ecosystem of talent.

Detroit’s dance music community and history is one of the most rich, diverse and talent-laden of any city in the world! This community was created and is maintained by some and everyone – the dreamers and the promoters, the artists and the producers, the curators and the patrons, the master and the apprentice, the expert and the amateur ALL have the ability to contribute something to the community.


Join the possibility. Join in on the fun.

Share this event. Invite your friends. Bring the family.
We need your support in making Charivari Detroit GROW!

3 Stages of music until midnight 
on August 5th thru the 7th for you to Let yourself GO!

Ages 16 and down are free as well as age 60 and over.

Charivari Detroit has curated the largest selection of Detroit DJs anywhere!

Delano Smith • Eddie Fowlkes • Juan Atkins • Mike Huckaby • Kai Alce • Terrence Parker featuring Merachka • Ataxia • Golf Clap • Alton Miller • Earl McKinney • Sonic Natives • Jason Garcia • House Gallery • Marissa Guzman • SuperDre • Thomas Barnett • Norm Talley • Stacey Hale • Santonio Echols • Gary Chandler • DJ Body Mechanic • Keith Kemp • Chuck Flask • Mr. Joshuoo • DJ Godfather • Rick Wade • Detroit Techno Militia • Bonds Brothers • Soul Goodman • Al Ester • Rick Wilhite • Asher Perkins • Bruce Bailey • Dan Bain • ADMN • Father Abraham • Mike Brown • Mike Todd • Vern English • Tandem • Isaac Prieto • Joe Hix • Subtractive • John Johr • Alex Metro • Diesel Punk • Jyarsch • DJ Marinty • Leonard Strickland • Twelv Hundo • Nano Too Hype • Minion • Anthony Shakir • Seth Carter • Czarina Mirani • DJ1derful • Eric Hinchman • DJ Snake • DJ One Five • Ricky Spanish • Mark Rosco • Joshua Tree • DJ Cent • Tony Dennis • Eric Johnson • Jeff Arthur • Gruv Detroit • Rebecca Goldberg • Keith Worthy • Patrice Scott • Kyle Hall • Biblical Proportion and MORE...

$55 weekend tickets are on sale NOW at Neptix.com
Anyone 16 and under is FREE
Anyone 60 and over is FREE
(Bring the kids - Bring your parents)

If you are interested in Island Yoga go to www.breatheindetroit.com for more info


FYI
1. There is VERY limited parking near the event site.
There will be official Charivari Detroit off site parking available just behind the Big Boy on Jefferson. You can turn down Helen or Canton Street right off Jefferson and you can park your car and be shuttled to the event site. Shuttles will be available at event end to take you back to your transportation.

If you do take your car on the island remember there is an $11.00 recreational pass that must be paid to have a vehicle on the island. Do not park in any area marked as no parking. You will be tolled!

2. There is no food or beverages of any type allowed into the event grounds. All bags and persons will be checked before entering the site. There are food vendors and beverage tents to serve your needs. Alcohol and beer will be served.
3. You are allowed to bring your tents and chairs. No grills can be brought on the event site as no food is allowed into the site.
4. Pets are allowed as long as they are leashed and tagged.
5. You can ride your bike into the event and you can park it in the sponsored Detroit Bike corral and you receive a claim ticket so you can enjoy the event without worrying about your bike.
6. The event site is large and open and we are expecting high temps. Dress accordingly. This event will proceed rain or shine.
7. Friday there is no admission fee for anyone courtesy of the Detroit Free Press. There is no admission fee Saturday or Sunday for anyone age 16 and under and age 60 and over. Bring your kids, bring the parents. Bring everyone.
8. There are one-day tickets available for Saturday or Sunday for $30.00 at the gate.
9. We would love to see all your event photos and comments. Please follow us on social media and tag ‪#‎charivari16‬
10. Promoters – there are no flyers, posters and other promotional materials allowed into the event. Security will be doing bag, purse and backpack searches as well as your person. Please leave weapons and other contraband in your vehicle.