For those who long for a more revolutionary era, when the proletariat would rise up and shake off their chains like dew, check out this collection of classic images from the Cuban Revolution by several epic native photographers. Now, juxtapose those against photographer and Ann Arbor-native Jack Kenny’s images of modern-day Cuba, taken from his award-winning book of modern-day life on the island nation.
This multimedia performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art could be a great way to get into alignment for a weekend of electronic music. The headline act is Chromatic Jackie, a collaborative ensemble is made up of a dancer, a musician and a visual artist. The trio, which recently made its first live appearance at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, mixes computer-generated visuals from artist Dana Bell, sound fragments from Sam Consiglio (formerly of Adult. and Tamion 12 Inch) and movement from dancer Sari Nordman, all choreographed to an original sound piece written for this project. James Marlon Magas will perform as Magas, and the guy has been making music since he was in avant-rock bands Couch and Lake of Dracula in the early 1990s. He’s gone on to become an electronic solo musician with releases on the Ersatz Records label. Between performances, super-popular DJ sets from Disco/Secret and Macho City.
Bang Tech 12 started in 1996 in Detroit There are branches and artists in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee and Florida as well as France, Scotland, Croatia and The Netherlands. 4 rooms of sound, over 40 performers from around the globe for an all day/all night event.
Ron Zakrin, showcases his latest body of work, Beauty & The Beats. This entirely new collection of work is inspired by electronic music in celebration of this year’s Movement Festival.
CASSY, DEREK PLASLAIKO, ORCHARD LOUNGE, NATE MANIC, THE BLACK MADONNA, ARAN DANIELS, MISTER JOSHOOA, MIKE PETRACK
“This town’s a concrete factory, and Dad and Mum look just like me, I’m on the plant assembly line. Too late now,” sang Debbie Harry on Blondie’s “Detroit 442,” but those lyrics could just have easily been pulled from a song by the band Detroit 442, which formed in 2006, broke up, and is now back again. Expect plenty of anger, spit and energy. Also on the bill is Detroit hardcore band Heresy, which rocked stages at the Graystone and Hungry Brain back in the 1980s. The band mixed Brit-inspired fury (think black leather, liberty spikes, Discharge) and Massachusetts-oriented speed (think thrashier Siege, Deep Wound), producing Detroit’s answer to D-beat punk. Opening for them are Eric Addict & the Overdose. The whole evening highlights what is great about Detroit — punk past and present.
Latin Night. Salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, Top 40, dancehall.
Pre-pay reservations recommended.
Skeeto Valdez (drummer for the Brothers Groove) hosts the weekly Funhouse jazz jam session.
The Dirty Dog is another feather in the cap of Gretchen Valade, the entrepreneur and philanthropist whose generosity and love of jazz saved the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Chef Andre Neimanis' sophisticated tapas-style menu encompasses unusual dishes that showcase his creativity. Musically, the Dirty Dog has some of Detroit's best players, with piano sets from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by two evening shows with full bands. Willie Jones, the general manager, is visible in the front of the house, overseeing service and keeping the whole show running smoothly.
Stepping into the newly restored art deco live jazz bar with an even more recently opened kitchen is to arrive in another era. Before the stage, the main area is separated into two spaces: One with round, candle-lit tables, the other, a stunning curved bar. All this sits below massive barrel-vaulted ceilings. All this ambience comes from pricey restoration work done in 2006 to make today’s Cliff Bell’s look like the Cliff Bell’s of 1935. That and the way they mix a cocktail. Neither cheap nor fast, mixed drinks are crafted old-school, more for taste than ease of production. With everything from a standard fillet of beef tenderloin to cassoulet, the French-inspired eclectic food menu speaks for itself. Try the duck confit on a buttermilk biscuit with cranberry jam for a small plate reduction of Thanksgiving dinner. Hedonists will go for a chunk of tender braised pork belly (otherwise known as bacon when cured and smoked) that comes plated with a rich, spicy sweet cider sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes and a pinch of cracklings for good measure.
Established in 1975 as a haven for Vietnam Veterans, the Old Miami has been called "the C.B.G.B's of the midwest" for it's history as a music venue. Almost every notable artist from Detroit has played on it's stage as well as many national acts of the punk/modern rock era. The walls are lined thick with Vietnam and other military momentums, many of which were given to owner Danny Overstreet by fellow veterans. A jukebox full of vinyl from Patsy Kline to Gang Green sits next to the pool table. Comfortable couches and chairs are placed by the fireplace and in front of the dance floor creating a relaxed den-like atmosphere. Across the dance floor a wall of speakers almost obscures the stage. The sound system is unusually large for a room this size. The huge back yard with a pond and large porch/stage hosts many all-day outdoor events in the summer months. People from all walks of life call the Old Miami a home away from home. Bikers and bladers, lawyers and anarchists are its patrons who gravitate to this easy-going off-campus dive where live music rules.
"Located above the Garden Bowl, the Magic Stick is home to ten billiard tables, a full bar and lounge area, one of Detroit's best jukeboxes and in the last several years has become one of the nation's most acclaimed small live music venues, hosting great live bands from across the country and around the corner. When there's no live music, the Magic Stick is open for billiards and beverages until 2 a.m."
Kevin Saunderson. Richie Hawtin. John Acquaviva. Carl Cox. The Works has already established itself as a stable in Detroit's Electronic Music culture.
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Detroit, MI 48226
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