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  • Z-Show 2: Zombie Art and Variety Show
    Z-Show 2: Zombie Art and Variety Show
     

    Is it a coincidence that the Z-Show 2 follows the season finale of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead? This year they’re opening the gallery to multiple artists in a variety of mediums to feature nearly 50 pieces of zombified art from local and regional artists. Accompanying the art will be a slew of talented musical and dance acts to get even the stiffest of zombie bodies moving. Due to the graphic nature of the art and performances, this show is not recommended for young children. The show will be on display at the Pheonix Café in Hazel Park. Doors open at 8 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee.

  • Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
    Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
     

    You may know him as the founding member of the experimental, neo-psychedelic group Animal Collective. Now Avey Tare has partnered up with Angel Deradoorian, former member of Dirty Projectors, and former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman to create a sound inspired by a freaky mesh of garage rock and ’60s novelty pop. With the release of their new album Enter the Slasher House, the trio is ready to prove its weirdness once and for all. Ponytail member Dustin Wong also plays this Friday at The Blind Pig. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. 

  • Avey Tare
    Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

    Avey Tare's, of Animal Collective, Slasher Flicks performs at The Blind Pig with special guest Dustin Wong

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  • Z-Show 2: Zombie Art and Variety Show

    Is it a coincidence that the Z-Show 2 follows the season finale of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead? This year they’re opening the gallery to multiple artists in a variety of mediums to feature nearly 50 pieces of zombified art from local and regional artists. Accompanying the art will be a slew of talented musical and dance acts to get even the stiffest of zombie bodies moving. Due to the graphic nature of the art and performances, this show is not recommended for young children. The show will be on display at the Pheonix Café in Hazel Park. Doors open at 8 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee.

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  • Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks

    You may know him as the founding member of the experimental, neo-psychedelic group Animal Collective. Now Avey Tare has partnered up with Angel Deradoorian, former member of Dirty Projectors, and former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman to create a sound inspired by a freaky mesh of garage rock and ’60s novelty pop. With the release of their new album Enter the Slasher House, the trio is ready to prove its weirdness once and for all. Ponytail member Dustin Wong also plays this Friday at The Blind Pig. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. 

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  • Schoolboy Q
    Schoolboy Q 4/18
     

    After his highly anticipated major-label debut in February, Schoolboy Q is now on the Oxymoron World Tour. There have been whispers in praise of his talent over the years because of his work with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, but now Q is ready to take the main stage. Oxymoron features singles “Man of the Year,” “Collard Greens,” “Break the Bank” and “Yay Yay,” two of which have made it to the Billboard Hot 100 this year. Schoolboy Q will play this Friday at St. Andrews. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.50. (Photo via Facebook)

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  • Z-Show 2: Zombie Art and Variety Show

    Following the success of last year's Z-Show group zombie art and variety show, is the bigger and better Z-Show 2! This year we have opened the gallery to multiple artists in a variety of mediums and will feature nearly 50 pieces of art from local and regional artists. And accompanying the art will be a slew of talented musical and dance acts to get even the stiffest of zombie bodies moving! Please be advised that due to the graphic nature of the art and performances, this show is not recommended for younger children. Parental discretion is advised.

    Place: Phoenix Cafe
    Category: Art, Events
  • Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

    Avey Tare's, of Animal Collective, Slasher Flicks performs at The Blind Pig with special guest Dustin Wong

  • Break Anchor
    Break Anchor 4/19
     

    After the Suicide Machines disbanded in May 2006, co-founder Jay Navarro started Hellmouth, a band that lies somewhere between thrash metal and punk, in addition to Break Anchor, a pop-punk group inspired by the old-school Bay Area sound. Now on tour, Break Anchor brings punk that’s influenced by bands like Crimpshine, Smashing Pumpkins and Operation Ivy. Rebel Spies and Axe Ripper also play at the Magic Stick. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $8. (Photo via Facebook)

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