When G.G. Allin died in 1993, a lot of people breathed a sigh of relief. As Tesco Vee once said, “This feces-encrusted, jockstrap-wearin’ stinkbag was just gross.” That said, audiences flocked to see Allin’s transgressive, often coprophagic performances, to experience that mixture of fear and awe only the “rock ’n’ roll terrorist” could evoke. Allin has been gone two decades now, but a version of his backing band, the Murder Junkies, still tours, playing the Allin catalog, which includes such colorful ditties as “Anal Cunt” and “Raw, Brutal, Rough and Bloody.” The bill is rounded out with Busby Death Chair, Sons of Strippers, Public Sex and Dolly Rocker Ragdoll.
Showcasing genre-defying music and distinct spaces that have become a haven for creative endeavors that otherwise would not have a home in traditional performance spaces.
Five Finger Discont Live at Bumpers.
Founded by Puerto Rican-born congero “Ozzie” Rivera and led by award-winning music director/pianist Bill Meyer, Orquesta continues the tradition of explosive Afro-Cuban rhythms and tones. Meyer leads this irresistible Latin ensemble of horns, percussionists and vocalists.
PhoenixPhest is The Phoenix Ensemble's annual chamber music festival, now in its 13th year. This world-class faculty teaches in a noncompetitive, nurturing atmosphere. Hear this one of a kind performance!
There will be live performances from Project Pitchfork, Ayria, Pulse State and Ghost Synthesis along with DJ Electrosonik between the performances.
Fred Thomas of His Name Is Alive loves to fuck with people by taking left turns and throwing musical curveballs at every given opportunity, and a few opportunities that weren’t given at all. Experimental indie pop is the order of the day here, Ann Arbor native Thomas soaking in a ton of Detroit soul and coming out the other side with something that sounds like Mayer Hawthorne fronting Weezer. Kinda. The band has been around since ’99, which seems bizarre, though; they didn’t play any shows until 2002. Now the band is flying, and 2013 sees a new album, One Kiss Ends it All.
If Björk taught us anything, it’s that English-language acts from Iceland are going to be awesome, and Of Monsters and Men follow that train of thought quite nicely. The winners of the 2012 Músíktilraunir (an annual battle of the bands in Iceland), these guys put out their debut album, My Head is an Animal, the following year. Though the guys in the band do sport some tremendous facial hair, they’re exaggerating with the animal reference. This summer, the band will be all over the world hitting the major festivals, so let’s enjoy them while they’re here. The “King and Lionheart” single promises great times ahead.
Soul and Blues.
This four-day festival includes live music across several genres, face painting, tunes spun by 98.7 AMP Radio, thrilling carnival rides from Playworld Amusements, video game tent for the kids, an outdoor casino, and multicultural food booths.
Come and bid on art from your favorite artists while listening to your favorite DJs play your favorite songs. Art from:Kyle McBee, Lindsey Harnish, Steve Gamburd, Carley Jean. Mike Ross. Platters Spun by: Jellyroll, Brandon Moss, Pierce Reynolds, Kyle McBee, Mike Ross.
Down Home Blues celebration with legendary guitarist Billy Davis and special guests.
The Music Foundation will present its latest show in its ongoing LIVE at The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music series featuring singer-songwriter, Jill Jack.
With Hit Society, Sleepy Thieves and Amateur Anthropologists.
Jazz Standards for dining. Great menu.
Mos Def's latest album, tentatively titled "Yasiin Bey Presents," is reportedly due out this year. Detroit rapper Royce da 5'9" will open the Opera House show.
Reflxtion nightclub, electronic music, ultra lounge, robbie rivera, house music.
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Detroit artist Graem Whyte’s practice explores the space between architecture and fine art. His work utilizes a wide array of materials and often combines mythology, architecture, Chewbacca, the landscape, and patterns of mathematics and nature with a wry sense of humor.
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