In honor of our 20th year, Artistic Director and pianist James Tocco will make a rare solo appearance for local audiences. Afterwards, Patron Event ticket holders are invited to a special post- recital event.
Richard Stöhr wrote his String Quartet Op. 86 in 1942 in exile in Vermont from his native Vienna. The Quartet was performed in 1942 by the group for which it was written, but we believe that these performances by the Beaumont Quartet are the first since that time.
New York-based DJ-production duo Designer Drugs apparently clocked up more than 300,000 air miles in the past year, highlighting the fact that these two men are as busy as almighty fuck right now. The album Hardcore/Softcore is set to drop, and the guys (Patrick and Theodore Paul Nelson) have been remixing everyone from Mariah Carey to Thieves Like Us. They’re nothing if not in-demand, and one listen to “Dead Meat” will tell you exactly why. They offer uncompromising, heavy and kinda nasty club tunes that have an industrial edge and a touch of punk too. Got to love that combo.
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.
This is the debut show of band Panic or Pain with Voyag3er and Rogue Satellites as special guests.
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.
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.
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.
A Night of Visual Art, Fashion, Poetry & Dance
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.
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