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.
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.
We're looking for the hottest art around to showcase in Detroit's newest art venue: Rodin-Detroit. Our goal is to provide visibility, commission-free sales, and networking opportunities for artists in the heart of Detroit's museum district.
A reading by featured authors Robert Fanning, Karrie Waarala, and Zack Ravas. Presented by kickstART farmington, Absinthe, Black Coffee Press, the Collagist, Dzanc Books, Midwestern Gothic, and [PANK].
Pit stop demonstrations, autograph sessions and Q&A sessions with some of the sport’s best drivers will be featured along with food trucks, Grand Prix and race team merchandise, as well as interactive and special vehicle displays.
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