Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2013 Vodka Vodka

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2013 Best of Detroit Party

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2012 Pig & Whiskey

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2012 Best Of Detroit Party

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Blowout Weekend two recap

Posted By on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Guest blog by Esther Rubyan Give it up for weekend two of Metro Times Blowout 16! The second weekend of Blowout was yet again a great success, closing out North America’s largest local music festival with a bang! Located in the heart of downtown Ferndale, Blowout showcased another set of...

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

City Slang: Blowout Day 6 – 13 bands in four hours

Posted By on Sun, May 5, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Blowout is over for another year and, while you can be sure that the strong opinions will continue to rain in (please keep them coming, btw), we’re just happy that, at the end of the day, 600-ish bands were able to play the festival, with the vast majority of them...

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Acting the goat at Blowout

Posted By on Sat, May 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Guest blog by Gerard Smith of Bill Grogan's Goat I got to the Friday night installment of The Metro Times Blowout late last night, after taking my lovely Mrs. out for Mexican dinner, then falling into a food coma for an hour or so when I dropped her off at...

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City Slang: Shagged out at Blowout Day 5

Posted By on Sat, May 4, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Phantom Cats had so many trippy light effects beamed around the library, it felt like we were inside a lava lamp. Very distracting, but I could still hear the singer’s wooing and warbling. It was like if Poly Styrene of X-Ray Specs was trying to sing like Kate Bush. I...

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Don't be scared of Ferndale Blowout

Posted By on Fri, May 3, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Four days have passed since the conclusion of the Hamtramck portion of Blowout, and the very first day of the festival in Ferndale is here. Let’s not mince words here – this is a bit of an experiment, but it’s a very necessary one. The Blowout had to change to...

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blowout and bullocks: Thoughts on Live Music

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM

What, go to Blowout? Or just go to a live-music-thing, in general? I would go because I want to very nearly have my forehead smacked with a guitar neck. It’s that physiological reaction, the hurk and jerk where you duck your head or collide, recoil, rollick off of a swarm...

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