Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SMASH YOUR HEAD ON THE BLOWOUT.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:00 PM

So today's the day. Or rather, tonight's the night. Blowout kicks off in Detroit, before filling Hamtramck to the brim with local music of all shapes and sizes. It's exciting, it's overwhelming, and it's something that no mental health professional would ever feel comfortable suggesting I "wing it" and just "see what happens." That might be fine for some people, but I'd end up breathing into a paper bag repeating, "I am in control of my own decisions... I am in control of my own decisions..." So instead, I made myself a pretty precise schedule. One that's loose enough to provide flexibility, but rigid enough to allow me the kind of structure I really enjoy (ok, need). I am, like most local music junkies, using this esteemed event as an opportunity to see bands I either have never seen, never heard of but am intrigued by, or have not seen in a long time. Though a lot of my favorite bands are playing Blowout, I'm consciously focing myself to forge a path of discovery. This is what I suggest you do... Well, not the freaking out and making a concise schedule part, unless that's your thing. Rather, the taking the time to discover something new and get excited about Detroit's music scene for the first time or all over again.

Here's my schedule:

WEDNESDAY > MARCH 3

MAJESTIC

09:00 - See bands at PRE-PARTY

THURSDAY > MARCH 4

G OF C LOUNGE

08:20 PM MATT JONES

BAKER'S STREETCAR

08:40 PM MODERNLULL

SKIPPER'S

09:00 PM ISOSCELES MOUNTAIN

PAYCHECK'S

09:20 PM FAWN

THE BELMONT

10:00 PM MACRAME TIGER

BAKER'S STREET CAR

10:40 PM TIMOTHY MONGER

G OF C HALL

MIDNIGHT INVINCIBLE

FRIDAY > MARCH 5

PAINTED LADY

09:20 PM THE BLUEFLOWERS

BAKER'S STREETCAR

10:20 PM BLOODBIRD

SMALL'S

10:40 PM BARS OF GOLD

WHISKEY IN THE JAR

11:20 PM THE FERDY MAYNE

NEW DODGE

MIDNIGHT THE SIGHTS

G of C LOUNGE

12:40 AM STOOPZ N BREEZE

G of C HALL

01:00 AM DETROIT COBRAS

SATURDAY > MARCH 6

JEAN'S

09:20 PM JAMIE REGISTER AND THE GLENDALES

THE BELMONT

10:00 PM THE KODAKS

BAKER'S STREETCAR

10:40 PM BIG MESS

PAYCHECK'S

11:20 PM CANJA RAVE

PAYCHECK'S

12:20 AM THE BEGGARS

G OF C HALL

01:00 AM MILLIONS OF BRAZILIANS

See? Cinchy. And fool proof. But then again...

Rumor has it Child Bite's gonna have some pretty crazy shit planned... And I've only seen Lettercamp once before - that hardly counts as "seen them," right? And what about Lightning Love? Is there a law that says I can't see them a bijillion times? And as much as I want to see Timothy Monger, Carradine's playing 20 minutes later and it's not like I couldn't squeeze them in too... Damn it. I don't know if I can do this! There's just too many bands to see! How can I stick to a schedule??

Where's that paper bag when I need it?!

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