Thursday, November 7, 2019

Ambient electronic duo Blue Hawaii heads to Detroit's UFO Factory

Staff Pick

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:19 PM

click to enlarge ARIANA MOLLY
  • Ariana Molly

For those of us who never had the pleasure of experiencing the ecstasy of gyrating against sweaty strangers and future lovers in a ’90s nightclub, fret not, fellow weirdos — there’s an electronic duo to help satisfy our impossible FOMO.

Former couple Alex “Agor” Cowan and Raphaelle “Ra” Standell-Preston have been making ambient techno as Juno Award-nominated duo Blue Hawaii since 2010, releasing their fourth record, Open Reduction Internal Fixation, just last month. The record, which is titled after an emergency foot surgery Agor had to undergo after smashing his heel in Berlin, was born of pain and recovery, as Raphaelle had endured a painful breakup during the same time. The result is a shimmering, dance-floor-ready respite from the bullshit that calls to mind Robyn and Röyksopp. Detroit’s Jenny & Jackie and 2000 Blue are also on the bill.

Doors open at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at UFO Factory; 2110 Trumbull St., Detroit; Tickets are $10.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation