What’s in a name? Or, in the case of Curtis Alan Jones, names.
The 53-year-old Chicago native and stalwart in the house and techno genres, better known as Green Velvet (fka Cajmere, Geo Vogt, Half Pint, Curan Stone, and Gino Vittori) has kept the party going for three decades with his brand of emotional and spiritual — yet tongue-in-cheek — approach to throbbing industrial minimalism.
He’s been topping Billboard dance charts since launching his debut record label Cajual Records in 1992 and has been included on many a Best Of list, including in Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Chicago House Records” list in 2014 with his track “Percolator” and in 2019, when Mixmag deemed “Percolator” one of the “20 Best Rave Anthems of the ‘90s.” Detroit will get back-to-back doses of Green Velvet with support from Detroit’s own Stacey Pullen on Friday.
Doors open at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 and Saturday., Aug. 21 at Magic Stick; 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com. Tickets are $25+.
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