This year, Metro Times Blowout will take place April 30th through May 3rd, and for the first time, be split between Hamtramck, Detroit, and Ferndale! As the countdown to Blowout Kick-off approaches, we thought we’d shine a light on some of the talented musicians scheduled to play this year!
Not even out of college yet and he’s already accomplished a nationwide college tour, released a YouTube video that reached millions of views, opened for 3 Doors Down…and this is only the beginning for Dan Henig.
Forty musicians, broken into ten groups…tasked with writing ten original songs…in three months. Crazy? Maybe a little. Awesome? YES. CW50 had the chance to catch up with Derek John – a local gallery owner, familiar face in the Detroit music scene, and oh yeah…the mastermind behind DETROIT the Album. Check it out!
Welcome back, Detroit Proud music fans, to this week’s edition of the Detroit Proud Playlist. We’ve done something special this week, featuring only a set of songs from one album. Why only one album, you ask? Well, this isn’t your typical album – it’s 40 Detroit artists collaborating in 10 groups to make 10 original songs…all about Detroit. Needless to say, it has more than sparked our interest…
We’ve decided now that the snow is *mostly* gone, it’s time to celebrate Spring – so get up and move! We’ve packed this week’s playlist full of all varieties of electronic musicians that will get you in the dancing (or running, if that’s your thing) spirit…and a few more mellow tracks for when you need a rest – after all, it’s been a long winter.
Happy St. Patty’s day, Detroit Proud music lovers! To kick off this week’s festivities (or to wrap up from the weekend’s shenanigans), we’ve created the perfect playlist that will make you look like an expert in what’s what around Detroit.
It’s common knowledge to Detroiters that our town is home to some of the world’s best musicians. We’re at the top of every major music trend – from Motown to techno to garage rock. Detroit musicians have influenced and entertained millions, and that list will only continue to grow – we thought we’d pay tribute to some of those who set the bar high.
Hello, hello, music fans…we’ve put together a playlist that not even the most treacherous of winters could bring down. From an upcoming DJ that incorporates all genres to make his own style, to a singer-songwriter that has portrayed many famous musicians of our yesteryear, to already-known local favorites – we’re sure you’ll find something you like.
This will be my second year participating in DETROIT by DETROIT, and I couldn’t be happier. Last year, I teamed up with my good friend Omar Aragones to cover Mayer Hawthorne. Omar and I decided to do something a bit different this year; we plan on covering Detroit artist Sixto Rodriguez.
Week after week we’re committed to searching, listening, and bringing you the best of what our city has to offer…in terms of music, that is. This week, in our playlist,we’ve brought in a few new names, sprinkled in some well-known favorites, and explored other tracks from local bands we’ve seen before.