Guess what, Detroit Proud Playlist followers? It’s that time of year again! No, no, we don’t mean the back-to-school time of year, we mean it’s time for the 37th annual Dally in the Alley! We’ve made good on our promise to keep you updated with the 2014 musical line-up…as well as dedicating this playlist to many of the heavy-hitting performers.

Oh yeah…did we mention the Dally in the Alley street fair is a FREE annual celebration of life in the Cass Corridor in downtown Detroit? Plus, Dally in the Alley is run entirely by volunteers, and is a sponsorship-free, non-profit event benefiting the NCCU (North Cass Community Union).

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Apart from the live celebration of local, talented musicians and bands, Dally in the Alley is also happy to reveal that there will be food vendors from yummy local restaurants: Peoples Pierogi Collective, Jacques’ Tacos, Amicci’s Pizza, Treat Dreams, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Union Street Detroit, Crushed Healthy Smoothies, and Slows To Go!

All the fun takes place THIS Saturday, September 6, from 11am to 11pm in the Cass Corridor…which for you newbies, is between Forest & Hancock and between 2nd Ave & Anthony Wayne, in downtown Detroit. For the complete line-up, visit the website here!

…and while you’re waiting for Saturday to get here, get a preview of what to expect below!

Lac La Belle – Forest Stage @ 5:30pm

Lac La Belle


Lac La Belle is an acoustic-folk duo that combines the early decades of recorded rural American music with a Rustbelt appeal. Their first album, released in 2009, was recorded by Jim Diamond, who has also worked with other Detroit bands like The White Stripes, Detroit Cobras, and The Dirtbombs. Check them out here!

Gabriel Brass Band – Forest Stage @ 7:30pm

Gabriel Brass Band


The Gabriel New Orleans Style Brass Band is a family tradition that has been passed down for six generations. Today, now with a hometown in Motown, The Gabriel Brass Band honors rich history of New Orleans music while delivering a joyful sound that excites the modern ear. Hear them here!

Brinae Ali – Forest Stage @ 10:30pm

Brinae Ali


Singer-songwriter Brinae Ali grew up in the music scene. At the age of 14, Bradley, along with her sister and childhood friend, appeared on Showtime at the Apollo as winners of Amateur Night. Four years later, at the age of 18, she made another New York appearance debuting one of her signature pieces to Al Jarreu’s Take Five at the Tap Extravaganza. See what she’s up to now, here!

DUANE– Garden Stage @ 8:15pm



DUANE, The Brand New Dog (previously The Teenage Weirdo), makes electronic-techno-funk music with a Detroit flair. It’s big room house, but with a funk element and instantly iconic lyrics. Check him out here!

PALACES – Garden Stage @ 9:15pm

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Detroit-based hypnotic rock duo PALACES began as an outlet to explore different sounds and influences, but quickly transformed into the sounds of hazy psychdelica and shoe-gaze that seem to be well-suited for a late night seance. Check them out here!

Jimmy Ohio & The Ultimate Lovers – Alley Stage @ 8:00pm

Jimmy Ohio


A new-wave blues rock band, Jimmy Ohio & The Ultimate Lovers sure know how to excite an audience and claim a stage. Sparks fly from Jimmy, and as the electricity spreads, everyone becomes a part of the performance. Check them out here!

Prude Boys – Alley Stage @ 10:00pm

Prude Boys


Prude Boys are a traditional garage-rock band with a punk-rock attitude, from the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area (now relocated in Hamtramck) – and they’re definitely not shy about making a name for themselves. Aside from the Dally in the Alley, they’ve been lining up shows all around Detroit. Check them out here!

COLD MEN YOUNG – Alley Stage @ 11:00pm



Influenced heavily by such legendary lyricists as Jay-Z, Nas, Mos Def, as well as rap heavyweights Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West, COLD MEN YOUNG play fresh and innovating sounds with an energetic and entertaining stage show. Their shows always come with a large amount of crowd participation – there’s spoken word performances, a live dj, and live instrumentation. Check them out here!

Andre Royster (DJ) – Electronic Stage @ 1:45pm

Andre Royster


Andre Royster has been an established DJ and musician in Detroit’s House and Hi-Tech soul music communities since 2001. He has also been at the forefront as lead DJ of “The EchoVerse,” a nationally-acclaimed spoken-word and music series. Find out more about him here!

Dru Ruiz – Electronic Stage @ 7:45pm

Dru Ruiz


A Detroit electronic producer, Dru Ruiz has had his name on many events around the city, with some of the biggest being 2000’s Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) and 2012’s Movement Electronic Festival. He’s also the CEO and founder of Cultured Citizens, a collective of Detroit based DJs and producers. Check him out here!

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See you Saturday, Detroit!