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Your Cultural Calendar: July 18 - 20

Friday, July 18, 2014



Download of the Week



No More by Shlohmo & Jeremih

LA Producer Shlohmo teams-up with falsetto R&B singer Jeremih on a tasty (and totally, graciously free) trap-soul EP. Nighttime jams.







Plan For the Weekend w/ Culture City



Pig & Whiskey

Friday thru Sunday (June 18 - 20), 1 p.m.-Midnight | Woodward & Troy, Ferndale

The ‘Metro Times’ annual summer throwdown of rock, pork, and booze is back with an equally impressive list of local and national bands and bourbons (and rye and scotch, too). The ‘can’t miss’ sets are Sunday evening’s back-to-back concerts from Michigan’s Ian Link and Nashville’s Justin Townes Earle.



Nothing Is Forever: Innerstate Gallery Presents Photographer Jeremy Deputat’s Solo Exhibition

Friday, July 18 from 7-11 p.m. | Inner State Gallery, Eastern Market

Detroit photographer Jeremy “JD” Deputat is a noted art director, but his passion and top talent is being behind the lens putting into focus Motor City musical luminaries such as Eminem, Kid Rock Danny Brown and Mayer Hawthorne.



A Celebration of the Life and Work of Artist, Activist and Educator David Blair

Sunday, July 20 at 6 p.m. | Jazz Cafe @ The Music Hall

Known simply as Blair, the man was anything but. Magnificently multi-talented, the poet and musician expressed frustrated love for Detroit, for humanity, for the creative process. He touched the lives of thousands around the country before his untimely death three years ago. Local and national artists, such as folk singer Audra Kubat, will perform inside the Music Hall’s Jazz Cafe.



infinite mile Magazine Release Party

Saturday, July 19 from 7-10 p.m. | Cass Cafe, Midtown

This still newish monthly art journal examines the current scene through reviews, interviews, articles, and photo essays found on its website. The discourse moves offline as they celebrate their eighth issue with art community cohorts at the Cass Cafe.



I Do Mind Dying: A Live-Action MixTape!

Saturday, July 19 | New Center Park, Detroit

A trio of celebrated musicians have called on poets, singers and bands of varied genres, and visual artists to create a one-of-a-kind concert that they (Invincible, TundeOlaniran & Miz Korona) call a live-action mixtape.






Featured Stories



Brass Appeal: The Inaugural Crash Detroit Festival Hits Corktown


Street band culture is not exactly new to Detroit. A raucous bunch called the Detroit Party Marching Band has been making noise around the city for the last four years, popping up at private and public events of all kinds, from parades to bar mitzvahs.

The (free) festival is from 2 to 9 PM, Saturday July 19th at Corktown’s Roosevelt Park (the lawn in front of the old, beautiful, monolithic Michigan Central Station building) in Detroit. Shake your brass.






Bros Not Bombs: The HandGrenades Talk Rock & Play Live


A Detroit indie-rock band called The HandGrenades are poised for national success with their latest record, titled 52. They play Ferndale’s annual Pig and Whiskey festival this weekend. The HandGrenades recorded at WDET earlier this week.

Founding members Andrew Pawelski and Nick Chevillet tell WDET’s Travis Wright about the advice they have for up-and-coming bands.