Culture City Weekend Calendar: WDET’s Summer Dance Party

Dance with WDET, or support the Ferndale Public Library this weekend… plus Trav’s download of the week.

Download of the Week

Dope Cloud” by Protomartyr

“Dope Cloud” is the second single from the radically talented  post-punk outfit’s forthcoming album called The Agent Intellect (the band’s second), due out on Hardly Art Records, October 9th.

This Week’s Calendar

WDET’s Summer Dance Party with DJ Cambeaux @ New Center Park | Friday, August 28th @ 8 PM

WDET’s Chris Campbell, host of the Progressive is debuting the next evolution of his career: The Cambeaux Experience.  Campbell’s alter-ego promises a combination  of thematic mixes, choreographed presentations, percussive soundscapes and an audio-visual presentation that he hopes will groove, entertain and inspire the audience.

Ferndale Public Library Benefit Concert featuring Chris Bathgate, 800 Beloved &  More Michigan Music @ Ferndale Public Library | Friday, August 28th @ 8 PM

Performing between two stages to ensure a ceaseless soundtrack for the evening, Michigan bands from across the spectrum of sound are conspiring and collaborating to raise funds for the Ferndale Public Library. Righteous. Joining Bathgate and 800 Beloved are Ancient Language, Woven Tangles, Kriss Gaynes, DJ Eddie Logix and Mister (first solo set in quite a while) A $5 suggested donation for all this talent? No brainer.

8 Year Anniversary Party @ TV Lounge | Friday, August 28th @ 8 PM

Holding it down for eight years as a preeminent nightclub that regularly hosts some of the best DJs from Detroit and around the world, this intimate, diverse venue is putting it down with resident DJs Mike Petrack and Aran Daniels as well as guests such as Chuck Flask and Dan Wagner, plus two surprise guests.  

The Squared Circle Revue presents Invisibill for President @ Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom | Friday, August 28th @ 9 PM

Featuring an artful, entertaining, indie wrestling experience that’s oh, so Detroit, The Squared Circle Revue features burlesque performances Lushes LaMoan and Irina Weird, plus a special performance from artist Satori Circus, plus a whole lotta turnbuckle bruisin.

Cleon Peterson Solo Exhibition @ Library Street Gallery | Saturday, August 29th @ 6 PM

Dubbed “Poison,” this solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Cleon Peterson celebrates recent work from the Cranbrook Academy of Art alumnus. Peterson is globally recognized for his graphic, monochromatic works that manifest in acrylic-on-canvas paintings, as well as sculptures. Peterson delivers signature themes, merciless violence backed by mayhem-laden narratives, at his first-ever show in Detroit.