Metro Detroit Concerts: RV Mendoza’s THAW, Indie Rock and Singer-Songwriters

CultureShift’s Jeff Milo runs down local concerts and shows to catch the weekend of Feb. 21 and 22 in southeast Michigan.

Photo via Trevor Naud
Photo via Trevor Naud

Welcome to “Milo Minute,” the 60 seconds (or thereabouts) you need to find a local show or fest to attend this weekend. And we mean ‘local.’

Longtime Detroit music journalist Jeff Milo has been plugging ears into the Detroit scene for years with his prolific Deep Cutz blog and his YouTube series, “The Milo Show.” Here, he gives us his rundown for what music to catch this weekend that isn’t… uh… playing Little Caesars Arena if you catch our vibe.

Click on the player above to hear CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire and Jeff Milo talk local shows.


Friday, February 21

Indie rock at Lo-fi Bar in Ann Arbor

Who’s playing: Human Skull, Junglefowl and Goody Head

Sounds like: Giants Knife” by Goody Head 

Fourth annual THAW, a queer pop dance party at the Magic Stick

Who’s playing: RV Mendoza and Supercoolwicked

Sounds like: RV Mendoza’s “You Blew It”

Saturday, February 22

Lotion and Big Vic join Toronto’s Ace of Wands at Outer Limits Lounge

Who’s playing: Lotion, Big Vic, and Toronto trio Ace of Wands

Sounds like: Lotion “Placing Bets”


Singer/songwriters at Armageddon Beachparty

Who’s playing: Lily Talmers, Marlon Morton, Mike Galbraith

Sounds like: Libby DeCamp “Put the Kettle On”

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  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.
  • Jeff Milo
    Jeff Milo is the host of "MI Local" on 101.9 WDET. He's a longtime music journalist documenting the Michigan scene for 20 years.