Culture City Weekend Calendar: Jazz Fest, Hamtown Labor Day Festival and Arts Beats and Eats

Download of the Week

You’ve Got Style“ by Duane the Brand New Dog featuring Kiki

Strike a pose. Looking for a song to throw on while tearing apart your wardrobe? Dig this jam, it’s latest from one of Detroit’s most promising party soundtrackers, the art-pop breakout wunderkind, Duane the Brand New Dog.

This Week’s Calendar

Detroit Jazz Festival @ Hart Plaza & Campus Martius |Labor Day Weekend

Cannot miss: Marcus Belgrave All-Star Tribute at the Marriott on Friday Night. The biggest and best jazz fest in the Midwest and beyond, rising stars and legendary players will transcend the genre and transport time as many forms of jazz transpire.  Don’t miss Pat Metheney and Ron Carter throw down. Also, there is a slew of beautiful jazz-centric films being screened.

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival @ Downtown Hamtown | Labor Day Weekend

One of the most impressive lineups of local talent ever assembled, from the mainstay rock ‘n’ roll brilliance of the Detroit Cobras and Polish Muslims to contemporary all-stars such as Tunde Olaniran and Turn to Crime.

Arts, Beats & Eats @ Downtown Royal Oak | Labor Day Weekend

Where else will you see the Cheap Trick, Gin Blossoms, Salt ‘n’ Peppa, The Guess Who and Neon Trees share a bill?

Odd Hours @  Small’s Bar | Friday, September 4th @ 8 PM

In sound and presentation, Odd Hours are one of the coolest, sexiest, vampish rock bands around. If you’re lookin’ to tap into that lust n’n leather jacket vibe after your Labor Day rollickin’ is through, this, dear friends, is the rock show for you.  

Guilty Simpson Listening Party @ Paramita Sound | Friday, September 4th from 6 to 8 PM

Streetwise metaphors flow forth from the brain of veteran rap artist and Stones Throw Recording MC, Guilty Simpson. Here’s a chance to rub shoulders with the rap community while getting a sneak peek into the latest record from one of the best in the game.

Thee Oh Sees @ PJ’s Lager House | Saturday, September 5th @ 7 PM

Thee Oh Sees hail from San Francisco. Sonically speaking, however, they fit into the well-worn fabric that comprises the “Detroit rock sound” — a jangly, noisy, beer-spilt take on a straight-shot, six-string, blue collar rock noise.  










Image credit: Duane the Brand New Dog

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