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Friday, January 31
What: This is the 2nd annual ‘Sonic Blizzard’ where we can all fortify ourselves against what always tends to be a brutally cold season here in Michigan.
Who’s playing: The Bedroom Light Show will be providing some visual accouterments for the performances, and artists from as close as Ann Arbor, and as far away as Berlin, will be performing, with groups like Violet Sol and Sham Kurd. We also have Detroit-area artists like Asklepius and Cye Pie and Ya Homies.
Sounds like: Cye Pie live in Studio A at WDET
What: The Blitzers have a new EP that they’re putting out, ”Noble Rot.”
Who’s playing: The Blitzers, The Savage Seven and Spaceskull.
Sounds like: The Blitzers, “Problems”
Saturday, February 1
What: MotorKam’s album, “YGMFU,” is out this weekend and the party is Saturday at Ant Hall.
Who’s playing: I first caught up with MotorKam, who’s name is Kameron, in fact, with a K, about two and a half years ago, when he was breaking out on the Detroit scene. As MotorKam, working early on in Assemble Sound, he was melding funk to techno, with much exuberance. He’ll be joined by The Lasso, Masquenada and J House.
Sounds like: MotorKam’s “Old Pictures, New Frames.”
What: Friends of Dennis Wilson will be celebrating the release of an album they’ve titled Space Maintainer at the Outer Limits Lounge in Hamtramck
Who’s playing: They’ll be joined by Dizzy Hotel and Oblisk.
Sounds like: Friends of Dennis Wilson ”Are You There?”