Thursday, April 25, 2013

Get Ready for Metro Times Blowout 16!

We are so excited about this year's Blowout! We're not sure if we are more excited to see the bands, or get coverage of the event for all of you! When we first heard about the new two weekend set up, we were kind of leery. But, now we've realized that this just means that more bands get to be a part of this festival. We're also looking forward to seeing bands play in new spots around Ferndale, including the Rust Belt! There are a ton of great bands playing every night of the Blowout and the beauty of this event is that you get to catch some bands you have been meaning to see while discovering others that you've never heard of. We wanted to give you a run down of who we're looking forward to seeing the most and who we think you shouldn't miss... there are a few we agree on, but quite a wide range at the same time. Here's who we think you should catch:

Friday, April 26th:


Size Queen - 10 p.m. @ Small's

All 3:
 The HandGrenades - 10:20 @ Polish National Alliance - Hall

Now, we don't want to overwhelm you, these are just our picks for the Hamtramck weekend. Keep an eye out for our Ferndale picks next week. On top of all of the great bands playing on Friday and Saturday, make sure you also head out to the Kick-Off on Thursday night at The Magic Stick. There you will get to see bands from both weekends play on 3 different stages. The Kick-Off sets will be a little shorter than the actual Blowout sets, but this is a good chance to catch a whole bunch of the acts in one place. For the full schedule for the Kick-Off, Hamtramck and Ferndale, check out the Blowout website here.

If you don't have tickets to the Blowout yet, you can pick them up online here, at the Kick-Off Party or at The Metro Times Office (733 St Antoine, Detroit), Detroit Threads (10238 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck) and The WAB (22646 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale). Tickets are $20 for one weekend or only $35 for both. Just buy a pass to both. You know you're going to go to at least one night during both of the weekends. Make sure you pick your tickets up now though! The price will go up again on April 26th to $25 for one weekend and $45 for both!

We hope to see a ton of you out and about this weekend! Make sure you come say hi and have a drink with us! Don't forget, there is a shuttle that goes around to all of the Blowout bars in Hamtramck. So keep an eye out for that to get you from one show to another. Stay tuned all next week to catch interviews and coverage from Weekend #1! 


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