The International Pop Overthrow Festival features bands in each city that have a pop music feel to it. The Detroit dates feature many local favorites including Mike Leslie Band and The HandGrenades. The goal of IPO is to bring these bands together in a festival setting, which isn't typical for some of them, as well as to help promote the bands with hopes of them getting major record deals. Sounds like a cool gig for bands to be a part of and with 14 years under their belt and shows around the world, IPO probably knows a thing or two about the music industry.
The Detroit IPO shows are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 4th-6th, with both afternoon and evening shows on Saturday. It's $10 to get in to the Lager House each night and $8 to get in to the Saturday afternoon show. You can see the full schedule of dates and times bands will be playing here. For more information on the International Pop Overthrow Festival, and how you might be able to be a part of it next year, head over to their website at internationalpopoverthrow.com.