This Saturday, February 22nd Christie and I have the privilege of hosting Detroit X Detroit at The Magic Stick in Detroit for the second year in a row. Last year we had a blast introducing the bands and being part of the event, so when Oh Snap! asked us to do it again this year, it was a no brainer. It’s really fun to see the artists that we work with all year dress up and do their best imitation of another Detroit artist past or present. The best part is that while we're having fun, we are also raising money for the School of Rock to continue to encourage the next generation of Detroit musicians to keep learning and making music. The students at the School of Rock even play a set! This year they will be covering Detroit’s own Temptations. Some other highlights for the evening include Blaire Alise & the Bombshells as The Detroit Cobras, 500 Club as The Suicide Machines, The HandGrenades as Phantasmagoria, and Dan Henig as Madonna. The full lineup for the night is as follows :
(MAIN STAGE) After Dark Amusement Park as The Supremes
(SIDE STAGE) Stevie Soul & OMAR ARAGONES as Rodriguez
(MAIN STAGE) Dan Henig as Madonna
(SIDE STAGE) Mod Orange as The Hard Lessons
(MAIN STAGE) The HandGrenades as Phantasmagoria
(SIDE STAGE) DON DUPRIE as Barrett Strong
(MAIN STAGE) The Jet Rodriguez as Grand Funk Railroad
(SIDE STAGE) Mike Galbraith as Aretha Franklin
(MAIN STAGE) SIX AND THE SEVENS as The Knack
(SIDE STAGE) Awesome Jarvis and the Whales as The Dirtbombs
(MAIN STAGE) The Philter as Del Shannon
(SIDE STAGE) I Love Lightning Bugs as Majesty Crush
(MAIN STAGE) 500 Club as The Suicide Machines
(SIDE STAGE) Blaire Alise & The Bombshells as The Detroit Cobras
(MAIN STAGE) SCHOOL OF ROCK as The Temptations
There will be two stages going all night, so the music won't stop! This was one of my favorite events last year and I think this year's lineup promises to be just as good. It is a fun way to come out and celebrate the Detroit music scene, a music scene unlike any other.
We wanted to give one lucky reader a chance to get into the show for FREE this Saturday. So we asked Melissa at Oh Snap! to give us one spot on the guest list to give away with a +1. She agreed, so we are giving you a chance to come out and hang out with us. All you have to do to win tickets is email your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org with DETXDET in the subject line. We will email one lucky person back the morning of the show and their name will be on the guest list plus one when they arrive at the door.
Tickets are only $5 for 21+ and $7 for those under 21. You can secure your place by buying tickets in advance here . Doors are at 8 p.m. and each band plays a three song set. The Magic Stick is located at 4120 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.