Blowout Youtube Vids

March 6, 2009
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Our Blowout video team has been working hard to cover the best of Blowout! Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/user/MetroTimesBlowout It is constantly being updated.
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Important Note About Tickets!!

March 6, 2009
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Hey everyone!!! 60 degrees and it’s FRIDAY! BLOWOUT 12 is going to KILL tonight!!! There was a little confusion last night regarding $10 wristbands. It was a mistake on our behalf; we had only planned on offering the $10 wristbands on Saturday night since it is the last night of the festival. The $10...
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Wonder Twins Blowout Report: Thursday

March 6, 2009
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Laura: So Blowout Day 2! The first official, “so many venues and bands, so little time” frenzied evening. Did you have fun? D’Anne: Yes. The highlight of Blowout Day Two was definitely, for me, the Juliets. L: Yes — Jeremy Freer‘s new outfit is tops. Reminded me of the Divine Comedy — one of...
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…and They’ve Got A Killer Band Name To Boot.

March 6, 2009
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Only in Detroit would the bartender who slung whiskey shots a the Pre-Party, be, a mere 24 hours later, enjoying rock star-caliber adoration as “the band you shouldn’t have missed” at Thursday’s Blowout. We don’t know this particular fella’s name, but we know he’s in Millions of Brazilians, a band that not only packed...
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The Silent Choir

March 6, 2009
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Glancing over the line up for the Blowout on Thursday earlier in the day, I began to realize that I’d only heard of a couple of bands. With that in mind, I had to develop a system to help me decide who to see over the course of the evening. Here’s how it panned...
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Let’s All Make Love In Detroit

March 5, 2009
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Yes, oh, yes, I’m feeling it. I watched interview and performance footage (“Astronomy Domine”) of Pink Floyd in ’67 before going out last night to pre-party Blowout XII, and did it for the unforgettable genius Syd B. and inspiration’s sake; I then rolled out to the Majestic just in time for the spoken word,...
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Blowout 12 On NPR!

March 5, 2009
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Check out Celeste Headlee‘s interview with Chris Handyside, Blowout’s original creator! http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101479583
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The Wonder Twins Blowout Report: Wednesday

March 5, 2009
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The Wonder Twins, D’Anne and Laura Witkowski, report from the trenches of the Blowout fest, Day One. Laura: Blowout! Day ONE! This is your first ever Blowout and MY second! Though last year I dutifully volunteered, so I didn’t get the FULL Blowout experience. D’Anne: I am a Blowout virgin. I am happy to...
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Random Thoughts Out Loud

March 5, 2009
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Some random Wednesday night thoughts: *Electric Fire Babies were great. Between the stripped-down beats, guitars and Nicole’s vocals, I was reminded of the undeniable dance assault of the first two B-52′s albums. *Fluent and his band were amazing. Judging by the at-times flat response of the crowd (OK, it was early). Detroit rock ‘n’...
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Men With No Meat

March 5, 2009
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Day one of the 2009 Metro Times Blowout Festival at the Majestic Theater and Magic Stick produced a mixed bag of music, both in terms of style and quality, though it produced an equal amount of questions and theories: If Beastie Boy Mike D joined the B-52′s, how much would that band sound like...
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