Pre-party: First Band Starts Early!!

March 3, 2009
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Hello All, In case you hadn’t noticed, set times for both Wednesday’s Pre-Party and Thursday night Blowout are a little earlier than normal. We did this out of respect for folks with day jobs and also, to help preserve (somewhat, anyways) the immune systems of attendees. We don’t want to kill you in the...
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Last Minute Addition To Blowout

March 2, 2009
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RenCen: http://www.myspace.com/RENCENROCKS He’ll be performing at 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th at the New Dodge. Go FLY NERDS!!!
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The Silent Years: 17-piece Band For Blowout

March 2, 2009
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We were extremely excited to learn that The Silent Years will have a 17-piece band for Blowout. Apparently they are bringing a CHOIR and a horns section. God love The Silent Years.
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Remembering Lyman Woodard

February 26, 2009
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Remembering Lyman Woodard

He was a house-rocker on the Hammond B3 organ, and when you heard that he was inspired by Little Richard and Chuck Berry before he encountered the giants of jazz, particularly the revolutionary organist Jimmy Smith … well, it all made sense. Out of influences including the aforementioned, he became a singular voice and...
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Drink As Much As You Want At Blowout…

February 24, 2009
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…and still keep the roads safe for the rest of us. Just got this from Ms. Doster Knepp via Facebook: Stay safe! Drink as much as you want! Attention all Royal Oak, Ferndale and Detroit Blowout goers! If you are worried about getting down to Blowout (or making it back alive), we just made...
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Blowout Update!

February 20, 2009
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Blowout tickets are on sale now at ticketweb.com! Don’t waste precious Blowout time standing in line at the Majestic or at the Knights of Columbus. Buy them through ticketweb and you can pick them up fast. Metro Times is happy to announce that the Ypsilanti-based Lightning Love will be featured on FOX2 on Sunday,...
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Blowout Set Times Announced

February 16, 2009
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Just in case no one has yet noticed, the individual Blowout set times have now been announced. Unlike past years, producer Eve attempted to stagger set times for bands that might share the same fan base, thereby allowing attendees to catch as many artists as possible each night. Go here to view the updated...
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Blowout In A Ten-minute Essay

February 16, 2009
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The Hamtramck Blowout, a name so in tune with its definition, so provincial in its cheap rock ‘n’ roll metaphor as to render all other title suggestions moot, owes a kindly hats off to Chris Handyside and Brian Boyle for nailing it 12 years ago. Lord knows we’ve tested our livers and tripped overourselves...
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The Wonder Twins…unplugged & Unleashed!

February 11, 2009
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The Wonder Twins…unplugged & Unleashed!

MT‘s own Wonder Twins attended ETC‘s Unplugged Detroit II at the Lager House last Saturday night, February 7th. Here are their thoughts… D’Anne: This is Unplugged Detroit II! Did you go to the first one? Laura: I did — it was great. D: Did it have the same lineup? L: Nope — totally different....
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Von Bondies Do Dave…

February 9, 2009
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In case you haven’t heard, the Von Bondies will be appearing on Late Night With David Letterman tonight, Monday, February 9th,performing the single, “Pale Bride,” from the band’s new album, Love Hate and Then There’s You. Our review of the new disc will appear in the next issue of the paper. In the meantime,...
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