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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Lyman Woodard Remembered, Part II (plus An Online Special)

March 4, 2009
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Lyman Woodard Remembered, Part II (plus An Online Special)

“He was a great guy, a wonderful spirit and he had a great love for the music,” an old friend of recently deceased Lyman Woodard told us the other day. Bud Spangler, a presence on the Detroit scene in the days of Tribe and the Strata label and Kenn Cox’s CJQ, Spangler told us...
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Blowout Blogging

March 4, 2009
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Blowout 12 kicks off tonight with the Pre-Party at the Majestic Theatre complex. Just realized that we’re losing an hour this weekend, with the arrival of daylight savings time…which means we’re probably all going to be even more exhausted when next Monday arrives. Oh, well… Just wanted to give a heads up that various...
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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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