Blowout 2014 schedule available to view now

April 14, 2014
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Blowout 2014 schedule available to view now

The schedule for Blowout 17, taking place Wednesday April 30 to Saturday May 3 in Hamtramck, Detroit and Ferndale, is available to see now. Visit MtBlowout.com to see the schedule and plan your festival. Follow @City_Slang
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Electric Six, Motion City Soundtrack and more confirmed for Blowout 17

March 26, 2014
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Electric Six, Motion City Soundtrack and more confirmed for Blowout 17

The first batch of confirmed bands for Blowout 17 has been announced, with Electric Six, Death, The Detroit Cobras, Local H and Motion City Soundtrack topping the bill. Elsewhere, the Witches, the Hentchmen, Broadzilla, Alexis, Kenny Tudrick, Jamaican Queens, Kaleido, the Hard Lessons and many more will be performing. Blowout takes place April 30-May...
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City Slang: Blowout 2014 is back, announcement party rocks Hamtramck

February 17, 2014
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City Slang: Blowout 2014 is back, announcement party rocks Hamtramck

There was a buzz in the air, a tangible excitement vibe, at the New Dodge in Ham-town on Friday night. There were a few different reasons for this: four excellent bands were on the bill, Valentine’s Day, and the fact that this was the official Blowout 2014 announcement party. So by now, you all...
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Blowout 2014 to be the biggest and best yet

February 4, 2014
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Blowout 2014 to be the biggest and best yet

The Blowout Festival will return on Wednesday, April 30, presenting four days of some of the best music that Detroit has to offer. While Blowout is returning to a one-weekend format this year, the festival is also adding the city of Detroit to the program (beyond the kickoff). The kickoff party will be on...
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Metro Times Blowout Dates Announced, Submissions Accepted

January 22, 2014
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Now in its 17th year, Metro Times Blowout continues its run as one of the most legendary music events in metro Detroit. Thousands of bands from every genre imaginable have played everything from large music venues to the back rooms of dive bars. It’s in these places that music fans have unknowingly stumbled upon...
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Best of Blowout Emails #3 – Snapshots

March 6, 2011
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“I woke up in all my clothes, splayed on the couch with a cat in my arm, covered in glitter. Needless to say, Blowout was a blast.” ~Mike Anton of The Mantons
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Blowout Night Four recap.

March 6, 2011
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Blowout Night Four recap.

“Where are we, in fuckin’ Alaska?” That was a remark someone made to me as I was leaving Paycheck’s Lounge, nearing midnight. By then much of greater Detroit was covered in a few inches of snow. But that did not deter the dedicated Blowout spectators. In fact, for many, the harsh backdrop just further...
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Snowout

March 6, 2011
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You see what I did there, with that title? Genius, huh? But still, Holy fuckin’ snow. Treacherous road conditions and, reportedly, power failure to the area of Hamtramck around the Gates of Columbus would be the kind of thing that would threaten a music festival in other areas of the country, but not here....
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Best of Blowout Emails #2 – Snapshots

March 5, 2011
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“So we got a little wild at the new dodge last night and walked over to the painted lady and happened to leave our trailer wide open for a half hour in front of the new dodge at 2am. Nobody took anything though. Long live the blowout. ” ~Don Duprie of Doop & the...
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Blowout Night Three recap.

March 5, 2011
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Blowout Night Three recap.

At first glance I figured Blowout night three would be the least interesting of the four. Sandwiched between Telecollision and the Sights tearing it up Thursday and my anticipation for Saturday, many of Fridays’ acts just slipped under my radar. I found myself taking chances on bands I’ve never heard before, which is part...
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