Blowout weekend recap

May 5, 2014
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Blowout weekend recap

Friday was “Detroit Day” for my Blowout. I started out at the Old Miami, hoping to catch Aztek the Barfly, but the whole showcase over there was running at least an hour behind so instead I walked to Traffic Jam & Snug to see Michelle Held, a wonderfully talented singer-songwriter with a very distinctive...
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Blowout Day 3 – Whiskey and rock

May 3, 2014
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Blowout Day 3 – Whiskey and rock

Whiskey in the Jar is perfect in the sense that you feel like you’re in a basement somewhere. The cracked tiles and wood paneled walls make you feel right at home and the bar stocked with beautifully glistening bottles of hooch beg you to have a good time. First up was Desolation Angels. The...
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Blowout Day 2 – Hamtramck rocks

May 2, 2014
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Blowout Day 2 – Hamtramck rocks

So here’’s how I’m going to do this thing – a different city, every night. Thursday was Hamtramck night, Friday is Detroit and Saturday is Ferndale. I chose fairly randomly, but I absolutely wanted to check out Nice Hooves on Thursday so Hamtown got my school-night slot. Somehow, I’d managed to not see Warhorses...
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Blowout has lift-off

May 1, 2014
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Blowout has lift-off

The format of Blowout might have changed over the past couple of years but the launch party has remained pretty much the same – three stages at the Majestic complex, and a shit-ton of great bands spread across them. Unlike the rest of the festival, it means that you can see every single band...
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Last minute Blowout updates

April 30, 2014
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Last minute Blowout updates

There are a couple of last minute updates to the Blowout schedule to tell you about. At 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Whiskey in the Jar in Hamtramck, listed as “To Be Determined” in the newspaper, The Bronze Way will perform.
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City Slang: Merry Blowout, everyone

April 30, 2014
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City Slang: Merry Blowout, everyone

Hang up your decorations and leave out some milk and cookies. Blowout is here again, and for lovers of Detroit music it might as well be Christmas. The format has changed but the principle is still the same – shit-hot local music, and lots of it. Anything could happen over the next four days....
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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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