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The Gao Brothers, The People’s Biennial & Ferndale's DIY

Friday, September 12, 2014


This week on Culture City, we go inside the nocturnal electro-pop project Jaded INC., hear about two art exhibitions hittin' Midtown -- one from the Beijing Bad Boys known as The Gao Brothers, the other dubbed the People’s Biennial --- Plus, WDET’s Alex Trajano drops knowledge on ‘New Music,’ and we deliver a DIY Fest Download of the Week.

Check out the individual interviews here:

Beijing Bad Boys: The Gao Brothers Are Dissidents in Detroit

With three galleries across the tri-county area, the Museum of New Art's space in Midtown Detroit will soon host international art stars The Gao Brothers. Jeff Bourgeau is the founder and director of the Museum of New Art. When he spoke with Travis about the show -- titled "Dissidents Abroad" -- Bourgeau recalled the first time he encountered their work.

New Music Detroit Presents Strange And Beautiful Music VII

WDET's Alex Trajano takes a closer look at this year’s Kresge Artist Fellow, New Music Detroit, ahead of the 7th annual Strange and Beautiful Music Festival happening at the Max M Fisher Music Center this weekend.

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Download of the Week



“Black Mind” by Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor

Ferndale’s DIY Fest marks the unofficial onset of Autumn with performances from Ian Link (folk), Hard Lessons (rock), Deastro [Electronic} and more. You’ll most definitely have the opportunity to satisfy your psychedelic cravings with Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor. They deliver delightfully dark and distorted tunes on Sunday afternoon. Start early with “Black Mind,”a prime cut from their 2011 (yet timeless) record “Spectra Spirit.”