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Plan Your Weekend: August 22-24

Friday, August 22, 2014



Download of the Week



IL Guanto Nero by VOYAG3R

Culture City Exclusive: Dig the anthemic, instrumental sounds from Detroit synthstronauts VOYAG3R with “Il Guanto Nero,” the fifth cut off their latest album, on Bellyache Records, Doom Fortress. The record release show is September 6th at Small’s in Hamtramck. with Belterra and The Octopus.







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Plan For the Weekend w/ Culture City



Boogie Down Percussions: Will Sessions Drops New Tunes @ TV Lounge

Saturday, August 23 @ 9 PM | Detroit

For years, you heard Will Sessions recreate the instrumentals of the classic Nas record Illmatic, which served as the bumper music for WDET’s The Craig Fahle Show. The versatile soul and funk band are back to take the stage and, for the VERY FIRST TIME, performing new music as they turn their attention to the boogie funk sound of the late ‘70s and ‘80s. DJs Todd Osborne and Erno the Inferno get things moving.




Don’t Want None Unless Its Got Buns, Hun: Indulging In the Big Grill Burger Bash @ Royal Oak Farmer’s Market

Friday, August 22 @ 8 PM | Royal Oak

The ground meat and craft brew will go pound for ounce proud burger chefs from around the region vie to be named your new favorite burger. laugh in the face of gluttony, as the folks behind this event promise unlimited samples of burgers, brews, fries and various sweet, munchie-type things.



Along For The Ride: Passenger Launches @ Capitol Park District

Friday, August 22 @ 5:30 PM | Detroit

This one-night-only art event celebrates a new program called passenger. Here’s what we know: Artists Brian Barr and Lauren Rice created this new residency program to provide artists from around the world a live/work space ( complete with a monthly stipend) to attract top artists to live and work in Detroit and engage with our cultural community. There’s a big push to make this a success, with programming support from the College for Creative Studies and the Detroit Creative Corridor Center,while the cash to make it come to life is coming by way of the Knight Foundation, Rock Ventures and Bedrock Real Estate. It goes down at 119 State Street.





Bask In Your Thought Crimes: Location Considered @ Inner State Gallery

Friday, August 22 @ 7 PM | Detroit

If you’re into art that bridges the gap between the street and the gallery, look no further than Alex “Bask” Hostomsky. The curators at Inner State say the Czech-born artist is returning to Detroit for his first time in two years with his most ambitious solo show to date. Titled “Location, Location, Location,” the exhibition features more than 300 new pieces.




Michigan’s Finest Folks: Misty Lynn & Chris Bathgate @ The Ark

Friday, August 22 @ 7:30 | Ann Arbor

Misty Lynn and The Big Beautiful will serenade with expert, sympathetic folk songs worth hearing in such a special venue. To make matters magical, Chris Bathgate, Travis’s favorite folk singer, will play a rare set to open the show.




Sundazed: Hip-Hop Day Party for Grown Folk @ 3Fifty Terrance

Sunday, August 24th @ 3Fifty Terrace | Detroit

Resident DJs and Detroit mainstay maestros behind the ones-and-twos, DJ Dez and DJ Skeez drop breezy beats all afternoon. This time, they’re back by pedigreed Detroit talent in DJ Bet (happy birthday, bro!) and DJ Psycho. Free before 5 PM.