Smack in the middle of post-Valentine’s Day fiestas and Mardi Gras, Detroit Proud: Around Town has scoped out some fun festivities for you this weekend. From rock ‘n’ roll to dubstep to Detroit covering Detroit, we’ve got the list you need to stay fresh on what’s happening in the Detroit music scene this weekend.
The Paper Sound & Friends
Friday, February 20th / 8:30pm / Hatchy’s, Utica, MI
Cool dudes and cool tunes is the catch line for this Detroit indie-rock show. The Paper Sound will take the stage that night with folk-y indie punk-rock band Andy and the Pandy’s at Hatchy’s in Utica. Alex Kostka and Marion will also be performing. There’s no cover, but they are asking for a $5 donation to help feed the musicians! Find out more information here!
TART / The Ill Itches / The Vonneguts / The Erers
Friday, February 20th / 9pm / UFO Factory, Detroit, MI
TART, the new 2-piece outfit from Adam Michael Lee Padden and Zee Bricker, is mixing grime with glam with their originally beautiful new wave, sinister power-pop. They’ll be performing alongside garage hard-rockers The Ill Itches, The Vonneguts, and The Erers. Doors are at 9pm and cover is $5. Find out more information here!
Cupid Bass Valentines Ball
Friday, February 20th / 9pm / The Works, Detroit, MI
Here to celebrate the month of love, The Works will be hosting a night of lights and dubstep, and they’re encouraging all the men to wear their top hats and ladies to wear their ballroom dresses – keeping it classy! With over 10 local DJs and producers, including Fauxton, Dash Riot, Diesel Punk, and more! Tickets are $20 before 11pm and $25 after. Find out more information here!READ MORE: Ford CEO Jim Farley Interviews Tom Brady In Spotify Podcast Series Finale
Hip In Detroit’s 3rd Year Anniversary Bash
Saturday, February 21st / 8pm / Small’s, Detroit, MI
The gals at Hip In Detroit will be celebrating their 3-year anniversary this weekend with their annual Anniversary Bash. Two stages filled with some of the best names in the Detroit music scene, featuring Zander Michigan, Radio Burns, My Pal Val, and more! There will also be prizes given away throughout the night. Tickets are $8. Find more information here!
The 4th Annual MARDI GRAS
Saturday, February 21st / 9pm / The Works, Detroit, MI
Every year for the past 4 years, Dirty313 – along with local DJs and producers in the electronic dance music scene in Detroit – puts on an unforgettable night to celebrate Mardi Gras the right way. This year, expect to be blown away by headliner and Detroit’s own DJ Godfather, and exceptional support from local DJs and producers Dogfingaz, Massiffect, Dash Riot, and more! Get your beads ready! Tickets are $10. Find more information here!
Detroit Proud Pick of the Week: DETROIT x DETROIT V
Saturday, February 21st / 8pm / Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
Back for their fifth year in a row, DETROIT x DETROIT will be taking over the Magic Stick with 15 local Detroit bands and artists, with each playing as another Detroit artist or band! Each act will perform 3 songs from the Detroit artist or band of their choice to prove, once again, why Detroit’s music scene is UNLIKE any other! Tickets are $7 for 21+ and $9 for under 21. Find more information here!MORE NEWS: Detroit Announces City's First Income-Based Water Affordability Plan
So, what are YOU doing this weekend?!