Never made it over to the New Way Bar, but another source has that covered for you.
Bands I saw that I'm putting in the "whatever" column: Jessica Wildman, Zander Michigan, Zombie Jesus and the Chocolate Sunshine Band, Destroy This Place, and Lightning Bugs.
I don't need a lot of time to reflect in order to come to the conclusion that overall, spreading the festival over three cities simultaneously has been a failure. The people behind it want it to expand and get national media attention, but this wasn't the way to do it. Hamtramck and Ferndale were both seriously underutilized, and including the Cass Corridor may never work out the way you want it too.
Will the organizers put everything back in Hamtramck next year, or will pride prevent any sort of move that will be taken as an admission of failure? They can keep it solely in Hamtramck, and still have it on a larger scale. The Hamtramck Music Festival proved that you can have seventeen bars involved, even without any of the big halls. The Blowout could rent out the PNA Hall and its lounge, along with the old Columbus Hall (although the old lounge there is now a doctor's office, but they could still put a temporary small stage on the opposite side of the main hall). There is also the old PLAV post at Holbrook and Campau, now owned by the city, that has a large stage upstairs. In addition to that, there's the former union hall over by Kelly's Bar that will never serve as a union hall again.
If the organizers insists on a Ferndale presence, they should at least set it up the way they did last year, because five venues for one city isn't going to blow any one out.
Detroit could be better utilized too if they want to have the festival there for one of the major nights. Use the Majestic Theater, and the Majestic Cafe, along with everything on the other side of the building. Use that restaurant next door in the building that used to house the C-Pop gallery (is that even open for business any more?). Use the recently renovated Garden Theater across the street and one block down, along with Great Lakes Coffee. If that big brew house opens in the former Agave spot like it's supposed to, throw that in too.
Just do something other than three cities at once.