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Powered by the People!

The Hamtramck Music Festival’s musicians and organizers are volunteering their time and talents for the betterment of our extended community.  Hundreds of bands and dozens of venues are featured during the “largest local music festival in the world” taking place the first weekend in March annually.

All festival proceeds go to Ben’s Encore, a non-profit 501(c)3 that provides instruments, music lessons and scholarships to inspired young musicians and underserved school music programs in and around Hamtramck and Detroit.  The festival includes family friendly events during the day, as well as nighttime performances at local bars & clubs.

Through pro-active citizenry, music, and culture, the HMF is determined to celebrate and enrich our community in Hamtramck and the surrounding Metropolitan Detroit Area. 



CALL FOR ART: Detroit International Festival of Animation

On April 07 and 08 2017 at Detroit's Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, the 2nd annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA) will celebrate and showcase a wild diversity of animations from animators and filmmakers local and international. Also during the event, there will be a showcase gallery of animation/anime/comic inspired art, as well as a mini expo of local artists, animators, zine publishers and comic creators.


Submission are now being accepted for artwork that comprises of or is inspired by comics, anime and animations. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entry should be fit this theme, either traditionally or digitally, in some way. There are no fees to submit, but accepted artists will be asked to pay a one-time $10 registration fee.

For further submission information and to submit, please visit:

The deadline is March 1st 2017.

Detroit International Festival of Animation 
April 07 & 08 2017 – Tangent Gallery - Detroit



 "An eclectic celebration of the erotic arts!"

The infamous  “Erotic Poetry & Music Festival” is Detroit's oldest community arts festival. This year it celebrates 30 years of fun. “An eclectic celebration of the erotic arts!” it features provocative poetry, dirty spoken word, erotic art, music, and dance performances by some of the city's top performers and local vendors. It is an evening you won’t forget!

The show is on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 8:00 p.m. doors, 8:30 showtime and 18 & over are welcome. Admission is $15 and partial proceeds benefit the Michigan non-profit organization "Paws with a," who train and provide leader dogs for the disabled. Raffle ticket sales will benefit a local dog and cat rescue group.

The event will be held at THE TANGENT GALLERY/ HASTINGS ST. BALLROOM located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. (313-873-2955) The 2017 show is sponsored by the Detroit event website and local entertainment supporter, Detroit Can Kick Your Ass, Noir Leather, B'z Ink Tattoo and Cabresto Tequila.

Highlights of the anniversary show are the return of Queen Bee to the stage! The queen is back for a debut solo performance of three new songs of her own “Erotictronica” music!  Detroit’s favorite performance artist, Satori Circus returns to the show along with spoken word raconteur Jimmy Doom and crooner Konrad Lee. The visual arts portion of the show features six artists exhibiting their work and a variety of local vendors will be displaying their wares.

Satori Circus
Featuring performances by:
Queen Bee
Satori Circus
Laura Mendoza
Konrad Lee
Queen Bee

Burlesque starring: 
  • Lushes LaMoan
  • Magenta DeMure
  • Sophia Stardust
  • Hermione Stranger
  • Maxwell Demon
  • Bootsie La Fontaine

Poetry & Spoken Word by:
  • Jimmy Doom
  • Dena Luckett
  • Lady of Pain
  • Lianna T.
  • Michele Lundgren
  • Scott Boman
  • Glenn Novak
  • Zo Duncan
  • Lacluster

Art by:
  • Jeff Hocking
  • Julie Fournier
  • Brian Lewandowski
  • Pauly Everett
  • Sandra Coe
  • Louisa Spina

Hosted by: The Impaler & Peter Schorn 

Sexy Wares by Keeping Secrets
Erotic Edibles by Menage a Trois
Food by Dee's Hot Dogs
Fun items by  Flaming Jewels & Novelties, Pure Romance by Stephanie, Armoured Hearts Chainmaille, The Horse's Banana, Crafty Darling, Shanta Ambady Ceramics, Crafty Cop, Native Creations, Creature Creations, Wix & Wax.  

Raffle with prizes from Noir Leather and many more!


UPCOMING: Mardi Gras en Rouge 24 Feb

Gabriel Hall & Marche du Nain Rouge present
Masquerade Gala
Friday, February 24, 2017

Detroit’s upcoming Creole restaurant and legendary parade of city spirit have teamed up again for another Mardi Gras en Rouge masquerade gala, with music, food and live entertainment on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Guests can sip on a hurricane, nibble some crawfish pie and dance to music from Gabriel Brass Band. Plus there will be performances from Lushes LaMoan, Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions, DJ Skeez and Comedian Emcee John Bell.

Mardi Gras en Rouge benefits both the Marche du Nain Rouge parade and Gabriel Hall, a restaurant and music venue coming to West Village. This year’s event will be 8 p.m., Feb. 24 at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit.

“Detroit is ready for a party, and this one is for a good cause, getting Gabriel Hall’s doors open so we can share our music and food with everyone,” says Dameon Gabriel, leader of Gabriel Brass Band and co-founder of Gabriel Hall.

“The Marche du Nain Rouge is all about celebration, and this party gets the Marche season started,” says Marche organizer Francis Grunow. “The benefit gala also will help us cover the many expenses of organizing the annual parade.”

The party will be 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Attendees will dress to impress with a splash of red, and wear Mardi Gras masks. Gabriel Hall’s executive chef Ederique Goudia, a Louisiana transplant, will be serving authentic, delicious New Orleans fare, and the bar will be stocked with Mardi Gras cocktails. There will also be a best of Detroit silent auction and live auction of a piece created on site by a local artist.

All tickets include admission and food. Cash bar. Tickets are $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. VIP is $100 and includes admission, food, two drink tickets, reserved seating, table service, and Mardi Gras swag bag. Advance tickets are available at

All proceeds will benefit Marche du Nain Rouge and Gabriel Hall. The parade takes place Sunday, March 26, 2017, and will bring thousands of people to Midtown. Gabriel Hall is planned to open in West Village and will host live music. Owner Dameon Gabriel also runs Gabriel Music Society, a nonprofit that provides music outreach to local youth. Find more at,  and


TONIGHT: Barely Human Festival continues at El Club with ADULT.

The inaugural BARELY HUMAN FEST will showcase an eclectic mix of post-punk, industrial, and synth-wave acts and DJs from around the country. Detroit serves as an appropriate backdrop for the acts being brought together this weekend, having long been established as an epicenter for talent and experimentation across musical genres.


DJs at 8:00 // Bands at 8:30

DJs Ryan Spencer and Charles Trees (Freakish Pleasures)

Bizarro post-punk psych weirdness from Detroit. 

Staring Problem (Chicago)
Female-fronted three piece post-punk outfit. 

Void Vision (Philadelphia)
Electronic project helmed by Shari Vari of Hot Guts and M Ax Noi Mach.

Moon Pool & Dead Band
Detroit experimental electronic duo consisting of Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and David Shettler.

Ritual Howls
Dark post-punk trio from Detroit.

Over the course of the last two decades, Detroit's ADULT. (Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) have been perhaps one of the most fervent proponents of a dark, dance aesthetic that harnesses the perverse aspects of the late '70s analog dystopian modernism. Every song the duo constructs is a strenuous exercise in claustrophobia, anxiety and bleak humor expressed through raw synthesizers, ridged beats and the haunted voice of Kuperus. The melodies twist off their tonal centers and grind each other in dirty, unspeakable ways. ADULT. have remixed the likes of Tuxedomoon, Ladytron, Death in Vegas and covered songs from the Pet Shop Boys to the Screamers. ADULT. are preparing to release their sixth album entitled "Detroit House Guests" , which features six guest collaborators: Michael Gira (Swans), Dorit Chrysler (NY Theremin Society), Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens), Lun•na Menoh (Les Sewing Sisters) and Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb).



UPCOMING: FKJ at El Club on 3/29

In support of his first album release, Paris' FKJ has officially announced a North American tour!
The album, "French Kiwi Juice", drops on March 3rd.
Check out his
 stop at El Club on 3/29


One of my favorite events of the year: DIRTY SHOW OPENING WEEKEND

International Erotic Art Exhibition
Dirty Show 18 - Exhibition • February 10-18, 2017
Russell Exhibition Center • Detroit, MI USA

No Cameras or Video
All Evening Dates: Doors 7PM-2AM (21+ w/Photo ID)
Sunday Feb 12 Daytime viewing of Art: 1PM-5PM (18+ w/Photo ID)

Direct link to ticket website

Also at local Detroit area outlets (cash only) while they last:
Noir Leather-Royal Oak  •  Rivers Edge Gallery-Wyandotte
Found Sound Records-Ferndale  •  The Road Show-Roseville