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2/14/17

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 www.mardigrasenrouge2017.eventbrite.com.

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 www.marchedunainrouge.com, https://www.facebook.com/gabrielhalldetroit  and www.gabrielmusicsociety.org

2/11/17

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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th



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

DJs Ryan Spencer and Charles Trees (Freakish Pleasures)

Quiltboy
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.

ADULT. 
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).

EL CLUB
4114 W VERNOR HWY
DETROIT

2/10/17

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

2/9/17

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)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Direct link to ticket website dirtyshow.brownpapertickets.com


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