Get ready to celebrate Detroit Rock n' Roll at its finest! For one night only, Smitt E. Smitty brings you a flashback of Motor City music history! This year he joined forces with Stirling, Static Network, JFL Smith and sponsors Zim's Vodka, and in conjunction with Third Man Records, to bring you the third installment of The Detroit All-Star Garage Rock Punk Revue on Saturday, August 4 at 8 pm at The Tangent Gallery in Detroit. The show is also held in conjunction with the Cranbrook Museum of Art's exhibition “Too Fast to Live-Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986” held this summer at the museum.
This year's show will feature new bands and revisit some old favorites from the Detroit garage, rock and punk music scenes. Reuniting for the show will be The Hysteric Narcotics, The Motor Dolls and The Algebra Mothers - who will soon have their music catalog re-issued by Third Man Records. Current bands joining the bill are power trio White Shag, the retro band The Flipsters and the final musical performance ever of Jerry Vile and his 21st Century Boners. Veteran rockers Cinecyde and The Seatbelts will join the revelry too. The host himself, Smitt E. Smitty, will also perform a set of his new songs off his just released solo debut album “Just a Modern Guy.”
Also returning will be the Detroit All-Star Band helmed by drummer Smitt E. Smitty featuring a cast of local rockers: Stirling, Jerry Vile, Hiawatha, Nikki Corvette, Ricky Rat, Queen Bee, Linda Lexy, Spaz (from the Cadillac Kidz), Danny Kroha, Dave Rice, Michael Persh, Gerald Shohan, Richie Lovsin and Blackwolf. The All-Star Band will be performing classic Detroit favorites and a special finale for your listening pleasure.
Special guest MC for the evening will be actor/bartender/raconteur Jimmy Doom and guest DJ Ricky Rat will keep the house rockin' throughout the night.
The event will also have a Made in Michigan vendors room that will feature local vendors selling everything from Detroit t-shirts, unique jewelry and handmade items, and concert photos and posters from Detroit's rock past. GrimShopArt featuring the work of artist Gary Grimshaw and rock photographer Leni Sinclair will be there.
The night promises to be an unforgettable one with the return performances of so many seminal musicians together again.
The show is on Saturday, August 4, 8 pm doors and 8:30 showtime at The Tangent Gallery located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. 313-873-2955 and tangentgallery.com.
18 & over are welcome and tickets will be available at the door for $20.
Advance tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets: https://bpt.me/3445169
For more information on the event check out the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/