Take a break from midterms to close out October with a concert near campus.
In their second year, the AAUW: Warrior Women Coalition sets to hold their second annual benefit fall concert on Oct. 7 on campus at St. Andrew’s Hall.
Dally to return with 34 acts. Electronic stage replaced with ambient corner.
Founded in 2015, Be-Moor Radio, billed as “The baseline to the city’s rhythm,” gives teens an opportunity to pursue radio while improving their community of Brightmoor, Detroit.
WSU’s Big Band I to perform at Detroit Jazz Fest with musical legend Randy Weston.
Released in May, "Overdue", includes four of the eight arrangements of original works.
The 24th annual Concert of Colors hosts acts from various parts of the world to perform at five different venues in Dearborn, Michigan, and midtown Detroit.
Armenian Detroit-based musician and producer Sean Blackman presents his In Transit world music series, which brings rich and cultural sounds from various countries to the city of Detroit.
Tuesday, June 21, marked Detroit’s inaugural participation in the Make Music Detroit event, a coordinated celebration of free live music by over 100 local artists and 20 locations in public spaces in the city.
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The Detroit Institute of Arts paid tribute to the musical legend and icon, Prince, on Friday, June 10. Leaving this world far too soon, the world mourned his loss on April 21. Thousands have paid tribute to celebrate the life of the legend himself, and Friday night the DIA held a party fit for a prince.
Detroit is known for its origination of different styles of music. Whether hip-hop, country, techno, jazz or pop, summer festivals can appeal to all types of musical preferences.
On May 25, The Bottom Line Coffee House hosted its monthly art and acoustics event. Click to read the recap and more about Bottom Line and the artists.
While many students say they find it difficult to juggle school and work, some members of the Wayne State student body take on another responsibility — playing in a band.
Four local alternative rock bands gathered in Wayne State’s Student Center Building ballroom for Sad Fest to play for a crowd of friends, students and parents April 29.
Located less than half a mile from Wayne State, The Majestic Theatre is one of the most convenient places to attend a concert as a student. According to their website, the theater offers a maximum capacity of 1,100 general admission and 450 seated.
Correction: The quartet’s preconcert takes place March 19 at Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills.
Wayne State's Big Band is performing live with legendary African-American jazz pianist and composer Randy Weston at the Max M. Fischer Music Center as part of Mondays at The Max on Feb. 29.
In honor of Black History Month, the Detroit Institute of Arts will be holding events throughout the month of February to educate our communities on black history. Catch the last two weeks of the DIA’s programs, which will be hosted events each weekend until Feb. 28. The DIA will offer music nights and film screenings following the Black History Month theme with jazz, cultural traditions and a vision for empowerment.
Dec. 11 marked a momentous occasion for Wayne State as the Chamber Music Society of Detroit hosted the Juilliard String Quartet in the Schaver Music Recital Hall.
Established in 2001, Jack White’s Detroit-founded record label, Third Man Records, has opened a storefront in the city.
The HEALTH: Death Magic Tour took place at The Pike Room, one of The Crofoot’s more intimate performance layouts. The lineup for the show featured Pictureplane and HEALTH. Doors opened up around 8 p.m., with band supporters piling up the stairs to secure their spot in the small dark space in front of an even smaller dark stage.
With millions of SoundCloud accounts and YouTube cover videos, the best of the best get lost in the cluster of sounds available in the digital music age.
Check out these upcoming shows in and around Detroit this month.
Ahmed Gallab, who goes by Sinkane, filled the audience with frenzy as he and his band brought modern jazz and a harmonious blend of melodies to the Majestic Café on Nov. 20. Sinkane created the seemingly odd but perfect mix of electronic rock, jazz and Sudanese pop. Joining the band for the night was pop artist Steven A. Clark and electronic artist and Detroit native Duane the Brand New Dog.
Imagine a rainy day in your room. You’ve got a warm mug of tea in your hand and you’ve lit your favorite scented candles. And “Know-It-All”by Alessia Cara is playing.
“I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my shit,” said Erykah Badu, the queen of neo-soul, during a live performance of the popular song “Tyrone.”
Pontiac is a place familiar to some, but the Crofoot's Pike Room was something new for me. Walking up to the lofty brownstone building, the front door sits adjacent with black wooden stairs and brown bricks saluting you. Then, you walk into a room swallowed in semispacious darkness. People are packed together like sardines because at concerts no one understands what personal space means, you would think there wasn’t enough room to swing a cat. Despite the woes of being an introvert at a performance venue, the populace seemed entombed with anticipation and doused in petulance.
Even after getting multiple beer cans thrown at him onstage last time he performed in Detroit, Chance the Rapper came back and took the stage in an energetic performance at The Fillmore Detroit for the Family Matters Tour on Oct.18.
Returning back to Michigan for their 2015 fall tour, alt-J once again brought an amazing performance to the Meadow Brook Music Festival Sept.23.
If you’re desperate for a heavy dose of dream pop, then mark your calendars for Sept. 15 at the UFO Factory on Trumbull Ave.
Detroit International Jazz Festival celebrates 36 years
One of the world’s largest annual free jazz festivals is right around the corner, and it’s in Detroit Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7. This year, a profusion of artists will be flooding downtown Detroit with new rhythms and beats for the Detroit International Jazz Festival, stretching from Hart Plaza into Campus Martius.
J.C. Heard JazzWeek@Wayne celebrates its ninth year with a reunion of the classes.
Detroit rapper Khary WAE Frazier visited Wayne State to present Detroit is Different: If Detroit were Heaven, his personal point of view on black history in Detroit through musical performance and storytelling.
Longtime rock 'n' roll performance venue the Magic Stick is switching from rock to electronic music acts.
Detroit musical duo Lac La Belle hosted an album release performance at the Holding House on Michigan Avenue in Detroit on November 8.
Former Wayne State Theater major Kelly Campos, now Rock and Soul artist, will return to Michigan after four years to perform a homecoming show on November 22.
Last month, choir nerds like me around the world could hardly contain themselves. Powerhouse a Capella, super-group Pentatonix released their third EP “PTX Volume 3.” In the weeks prior to the release, they excellently marketed the album, releasing tracks along with music videos to keep fans in anticipation for the release.
“This ryhthmatic explosion/is what your mind frame has chosen/I’ll leave your brain stimulated.”
The flower punk band Black Lips made a stop in Detroit during their U.S. and Canada tour before leaving for Europe. Joined by hip-hop artist Duane and psychedelic band King Khan & BBQ Show, the Magic Stick echoed with an eclectic mix of music.
The five-man band from Hamtramck, Growwing Pains, has made quite the stir in the punk world recently with their album "17 Songs About the Same Girl." Full of track after track of lo-fi, fast-paced instrumentals, high-energy vocals and even a little bit of keyboard, the band wears the strange mix so well that it feels natural.
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