21 & over w/ ID. Doors 9PM. $5 pre-sale, $10 at the door.
20 years ago I left my job as Head of Security of St Andrews Hall to pursue another career. My time at “The Hall” introduced me to DJ culture, and I learned how to beat-match for the first time in the basement in The Shelter one evening before doors opened…thank you Tony Ollivierra.
I moved a mile north of Detroit to the City of Ferndale, and discovered a comic book store called Comics Cafe. In the basement was a tiny, record shop called Mo’ Tunes. I got a job at Mo’ Tunes where I worked eight hours a day surrounded by Detroit and Chicago House Music in the form of vinyl records. There were two belt-drive Technic turntables and a crappy mixer…and not many customers due to its awkward location. So, I spent hours upon hours practicing beat-matching and learning from others that worked there, people like Al Ester, Reggie “Hotmix” Harrell and Darryl Harvey.
Charivari 2016 is happening this weekend. One of the main organizers, curators and promoters of the three day festival is Todd Johnson. Todd is also an author of comic books and traditional novels. Mr. Johnson is also the guy who opened Comics Cafe back in the day, and without it, there would have been no Mo’ Tunes. Funny how things seem to come around fun circle.
Electronic music festivals are nothing new these days, but Charivari 2016 will be the first proper festival I’ve ever played. A festival proudly featuring nothing but talent from Detroit. And, I will be proudly playing nothing but new music by upcoming EqualRecordings.com artists and other local heroes from Detroit. I perform Saturday, Noon – 1:00 PM, on the Park Avenue stage. Children and high school students get in free. We hope to see you at Belle Isle this weekend!
Outdoor patio is open with the kitchen serving until midnight! 21+ with ID, Doors @ 9:00 PM, $7!
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A Blaktony Horton
One of underground music’s most enigmatic characters since the mid-80’s, Anthony ‘Blaktony’ Horton first appeared as a member of the house group « Sight Beyond Sight » (Submerge / Soul City / 430 West records). Further discovery in Detroit’s underground presented him memberships within various groups and collectives (Optic Nerve / early Aux 88 / Aux Men / Alien FM / Scan7), recording on labels like Direct Beat, Elypsia, Puzzlebox, Trans Atlantic, Minimal Soul, Night Vision and numerous guest features. Mostly known for his vocals, writings and concepts, DEMF vet-Blaktony places his producers hat on to release on Dockside Records his new house project, « The Caddy Soul EP »…
Raphael joined Underground Resistance in 1998. As M.I.A. he released “Schoolcraft Bump” and began performing with Underground Resistance’s Chaos band. Raphael now records as Ray 7 and splits his time working on productions for UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE, session work on and his new imprint R.P.D. Radio Play Detroit and Nuestro Futuro Records.
John Bileebob Williams
Bileebob creates sexy electronic music featuring vocals, soft & hard synths, hand-made instruments, and life sounds. He has been involved with the Detroit and Midwest electronic music scene since the mid 90’s. He has performed internationally in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Scotland and Nova Scotia as a member of the Detroit Grand Pubahs and Underground Resistance. As a DJ, he blends a seamless mix of all genres, including techno and house, electro and new wave, twisting knobs and tweaking the EQ to the crowd’s anticipated delight.
In the mid-90′s he sang lead for a local ska band, The Exceptions, and released 2 CDs and various comps with them. He has released tracks on UR, SubBass SoundSystem, Plan B Recordings, JiveElectro, THROW and +8.
Black Echo Zone
Black Echo Zone is a creation by Scott McEntyre. Meant to be an effort to meld old classic Detroit Techno sound with new unfamiliar rhythms and beats. When listening to any BEZ collaborations the listener should clearly hear deep bass along with beautiful melodies and driving drums. So escape to a new world of sound and imagination and darkness.
DJ Eric Hinchman
The founder & label manager of EqualRecordings.com, co-founder of the Detroit Bachelor DJS, executive producer & host of the DBDJS & STEP podcasts. Hinchman has worked for record labels Interdimensional Transmissions & Intuit-Solar, and has taught the craft of beat matching at Axis Music Academy. You may have heard his sets at his past residencies at venues like: Velvet Lounge, Magic Bag, Labyrinth, Lush Lounge, 5th Avenue Royal Oak, Groove Room, Buddha Bar or one of many underground dance parties around the mid-west over the past 20+ years. Eric is currently performing & promoting JUST the TIP which takes place the third Friday of each month, at Northern Lights Lounge in Detroit.
Outdoor patio is open with the kitchen serving until midnight! 21+ with ID, Doors @ 9:00 PM, FREE NO COVER all night!
!SPECIAL SATURDAY EDITION 5.21.2016!
21+ with ID, Doors @ 9:00 PM, FREE all night!
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A few images from my first gig after my 10+ year hiatus at Derbys in Hazel Park. Be sure to check out Bikini Wednesdays their “slowest night of the week!”
Join us to celebrate the release of Spooky Basement’s new album “The Worms are Mad” featuring performances by:
CbJ (Detroit Ska/Punk)
Spooky Basements (Ann Arbor Punk Rock)
Pancho Villa’s Skull (Detroit Punk Rock Mariachi)
DJ Eric Hinchman (Detroit Techno DJ with Punk Rock Roots)
We will be interrupting this month’s JUST the TIP for a special presentation 20 years in the making…Heaven’s Gate 2…featuring: