Upcoming Concerts & Events


Metrotimes Blowout 18 - Thu. April 30

Garden Bowl: Congress / Cardboard Swords / Mountain Club / Pines

Majestic Cafe: Third Coast Kings / Yada Yada

Now in its 18th year, Metro Times Blowout continues its run as one of the most legendary music events in metro Detroit. Thousands of bands from every genre imaginable have played everything from large music venues to the back rooms of dive bars. It's in these places that music fans have unknowingly stumbled upon their favorite new bands. This year will be no different, as the event will feature more performers than ever before.



Dikembe and Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)

There’s a generations-old saying that’s been used as repeatedly as the cyclicality it suggests. “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” In the case of Gainesville’s Dikembe, that “doom” is far from damning. Dikembe is a band that was founded on the ethos of DIY. Their first release – 2011’s Chicago Bowls – was a tongue-in-cheek, self-released EP that left even the most serious of musicians reeling to match its influence. In the following years, Dikembe teamed up with the lifers at Tiny Engines Records to release their next two LPs, 2012’s Broad Shoulders and 2014’s Mediumship, with a handful of splits in between. Each release added to a catalogue steeping with progress the bigger it got.

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) is the husband/wife duo of Keith and Cathy Latinen, hailing from the tiny town of Fenton, Michigan. They play a style of music now labeled as “Emo Revival”, and were one of the bands instrumental in bringing the sound back. What began as a solo project in 2006 has since grown into a full-time gig, seeing the band cross the US countless times and span the globe with four international tours, playing shows with the likes of Mineral, The Early November, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Into It. Over It. and more. They also have perhaps one of the most storied discographies in their scene, including 4 EPS, 12 splits, and their soon to be released second full length, “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten” for a total of over 60 songs to their name. Each song is a work of art with meticulous lyrics, beautiful guitar melodies, and sincere vocals - carefully handcrafted like a gift from them to you.

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages


Thee Cool Cats with Rob Made & Guests - Official Movement After Party

Official Movement After Party featuring: Thee Cool Cats with Rob Made & More.

Majestic Theatre: Thee Cool Cats, Rob Made, Heartlybeats, Futurepoets, Doug English, Ross Regs

Majestic Cafe:
Detroit Muscle, Eyes Everywhere, Need & Necessity, Wood Holly, Fritz Carlton

Tickets start at $10 | 18+

*9:30pm - 4am at The Majestic Theatre & adjoining Majestic Cafe*


Daniel and the Lion / The Bruised Reed / Air is the Arche


Ghost Heart / The Bruised Reed / Remnose / At Willoughby


Riff2 & The Majestic Present: Hot Chip / Sinkane

Since their official formation in 2000 by old school friends Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, the Grammy and Mercury nominated Hot Chip have constantly pushed the boundaries of what pop music can be. In 2003 they signed to Moshi Moshi and 2004 saw the release of Hot Chip’s first studio album Coming On Strong, an ambitious record that displayed a distinct aversion to the aggressive nature of processed digital dance music and instead reintroduced listeners to its humanity and original spirit . They were later joined by Felix Martin (programming/ synths,) Al Doyle (cello, synths, guitar, horn) and Owen Clarke (guitar, synths & visual artist) who each brought their own unique skills to complete the indefatigable five headed pop colossus. At this point the newly formed quintet signed a U.S and U.K record deal with DFA records and EMI. WSG: Sinkane

Presented by: RIFF 2's Undercover Sound System

 $35 Cover | All Ages


Shakey Graves / Carson McHone

"The first album was me wanting to burn down my life, cut my hair off, and run screaming into the woods," says Alejandro Rose-Garcia. "This album is the trials and tribulations of becoming domesticated, letting people into your world and letting go of selfishness -- the story of becoming a pair, losing that, and reconciling with the loss and gain of love." WSG: Carson McHone
~Presented by AEG Live~

$17 Advance / $20 Day of | All Ages


Valley Hush EP Release Party / Jamaican Queens / Little Animal

 Valley Hush is the Detroit-based indie-pop/rock project of producer Alex Kaye and vocalist Lianna Vanicelli. The two brought their mutual love of songwriting together in March 2014 at Rustbelt Studios and self-releasedt their debut EP "To Feel Small" in September 2014. The fusion of their individual styles result in experimental yet accessible pop songs with a prominent focus on melodic character and polished production. Their intention is to create meaningful and conscious pop music that will help offset a genre that is over-saturated with unhealthy content. Currently, they are working in the studio to finish their sophomore EP which better demonstrates the growth of their style. Since October 2014, they have been playing promising live shows which are completed with bassist Jeff Cuny and drummer Dave Dionise.  Also featuring: Jamaican Queens wsg: Little Animal

$8 Advance / $10 Day of | All Ages


Britney Stoney "Native" EP Release Party / Eleanora / Ancient Language / Mackinac

23 y/o Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist born and raised in Detroit, Mi. Her sound is a mixture of Neo-soul, alternative and folk. Britney Stoney celebrating the release of her new EP NATIVE!




$8 Cover | All Ages | 7PM Doors


Young Empires


Young Empires

$10 Adv / $12 Day Of | All Ages


WIRE / Julian Lynch

Wire is full of swooning pop melodies with a 60s tinge and an irresistible, near motorik rhythmic momentum. One can recognise certain melodic inflections, guitar and bass motifs, and drum rhythms from Wire’s idiosyncratic vocabulary but it has a remarkable freshness.  The basic tracks were recorded at Rockfield Studios near Monmouth, with overdubs added at Brighton Electric last December following the group’s DRILL : BRIGHTON Festival. The 11 tracks selected for release were the ones that came together most naturally. WSG: Julian Lynch

$18 Advance / $20 Day of | All Ages


Breathe Owl Breathe


Breathe Owl Breathe is made up of lyricist and guitarist Micah Middaugh, cellist and vocalist Andrea Moreno-Beals, and percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Trevor Hobbs. The music of Breathe Owl Breathe has always been steeped in magic. Their songs seem to occupy that hazy space between wakefulness and dreaming—where the tangible, earthly world meets the transcendental. It’s been nearly a decade since this trio of friends began making music in a remote cabin tucked away in a Northern Michigan river valley, but despite the growth and experiences that have happened along the way—including recording five albums, releasing a children’s book, and logging several cross-country tours—the band’s sound is still deeply rooted in the mysticism, warmth and wide-eyed wonder that imbued their earliest songs. The band’s visual art plays as equally a prominent role as their music. Micah is a visual artist and printmaker, and is largely responsible for Breathe Owl Breathes aesthetic; often described as child-like, timeless and whimsical.

$10 Cover | All Ages



MONO / Holly Hunt

Within the rage of distortion and bombardment of feedback, you are just as likely to experience sadness and beauty, light and darkness, chaos and peace, happiness and melancholy. It is MONO’s ability to combine, intertwine and swing back and forth from two such opposite extremes to create an emotional phantasmagoria that makes this band worth experiencing. WSG: Holly Hunt

$12 Advance / $14 Day of | All Ages


Unwritten Law / Ten Foot Pole / Young Hunger

Even if you have all their albums and can sing all their songs, you don't know Unwritten Law until you've seen them live. With nearly 2 million albums sold and half-a-dozen radio hits, SoCal's favorite sons captured one of these fiery performances on their first-ever concert LP/DVD, Live & Lawless. Recorded last March at the Key Club on Sunset Strip, Live & Lawless shows UL – singer Scott Russo, guitarist Steve Morris, bassist Pat Kim and tour drummer Dylan Howard – blowing the doors off with such power-packed rock hits as "Up All Night," "Save Me (Wake Up Call)" and the Modern Rock No. 1 smash "Seein' Red." "Unwritten Law is a genuine high-powered live rock band, and I don't think there are a lot of bands out there like that anymore," says Russo. "We just wanted to put it down on wax so fans would have a chance to take that experience home and so people can see us even if they live in Tasmania and wherever else they can't make it out to shows." WSG: Ten Foot Pole | Young Hunger

$14 Advance / $16 Day of | All Ages


Best Coast / Bully

California Nights is a brighter, more sparkly, more sophisticated, more psychedelic Best Coast album across the board, embodying the rich lightness and stinging darkness of a California state of mind. The love stories Bethany spins on California Nights all detail the highs and the lows of relationships, similar to the juxtaposition of a the band’s native Los Angeles – a place tinted by candy-colored palm trees and pale blue skies while existing within the loneliness and desperation of waterless place. More than that, there is a literal meaning to the record’s title – Cosentino is a well-documented insomniac whose creativity spirals out in the early hours of the morning, allowing her to write, undisturbed, the finest album Best Coast has made to date. WSG: Bully

$15 Cover | All Ages


89X & The Majestic Present: Andrew McMahon

89X The Majestic Present a FREE night of music with Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin!

FREE w/ RSVP! 21+ Only


Split Single / Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms / Kid Brother Collective / Loose Planes

Split Single is a rock band fronted by Jason Narducy. Jason is also a member of the Bob Mould Band and Superchunk. He was formerly in Verbow, Robert Pollard's solo bands, and Telekinesis. WSG: Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms / Kid Brother Collective / Loose Planes

$8 Cover | All Ages

Split Single
with Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms / Kid Brother Collective / Loose Planes


The Armed CD Release Show wsg: Child Bite & Reverend


Dead To Fall / Boreworm / Above This Fire / The Ox King

Dead To Fall | Boreworm | Above This Fire | The Ox King

$13 Advance / $15 Day of | All Ages


Goatwhore / Ringworm / Black Breath / Theories

It's been sixteen years since Goatwhore reared its menacing head from the swamplands of New Orleans, Louisiana — a city rife with urban tales of voodoo curses, witchcraft and hauntings by souls of the damned. Spawned by former Acid Bath/Crowbar guitarist Sammy Duet in 1997, their winding legacy follows a dramatic, at times traumatic, sequence of personnel changes, fatal injuries, paranormal activity, natural disasters, and a collection of other misadventures large and small. They say what doesn't kill you… whether driven by an unwavering commitment to their craft, pure insanity, the divine powers of Satan or perhaps a combination of the three, Goatwhore forever perseveres, inadvertently establishing themselves as one the hardest working, consistently punishing live bands of the 21st century and a true institution of heavy music. WSG: Ringworm | Black Breath | Theories

$15 Cover | All Ages