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Entries in Magic Stick Detroit (11)

Friday
Jul272018

Denney with Sonya Alvarez and Mona Black on the Alley Deck

Denney with Sonya Alvarez and Mona Black

Free before 11pm with RSVP

Friday
Aug032018

Jerk X Jollof 

Welcome to the premier Diasporic experience. We return to Magic Stick for another round of ultimate vibes! Tickets WILL sell out!

TASTE & NETWORK
Arrive early, vibe and connect intimately over a spread of your favorite African and Caribbean cuisine.

NIGHTLIFE
Enjoy authentic sounds and rhythms and dance all night long and all 2018 with us.

Featuring sets from resident Dj Blakito and guest Dj GoodB.O.I. Detroit in addition to surprise entertainment to be announced!

$15 Early Bird | Nightlife: $20 adv / $25 day of | Taste + Network + Nightlife: $30 adv / $40 day of

 

Saturday
Aug252018

React & Movement Present: Shiba San

There’s much more to Shiba San than what meets the first listen. Leaving behind a 15-year long career of production experience in the French hip-hop scene, the Parisian producer became fascinated with the sounds of Chicago house and was inspired to create his own productions, infusing his hip-hop influence with the soul of house music.

Early Bird $18 / $20 Advance / $25 Day of

Friday
Sep072018

React Presents: Poolside with Neil Frances

Poolside began as a recording project in a converted Los Angeles backyard pool house in early 2011, producing sunny tracks of subaquatic indie dance music in this makeshift recording studio. Surfacing first in the form of a YouTube video for the catchy track "Do You Believe?" Poolside were soon gaining local and national attention, with DJs like by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, techno legend Derrick May, and disco don Todd Terje spinning these tracks at events and a growing online following. Throughout 2011 Poolside continued making waves with a sound called "daytime disco" through tracks like a cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" as well as original tunes. In 2012 Poolside worked on a remix for longtime disco punks The Rapture and held fans over with a new single and video for a song called "Slow Down" as they prepared to release their debut album. That album, Pacific Standard Time, was released in July of 2012 on their own Day & Night label.

With: Neil Frances

$15 Advance / $20 Day of

Saturday
Sep152018

AEG Presents: Moose Blood with William Ryan Key

Moose Blood - September 2018 US Tour with William Ryan Key at the Magic Stick

$19.99 Adv./ $24 Day of

Sunday
Sep162018

Pallbearer & Tribulation

Pallbearer’s third album, Heartless, is an inspired collection of monumental rock music. The band offers a complex sonic architecture that weaves together the spacious exploratory elements of classic prog, the raw anthemics of 90’s alt-rock, and stretches of black-lit proto-metal. Lyrics about mortality, life, and love are set to sharp melodies and pristine three-part harmonies. Vocalist and guitarist Brett Campbell has always been a strong, assured singer, and on Heartless, his work’s especially stunning. This may in part be due to the immediacy of the lyrics. Written by Campbell and bassist/secondary vocalist Joseph D Rowland, the words have moved from the metaphysical to something more grounded. As the group explains: “Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality. Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can."

Countless bands have gotten the trajectory wrong. Too many haven’t figured out the musical calculus. More than is fair have veered off the proverbial map never to be heard of again. And they’ve all suffered greatly from it. Not Tribulation. From 2009’s The Horror to 2013’s The Formulas of Death, the Swedes secretly figured out how to refactor death metal’s tenets to their favor. No more were Tribulation merely the product of their influences but rather something more, a step beyond wanton barbarity and the unharnessed fire of youth. Likewise, the venture between 2015’s The Children of the Night—a breakout moment for the Stockholmites—and new album Down Below is a yet another step into the unknown, where shadowy creatures glare with eyes ablaze and howl with white fangs bared. The years between and miles traveled could’ve forced the Swedes off their fiendish path, but they stayed true. From its obsidian core to its fluttering expanses, Down Below is a triumph of darkness and death. Or, very much Tribulation.

 

$15 Advance / $17 Day of

Thursday
Sep202018

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel recently signed exclusively to Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group’s prestigious Yellow Label. The inspirational Dane has found a new musical home alongside DG’s leading contemporary composers and outstanding international artists such as Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Anoushka Shankar. Two iconic labels join forces for the first time as the new partnership sees Obel's North American releases being handled by the renowned Blue Note team under the creative leadership of Blue Note President, Don Was.

$25 Advance / $28 Day of

Wednesday
Oct032018

React & AEG Present: Whethan w/ Win & Woo

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Snorek, best known as breakout electronic artist and producer Whethan, captured critical and public attention after his innovative tracks began streaming in the millions on Soundcloud in 2016. In the intervening year and a half, Whethan has established himself as a one of the hottest up-and-coming producers and released a collaboration with Dua Lipa, “High” (on the “Fifty Shades Freed” soundtrack) “love gang” (ft. Charli XCX), “Savage” (ft. Flux Pavilion & MAX), and “Good Nights” (ft. Mascolo) (namesake of the 2018 42-city “Good Nights”
with support by: Win & Woo

$19 Advance / $25 Day of / VIP

Friday
Oct052018

React Presents: The Presets - HI VIZ Tour 2018

 React Presents: The Presets - HI VIZ Tour 2018 at the Magic Stick

$12.50 Early Bird / $15 Advance / $20 Day of

Tuesday
Oct232018

Mitski with Jessica Lea Mayfield

Mitski Miyawaki has always been wary of being turned a symbol, knowing we’re quick to put women on pedestals and even quicker to knock them down. Nonetheless, after the breakout success of 2016’s Puberty 2, she was hailed as the new vanguard of indie rock, the one who would save the genre from the white dudes who’ve historically dominated it. Her carefully crafted songs have often been portrayed as emotionally raw, overflowing confessionals from a fevered chosen girl, but in her fifth album, Be The Cowboy, Mitski introduces a persona who has been teased but never so fully present until now—a woman in control. “It’s not like it just pours out,” she says about her songwriting, “it’s not like I’m a vessel. For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction.” Though she hesitates to go so far as to say she created full-on characters, she reveals she had in mind “a very controlled icy repressed woman who is starting to unravel. Because women have so little power and showing emotion is seen as weakness, this ‘character’ clings to any amount of control she can get. Still, there is something very primordial in her that is trying to find a way to get out.”

With special guest: Jessica Leah Mayfield

$18 Advance / $20 Day of

 


Wednesday
Oct242018

React Presents: MASEGO

MASEGO - Lady Lady Tour at the Magic Stick

$20 Advance / $25 Day of