Select events happening in metro Detroit this week: a special edition of the Festival of Movement. Submit your events at metrotimes.com/calendar. Be sure to check venue websites for COVID-19 policies.
underground and black
Virtually as soon as it opened just in time for last year’s stripped-down “Micro Movement” Festival, the new Spot Lite venue established itself as a favorite in Detroit’s electronic music scene, thanks to its scrappy, to that of a warehouse, and to the experience of its owners. love for everything related to house and techno. The venue is the perfect venue for DJ Ash Lauryn’s “Underground & Black” showcase, a kind of homecoming for the DJ, who now calls Atlanta home. Lauryn, who we featured in our March music issue, had long been a fan of electronic music before she hit the decks, appearing on Detroit’s rave scene in the early 2000s. She said subway schedules who was inspired to start making her own music after seeing the lack of black millennial DJs. In that spirit, his Movement Weekend Day Party includes a lineup of mostly young Detroit DJs, including Kyle Hall, Stefan Ringer, Deon Jamar, Lorenzo Dewberry, AK6405 and The AM. —Lee DeVito
From noon to 9 pm on Saturday, May 28 at Spot Lite; 2905 Beaufait Street, Detroit; www.spotlitedetroit.com. Tickets are $25.
Save your energy for this all night rave. For the occasion, Detroit’s Marble Bar presents mind-blowing light installations by artist Patrick Ethan, aka “Light Daddy.” The stacked lineup includes Fred P, Lena Willikens, Aurora Hala, Solar & Mozhgan, Martyn, Nkisii, Sepehr, Priori, 2Lanes, Jonny from Space, JEM, and Jacob Park. Dance all night and watch the sunrise. —Lee DeVito
From 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 29 at Marble Bar; 1501 Holden Street, Detroit. Tickets are $40.
This one is for fans of the dark side of electronic music: industrial, EBM, minimal-synth and the like, curated by Noah Anthony, with a massive but entirely appropriate amount of fog machine haze to go with it. According to the event’s lineup, this time Something Cold’s DJs will be joined by Noah Anthony, who apparently ripped the club apart with “his smashing PA from our sixth anniversary seven years ago.” —Lee DeVito
From 10:00 p.m. to 02:00 a.m. on Saturday May 28 at UFO Factory; 2110 Trumbull Street, Detroit. Tickets are $10.
Deli Rave with Sheefy McFly
Have you ever been delusional in a goddamn deli? Probably not, but that’s okay because this is your chance to do it. Of course, none other than Detroit’s Sheefy McFly, aka Edward Elecktro, would host a rave at a sandwich shop, because why not? This unofficial Festival of Movement afterparty will take place on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at Nathan’s Deli in Detroit. DJs ThreeThirteen, Monaco.png, Drummer B and more will provide the sounds. McFly will also be on deck with art and merch for sale, and yes, you can grab a corned beef sandwich to stave off your late-night snacks. —Randiah Camille Green
It runs from 10 pm to 2 am on Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29 at Nathan’s Deli; 581 E. Jefferson, Detroit. Admission is $10 and ladies get in free before 11 p.m.
Screening of the movie Jeff Mills Mind Power Mind Control
The Festival of Movement festivities continue with a screening of Jeff Mills’ experimental film, Mind Power Mind Control, on Sunday at Cinema Detroit. Actually, it’s a collection of concept clips from the musician and artist tied to his latest album Mind Power Mind Control. Esoteric sounds and seemingly random video clips come together to create this abstract piece that aims to put viewers in a dreamlike state. (Let’s assume that “dream state” means a state of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs.) Mills created the movie over the last six years, incorporating themes of self-empowerment using the mind, special human abilities, and other weird shit. He will explain it better when he introduces the film at the beginning of each screening. The film is approximately 60 minutes long and there are three showings on Sundays at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Detroit Public School System Music Education and Underground Music Academy. —Randiah Camille Green
Screenings at 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm on Sunday, May 29 at Cinema Detroit; 4126 Third Street, Detroit. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online in advance at axisrecords.com. Seating is limited to 100 people per show and doors open 30 minutes before each screening. Photography and video recording are not permitted inside the theater.
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