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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

DIY Fest Early Prevue-Ferndale

Well now that the Hamtramck Labor Day Fest is in the books it is time to move on to the next Fest.  But before that I encourage you to visit my coverage of the Labor Fest here:
Metro's Labor Dye Job Fest

Now its on to one of the final local cash grabs, and one of the shadiest not associated with Hamtramck in town:  The DIY Fest.  I plan on also covering the Fest with a photo blog (with a different disguise of course, more on that later).  The music lineup was recently released and good lord is it putrid.  I will cover it here but I regret complaining the same bands play all the time.  I'm stunned:  No Caveman, no Duende, no Odd hours (just kidding), and even worse no George Morris and the Washed Up Chorus.  Instead we have this:

DIY Music Sept 22nd

WAB MAIN STAGE  9:30 PM  JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS -  Never heard of them
8:30 PM HANDGRENADES -Holy shit, how did the Handgrenades secure a slot on the Main Stage with the pedigree of a Fest like this?
7:30 PM MACINAC  -Never heard of them
6 PM  THE OUTER VIBE - Your guess is as good as mine....


THE LOVING TOUCH STAGE  11 PM BARS OF GOLD - 10 PM  THE OSCILLATING FAN CLUB  
So basically after looking at the whopping 2 bands on the Loving Touch stage, we can safely say this is the Blowout 2008 Tribute show......


DIY Music Sept 23rd

WAB MAIN STAGE  9:30 PM  REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND -That screams Saturday headliner....
8 PM  WILSON -  Well if any of these acts get covered by Metro Times this will...
 7 PM  TART - They misspelled "PASS"
6 PMMESSENGER BIRDS - I'm actually getting bored typing up this pre-prevue.
5 PM  OLUPUS - Never heard of them.  Is this Prussia's new band?
4 PM  VIRGINIA VIOLET AND THE RAYS - Don't
3 PM BEN KEELER BAND -Care
2 PM  AFTER DARK AMUSEMENT PARK - About
12:30  BILLY BRANDT & THE SUGAREES -Any of these acts...

THE LOVING TOUCH STAGE  12 AM SIAMESE -Is this the Seraphine Collective sponsored group?  More importantly, are they even still around?
11 PM ANCIENT LANGUAGE - Never heard of.
10 PM  GOLD CRAYON   -Never heard of.


DIY Music Sept 24th

WAB MAIN STAGE  8:30 BEAR VS SHARK  7 PM MUSTARD PLUG  5:30 ROYAL SWEETS  4:30 PM RYAN DILLAHA & THE MIRACLE MEN  3:30 THE ERERS  2:30 PM SIX AND THE SEVENS  1:20 PM THE BLACK DROPS  12:30 PM CABIN 7 -Okay I'm so completely bored by all of this at this point that I cannot even muster up the motivation to look up any of these bands. I'm still pushing for Jamaican Queens teaming up with Zoos of Berlin for the "I'm washed up and only 28" world tour. Was Carjack out of town?Lets get on to more important matters...

I plan on holding a contest to see who can come up with the best disguise for me when I photo coverage DIY Fest with the winner getting a slot on my Blowout set when it gets started back up in 4 years.  Right now the frontrunner is going as Lee Majors and bringing my friend's 2 teen/pre-teen sons as garnish.
  Second place is Woodman with a portable dunk tank like the Karate Kid Halloween costume.  So step it up constant readers!!!

From the Iceman Commeth,
Bryan Metro







5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go as Sadie Hip in Detroit. Have somebody push you in a wheelbarrow while somebody else fills it with baked beans.....

Anonymous said...

Dude you have to do the Blue Velvet Lee and carry around a mechanic's light the entire festival. Brilliant. He won't be there anyway. No money in it for him.

Anonymous said...

Lee actually makes money doing his thing?

Bryan Metro said...

If there's green on the field play ball

Anonymous said...

+1 for Blue Velvet Lee

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