BLOWOUT ROLLOUT: METRO TIMES ANNOUNCES BLOWOUT SCHEDULE
DETROIT (February 10, 2010) - Metro Times has officially announced the Blowout schedule for this year's Blowout, happening March 4-6 in Hamtramck, MI. Blowout is one of the largest local music festivals in the nation with hundreds of local bands performing in 15 different Hamtramck venues.
"While there's much attention paid to what's new to the Detroit music scene, the Blowout lineup also catches up with Blowout faves in their newest permutations" Eve Doster Knepp, Blowout Producer, said. "Blowout mainstay, Kenny Tudrick (Kid Rock, Big Block, Detroit Cobras) for example is debuting his latest band, Cannon, this year. Bands to look out for include Lettercamp (members of Friendly Foes), Fur., Stoopz N Breeze and Hi Speed Dubbing".
The pre-party lineup includes Doop and the Inside Outlaws, The Displays and Chapstik in the Magic Stick while F*ke Blood, Bad Party and Computer Perfection will perform in the café. Four other acts will perform on two stages in the Magic Stick, The Café and the Garden Bowl for an all-night dance party.
Blowout officially begins on Thursday with local rapper Invincible performing in the newly renamed Gates of Columbus (formerly the Knights of Columbus). The new-to-Blowout Handgrenades are headlining at Jean's while returners Carjack, Matt Jones and The Grande Nationals will perform at Paycheck's, Gates of Columbus Lounge and Smalls, respectively.
Friday jumpstarts the weekend with headlining performances from Satin Peaches at Atlas, Friendly Foes at the Belmont and the Detroit Cobras at the Gates of Columbus with The Octopus performing at the Gates of Columbus for the set beforehand.
Look for some major shows in Saturday night's lineup at New Dodge bar where two local music powerhouses, The Sights and The Hard Lessons, will play. Child Bite, Silverghost and Millions of Brazilians round out Gates of Columbus while Mick Bassett will headline at The Belmont. Also notable, Sh! The Octopus returns as the headliner at Whiskey in the Jar.