Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pure 11 - 12 / 11 - Magic Stick

Pure Detroit
, radical retailers and adamant supporters of local culture and innovation, is turning 11 years old – and they run with that theme: celebrating with a line up of 11 bands and 11 artists, on December 11th, at the Magic Stick, all for $11.

Writer/art critic/RD contributor Robert del Valle curates the art displays (info at puredetroit.com) The eclectic line up is refreshing: the Phat Kat Big Band (above) bridges soul/funk to hip/hop along with the jug-band blues and dusty country of Catfish Mafia; The Sisters Lucas and the Juliets bring a refined folk-ish baroque pop, that will play between the stylish country-rock of Scarlet Oaks and the infectious all-synth dance-pop of Charlie Slick. Epic-scoped atmospheric indie-pop flourishes with The Great Fiction and the Silent Years (below) while a more tribal space-folk rolls in with Prussia and (Sam from) Ohtis. Then there’s the dark mystic post-punk of Black Lodge (above,) to top it off. Hit up Pure Detroit’s site, for artists info, or to grab yourself a “Detroit Soul” t-shirt. The ever-ominous Ticketmaster has pre-sale tickets, btw. Doors at 8pm.

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