As far as Summer festies go, leave it to Metallica to play host to the grittiest line up of the summer, in no better setting than Belle Isle overlooking the ruin porn of Detroit on shore. Add the Red Hot Chili Peppers as the other headliners and you already have a full-throttle experience. Indulge your inner headbanger with the contemporary hard-rock stylings of Rise Against, Deftones, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Japandroids, Silversun Pickups and many more. Or pull out your glow sticks for a second stage of heavy dance and dubstep artists including BASSNECTAR, Destroid, and Datsik among others and you have a musical experience that flexes its Detroit muscle. There are also plenty of other activities taking place throughout the festival. Revelers can check out 100 classic hot rods and custom bikes at the Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, catch a film handpicked by Lars Ulrich at the Hit The Lights Films tent or roll through the Metallica Museum. Festival-goers can also watch high-flying tricks all day long at the 2013 Vans Damage Inc. Stage + Vert Ramp. Expect online coverage from your fellow music nuts at the Current following the fest. For more information, activities list and hotel accommodations visit the website. $150 general admission / $750 VIP. Belle Isle, Detroit. www.orionmusicandmore.com—JG
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Theatre NOVA’s “Whatcha Doin?” Raises Thoughtful Questions About Fame, Beauty, and Post-Pandemic LifeFebruary 9, 2021
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