Weekly What's Up: Detroit X Detroit

. February 20, 2015.

Pride for the Motor City’s musical lineage runs deep. What better way to honor the inspiring history of Southeast Michigan musicians, songwriters and performers than with a enormous event packed with bands respectfully masquerading as their favorite groups, reciting their songs and often adopting their look and persona.

This Saturday is the fifth annual Detroit By Detroit showcase, a celebration of Michigan music that also shines a spotlight on the contemporary scene’s talented players through the nostalgia of jukebox-esque renditions of classic jams born out of the Motor City’s verdant music scene(s). Groups will interpret the works of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bob Seger as well as newer Detroit/Ann Arbor icons like Mayer Hawthrone, Daniel Zott (of Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr) and Kem.

Ypsi’s own indie-rock quartet The Landmarks will be taking on The White Stripes. Should be interesting!

Also, The School Of Rock will be playing Ted Nugent jams! All proceeds from this concert will be going toward a special scholarship at the School of Rock, too, likely benefiting a future Detroit rock and roller!

Line-up from headliner to opener:

(Main Stage) NINA & THE BUFFALO RIDERS as The Bob Seger System

(Side Stage) ESCAPING PAVEMENT as Stevie Wonder

(Main Stage) THE NORMANDIES as Mayer Hawthorne

(Side Stage) MIKE GALBRAITH as Marvin Gaye

(Main Stage) THE SOCIAL BANDITS as Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

(Side Stage) LIGHTNING BUGS as The Romantics

(Main Stage) SIX AND THE SEVENS as Edwin Starr

(Side Stage) GREATER ALEXANDER as KEM

(Main Stage) JESSE SHEPHERD-BATES as Daniel Zott

(Side Stage) DAVILA as John Lee Hooker

(Main Stage) THE LANDMARKS as The White Stripes

(Side Stage) MOTEA as Rodriguez

(Main Stage) THE Q as Frijid Pink

(Main Stage) THE Q as Frijid Pink

(Side Stage) THE BRUISED REED as Rogue Satellites

(Main Stage) SCHOOL OF ROCK as Ted Nugent

8 p.m. at The Magic Stick, 4140 Woodward Ave, Detroit, majesticdetroit.com

$7 / 21+

More info on Facebook

We also recommend this excellent #DETxDET Spotify Playlist to get you into the spirit.

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