ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE @ NIGHT MUSIC SHOWCASE FEATURING LOCAL & NATIONAL ACTS

PLAYGROUND DETROIT already told you about the Allied Media Conference happening in Detroit from June 18-21, 2015. What we didn’t tell you is that it will also showcase music and performance acts exploring the intersection of art and social change. This year AMC will present an expanded line-up with AMC @ Night, a five-day music showcase featuring an exciting range of both national acts and representatives of Detroit’s legendary music and performance scene. AMC @ Night will additionally feature local DJs, an open mic, karaoke and bowling, and an art market.

 AMC @ Night runs concurrent with the annual Allied Media Conference with shows taking place at venues throughout the Midtown area. Events at the Majestic and MOCAD are free for registered AMC participants.

The signature event of the weekend is “Dance Dance (R)evolution”, taking place Saturday, June 20 at the MOCAD (4454 Woodward Ave). Featured performers include Seattle-based R&B group THEESatisfaction, Los Angeles-based Afro-Mexican band Las Cafeteras, and Detroit hip-hop duo Passalacqua. The event will have a second stage inside Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead installation, with a line-up of pioneering Detroit DJs, curated by the Detroit Sound Conservancy.

“Music and performance have always been an essential part at the AMC,” said Jenny Lee, executive director of Allied Media Projects. “We were excited to take it to the next level this year to showcase not only Detroit’s grassroots music scene, but national acts who are using music and performance to inspire and inform social movements.”

Every year the Allied Media Conference presents musical acts and performances exploring the intersection of art and social change. This year we are excited to offers an expanded line-up with “AMC @ Night,” a five-day music showcase featuring an exciting range of both national acts and representatives of Detroit’s legendary music and performance scene. AMC @ Night will additionally feature DJs, an open mic, karaoke and bowling, and an art market. Events at the Majestic and MOCAD are free for registered AMC participants – your wristband is your ticket! You can still click here to register! Schedule of events planned are below.

Wednesday – June 17

Pre Conference Kickoff…
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Northern Lights (660 W. Baltimore St.).
Meet-up for drinks and eats.
Craig Huckaby (Soul n Conga) wsg Seth Carter (Musicality)

Thursday – June 18

The AMC Open Mic
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the The Furniture Factory (4126 Third St.).
A celebration of the talent in our community! Open mic, hosted by Miz Korona and DJ Stacy’e J.

Sign up to participate in the open mic here.

Friday – June 19

Karaoke + Bowling Extravaganza
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at The Majestic (4120 Woodward Ave.).
Karaoke is participatory media. Start rehearsing today! Plus unlimited bowling in the Garden Bowl, all the lanes, all night long. Karaoke hosted by Millionaire in the Majestic Café. Free for registered AMC participants.

TROPIKVNT: Queer Global Bass Party
10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. at The Baltimore Gallery, 314 E. Baltimore Ave.
music by IZLA, Ushka, rAt, Skyshaker, Cremosa

Saturday – June 20

DANCE DANCE (R)EVOLUTION
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at MOCAD (4454 Woodward Ave.).
Free for registered AMC participants. $15 at the door.

MOCAD Stage

  • THEESatisfaction
  • Las Cafeteras
  • Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale featuring Nyumba Muziki
  • Passalacqua
  • Monty Luke
  • Hosted by Miz Korona, DJ Stacy’e J
  • Projection mapping by Moebius Loop Design

Mobile Homestead Stage
The Detroit Sound Conservancy presents the “Dance Detroit Record Pool Reunion”. Throwback party dedicated to the roots of Detroit dance music with some of the pro jocks that established DJing as a profession in Detroit.

  • Scott Gordon
  • Stacey Hale
  • John Collins
  • Chad Novak
  • Hosted by Adriel Thornton (FreshCorp)

Sunday – June 21st

Sunday Matinee at the Trumbullplex
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 4210 Trumbull Ave.
$5 at the door. All ages.

This early evening show is an opportunity for conference attendees to check out the historic punk/anarcho collective and art space Trumbullplex, along with its zine library. Performances include ESCAPE-ISM (DC), Rebel Kind (Ann Arbor), and Bonny Doon (Detroit). There will be food for sale. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks.

ESCAPE-ISM is a found sound dream drama starring Ian Svenonius (singer in Chain & the Gang, the Make-Up and Nation of Ulysses and author of “The Psychic Soviet” and “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock’n’Roll Group”).

RockCity Lookbook Art House Swap Meet
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Spiral Collective (4201 Cass Ave.)
A swap meet for for collectors, artists, and enthusiasts, with five featured vendors. Live DJ, food + drink.

  • Artists Featured: Ashley McFadden, Austen Brantley, Khloe Katz & Erica White
  • Our/Detroit Vodka will be providing cocktails for the event
  • DJ Stacye J will be spinning.

ALLIED MANIA
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at Cass Cafe (4620 Cass Ave)
The AMC is over! Come get down with your AMC friends. DJs: Mother Cyborg, rAt, Mike Medow, Sterling Toles.

The Allied Media Conference, now in its 17th year, brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people who are using media to incite social change. Music is also a prominent theme within the conference itself through sessions focused on topics such as “Creative Placekeeping Through Sound” and “Women in Hip Hop as Resistance and Expression.”

The Allied Media Conference is a project of Allied Media Projects, with support from The Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Knight Arts Challenge. Allied Media Projects’ mission is to cultivate media strategies for a more just, creative, and collaborative world. AMC @ Night is supported by a grant from the Knight Arts Challenge.

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