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Movement Festival 2022: PLAYGROUND Official After-Party Guide

As you already know, the after parties during Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit are just as important- if not more so- as the festival itself. If you want to see dance music where it was meant to be played, whether it’s in dark underground refuges and intricately lit clubs, we’ve got a list of our […]

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Sara Marie Barron ‘Angel Numbers’ EP Release- Coming Soon With Your Support

Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sara Marie Barron, who was awarded the Motown Accelerator Artist Grant in 2020, has been putting in the work this year preparing for her biggest project to date. Angel Numbers will be Barron’s third music release and latest body of work following Sad, but True and Existential Glam, each which have garnered acclaim from Billboard, Pop Matters, WDET and more.  With her anticipated […]

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PRISM: A THREE DAY WEEKEND EXPERIENCE SHOWCASING DYNAMIC ART AND MUSIC COMMUNITY

APRIL 20, 2022 I DETROIT, MI  — PRISM is a three day weekend experience (April 29- May 1) presented by Art Groupie in collaboration with PLAYGROUND DETROIT. Supported by the IRL Together Fund – a grant program powered by the leading group messaging platform, IRL – the weekend will include three special events playing with […]

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Farmer Street 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

PLAYGROUND DETROIT has all of the gifts you need this holiday season! We have been busy stocking up on the best one-of-a-kind items from your favorite Detroit artists and makers at 1435 Farmer Street in Downtown Detroit. FREE  WITH $75 PURCHASE! Detroit-based artist Martyna Alexander (@martyna_alexander) has designed a Limited Edition Nalgene® water bottle featuring her exclusive artwork along […]

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Bruiser Thanksgiving Returns: A Detroit Tradition to Celebrate

Detroit’s resident purveyor of avant-garde hip hop, Danny Brown, has already cemented his place in the city’s musical history. But that’s not what it’s all about, at least according to Brown himself: “I’m just happy that we’re here for the 8th year of doing it. I don’t make money off of this…I do it for […]

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Real Art Detroit // bakpak durden at playground detroit

I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before By Kim Fay via REAL ART DETROIT Bakpak Durden’s solo exhibition, currently on view at Playground Detroit, explores perspective, neurodivergence and intersectional identity. Their series of paintings examine specific experiences that we -as humans- come up against and have to power through in order to maintain the “normalcy” […]

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A Masterclass in House Music: François K Live at Tangent Gallery on November 13th

Few people have been as integral to the birth of house music as François K. Born in Rodez, France in January of 1954, he moved to New York City at a young age to continue to pursue his music career as a drummer. A dedicated audiophile and studied listener, he gravitated towards all types of […]

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Sculptor Patrick Dougherty to Transform Eliza Howell Park with “Stickwork” Installation + Artist Residency with Sidewalk Detroit

From September 7th- 25th, Sidewalk Detroit and will be hosting internationally acclaimed artist, Patrick Dougherty as he creates one of his famed ‘Stickwork’ sculptures in Eliza Howell Park. This three-week artist residency will engage artists, volunteers, neighbors, and members of the public to work side by side with the internationally renowned artist as he creates […]

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Detroit Art Review // Adeshola Makinde: Relevant @ Playground Detroit

Words by NADJA ROTTNER The insertion of a work of art into the public sphere through mass media means is a dictum of Chicago-based Nigerian American visual artist Adeshola Makinde, who began his career as a self-taught practitioner three years. Having established the framework of a photomontage artist, “collage commissions” such as “the beauty is…FEEL […]

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Star-Studded “Tresor 30” Compilation Features Huey Mnemonic’s Lead Single, “Transmutation”

Local techno fans know the name, Tresor from their esteemed annual gathering in Detroit during Memorial Day Weekend, but perhaps fewer know of the deep connection that the Berlin-based club and label has to the city of Detroit. Founded in 1991, Tresor has been a pioneering force in building and maintaining the Detroit-Berlin connection for the […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: COUSIN MOUTH RELEASES “EVERY BAD MAN”

The new single and highly anticipated music video, “Every Bad Man,” comes from Cousin Mouth’s new album, MayflowerPeacemakerHolyrredeemer on Feeder Loft Records. Their signature groove and beat-based style, mixed with a psychedelic-dreamy sound, formulate the unique aesthetic they are known for. Watch the video premiere directed by Sidd Finch and filmed in Detroit, Michigan. “The song […]

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New Music: Cousin Mouth Releases “MayflowerPeacemakerHolyredeemer”

If you have been around the Detroit Music scene over the last five years, you’ve more than likely ran into Alex Burns at one point or another. A towering figure with long blonde hair, his presence is undeniable, almost intimidating, and yet it is softened by his warm demeanor and his genuine investment in his […]

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