It’s that time of year again— time of course for what is being touted as the country’s biggest local music festival. The Metro Times Blowout takes place starting tonight until Saturday, March 3. We figured it was probably a good idea to give some recommendations on bands to check out, and polled guru Travis Wright, Arts and Culture Editor at Metro Times and host of WDET 101.9′s All Things Considered. The survey says:
- Wednesday (“Tonight is definitely NOT to be missed,” says Wright): Matt Jones, Walking Beat, KIDS, Belle Ghoul
- Thursday:Â Timothy Monger, Lettercamp, Vatican, Danny Brown, Bars of Gold, Child Bite, House Phone, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Passalaqua, Johnny Headband
- Friday:Â Troy Gregory, Lightning Love, Katie Grace, Smoke AKA the Black Cal Ripken, Kenny Turdick, Duane the Teenage Weirdo, The Mythics, The Crooks, Darlene, Twine Time, The Sights, Future Slang
- Saturday: Skeleton Birds, Illy Mack, Phantasmagoria, Rai Knight, Buttermade Records All-Stars, Glossies, Hentch, Dirtbombs, Jeecy & the Jungle
The whole weekend can be had for a mere $20. Individual night tickets are not available, just get the full sheband. Tickets will be for sale at the select locations during the event: at the Garden Bowl on Wednesday, Feb. 29th, and at the PNA Banquet Hall and Detroit Threads entrances Thursday, March 1st through Saturday, March 3rd.