Wonderful community garden in Detroit. Residents of the community have given new use to empty lots in the neighborhood. There are plans for a community orchard. This Saturday, May 16th, is a yard sale and bake sale to help fund the Building Project for the community center. And here's a nice post from the Sweet Juniper blog about the garden, and other great things about Detroit as well: http://www.sweet-juniper.com/
And now some Detroit electronic music greatness leading up to the festival:
Paxahau webcast with Buzz Goree tomorrow evening, Tuesday, May 12th from 7-9pm.
Paxahau has actually been hosting a lot of Detroit artists on their weekly webcasts. And they are doing some interesting Q&A segments on artists who are performing at the festival in a few weeks, many of whom are Detroiters!!
Here's another upcoming event that I'm excited about, and is also being promoted by Paxahau:
Red Bull Music Academy - Information Session and Afterparty
Wednesday, May 20th
Panel Speakers: Mike Huckaby, Todd Osborn, Dj Dick, DJ Doc, Mike Clark, Jeff Risk, BMG (Ectomorph/IT), Brian Gillespie
Afterparty: Todd osborn, Dj Psycho and DJ Doc
Above Niki's Pizza - 735 Beaubien St
Free , 8pm-2am
Part 1. Info session
Host: Brian Gillespie www.redbullmusicacademy.com
Brian's message: "I'm looking for vocalists, DJs, MCs, musicians, studio engineers, or producers of any genre - but above all, lovers of music. Also looking for heads that are immersed in the Detroit music scene, any style - House, Hip Hop, Funk, Techno, Indie or any other electronic related music."
"I'M CALLING OUT ANY DETROIT HOUSE PRODUCER OR TECHNO & HIP HOP PRODUCERS THAT'S BEEN PART OF THE DETROIT MUSIC SCENE OVER 10 YEARS OR LONGER TO BE A PART OF THIS EVENT."
RSVP Brian Gillespie: email@example.com
The 2009 Red Bull CD Roms will be available shortly.
And, very exciting, Ableton Live 8 Demonstration and Clinic w/ Mike Huckaby
Thursday, May 21st
Detroit, MI 48202
Limited giveaways available courtesy of Ableton_________________________________________________
And finally, this Friday, Carlos Souffront and Brendan Gillen are playing at the Bohemian National Home!! Hoorah!