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Also: METRO TIMES 2009 BLOWOUT
March 5-8, 2008, (starts Thrursday the 6th in Hamtramck). Hundreds of Michigan bands, dozens of venues. You know the drill.
Welcome to the 2008 Metro Times Blowout Music Festival. The festivities are nigh! Please note: lineups are subject to change.
For starters, I’d like to thank everyone for applying to this year’s event. Making the decision about who would be invited to play was honestly very difficult. We appreciate everyone taking the time to fill out the application form; if your band did not make it, we truly apologize. Don’t fret. Making cuts is without a doubt the worst part of this job.
The good news: this year’s lineup looks to be pretty spectacular. We are humbled and excited by the embarrassment of musical riches this town provides. Hopefully, attendees’ worst complaint will be that we booked too many great bands and trying to see them all required fancy maneuvering. That is the goal. It should also be noted that we did our best to represent modernity, depth, breadth, classicism and old-school Detroit.
The planning part of the Blowout is overwhelming to be sure, but I’d like to share with you some insider fun. I’d like for you to experience a modicum of the hilarious, ultra-impressive and serendipitous music I came across while listening to the hundred of bands who applied. Please take a moment to check out these links (who knows, maybe you’ll discover a band you hadn’t originally planned on seeing at this year’s Blowout.)