Chicago house and techno beatmaker Green Velvet to perform back-to-back sets at Detroit's Magic Stick


Green Velvet will perform back to back at the Magic Stick. - COURTESY OF PAXAHAU
  • Courtesy of Paxahau
  • Green Velvet will perform back to back at the Magic Stick.

What’s in a name? Or, in the case of Curtis Alan Jones, names.

The 53-year-old Chicago native and stalwart in the house and techno genres, better known as Green Velvet (fka Cajmere, Geo Vogt, Half Pint, Curan Stone, and Gino Vittori) has kept the party going for three decades with his brand of emotional and spiritual — yet tongue-in-cheek — approach to throbbing industrial minimalism.

He’s been topping Billboard dance charts since launching his debut record label Cajual Records in 1992 and has been included on many a Best Of list, including in Rolling Stone’s20 Best Chicago House Records” list in 2014 with his track “Percolator” and in 2019, when Mixmag deemed “Percolator” one of the “20 Best Rave Anthems of the ‘90s.” Detroit will get back-to-back doses of Green Velvet with support from Detroit’s own Stacey Pullen on Friday.

Doors open at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 and Saturday., Aug. 21 at Magic Stick; 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; Tickets are $25+.

Stay connected with Detroit Metro Times. Subscribe to our newsletters, and follow us on Google News, Apple News, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Reddit.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.