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Metro Times Blowout

Band profiles and more!



It’s like short-term déjà vu. Last week was Blowout! This week is Blowout! Feeling a bit of whiplash? Never fear. We have the lowdown on some of the hottest bands that will play Blowout’s inaugural second week, from the Bobby Electric to John Nelson & the New Girlfriends. And our full schedule details every one of the scores of acts scheduled to hit Blowout stages, from rock to pop to — comedy? It’s all inside. See you at the corner of Nine and Woodward!









Blowin’ Up Again

Ferndale Lineup


Carolyn Striho is Spicy

If variety is life’s spice, this legendary lady has a range that makes her one savory dish.

by Brett Callwood


Chasing Ghosts

Patrick Davy finds himself playing solo but still believing in Ghosts.

by Jeff Milo


Jumping Off the Cliff

Blowout virgins the Crane Wives are diving full force into the Detroit music scene.

by Brett Callwood


Locked in a Full Nelson

The Beggars’ lead singer Steven Tuthill is set to jump off the ropes and into your heart for Blowout.

by Jeff Milo


The Three Faces of John

Musician-singer-songwriter John Nelson, who plays with three different bands — and has a day job — brings his New Girlfriends to the Blowout.

by Jeff Milo

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