Sachse Construction Stage
12:00-12:45 pm Great Divide
1:45-2:15 pm Battle of the Bands Winner
2:30-3:00 pm See Jane Rock
3:15-3:45 pm Otto Vector
4:00-4:30 pm Battle of the Bands Winner
4:45-5:15 pm Dagda
5:30-6:00 pm Of Mice and Musicians
6:15-6:45 pm Cousin George
7:00-7:35 pm Paulina Jayne
7:50-8:30 pm Trick Trick
8:45-9:25 pm Kaleido
9:40-10:25 pm Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
10:45-12:00 am Girl Talk
12:00-12:30 pm The Palmer Squares
12:30-1:30 pm Rapt.fm
1:45-2:15 pm Dan Henig
2:30-3:00 pm Mike Leslie Band
3:15-3:45 pm Ryan Waldie
4:00-4:30 pm My Pal Val
4:45-5:15 pm Doss the Artist
5:30-6:00 pm HIR-O
6:15-6:45 pm Red Pill
6:45-7:15 pm Drew 32
7:15-7:45 pm Bizarre
8:00-8:30 pm The Infatuations
8:45-9:15 pm Ro Spit
9:30-10:15 pm Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas
10:30-11:00 pm Royce Da 5’9
11:15pm-12:00 am Freddy Todd
Celebrating 10-plus years of sample-obsessed production and relentless touring, Gregg Gillis returns with All Day, his fifth album as Girl Talk, and his most epic, densely layered, and meticulously composed musical statement to date. Continuing the saga from the previously acclaimed albums, Night Ripper and Feed The Animals, Gillis lays down a more diverse range of samples to unfold a larger dynamic between slower transitions and extreme cut-ups. With the grand intent of creating the most insane and complex “pop collage” album ever heard, large catalogs of both blatantly appropriated melodies and blasts of unrecognizable fragments were assembled for the ultimate Girl Talk record (clocking in at 71 minutes and 372 samples).
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop band from Cleveland, Ohio formed in 1991. It originally consisted of rappers Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Wish Bone. Rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Ruthless Records in late 1993, when Bone Thugs debuted with EP Creepin on ah Come Up. The EP included the hit single “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”.
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
Jessica Hernandez is a singer-songwriter — but not THAT kind of singer songwriter. She has Latin roots, but we’re not talking Selena or Shakira here. She’s got soul (Hernandez does come from Motown, after all), but is not cookie-cutter contemporary R&B diva. She can be as heartfelt and melodic as any pop singer out there, but she doesn’t sound like a one of them. So if you’re trying to peg Hernandez — good freakin’ luck. Our advice instead is to just sit back and enjoy the kind of rare, genuinely individualistic artist that eschews any conventions and stylistic parameters and instead covers a lot of ground — and all of it well.
A member of Detroit’s hip-hop elite, Christian Anthony, better known by his stage name Trick Trick, is an American rap artist and member of hip-hop group Goon Sqwad. Trick Trick picked up his love for music from his mom Michelle “Sassy” Mathis who used to sing back up for jazz/blues legend Alberta Adams and dad a Local DJ.
Royce Da 5’9″
Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 5’9″. He is known for his early association with Eminem and subsequent solo career, during which he has released three studio albums and several mixtapes thus far. Royce is also known for writing hits for P. Diddy and Dr. Dre. He was born on the west side of Detroit Michigan.
Kaleido surfaced in Detroit in October 2011 as a powerhouse female fronted rock/pop band. The group fuses heavy hitting rock with fresh, melodically driven pop. Possessing enough torque to change the game and rescue rock & roll, Kaleido is familiar, yet rare, a Molotov cocktail of larger than life personality, passion, real life lyrics, tight musicianship, and an earth shaking live show.
Kaleido’s first year included dates on the Van’s Warped Tour, CMJ Music Marathon, lead singer Christina Chriss singing the National Anthem for the Detroit Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings, opening for Evanescence, The Offspring, Chevelle, Skid Row, Tesla, Twenty One Pilots, and more.
Not yet 2 years old, Kaleido is gearing up for a big 2013 summer of touring.
The multi-talented Roland “Ro Spit” Coit started at the roots deejaying parties across the Metro Detroit area including the iconic St. Andrews/The Shelter, eventually grasping the sound hip hop crowds love to hear. Amidst his deejay sets, Coit wrote rhymes as well, a testament to his insatiable work ethic.
Paulina Jayne is a high school junior who recently turned 17 years old. She started piano lessons at age 6 and began songwriting at age 9. Self-taught on the guitar, ukelele, and mandolin, her repertoire now includes well over 200 songs in all genres, though her country tunes have most recently captured national attention.
Great Divide’s music is influenced by the traditional roots of soul, blues, soul, country, funk or otherwise, good ol-fashioned rock & roll. Think Motown meets Muscle Shoals, stoppin’ off at Stax Records on the way up to Levon’s. With their self-titled, sophomore record released on March 5th, 2013, Performer Magazine attests, “Great Divide is certainly hitting their stride on their second release, delivering classic blues-rock with a healthy dose of soul.” The Alternate Root commends, “Their sound is Memphis soul meets Muscle Shoals grit and funk. It is rock’n’soul glory with each note.” Absolute Punk raves, “Ostensibly a horn-driven soul-pop band, the quintet that is Great Divide are arguably one of roots music’s up-and-comers.”
Doss the Artist
Detroit’s Doss the Artist has defined himself as an edgy and charismatic rhyme-slayer with a gripping electro – soul cadence. He and fellow Afro- futurist Hir-O journey through live rap soundscapes, striking a perfect balance between calculated poetry and raw power. Doss is a constant soldier, a sometimes lyricist, and he will be king.
My Pal Val
My Pal Val is a vibrant trio that fuses alternative rock, blues, grunge, and borrows from the 90′s in all the right ways. Based out of Detroit, My Pal Val began playing music together in 2009 and is currently writing and recording music for a follow-up to their latest release, “Mind Over Matter.” This band’s raw, gritty philosophy of sound is centered around an edgy female vocal creating a vibe that is 100% their own.
Of Mice and Musicians
Of Mice and Musicians began as the offspring of Lay of the Cid (post-prog rock trio) & Basement Addicts (hip-hop duo), merging the spirit of hip hop with the captivating nature of live instrumentation. What started as free form jam sessions in a basement laced with absinthe, cigarettes (and more djs than the Grateful Dead had organists); the band soon found itself opening shows for some of Detroit’s finest MCs.
Rapt.fm is a rap tech startup and also a hip hop collective in downtown Detroit. Their website enables people from all over the world to freestyle rap via live video. The collective includes, from left to right, Sol’le, Phil Fresh, Stevie Soul, and Erik Torenberg.
The Palmer Squares
Based out of Chicago, emcees Acumental and Terminal Knowledge have been fumbling around with big words since their high school years. Still a mystery to this day, somehow they managed to grow into a synergetic combination of intelligent hip-hop known as The Palmer Squares. They’ve acquired a respectable international following via YouTube over the years and recently have started to make some serious waves on the live circuit as well. The Palmer Squares may be the last two guys that would get pegged as rappers, but the moment they pick up the microphone—heads turn and take notice. Come and see what all of the noise is about this Saturday.
Based out of Detroit, Freddy Todd is truly a master of his craft not only in the studio but on stages across the globe. Without any pre-recorded sets, Freddy has the skills and the audacity to perform on the fly mixes of 100% original material tailored to his specific audience, mood, and venue each night, be it a theater in northern California, a club in the back alleys of Detroit, or an outdoor festival in the bush off the eastern coast of Australia (occasionally on special nights with his live drummer, ill.so.naj).
Dj A.M.F. is one of the premier party rocking club DJs in Michigan. With 15+ years on the turntables, he has rocked many of the hottest clubs and lounges in Michigan. His diverse style of mixing covers many genres of music including Top 40, mashups, pop, hiphop, oldschool, EDM, R&B to rock-n-roll.
With an avant garde approach that meshes hip-hop, electronic music, jazz and soul, Hir-O has quickly emerged as one of the most respected young musicians in Detroit. His discography – a collection of solo material, along with projects with fellow Detroiters Red Pill and Doss The Artist – has garnered critical acclaim from MTV RapFix, MTV Hive, Huffington Post and more.
Dagda emerged on to the Detroit music scene in 2010. Known for stage presence, word play, and versatility, he brings a live show you don’t want to miss. His 2011 independent release, “J.E.A.H. (Jealousy Envy And Hate)” featured Hopsin and a Channel 955 debut of the single “After Party.” Dagda ended the year signing with Paradime’s Detroit based label Beats At Will Records. Press, radio, and blog coverage continued in 2012 as he performed along side Funk Volume, Yelawolf, Cypress Hill, and many other top acts in Hip Hop as he traveled across the Mid West. In March 2013 Dagda teamed up with top Detroit producer Chanes to release his first Beats At Will project, The Black Irish EP.
Mike Leslie Band
Formed in Downtown Detroit during the hot and steamy summer of 2012, Mike Leslie Band is undeniably a product of their environment. After scratching the nagging itch to write great songs with awe-inspiring performance, Mike Leslie landed upon Mike Parrott on bass and Mike Swain on drums. After playing in several local Detroit bands and finally performing together by chance, they developed an instant chemistry through jamming an eclectic mix of cover songs.
The Infatuations are “Detroit.” The Motor City starts coming out of your speakers the second the first note hits. This band celebrates every sonic movement that is undeniably “Detroit” with every song they create and perform; from Motown soul to the inescapable good-time bravado of Parliament Funkadelic, to the raw, untamed rock energy of MC5 and Detroit Rock City’s last three decades of powerful rock n roll. The Infatuations compel you to dance to the groove.
“Coming Out” is about more than just the album, or just an album title. It’s about shedding your comfortable skin and becoming what you’re really meant to be. New York is home to the most exciting artists in the world and they’re coming out with me to explore a new, boundary-crossing medium of music, art and storytelling. Neither I nor Richard Dupont had ever shot a film before, yet we made a video from my song “One Hit Wonder” together, culminating in a beautiful sculpture made from one hit wonders. I’ve also had the intense pleasure of tapping into the massive talents Lius Gispert, Monica Cook, Kalup Linzy, Nate Lowman and several other renegade creative types. When you strike out and leave the familiar behind, real magic happens.
Andrew Michael Parks, better known by his stage name Drew32, is a Greek-American rapper, record producer, and songwriter.
Drew32 began producing, rapping, writing, and recording music at age 13, and first gained some national notoriety when his music video “Beyond Me” was added to FuseTV and Comcast OnDemand in early 2010. He is also known for performances at various concerts in Michigan and at national events including the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Drew32 has performed shows with J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, The New Boyz, Kirko Bangz, Travis Porter, Royce Da 5’9″, and more. In 2012, Drew32 was one of 18 artists in the United States selected by Billboard magazine to compete in the 2012 Billboard Music Awards Battle of the Bands competition. Several sources have identified Drew32 as an up and coming artist including an August 2011 feature article on MTV Rapfix that indicated “Detroit rapper and producer Drew32 is up next”. In a fall 2012 article, Ambassador Magazine called Drew32 “Detroit’s next big thing”. Drew32 recently released a mixtape with DJ Skee entitled, “Label Me”, which featured tracks with Jon Connor, Royce Da 5’9″, and Shorty Da Prince (of BET 106 & Park). One of the fan favorites from the mixtape was the track “I Am King” featuring Jon Connor, which is currently getting airplay on Sirius XM Shade 45. The music video for “I Am King” is on VEVO, distributed through Empire Distribution. Throughout February 2013, “I Am King”, “New Level”, and other music by Drew32 was featured on ESPN’s show “First Take” with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. Drew32 is currently finishing his new EP for release in Summer 2013.
Formed in 2002 to explore the universe of electronic songwriting, Mike “Sonic” Glaser and Andrew “Ginseng” Lemanek experimented with technology and pop music to create their personal brand of sound. With a desire to both expand their sonic palette and to perform as a live band, the duo recruited fellow musicians Dan Lee, William Daviddi, vocalist Renee’ Miller, and a never ending stream of gadgets and electronic devices.
To me, music is a drug like none other. I’m addicted to sound and noise, all sounds and all noises, all day every day. I’ve got an album out titled “Where’s Waldie” and a mixtape out titled “BEAR HUGS and GOOD DRUGS”. I put my heart and soul into whatever form of music that I involve myself with. After hearing the album and mixtape, I hope you enjoy the music as much as I enjoyed making it. This album, mixtape and the music still to come is and will be a representation of the type of person that I am, but most importantly a reflection of the people, places and experiences that I’ve been inspired by.
See Jane Rock
Can you imagine the next generation of Motown? Meet writer, singer – pop/ rock/ soul vocal, sensation Sydney Taylor and her twin sister drummer Mia Paige.Hailing from just outside Detroit the twin’s band, See Jane Rock can definitely rock, but their danceable pop vibe often harks back to Motown’s early years. Sydney’s vocals, just like those of the powerhouse Detroit women who came before her, can start off soft and sweet, but when the band kicks in, she can belt out notes with conviction, conveying love, heartache or both in the same big sound.