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Dirtybird BBQ Detroit Photos + Recap

Photos and Words by Lisa Ansteth

Labor Day weekend in Detroit, MI was filled with amazing vibes, tasty food and uplifting tunes, thanks in large part to Claude VonStroke and his amazing Dirtybird crew.11 - Dirtybird BBQ Detroit People Shot
 That steamy Sunday started off with Grillson, the grill master, manning his massive grill and Christian Martin turning knobs on the tables. 20 - Dirtybird BBQ Detroit Wide Shot
 Right in the middle of a 3-show weekend in just over 24 hours, next up was J. Phlip, the amazing lady from Chi-town. Jumping right out of the car—that came straight from Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival the night before—and right onto stage with no time in between, J. Phlip instantly dropped the beats that we were all wanting to hear.19 - Dirtybird BBQ Detroit Close-up
After she finished her set, only to head back to Chicago for one final show of the weekend, Justin Martin and the #pizzagang vibes jumped on the tables to really turn it up a notch. And then came Claude. As always, the master of minimal techno put on a clinic that would humble even the most cocky of all big-room house-heads. Choosing to play quality tunes over screaming into a mic all night is a recipe for a great time.47 - Dirtybird BBQ Detroit Wide Shot
 Although the BBQ ended at 9pm, the official after party started up at T V Lounge right around the block, where the night continued with a b2b2b with Justin, Christian and Claude.39 - Dirtybird BBQ Detroit Close-up
Keeping the music true to its’ roots, this team of musical giants are never to be missed. If anyone from the Dirtybird crew is in your town, be sure to not ever suffer from #FOMO and get your ticket quick! You won’t be disappointed!


On the heels of the successful release of their debut album, Say Goodbye to Finland, Ghost Owl is excited to make several big announcements.

Their Say Goodbye to Finland Fall Tour will bring the band to Florida and Colorado, and will include an extended run of dates in the South East with Papadosio.

While in Florida, Ghost Owl will perform a free webcast at Live From AURA Studios on Sunday, October 5th, and they have been added to the line-up for Suwannee Hulaween, taking place over Halloween weekend at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

Ghost Owl is happy to announce they have inked a deal with Owen Gray at Madison House for booking representation. Chad Denney at Nimbleslick Entertainment will take over the management duties for the band.

The band has also added multi-instrumentalist Adam B, aka “Elbo_Jones”, to the group. Adam B brings a rich history of work in multimedia/production and performance with him that is sure to enhance the Ghost Owl live show.

Say Goodbye to Finland is now available for pre-order and will be released on Tuesday, September 2nd. Re-mastered and printed on 150-gram vinyl, the album features artwork by Jason Huffer. You can pre-order the album now at the Ghost Owl bandcamp page.

August 29 – Mantrabash | Ferguson, NC 

September 30 – Sidebar Theatre | Tallahassee, FL 

October 1 – 1904 Music Hall | Jacksonville, FL 

October 2 – The Funky Buddha | Boca Raton, FL 

October 3 – Guanabanas | Jupiter, FL 

October 4 – Dunedin Brewery | Dunedin, FL 

October 5 – Live From AURA Studios Free Live Stream
October 31– The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC* 

November 1 – Music Farm | Charleston, SC* 

November 2 – Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL
November 13 – The International | Knoxville, TN* 

November 14 – The Chop Shop | Charlotte, NC* 

November 15 – Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NC* 

November 19 – Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN* 

November 20 – Georgia Theatre | Athens, GA* 

November 21 – Terminal West | Atlanta, GA* 

December 3 – Belly Up | Aspen, CO 

December 4 – Hodi’s Half Note | Ft. Collins, CO 

December 5 & 6 – Quixote’s True Blue |Denver, CO – 2 night stand
*Opening for Papadosio

Twitter + Instagram: @ghostowlband


Consider The Source To Release First Studio Material In Four Years

Instrumental trio Consider the Source, the planet’s preeminent Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion ensemble, are releasing their first studio material in four years; A 3-disc collection titled World War Trio which will launch with the debut of a compositionally driven EP (part 1) on Halloween showcasing their songwriting prowess, with the dazzling displays of furious virtuosity taking a backseat.

Recorded at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, funded by a successful Indiegogo campaign, this will be their first recording with drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann, whose recent addition has supercharged the band’s chemistry.

World War Trio spans three discs and a universe of sonic territory. Their masterful improvisation, frantic energy, and unique blend of progressive rock and Middle Eastern music have brought them worldwide acclaim, and a rigorous global tour schedule has forged them into a fearsome live band.
Disc one, “Put Another Rock in that Bag” will contain an epic, 25-minute work in six parts. It features one section written by Jan Zerfeldt, mastermind of prog deities Panzerballet, with whom Consider the Source has toured throughout Germany and the US.

Consider the Source will premiere the work on Halloween in Albany, NY with a full performance of the EP, launching a tour that will lead to the release of discs two and three as a double album in Fall of 2015.

This double album will showcase the other sides of Consider the Source: authentic instruments from around the world, acoustic songs, ballads, and improvised pieces. Fans need not worry, however: the EP will feature a short “Making of World War Trio” documentary, with previews of tracks from the forthcoming album.

For more info and tour dates visit considerthesourcemusic.com


M!NT Drops “Rookerie Ruins” Remix

In case you aren’t familiar, M!NT aka Cody Yozipovic is a dedicated composer, music producer & multi-instrumentalist who encompasses a wide range of experience over almost every genre of music which goes to show in his latest production.

This latest remix comes from a track by fellow Brooklynite B-Riddimz, who broke into the music scene as a drummer for Brooklyn-based bands Brooklyn Gypsies and Technicolor Lenses.

In less than 24 hours since it premiered, M!NT’s remix reached over 4K plays, making it obvious he is going places.

M!NT will also be playing at Burning Man this week…. He’s got 4 sets except the only one that we know the location of for now is at Camp Ego Trip on Thursday at 8PM. He will also be playing the same stage as Skrillex and Diplo for one of the other nights with an expected audience of 20K people.

This fall M!NT will be dropping his sophomore EP titled “Pay It Forward.” Be sure to keep your ears and eyes open for that one.

For more info on M!NT, click HERE.

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