The brains behind ULTRA MEGA AWESOME EXTREME and LIONCOOLMAN have teamed up again to bring you CODENAME: DRACULA II, which promises to be one of the wildest (and weirdest) Halloween parties you’ll ever attend.
If you missed last year’s event - DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE!
14 insane (local and touring) acts!
Transformed space, video installations and interactive theatrics.
CODENAME: DRACULA II will be held at North End Studios, which is located at:
5101 Loraine St.
Detroit, MI 48208
Here’s a map: http://goo.gl/maps/wvuS8
Doors are at 8pm.
Things will get weird promptly at 9pm and end at or before 3am.
SHOW UP ON TIME!!!
21+ to drink (BYOB)
COSTUMES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!!
NO MILK DUDS!! DRACULA CANNOT CHEW THEM!!
Here’s the lineup:
Aparition (Ypsilanti, MI) [http://aparition.bandcamp.com/]
Aparition’s sinuous, crepuscular music exists in the shadows cast by classic IDM and electronica.
With album releases on Aural Sects and Raveyard, Aparition navigates between spectral, hallucinatory synth-pop and shoegaze, and brutal, bone-shredding industrial beats and noise.
Bubblegum Octopus (Verona, NJ) [http://soundcloud.com/bubblegum-octopus]
Bubblegum Octopus is a frantic, progressive hybrid of bouncy, cutesy pico-pico and synth-pop, grinding and noisey freakouts, 8 and 16-bit video game style electronics, touches of dance music and IDM/breakcore style percussion mutilation.
Crochetcatpause (Detroit, MI) [https://www.facebook.com/crochetcatpause]
Crochetcatpause is an electro janky junk punk act from metropolitan Detroit, MI.
Some people don’t like to get to close to them when they perform because their swagger is a little unconventional, but those who do usually have a good time.
Dental Work (Traverse City, MI) [http://dentalworknoise.blogspot.com/]
Dental Work is an avant-garde sound & performance art manipulation project by Jay Watson, based out of Traverse City, MI with roots in Detroit, Chicago, Denver and Oakland, CA.
The music is a rare blend of musique concrete, extreme psychedelia, anxiety, experimental, harsh noise, tape manipulations, glitch, grindcore, turntable-ism, sound collage, found sounds, avant-garde and outsider trash art.
Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit, MI) [https://www.facebook.com/DetroitPartyMarchingBand]
The Detroit Party Marching Band is an ever-evolving collective of Detroit area musicians devoted to unanticipated revelry, driving jams and the power of the un-amplified horn blast.
They believe the essence of music is celebration and joy.
They’re devoted to deploying impromptu jams to celebrate life and community in & around our dear city of Detroit.
Kkrusty (Chicago, IL) [http://soundcloud.com/kkrusty]
Kkrusty (Mike Taylor) began making electronic music in 2004.
After experimenting with many styles, he discovered chiptune (music made using or emulating the sounds of outdated video game and computing hardware) and began composing songs on the Nintendo GameBoy in early 2008.
His music mixes sometimes sweet, sometimes epic melodies, pounding, danceable rhythms, (not to mention the occasional 80’s hair-metal cover) and never fails to turn any room into a frothing mess of nuclear gleeful madness!
Laserbeams of Boredom (Ypsilanti, MI) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxEeA1mTDDM]
Craig Johnson’s mind-blowing drumz/bass/voices-from-outer-space trip.
Minus9 (Ypsilanti, MI) [http://minus9.bandcamp.com/]
Drum and Bass Hardcore/grindcore/thrashmetal/crossover and back again.
Saskrotch (Chicago, IL) [http://saskrotch.bandcamp.com/]
Musician, double label manager, and self proclaimed King of Chipbreak, Nigel Shields, AKA Saskrotch, is a lovely young man from the village of almost-Chicago.
Scissor Now! (Ann Arbor, MI) [https://www.facebook.com/scissornow]
Turbo prog with pop sensibilities.
Selector Catalogue (Ann Arbor, MI) [http://selectorcatalogue.com/]
Selector Catalogue is a Breakcore/Braindance artist from the Mid-West.
He spends much of his time running killercore.org (breakcore distribution)
and developing the future of his label (Reject Records), playing shows and organizing them.
Super Thing (Ypsilanti, MI) [http://youtu.be/zSJyBCMLgik]
Cosmic Midwestern Krautrock fog worshipers.
The One Electronic (Detroit, MI) [http://theoneelectronic.bandcamp.com/]
Mike Vallejo has a long history of music-making that also might not be taken seriously.
His latest project, The One Electronic, despite being cheifly classified as Chiptunes, has been polished to a very nice gleam of electronic music that anyone can enjoy.
Combining the awesome powers of acid and 8-bit synths, Mike has created a musical journey about a robot who falls in love with color.
Watabou (Ann Arbor, MI) [http://soundcloud.com/watabou]
Watabou is the solo electronic project from the mind of multi-instrumentalist Travis Jarosz.
With his blend of intelligence and raw power, Watabou aims to evoke the emotions of any audience to the utmost, be it through intensive melodies, driving rhythms, powerful words or any other number of qualities attributed to the act.