Our tradition of music, bowling, and karaoke fabulosity continues with the Allied Media Conference 2012 Music / Bowling Extravaganza.
The event is Friday, June 29, 2012, 8PM-2AM, at The Majestic at 4120-4140 Woodward Ave. The venue is all ages, and wheelchair accessible. Free to registered AMC participants. You can also RSVP on Facebook.
In the Majestic Garden Bowl, the oldest active bowling alley in the U.S., enjoy unlimited bowling and karaoke by The Millionaire. In the Majestic Cafe check out Abstract Random (from Toronto, performing in Detroit for the first time), Jeecy and the Jungle, and Jöjjön.
Abstract Random is a three-human animal in facepaint and costume under a video projection. Their sound can best be described as wordsoundbeat electro dub hop infused with feminist political cool. Three people (JAMILAH MALIKA (VOCALS) , LOVERSUN aka F. NOCERA (PRODUCER , VOCALS , VISUALS ) & AYO LEILANI (VOCALS), three years, countless shows (NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Under The Volcano, Brooklyn Boihood, Womens' World Conference, Nuit Blanche, Manifesto). From art galleries to local bars to festivals, with love from audiences from their hometown of Toronto to Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Guelph and Brooklyn, Abstract Random have opened for Shabazz Palaces and subsequently toured Europe (Berlin, Amsterdam, London and Paris) where crowds took in the best of Abstract Random's two EPs and recent album, “Siren Songs.” They have independently produced six music videos featured in film festivals in Toronto, Brazil, New Zealand and Milan, and are an Ontario Arts Council Popular Music grant recipient, as well as 88 Days of Fortune members.
JEECY AND THE JUNGLE
Jeecy and the Jungle have accomplished much in little more than a year and a half. Since their debut at the 2011 Hamtramck Blowout audiences have discovered the awe and wonder of their live performance - a sound influenced by an unlikely combination of psychedelia, punk rock, 70’s funk and the Delta blues, resulting in a train derailing stomp that will make the young sweat and the thirsty convulse. Since then, the buzz has been non-stop. Numerous performances followed at legendary clubs like PJ’s Lager House and The Magic Stick, and at the 2012 Hamtramck Blowout the message was clear: Jeecy and the Jungle want to take you places, so drop what you got and hang on.
In the shadows of the incinerator, you can hear music coming from the vibrant Farnsworth community. Amongst the urban farms and fixed-up old houses, the band Jöjjön (pronounced yo-yon) rehearses as the wood-burning stove keeps warm. Their music reflects this juxtaposition of lush gardens inside a concrete land, creating a strange and beautiful sound that allows both city and country life to weave intricately together. Lend your ears to this fresh new musical group from Detroit.