Every person who knows how much I enjoy live music remarks to me how many great live shows are coming to Metro Detroit this Summer. May certainly qualifies with a variety of acts and of course, Movement. The month kicks off with The 1975’s sold out show (along with solid openers Sir Sly and Bad Suns) at Royal Oak Music Theatre, while Ellie Goulding stops across the Detroit River at Caesar’s Windsor and Chromeo brings their “funk lordz” set ROMT all within days of each other. Later in the month, Foster the People return with St. Lucia in tow at the Fillmore, The Avett Brothers hit Meadow Brook with Old Crow Medicine Show and rising act with an awesome name Flint Eastwood closes the month at the Flint Family BBQ.
If you have an itch for festivals, Metro Times’ 17th Annual Blow Out is already under way with appearances by Motor City classics like Death, Electric Six and Lord Scrummage and bubbling acts like Jamaican Queens, Flint Eastwood, Illy Mack and Mexican Knives. If electronic/hip-hop/dance music is your sole focus, Movement will shake Hart Plaza (and much of downtown) with a slew of acts such as Just Blaze, Julio Bashmore, Baauer, Richie Hawton, Action Bronson and Carl Craig. Skrillex even has a solo show at the Masonic Temple on 5/30 as an unofficial end of the festival.
What shows will you attend in May???
- 4/30-5/3-Metro Times Blow Out feat. Electric Six, Death, Motion City Soundtrack, Detroit Cobras, Local H, Flint Eastwood, Jamaican Queens, Johnny Headband & more-various venues-$27 weekend pass (tickets)
- 5/4-The 1975 w/Bad Suns and Sir Sly-Royal Oak Music Theatre-$22 (SOLD OUT)
- 5/8-Ellie Goulding-Caesar’s Windsor-Windsor, CA-$36-$46 (tickets)
- 5/9-Chromeo w/Oliver-Royal Oak Music Theatre-$32 (tickets)
- 5/13-Rodriguez-Masonic Temple-Detroit-$63-83 (tickets)
- 5/14-Of Montreal w/Dream Tiger-Crofoot Ballroom-$15 (tickets)
- 5/15-Lana Del Ray-Masonic Temple-Detroit-$ (SOLD OUT)
- 5/15-Foster The People w/St Lucia-Fillmore-Detroit-$50-$90 (tickets)
- 5/24-5/26-Movement-Hart Plaza-Detroit-$70-130 (tickets) featuring Action Bronson, Baauer, Bonobo, Boys Noize, Carl Craig, Claude Vonstroke, DJ Godfather, Flosstradamus, Julio Bashmore, Just Blaze, Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin, Ryan Hemsworth, Simian Mobile Disco & more
- 5/28-Skrillex w/Dillon Francis, What So Not, Milo & Otis-Masonic Temple-Detroit $53 (tickets)
- 5/29-Future-Crofoot-Pontiac-$30 (tickets)
- 5/30-The Avett Brothers w/Old Crow Medicine Show-Meadow Brook-Rochester-$45-70 (tickets)
- 5/30-PAPA w/The Kickstand Band-Crofoot-Pontiac-$12 (tickets)
- 5/31-Flint Family BBQ w/Flint Eastwood-Crofoot-Pontiac-$10 (tickets)