Detroit veterans team up for benefit show in response to Flint water crisis
As details from the Flint water crisis continue to emerge, activists are struggling to keep the embattled city in the public eye. Celebrities and politicians alike continue to demand Gov. Rick Snyder’s belated resignation and localized support from the government at large. As people continue to send water and funding to the embattled city, some of Detroit’s most esteemed producers have decided to step up.
In Flint’s name, the Detroit Techno All Stars will join forces on March 11 for “Something in the Water (Does Not Compute),” a huge homegrown happening that hopes to generate continued awareness and help support the community as it copes with the crisis. The event will take place at Detroit’s TV Lounge, just an hour outside of Flint.
Detroit’s own Moodymann will preside over the event along with a generational mix of techno and house heads from the local scene including Nick Speed, Keith Worthy, Bruce Bailey, and Detroit Techno Militia. The Saunderson Brothers are also slated to perform at the event where their father, techno virtuoso Kevin Saunderson, will act as a celebrity bartender. All in all, the lineup features more than 30 producers, singers, and poets.
“It’s great to see such a varied group of Detroit people coming together to support our neighbors,” said DJ Mike Petrack of burgeoning imprint How To Kil. “Our scene is growing again and its things like this that create a lasting impact on people beyond just music for them to dance to.”
Pre-sale tickets are currently available for $10. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Flint by providing direct financial resources for residents and donations to the Child Health and Development Fund.
Via: Resident Advisor