With Movement right around the corner, many techno aficionados are deciding on where to take their night and mornings after the festival ends for the night. Famous for its after parties, there is too many to choose from. To help, us at EARMILK have put together our very own after and before party guide.
Thursday May 26th
Schoolhouse Thursday – Movement Festival Edition at Mix Bricktown
A whole host of local music and art pioneers, including the Detroit Art Collective and Miriam Silverstein, with performances from the likes of Oscar P, Detroit’s own Bill Bailey and many more, this is definitely a pre-party not to be missed for those who are more artistically inclined.
8pm-2am; 18+; 641 Beaubien St., Detroit; Flyer; $5;
Relay at Bleu
Minimal Detroit will be putting on a fantastic show with the likes of Los Hermanos an alias of George Mitchell, Shake, Hardold Martin, and more. This expertly curated party is sure to go off for the entire night.
10pm-2am; 18+; 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets; $10 before 11pm, $20 after 11pm
Friday May 27th
Danny Tenaglia at Populux
To kick off Movement, New York City techno legend Danny Tenaglia is throwing an official launch party of Movement with support from Chuck Daniels as well as Keith Kemp and Miguel Senquiz on the patio. For US grown techno, it does not get much better than this.
9pm-2am; 21+; 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit: Tickets: $20
Matthew Dear “Open to Close” at Leland City Club
Paradigm is bringing this venerated electronic pop artist-musician-producer for an eight hour open to close set, sure to bring some diversity to the after parties. Be sure to check out this mastermind at work.
10pm-6am; 18+; 400 Bagley Ave., Detroit; Tickets; $10-$25.
The Blu Party at Bleu
For your listening pleasure, Bleu is bringing Christian Martin and Worthy of DIRTYBIRD as well as The Saunderson Brothers, Gene Farris, Syndey Blu, and up and comer Landis Laplace for your Friday night. If you’re wanting a bit more of a “dirty” house feel, this will definitely be the place for you.
10pm-4am; 18+; 1540 Woodward Ave, Detroit; Tickets; $15
Saturday May 28th
Soul Clap’s House of Funk at TV Lounge
If you are a lover of funk music, this after party cannot be missed. Soul Clap have been making waves for years now, and with Red Bull Music Academy are bringing an entire host of groups, with some performing live as well, for your funky pleasure, including Benoit & Sergio (live), Biz Markie (DJ set), Amp Fiddler (live), Maurice Fulton, Mike Dunn, and many more.
10pm-12pm; 21+; 2548 Grand River Ave, Detroit; Tickets; $30
Detroit Love at Masonic Temple
Tickets for this after party have been some of the most sought after this year, as the entire lineup is heavy hitters, including Michigan’s own Seth Troxler, Dubfire hot off of his HYBRID live show at the Movement main stage, Carl Craig, and Keith Kemp. If you are unable to make it to Movement this Saturday, this is the after party for you.
11pm-4am; 18+; 500 Temple St, Detroit; Tickets; $25
Tresor 25 Years at Tangent Gallery
For German techno fans, this is a no brainer. This Berlin nightclub was one of the pioneers of the techno insurgence in Germany, which spread to all of Europe, as well as being a long time supporter of Detroit’s techno artists. With a long list of both American and German artists, this after party is definitely worth your time.
10pm-7am; 21+; 715 Milwaukee St, Detroit; Tickets; $28
30th Anniversary of Transmat at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Analog Room may be bringing forth the best event of the weekend by hosting the 30th anniversary of Derrick May’s imprint Transmat. With the man himself playing alongside Juan Atkins and Salar Ansari, it cannot be overstated how much this after party should not be overlooked.
10pm-5am; 21+; 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit; Tickets; $35
Ellum Night at Populux
This show presents something of a showcase to more contemporary popish tech with likes of the venerated Maceo Plex, Job Jobse, Maars, Convextion (Live), and North Lake bringing you those happier beats until just before the dawn
11pm-4am; 21+; 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit; Tickets; $25.
Sunday May 29th
“Who’s Afraid of Detroit?” 10 Year Anniversary Party at The Detroit Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom.
No matter what anyone tells you, do not miss this party. No one knows how to throw a better party than the DIRTYBIRD crew. That is a fact. It’s been 10 years since Claude VonStroke released “Who’s Afraid of Detroit,” which defined the DIRTYBIRD sound for the last decade. While not on the billing himself, it would be very unusual to not see the label head show up alongside the pizza man Justin Martin, J. Phlip, who you’ll remember threw down one of the best closing sets Movement has ever seen after being added last second to the slot, and Ardalan. With many of DIRTYBIRD artists playing other after parties this same night, you can expect some special guests to show up. This truly will be a Detroit San Francisco party, and I can tell you that those are not to be missed.
11pm-4am; 18+; 500 Temple St, Detroit; Tickets; $20-$40
In addition to just the after party to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the single that started it all, Claude Vonstroke is releasing a remix EP of "Who's Afraid of Detroit?" as well as hosting a Pop-Up shop in Detroit all weekend long, with great music, meet-and-greats, raffles, and more. Stop by for good time.
Located at Urban Bean – 200 Grand River Ave, Detroit 48226
5/28 Saturday 2-7pm – “Who’s Afraid of Detroit?” Remix Listening Party & Vinyl Sale
5/29 Sunday 12-9pm – Meet-and-Greet / Pre-Party (7-9pm)
5/30 Monday 12-6:30pm – Meet-and-Greet (4-6pm)
Electric Tribe at Populux
At Populux this night, you’d have the distinct pleasure of seeing Chicago's own house legend Green Velvet, along Detroit’s own Kevin Saunderson, among others. With Green Velvet playing alongside Claude VonStroke as Get Real for Movement, this will be your chance to see the funkier side of Green Velvet’s productions.
11pm-4am; 18+; 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets; $20
Drumcode at The Annex
If you’re looking for more of label head Adam Beyer after Movement’s second day, head here for a five-hour B2B with Joseph Capriati, with some support from Keith Kemp. If you’re a Drumcode fan, there’s really no where else for you to be. Tickets for this event have sold out unfortunately, so if you'd still like to go, start looking.
11pm-4am; 21+; 24 W. Adams Ave, Detroit; Tickets (Sold Out); $20
Warehouse Festival After Party Venue TBD
If you’re looking for more warehouse vibes after spending all day at Movement, look no further. With a billing that boasts DIRTYBIRD artist Shiba San alongside Moon Boots, Eyes Everywhere, Oliver Dollar, and many more, Country Club Disco is bringing one hell of a warehouse party. Tickets are on their final release, so get them fast!
11:30pm-6am; 21+; Venue TBD; Tickets; $30
Monday May 30th
Something Different at Marble Bar
If you're feeling very adventurous (Read: crazy) and want to start day three of Movement by not sleeping and with an early morning after (before?) party at 7am Something Different is the place for you. With DJ Harvery, Carl Craig, Dj Tennis, Mike Huckaby, Malik Alston and many more this is sure to be an amazing event. This party goes all day until 2am the next day, but arrive early if you want to see DJ Harvey, as he’s opening up the event with a five hour set from 7am-noon.
7am-2am; 21+; 1501 Holden St, Detroit; Tickets; $20
Need I Say More XI at Old Miami
The event title says it all. Seth Troxler’s immensely popular event usually has people lining up hours early and fills the Old Miami’s outside area for some daytime dancing. No artists have been announced yet, as they normally are announced over the weekend, but be sure that some heavy hitters will be in attendance. Just remember to get some sleep in before heading back to the festival.
7:30am-?; 21+; 3930 Cass Ave, Detroit; $10
Official Movement Closing Party at The Detroit Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom
For the official Movement closing party, Paxahua and Movement Detroit have brought you one of the hottest newer groups in the industry today, Tale of Us, alongside a DJ set from Âme, and Keith Kemp. This is sure to be a great way to close out Movement.
11pm-4am; 18+; 500 Temple St, Detroit; Tickets; $20-$25
As you can see, even the biggest techno
snob aficionado would lose their mind trying to decide what to do this upcoming weekend, there is just too much to choose from. Have fun trying and be safe this weekend. Remember, hydration saves lives. There are still tickets available to Movement for this upcoming weekend. You can pick them up here. For more information on Movement, please go here.