Back for its third year, PIG & WHISKEY returns to downtown Ferndale for a full weekend of BBQ, whiskey sampling, beer guzzling and outdoor entertainment!
Metro Times is partnering with Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) to close East Troy Street for this awesome summer event. After a successful weekend in 2012, Pig & Whiskey is back for 2.5 days of fun:
Friday, July 19th, 6PM - Midnight • KICK-OFF PARTY presented by Jack Daniels
Saturday, July 20th, 11AM - Midnight
Sunday, July 21st, 11AM - 11PM
In addition to savory BBQ and delectable whiskey, the festival will also feature a large local beer selection, a craft whiskey cocktail tent and outdoor games. PIG & WHISKEY is free to attend and all ages are welcome. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Rain or shine.
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Fill your belly with the tastiest BBQ, including:
PLUS: Treat Dreams will be serving up delicious, unique ice cream treats.
Metro Detroit’s most talented bartenders from these fine establishments will whip up their craftiest whiskey cocktail. Schedule to come.
PIG & WHISKEY 2013 is proud to present a stellar line-up of original local bands, including:
* Line-up subject to change. Check back for schedule updates.
An intergalactic space-hop duo caught in the dimension of the post-modern man, Mister and B
laksmith have been busy working on a new album with Flint Eastwood and eating a lot of pizza. Their audiolic w
aves somehow explain our existence between the confines of space and time. Be prepared to travel the cosmos with
Passalacqua on Friday night.
Flint Eastwood is a creative Indie/Rock/Pop band from Detroit, MI, spearheaded by ginger siblings
Seth and Jax Anderson. Drawing heavy influences anywhere from the spaghetti-western film scores of their
childhood to memorable Top 40 hooks, the eclectic duo has opened for big-name acts such as T-Pain,
OutKast's Big Boi and Tokyo Police Club. Flint Estwood will make you want to dance and punch walls simultaneously.
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The music of Alexis is a mix of retro electro pop and smoky lounge and jazz. Catchy pop hooks and sophisticated song writing combine with high energy dance moves and an unforgettable stage presence for an always crowd pleasing live show.
Instilled with the infusion of culture,
consciousness, and rhythm since birth, Olaniran was raised overseas before settling in Flint in his late adolescence,
where he was then exposed to urban, folk, and soul influences of the small, humble city as well as a strong jazz
influence on his Mom’s behalf. Described as weird, soulful, old school, catchy, uplifting - one moment, a chorus of vocals soar over a sitar raga,
the next, he sings quietly over a spare Casio keyboard, 808, and gulping tablas. Armed with a
strange, wonderful new sound, solid vocals, and commanding stage presence.
The Hounds Below
Jason Stollsteimer’s vehicle for which he showcases an unbelievable leap forward in songwriting (musical sensitivity, lyrical empathy etc.) from his major label foray in the Von Bondies, with some crooning, blue-eyed soul, and rock ’n’ rock classicism.
The Appleseed Cast
Lawrence, Kansas-based and predominantly guitar-based having evolved
from intense, heavy emo indebted to such acts as Mineral and Sunny Day Real Estate
to a unique "post-rock" sound hinging on inventive, intricate drumming,
subtle guitar arpeggios, and a vast range of effects.
The Life and Times
Kansas City alternative and space rock band making "loud yet relentlessly beautiful music". Over their roughly 10
year existance, the main constant for the band has been how uncategorizable they've remained.
Yes, they're still moody, spacey, sonically overwhelming, symphonic and always grandiose. But
threading these traits together is an obsessive attention to detail. To quote Allen
Epley (gtr/vocs/etc), "We wanted to make the kind of record that a big-name band w
ith a lot of money might make, except we don't have any money. But we said what
the hell and decided to do it anyway by going in debt and built our own studio and
recorded it in my basement".
The Life and Times on Arena Rock Recording Company
Wild and angular Post-Punk from Lawrence Kansas - on tour with The Life and Times, The Appleseed
Cast (see above)
The Muggs are Detroit's finest blues rock trio. Fresh off their 2013 Full Tilt European
tour, these guys put on a face melting performance!
Dutch Pink has evolved into a super-tight unit of blues-rock troubadours, with
dual female vocals that add genuine class and clout to what was a fairly conventional set-up.
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Known for their ferocious live set and their connection with the audience, Oak Bones
has been building steam while garnering new fans with every show. It's American Rock N' Roll
with deep roots and deeper grooves.
The Raw Dealers
The Raw Dealers: Mix of acoustic blues, electric rock-n-roll, and Detroit grit. High energy,
deep grooves and howlin’ vocals; some folks here back up Jack Scott and Wendell Harrison.
rawdealers on Facebook
The Ill Itches
MC5 meets Shania Twain's possessed half-sister, with tunes that will grab you by the balls.
ill.itches on Facebook
"This band fires up a scorching stoner-metal ruckus, its fist clenched,
boots ready to kick you right in the chin from the stage, resurrecting MC5-refined,
Motorhead-melded raucousness." -Jeff Milo
WhiteShag on Facebook
Unfolding to four distinct corners of rock ’n’ roll, toward experimental indie-pop auteurs to the heady, pedal-fuzzed space rockers, down to the new-wave groovers with hints of danceability, and over toward the literate, lyric-centric ’90s alt-rock riffers.
The Salt & The Sea/TBA
A highly melodic electronic-acoustic-pop mashup. Rooted in Los Angeles, this is the solo-project
of now-Detroit resident Pablo Sebastian, with a revolving door for instrumentalist/writers/composers to
collaborate. Currently The Salt & The Sea consists of Sebastian and Ben Collins (member of highly acclaimed,
Detroit-based, band Lightening Love).
The Beggars have gusto, to be sure. Theirs is a mix of punk-pop with fat
choruses, and singer Steven Davis can work a room. Add some hefty saxophone and cheeky
wordplay and here’s a great send-off into your night.
Beggars-Detroit on Facebook
A group of five people from Detroit who make music right now. Four members come from
Detroit hardcore punk mainstay, The Armed. Aaron Jones, Randall Kupfer, Kenny Szymanski and Tony Wolski throw
guitars, bass, drums and occasionally themselves directly at the crowd. All the while Dave Graw – formerly
of Detroit’s Bang Bang! – sings, screams and often rants.
Catchy hooks and 3-part harmonies, The HandGrenades have made quite a name for themselves
since their formation in 2008. Brothers Andrew and Tom Pawelski, Nick Chevillet, and Joby Kaslowski cite
Motown and the British Invasion as primary influences, coupled with modern acts like The Walkmen and French Kicks.
TheHandGrenades on Facebook
We can never say enough about the sheer
star élan and songwriting prowess of Mr. Tudrick. Sure, Kid Rock made hits
of Tudrick riffs but that’s just a paycheck. The singer’s the real deal, and a fetching
blend of Gram Parsons, Levon Helm and Gene Clark.
"Its like being snuck up on and engulfed by a David Lynch-esque Blue Velvet world of
dark shadows, cigarette smoke and strong liquor."
When I'm not watching Excused or listening to The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre, I try to write songs on the acoustic gee-tar. See me at pig and whiskey to find out what that equals...
Providing Anthems For All Of Your Party Needs
Billy Brandt & the Sugarees
Rootsy, folky, psychedelic alt-country background underpins strong songwriting and an
adventurous spirit. Billy's love for music is infectious, and his embrace of different genres brings
a richness and an expanse to his shows.